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October 15, 2013

Oakland Baby Shower

Our Home LIfe

This is a baby shower I photographed in the crafty Oakland home of Catherine Weis of Local Social. It was such a fun shoot for me & it got published on 100 Layer Cakelet!  Catherine and Terry hosted the party and made all the decor themselves for their friend Amelia. It turned out great & I so wanted to hang out with all the creative gals! I’m inspired to put more effort into my next house party.


•The Welcome garland was made by Terry, using this tutorial from Catherine’s site.

•Olive ice cubes for the bloody mary bar & beautiful flower ice cubes.

•Beautiful tarts came from La Farine, and flowers from the Oakland flower market.

•Catherine made her own seed bomb bags, dip-dyed pink fabrics & invitations.

I’m in love with her dining room wall, so vintage & Anthropologie. It reminds me of the last house I worked on where I removed 3 layers of wall paper underneath many layers of paint. Each layer brought me back to the 70’s, 60’s then 50’s.  I can’t wait to get my hands on a house to refurbish!

You don’t see much of Catherine’s painted floors here. It’s really neat, check it out here, featured on Design Sponge.


  1. Such a lovely shower and absolutely GORGEOUS photography. You captured the vibe perfectly.

  2. This event was so much fun to produce and Laurie did an excellent job at capturing the right moments and the perfect mood. I was thrilled to have worked with her. She was very thorough, shot everything I wanted, and also was flexible enough to shoot beyond the list and improvise. Loved it. Thanks Laurie!

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