Even though I mentioned it a bit last week, I’m no less excited to share the news that Trophy Cupcakes brand new party book is now in bookstores – you can nab yourself a colorful signed copy right here! I had the pleasure of styling the images for this fun and inspiring cookbook, and I can’t wait to dance my tail off in celebration at this Saturday’s launch party in Seattle (details on how to attend here - hope to see you there!).

It seemed only fitting as the stylist to share some special “behind the scenes” images (top image) juxtaposed with the finished images you’ll find in the final print copy (bottom image). Be sure to grab a copy of the book to see the finalized storyboard images complete with Julia’s amazing illustrations. Also, by the way, please ignore my funny faces or odd hand positioning in the following images…I tend to forget I’m behind a lens while styling – ha! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite outtakes and final images from the book so stay tuned this weekend!

Each image you see throughout the pages of the book was carefully curated to represent the heart and soul behind Trophy’s philosophy that “everyday should be a party” and each photo represents hours of prop sourcing and on-set creativity amongst our team. Be sure to check out the Paris party on pg. 71 – it was my favorite one to style!

Styling a book has always been a big dream of mine, so when my own hardcover copy showed up on my doorstep I could hardly catch my breath long enough to take in the reality that it actually happened and I helped to make the images come to life. I’m so thrilled with how the book turned out, and feel so incredibly blessed to have worked with such a talented team.

A HUGE thank you to Sasquatch and Jennifer Shea for having me along for the ride – it’s a true honor to have been a part of something that meant so much to you! Thank you to Rina Jordan who was the genius behind the lens (14-16 hour days on set made us fast friends and I adore her to pieces!) and to Jenny Batt who crafted her heart out week after week (seriously that pinata?!) and sweet Julia Manchik whose hand painted illustrations & type were the cherry on top of our colorful collaboration. Also a HUGE thank you to Nathan Carrabba who put up with and assisted the six of us crazy ladies day after day, week after week and was the extra support we needed to get things done!

Thank you to everyone who was a huge support in making this book happen. ESPECIALLY my husband Adam, who spent many an hour carrying box after box of props to and from the car every morning and who was always the best sidekick on my scouting trips. Love you immensely and your support of my dreams is everything I need!

photography credit : Rina Jordan.

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27.September.2013

wow! I loved every them!! and it is great to see the behind the scenes!! Congratulations!

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27.September.2013

Having spent many hours today styling just a handful of prop shots I can only imagine the amount of time and effort that must have gone into this book! Huge congrats on such a big milestone, enjoy the feeling!

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27.September.2013

Love it Jenn, Congrats! It was such a pleasure to watch you all in action.

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28.September.2013

Beautiful styling and the cupcakes look delicious as well! Seems like everyone had a really fun time :) Do you know who did the gorgeous floral arrangement in the champagne/pink cupcakes image?

Thanks!
Alyssa

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jenn

Hi Alyssa! Yes, of course, mentioned her in last weeks post, but should have done so again here as she’s SO talented! The florals were done by the lovely Mckenzie Powell.

29.September.2013

Great! I must’ve missed that in last week’s post. Thanks so much. Keep up the beautiful work :)

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30.September.2013

This is so great! Congrats!

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