Mother’s Day Picnic
Nourishing those that care
To nourish is to provide and protect. To cherish and sustain. To soothe and support. Usually a word used to describe how a mother cares for her child, Bendigo photographer Sophie O’Keefe wanted to turn the table and provide nourishment to 10 mums in the lead up to Mother’s Day.
The women: Bec Jess Sharnie Bec Kayla Jorja Emma Zoe Holly Steph
In celebration of those that care, Sophie organised a special photo shoot for 10 Central Victorian mums that included professional hair styling, make up, outfits and a picnic at the tranquil Chinese Gardens in Bendigo – and yes, sans children.
With over 100 entries received to take part in the photo shoot, Sophie had the painstaking task of selecting the lucky 10 to enjoy a day of pampering.
“I’m not a mum yet, but I know lots of mums and I see what they do everyday. I wanted to celebrate them in a way that made them feel like the person they were before they were a mum. Because that person matters,” says Sophie.
Sophie called upon 14 local Bendigo businesses to support her idea – with all of them donating their time and products – including make up by Adore Tan & Beauty and Kianna Mitchell Make Up Artist; hair by Hair by Maddie Holmes-Brown and the Urban Hair Lab; outfits by ONO Boutique and Struttura By Hayley; florals by Grace Events and Artistry and sweet treats by Treat Yourself Chocolate and Cookee Co.
We styled the picnic providing the vintage tableware, vases, picnic pillows and tartan rugs and called on our friends at Pretty Little Details to provide the table, goblets and rugs. There were also balloons by Blush Balloonery.
For us, we loved being part of the shoot as mums ourselves. It was a uniting moment of women and mothers coming together to nourish and say we matter.
Photography + organiser Sophie O’Keefe Photography | Styling, tableware, vase, drinkware + picnic hire Betty May Vintage Hire | Outfits ONO Boutique | Make Up Adore Tan & Beauty + Kianna Mitchell Make Up Artist | Hair Hair By Maddie Brown-Holmes + The Urban Hair Lab | Headpieces Struttura By Hayley | Florals GRACE Events & Artistry | Trestle table, rug + goblet hire Pretty Little Details | Grazing boards The Vine & The Farmer + Edwards Providore | Chocolate Treat Yourself Chocolate | Cookies Cookee Co | Balloons Blush Balloonery | Sparkling Shiraz ‘A Petticoat Moon’ Denis Higgins, [email protected] | Venue Chinese Gardens, Bendigo