Inspiration shoots are a great way for creative professionals to collaborate on an idea and be completely free to interpret it in as much detail as they want to – free from the constraints of any client budgets or limitations, they can really let their imagination run wild! In the wedding industry these shoots are now an extremely popular way for stylists, photographers and other suppliers to showcase their skills, and we’re starting to see them appear in the baby industry now too.
One such shoot that we came across recently and are so excited to share with you today was a collaboration between Ellie Kelly from Buttons Parties and photographer Kate Griffin. We’ll let Kate talk you through the details, but suffice to say we absolutely LOVE this and are looking forward to sharing more of their work with you in the future.
Kate: Ellie and I hatched a plan over cake! It was a simple idea: to imagine a fantastic birthday party, to see what that would look like if we could make it come true. We wanted to create something a little different, as a challenge to ourselves, and to show you what could be possible for the birthday party you might be planning. Ellie loved the idea of a kite-flying theme. I thought that a beautiful beach was the perfect place to fly that kite and to photograph our imaginary, fantasy party made real.
We’d timed it just right to get the very best of the golden light at the end of the day. But just like that, the weather turned. In an instant. By the time Ellie had come back from the car with our fabulous birthday cake, we were surrounded by thick, Victorian fog! But we got it. We saw our fantasy birthday party on the beach come to life.
Isn’t it amazing?! We particularly love the idea of a pinwheel crafty station, the little bottles with the stripey straws and the bucket party favours – so cute! Details of all the talented folk involved are below:
Fabulous birthday party spread by Eva Sparshott at Little Bites
Feature birthday cake by Jody Inwood-Pells at Idyllic Moments
Photography by Kate Griffin Surrey & London Family Portrait Photography
Event design and styling by Ellie Kelly at Buttons Children’s Parties