Who knew that a photo shoot was such a coming-of-age process? A funny thing happened where it felt like all the projects I made and fussed over at home – like they all of a sudden grew up and headed off to college and I was visiting them in their new world.
I made them at my humble, messy dining room table. Then at the shoot, they were placed within gorgeous settings which prompted me to look at them anew – after photographer Thayer Allyson Gowdy, and stylist Karen Schaupeter interpreted them and imagined whole little worlds to surround them.
I’ll give you an example. Here is the photo I snapped of the planters that are on the cover of the book.
And here is the world that sprung up around them on the shoot (complete with adorable shoes.).
photos by Thayer
It was quite a magical process, watching these little projects head out into the big, wide world of Weekend Handmade.