A few months back, my friend Dana and I started brainstorming a dreamy Mother’s Day shoot to celebrate mommas.
From the dresses to the flowers, the make-up to the macarons, we wanted to incorporate as many Arizona makers and mommas into the day as possible.
Dana, Malaika and I, friends I’ve known for over a decade now, spent the afternoon being spoiled by Heather of Heather N Makeup Artistry. It is incredible what a mood booster a professional make-up artist can be to a tired momma.
We picked out bohemian dresses from the Blonde & Blue Shop Stevie shop. Feminine, comfortable, and stylish, Brody and Deklan wore bottoms from Zara with sandals. Sweet little Evelyn’s pink dress from Pips & Poppy, a local dress shop for little girls, was the perfect compliment to our shirtless little guys.
On a Saturday afternoon, we loaded up our cars and headed to Coon Bluff on the Salt River. This ethereal-like campground was pure magic at sunset. As the golden hour came upon us, Dana and her husband, Teague, the duo behind Pictiur Photography, went to work capturing the special bond between mommas and toddlers. You know that feeling when something comes together even better than you imagined? That feeling lingered all weekend.
A low coffee table, piled with pillows created a simple, yet toddler friendly tablescape. Local florist, Blume Events made the most beautiful floral centerpiece for the middle. It is incredible how flowers can transform the whole set-up.
Macarons from Decadent Macaron made the perfect, simple little snack. The toddlers went to town indulging in the salted caramel & lavender, vanilla + passion fruit pastries. The whole display may or may not have been devoured in less than 5 minutes.
With Mother’s Day approaching, these photos have me feeling all sorts of sentimental for the blessing it is to be a momma and the beautiful moms (inside and out!) that I have gotten to connect with over the past two years. Photos and memories of a time I will forever treasure.
Arizona Mommas, if you are looking for a special Mother’s Day gift (or just super cute pictures), Pictuir Photography is recreating this shoot for Mother’s Day Photo Minis next weekend! Hop on over to their Facebook page to reserve a spot. Macarons from Decadent Macaron are included in the sessions!