You + Me*: You’ve Got Mail! V-day party

Valentine’s day is lurking just around the corner, but we like to think we shower our sweethearts with affection more than just once a year. That means they don’t mind when we take a cue from our favorite third graders, and spread the love to the whole class (well, the grown-up version of the whole class anyway). We gathered our favorite people in one place to make and exchange valentines.

With handmade cards instead of the Snoopy variety pack, a vintage mailbox in lieu of a paper bag delivery system, and shot glasses of teeny tiny cookies rather than boxes of stale conversation hearts, this valentine exchange was a definite upgrade from elementary school. The best part is that this friendly gathering reminded us that love notes should be exchanged far more frequently than once a year. If you’re looking for an excuse, engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, or weddings are all good ones.

Oh, and we know we’ve already mentioned the teeny tiny cookies, but we’re not sure words can actually convey what a big hit these little glasses of cookie confetti proved to be. The cookies are just SO TEENY TINY. – Miya & Elisabeth

Styling: YOU + ME* Lifestylists
Floral Design: Traci Terrick
Photography: Sean Dagan Photography

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Love shoot: Ashley + Aron

So here’s a fun take on a photoshoot…a collaboration between Brookelyn Photography and You + me* is always starts off with an inspiration board and a cryptic set of directions, and goes from there!

for your photoshoot, we would like to capture the essence of your life as a couple in New York. Our concept for your shoot is “refined paparazzi”–we’re not going to go chasing you down the street or anything, but for the first part of the shoot, we’d like to capture images of you without you posing at all. To get the spontaneity we’re looking for, we’ll send you a box with some provisions for the shoot, and with a note telling you where to meet us. When you get to said place, you’ll text us letting us know you’re there, and then set off to explore the place together for about a half hour. We’ll be behind the scenes taking pictures of you as if you’re just going about your day. After we’ve gotten some truly un-posed images, we’ll meet up with you, and get some posed photos that still have an essence of spontaneity.

[images from Brookelyn Photography, styling from You + Me* Styling]

Ashley + Aron have a blog too.

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