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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

The Baby Shower That Wasn't

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. That's what happened for expecting mom Melissa on the day of her baby shower. Event planner Katie of Jayne Weddings and Events received a call that morning with the jaw dropping news that rather than getting ready for her shower, Melissa was instead at the hospital in preterm labor, three months before her due date! Luckily in the end, they were able to stop the contractions, and she has since safely had her baby. But what about that almost shower? The linens had been ordered, Lauren from Shaefer Florist had already finished the flowers, paper products were printed, and QueenBean Photography had arrived to capture the they put together a little impromptu styled shoot! But the best part was that after the shoot, they trekked over to the hospital with all the pretty decor, and decorated Melissa's room. She got to see a bit of what the shower would have been like. There were certainly lots of lovely details to take in, like the vintage glass baby bottles turned vases, and the bright, cheery poms. Don't worry-- Melissa did eventually get a shower re-do later on. You can see much more from this shower-turned-styled-shoot in the full gallery.


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Photography (at Hospital): Mother of new mama