You can imagine how nervous I was, prepping our home for a photo shoot. I don't think the house has ever been this clean.
They were such fun to meet in person. Fifi is beautiful on the inside and out, with her sweet French accent and her kindness. They are both very easygoing and have a great sense of humor. Mark had my kids giggling when they arrived after school, appreciating their Animators' Workshop (a.k.a. my son's room).
It was intriguing to see how these two pros work....checking out each room for potential shots and then styling the room with vignettes, flowers, food, etc. I was happy to fill in as an assistant, moving around curtains and such, trying to do anything useful.
There were a few tips I picked up, such as you can mix the morning's cold coffee with water to make faux 'tea' for a shot. Also, dried lavender comes out too dark for printed photos. Who knew? Fifi and Mark of course! Mark also taught me the trick of snacking on the grapes at the back of the bowl during the photo shoot.
Since our home's shoot was the very last day of a two-week trip, Fifi needed a well-deserved nap here:
She also found some great reading lying around...the new Prairie Style magazine!
But before resting, she worked hard reviewing photos and arranging the gorgeous flowers...
It was such a delight to have you here, Fifi and Mark. I love how you captured our little home in pictures, and made this nervous girl feel at ease.
Safe travels and more wonderful success to you both!