A bunny and me tea party

When you’re selling something that you personally made yourself, whether that be clothing, a souvenir or a piece of artwork, you put your heart and soul into it. You think of it, create it and give it to someone, not hoping they like it but LOVE it. I should actually rephrase that, it doesn’t matter if you’re selling it or not. Just the simple fact that YOU made it, it means something to you. This is both an exciting AND disappointing part of being a creator. We take everything to heart, every little comment, every word, everything. So when we feel like we have failed in some way, it’s quite depressing. I was feeling this way the other day and that’s when I knew I needed to get out there and photograph something for ME. My kids are the best little models right now so I always drag them out with me and to put it simply, I use them. There I said it, I use them lol.

I’ve been wanting to set up a little tea party shoot with my Riley girl ever since I found out I was pregnant with a girl. I’ve been dreaming it up in my head. A shabby chic, super girly, floral and fancy tea party. What’s the perfect location for this in the wine country in September? A vineyard of course! When I get an idea in my head, I run with it full speed and need to get it done IMMEDIATELY. I’m just built this way. So, I found a $5 used kids tea set in perfect condition, gathered a ton of stuff around my house and packed up the kids and the car. We drove to the cutest winery, DeLoach Vineyards, and got right to it. I love these, they totally fixed me. They were all I was hoping for and it sparked that creative fire inside me again. Thank you, my sweet kiddos. I hope you like these as much as I do!

I still have way more to edit but these are my favorites and I just couldn’t wait to share the with you all. XOXO

hailey hopkins