Scout Guide Miami Vol. 2

Vol. 2  of The Scout Guide Miami launched this week! 
You can check it out online here.

 I am so happy to be in this second issue and had a great time with my photo shoot.  Here is my ad…

My shoot was in early November and I thought I knew exactly what I wanted.  Borrowing my friend Carolyn’s beautiful backyard, I wanted to set up a trunk show by her pool and have a big pink flamingo floating in the water.  You know when you have such an image in your head and are so sure that is the plan?  Well sometimes that doesn’t work out…
After getting my hair done and running around getting ready, my friend Maria came over and helped me get started setting up my “show’ by the pool.  

Meg came by next and was moving things all around, her stylist skills are very honed…
Meredith, the Scout Guide Editor, and her photographer Matt came next and all my plans went up in smoke!  Matt thought we should take advantage of the beautiful yard and move my whole set-up into the grass.  I think I hid the panic well and the next thing you know, we were moving the table, couch, chairs and all my stuff to the middle of the yard.

Some more tweaking and then we were ready  to start…

Rufus jumped on the couch and was hanging out for a bit while Matt was checking the light.  This is one of my favorite pictures..he is so cute!

Meredith and my cute flamingo were watching from across the pool…
After a million shots of me and my set up, we moved into the close-up shots.  Matt got some great shots of my necklaces and my favorite letterpress tags.  

And then it was over!  It was so weird, all that buildup and then 90 minutes later, it was all done.  I was so hopeful that we got some good shots.  Almost two weeks later, I got my proofs and picked my picture!   The whole process is so nerve wracking but so, so fun.  I am thrilled to be in Vol. 2 and am already planning my ad for Vol. 3!
Happy to be Scouted,
Xoxo, kp
The Scout Guide Miami
Editor: Meredith Kallaher
Photographer: Matt Rice

The Scout Guide

Last year, the Scout Guide finally came to Miami.  My friend Meredith became the Editor and soon enough she was all over town signing people up.  I knew I wanted to be in it and had already thought of what I would want my ad to look like.  Of course, when things started happening, my vision took some twists and turns but the end result was so great.
We went to a natural light studio in the middle of nowhere and had 3 hours to get the job done.  Carolyn my photographer and Helen my assistant for the day helped me get it all together..it was a little crazy. We set up a all my stuff on a piece of furniture like it was a trunk show.  I brought some of my blue and white porcelain, wanting to make sure my personal style was mixed with the products that I sell…
We got to work and started shooting 

We tried me sitting down and then standing up… 

Carolyn was also my part-time stylist

and ultimately, figured out the right mix.
 After we thought we had enough shots to work with, I got Carolyn to take some more pics since my Mom always tells me she doesn’t have any pictures of me…

 So, I got this one..which I meant to have framed for my parents…

We got home and I watched Carolyn edit some of the better pictures.  She is a complete whiz at Photoshop..I couldn’t believe how many small things in the pictures needed a little fixing.  Once we decided on the right one, we sent it to the Scout Guide and after a few edits, we ended up with this… 
And this is what it looked like when it arrived in the actual guide..so fun!
I am in such good company, so many friends advertised in the Miami Scout Guide as well.  The launch party was held at the Biltmore and one of our friends Maria Maloof helped Meredith plan her big event.  Held in the Alhambra Ballroom, the party was beautiful…
Loved Meredith’s Editor page..so awesome…

BFFs Denie and Cynthia

Vicki, Zaria and Cristina

Country French and Kristin Michael girls…
My buddy Brett checking out my page…
You can check out the Miami Scout Guide online here.
Happy to be Scouted,
xoxo, kp
Launch party photographer: Christopher Ramos