Earlier this month, I had the honor of photographing a styled dinner party for fashion designer and artist, Sigrid Olsen, at her home on Siesta Key. Sigrid’s planner and stylist for the event, Courtney, initially reached out to me about the shoot, and conveyed that Sigrid was looking for someone to capture the personal details and candid, lifestyle moments behind her dinner party, which she was styling to showcase her new line of Spring 2017 clothing pieces at Dillard’s.
Sigrid’s home is absolutely lovely, with neutral, beach-y tones accented by pops of bright color and texture, and walls tastefully decorated with pieces she’s created herself. For the dinner party, she’d had several vases of fresh flowers arranged and placed all around the property, which was outlined in twinkling lights on all sides, even leading out to the dock and waterway. So many details of the party were planned to be personal and intentional, from the color choices in the outfits to the signature cocktail to the guest favors to the timing of the shoot to capture the golden evening light and hints of sunset.
In the images below, I hope you don’t just see a “styled shoot”, but even more, see a group of gorgeous and confident women enjoying a beautiful evening together under cotton-candy skies, an evening filled up with hearty laughter, delicious refreshments, and new connections!
Hair and Makeup | Valerie Lefort, Valerie Lefort
Menu Planning and Catering | Chef Laura Proctor, Epicurean Pursuits
Planning, Styling, and Guest Favors | Courtney Lauderdale, Sunny Day Mercantile
Cheese Board | Louise Kennedy Converse, Artisan Cheese Company
Photography | Jenny Ricker, This Good Life Photography