As your Los Angeles Photographer working with Bashery & Co is nothing short of a dream. When she contacted me about her littlest angel’s 1st Birthday my photographer’s eye and love for this family went to cloud nine! Harlow’s 1st Birthday was perfection in every way, from the killer ballon banner accented with fresh flowers, the mounted swan, gorgeous and delicious sweet treats, the wardrobe but most importantly the love and fun of this family and their loved ones.

Pamelyn of Bashery & Co didn’t miss a detail or a beat when it came to decor and taking care of her guests! DJ Maasha was in the house, or the yard more specifically, jamming out beats the kids could jam with and adults could enjoy. Harlow’s big sister was leader of the pack when it came to entertaining and jamming, pictured below with a blow up gold microphone! Yes, how cool is that! Microphones for all the kids!! 🙂 The tiaras for each little princess were set up on the cutest stools from Teek and Lace, being immediate hits among all the little princesses in attendance.

As your Los Angeles Photographer I am constantly thrilled documenting not only seasons of my family’s lives but watching your love and enjoyment of life grow. There is beauty in the chaos and it’s a true honor to document that in all of the seasons. While these early years can really feel like the days are long, we know the saying is true that the years are short. Whether it’s a birthday party or special family lifestyle portrait session, the love and beauty is there and having these photos to enjoy for years to come is something I do not take lightly.

When planning parties we all know how consuming they can be, from decor to activities to the photographs. Below you will see all the hottest and best vendors in the Los Angeles Area to make your next party as enjoyable and beautiful as you’re family deserves, if that’s your sort of thing! 🙂

Party Design: Bashery & Co
Florals: Earth Baby Flowers
Desserts: Amy Cakes & Sweet Treats
Entertainment: DJ Maasha
Fur Stools: Teek & Lace
Party Goods and Feather Garland: Bonjour Fete
Sinage: Retrogram Boards
Favors: Don LaBella
Custom wood Kid’s Table: The Iman Project
Food: The Pasta Sisters
Photography: Of course, Yours Truly

We are so humbled and excited to have this party featured on the always amazing Kara’s Party Ideas!! Head over to their blog for this and more party inspiration.

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Contact the Studio today to reserve your next party or portrait session on our calendar!

Call Katee Grace Photography at: 310-779-1041 or email Katee@KateeGrace.Com

Thank you for the honor of documenting your family’s most cherished heirlooms.

Xo, Katee Grace
Your Los Angeles Photographer

***The original of this article is published by Inspired by This so please jump over to their page for the feature! 

As a photographer, I am telling people’s stories everyday. From fabulous women in business for their profiles, branding, etc… , to families and the love that is shared even in the midst of chaos. (Which those early years have a lot of.)  And time and again, hearing people’s stories, continues to invite a connectedness to humanity to my neighbor, to my client and to my friend, because our shared struggles bring hope and our shared joys nurture contentment and deeper joy. 

Working with Pamelyn is nothing short of the fabulous fun the photos portray. Her genuine and candid nature not only make working with her a dream but also opens the way for a great community environment within the mom-work space, both online and in real life settings. It is such a treat to see how she so seamlessly integrates her little girls in to the fun when we have shot them altogether, and she makes it truly fun for them. If you haven’t checked out her IG, a quick follow will give you that sweet moment of “Awe” coupled with a little laugh here and there.  Enjoy a little peek into this working mama’s behind the scenes that she so graciously welcomed!

What’s your go-to meal (take out or at home)?

Sushi for sure. Moorea requests it daily!

What was your first job?

My Aunt owned a restaurant and at 12 years old I started washing dishes and busing tables.

Where do you find creative inspiration?

Everywhere! Magazines, store windows, fabrics, Pinterest, Instagram, my kids. I still love flipping through a good magazine and ripping out the pages and taping them to my office walls so I can just stare at them and dream up something cool.

Was there a moment when Bashery was born?

Can you share a bit about that?  I had been thinking about starting something new for a while. I had a few ideas that just didn’t have legs. With a background in events and marketing, my brain automatically goes there. So many people are more conscious of the parties they throw because of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. It’s not just about looking good anymore, it’s about building your own personal brand. But, to have these parties that everyone sees on Instagram takes a lot of money or a lot of time and skill. I wanted everyone to be able to have these types of parties.  I knew there were companies that did “Parties in a box”, but all of the items are disposable and I was more into custom made pieces that really take your event to the next level. I looked at current trends and realized Millennials are leading a migration away from ownership to subscribing and sharing: Spotify invades our speakers, Netflix our TVs, Uber our curbs, Airbnb our entire homes, Rent the Runway our wardrobe. I thought why not stream those special moments in life that require a party! And that is how the rental idea was born. I wanted to help people to be smarter about where they are spending their money by allowing them to rent some really cool items. 

