Evie’s Mommies & Babies Birthday Party

Evie is FOUR!

Evie gets to choose the theme of her birthday parties, and this year’s was the best. She chose to have a Scissors Party, but I couldn’t come up with enough activities that wouldn’t keep me in a complete panic, so her second idea was a Mommies & Babies party -and how perfect was that?

Evie decided on inviting three friends, so with a party that small, I could do something more special, and not spend money on party decorations. Instead, she gave her friends a personalized baby carrier so they could carry their babies around during the party.

The girls started with a little tea party of pudding in tea cups, juice, crustless pb&j, strawberries and candies. They “fed” their babies until they were all full. Next, the girls chose hard-bodied babies to bathe. I had two plastic tupperware filled with soapy water and provided washcloths, soap and dry towels. Evie said washing the babies was their favorite part. It was amazing how intense the girls were about all things they “had to do” for their babies. They didn’t need any help at all. Next, I had clothes, diapers and wipes out for them to use and they dressed their babies. After a stroller parade, the girls found quiet corners and blankets to sing their babies to sleep and lay them down for a nap. Presents and Evie’s favorite Strawberry cake were next and before we knew it, the party was over!

I highly recommend this party theme for this age group. The girls loved playing pretend and having these sensory experiences that they have always observed from grownups, but have rarely been a part of. They loved it and Evie kept saying over and over, “I loved my party! That was so fun!”

Pictures aren’t the greates… you know that saying about the shoemaker’s children… I was busy watching them.

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Ice Princesses Fashion Editorial

The Ice Princess shoot was a fun collaboration that was in the works for a year before it was finally shot. It was a race against time -though this was shot in Utah in February, the weather warmed so quickly, we had to keep changing locations! Find the published feature in Babiekins Winter Issue 15.

Photographs & Art Direction: Nicole Gerulat
Wardrobe & Crafts: Meta ColemanBrooke Holt, & Nemiha Studebaker (sewing)
Hair: Aubrey Nelson
Makeup: Ashleigh Hansen
Assistants: Erica Allen, Justin Miller & Rachel Richardson
Models: Swayzie & Adyson
Specials thanks to the Glenns for the use of their house for prep!!

To note: Half shot in digital, half in film -which explains the color difference, that I didn’t bother matching for this post:

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Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids

Hello! It’s been nearly two years since my last post, and I wanted to pick back up to share extras from my photo shoots. My intention in blogging is only to have a space to post behind-the-scenes and additional images from shoots, with the occasional craft or recipe posted. I will not be a daily blogger, because my focus remains with my classes and shooting career.

In September, Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids by Merrilee Liddiard was released! This was such an amazing project to photograph and I was thrilled to be part of it. Published by STC Craft: A Melanie Falick Book, an imprint of Abrams Books, Playful was photographed by me, authored by Merrilee Liddiard, Styled by Meta Coleman & Brittany Watson Jepsen, Hair & Makeup by Aubrey Nelson and Kamra Christensen and assisting by Cassidy Tuttle.

Thanks for coming back!

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Special News!

Special news for our little family… a new baby at the end of July! Evie is so excited to see the baby in Mommy’s tummy. 
New things to happen to this blog, which is why I rarely post. For more updates, follow me at NicoleGerulat on Instagram & Vine.