I met Abbie last year when I was recruiting for my model brand rep team. Before the meeting I didn't have any solid concepts set in stone for stylized photoshoots. Maybe a few general ideas...but nothing solid. When I saw Abbie this one just jumped right out. I didn't want to do full-on Alice in Wonderland; I just wanted to evoke that dreamy surreal feeling at the beginning of the Disney movie where she's hanging out in the tree, supposed to be studying. And then, of course, at the tea party.
I was very fortunate to collaborate with the wonderful folks over at the English Rose Tea Room which, if you haven't been, is charming to the Nth degree. I seriously cannot begin to describe how cute their decor is. We shot on their patio which is full of pastel tea sets, bird houses, pillows, wind chimes... It was utterly perfect for our mad tea party. If you are looking for a special seating of high tea I cannot recommend this venue enough!
I am a teen, tween, and high school senior portrait photographer in the SF east bay area.