How do you recharge/rest?

I think that I incorporate a ton of balance into this crazy life which is probably why I don’t “rest”, but that’s just the way I like it. I don’t like to sit still, have never been a fan of naps and get more done the busier I am. I work all night and am with my kids all day, but I never miss an eyelash (even if its at midnight), nail or hair appt. and always have time for my girlfriends who are the best anti-depressant rechargers out there!

Do you have tips for new moms on balancing your relationship with your husband and your career with young children in the mix?

A whole lot of patience, a lot of love and forgive and forget easily. The shit’s not easy and if someone tells you that they are lying. Be honest and ask for help and don’t feel guilty wanting to do something for yourself. You need to do you and feel like a normal human being and then everyone is happy. Oh and GOOD LUCK!

What is your favorite part of Bashery & Co?

The potential. It’s only just the beginning. I feel such a sense of excitement for the future and that, in my mind, is what its all about. Without that, what am I doing this for?

If you had to pick three defining words to be known for in 50 years what would they be? 

Genuine, Fun and Inspiring

Working with Pamelyn of Bashery & Co is a dream! Working on professional and branding photographs with creatives or straight up business people is one of the highlights on my shooting schedule! Call the Studio to set up your consultation today!

Katee Grace at 805-637-7412 (Yes, we are based in Los Angeles) 

Xo, Katee Grace

Celebrating the sweetest 5 year old on the block comes with the grooviest party for Spring 2017…

When Zooey’s mommy contacted me about photographing the party, I immediately saw it! I love the 60’s and 70’s (early 70’s especially) when it comes to fashion and fashion/styling inspiration! I have several pairs of bells in my closet just for regular days but I pulled out my Lilly Pulitzer dress to hone my inner flower child chic look… and because I would’ve had to wear heels with my bells and that makes photographing children a bit more challenging. Knowing Harlow Jade was styling the guests ensured that the perfect mix of retro glam with the beach feel and killer party styling of Wild Child, the Traveling Photo Bus, The Nail Truck’s chic Airstream, would all combine with Zooey’s super groovy dress by Pleiades and her bellbottoms also by Harlow Jade in a magical, retro fusion.

You’ve seen Zooey and some of her friends grace the covers and content of some pretty hip brands and awesome vendors serving Southern California and the world with their style and grace. Hope you follow along these super cool kids and brands, I promise you will be find your days and online scrolling brighter and happier.

Kids & Fashion Crushes (Serious Must Follows!): 

Party Host: Wild Child

Zooey in the City: Birthday Girl, 1/2 Japanese, 1/2 Vietnamese, represented by Bensimon Models & Talent

Stella & Blaise: Brother & Sister duo represented by The Osbrink Agency

Bashery & Co: Mama who always brings the fun, set designer and party planner extroidinaire

Julia Vaughn: Mother, Creator, Stylist, So Cal Vintage Enthusiast

Ann Maria Hoang: Visual Tastemaker, Wardrobe Stylist (Goddess behind mstr_of_disguise)

Marie Rafferty: 5 Fashion Group

Lydia Page: MUA, Corky Dutch

Jillian of NEON RAE: Specialty curated giftings for the freshly born to the centenarian

Tiny Whales: Kid’s Tees “Always RAD Never Flake”

Elizabeth Mathis: mama to girls, wife to model, lifestyle & parenting blogger, Wilhelmina Models

Coury Combs: Making happy memories with her family… sweet moments and hip mom style

Food:
Jinny’s pizzeria
Paloma Treats
Good Town Donuts USA
tonyschocolonely_us

Fun:
The Nail Truck
Traveling Photo Bus
Seedling & Onchmovement (also see Onch Website)
Bells: Harlow Jade
Crowdsigns

Thank you for coming by to check out the fun from Zooey’s party… though portraits and lifestyle work are the focus of Katee Grace Photography, I love working with families and brands with event photography. Contact the studio to secure your party on my calendar! Katee Grace at 805-637-7412 or Katee@KateeGrace.Com

XO, Katee Grace 

**Los Angeles Photographer available for travel, passport ready for your more exotic memories (or branding!)