I had the opportunity to create a baby shower invitation for my dear friend. I took it and ran, as I love a creative challenge where I can be free and let the process flow without an exchange of contracts and money. I use these opportunities to practice and evolve my design process and try to push myself to build off previous work ideas and skills, but also to make myself uncomfortable, take risks and try to expand my library and aesthetic.

With this project, I really wanted to make the invitation and party decoration suite personal with my friend at the center. And so an outdoor pregnancy photography session was in order! Who doesn’t love an excuse to go into nature and take photos of a friend on a peaceful Sunday morning?

This winter in beautiful Northeast Ohio has been long and cold, but we got really lucky on the perfect Sunday morning, at the perfect point in her pregnancy, to go out without coats, just after a foot of snow melted. It was a dreamy, misty, spring-feeling, morning in early February. Perfect lighting with a natural softbox of milky cloud covering. These are the kind of days I long for. Nature teaches, heals, and comforts.

Stars and Moon Baby Shower Invitations

Stars and Moon Baby Shower Invitations with Photography at the center of the design. Front.

Stars and Moon Baby Shower Invitations

Stars and Moon Baby Shower Invitations with Photography at the center of the design. Back.

Stars and Moon Baby Shower Invitation - This was included in the envelope and was a huge hit! She got so many books!

Stars and Moon Baby Shower Invitations with Photography at the center of the design. Bring a book instead of a card!

And here are little table toppers I designed because I had so many cute photos left from the photoshoot – I wanted to the guests to see how beautifully pregnant my friend was and they were a good baby shower keepsake for her family.

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Table Table Toppers!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Table Table Toppers!

And check out some of the star and moon baby shower signage for the drinks, games, and food!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Game Card!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Game Card!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Game Card!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Game Card!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Gift Table!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Gift Table!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Dessert Table!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Dessert Table!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration - Game Card!!

Stars and Moons Baby Shower Decoration – Game Card!

And I don’t want to forget the Huge 6 foot x 2 foot baby shower banner featuring stars and moons and my friends baby bump!

This was a high 6' x 2' welcome banner that hung outside the baby shower venue. I used a custom banner stand I had on-hand (from other crazy banners I tend to create for all kinds of random events!) made from plumbing pipes and flanges.

This was a high 6′ x 2′ welcome banner that hung outside the baby shower venue. I used a custom banner stand I had on-hand (from other crazy banners I tend to create for all kinds of random events!) made from plumbing pipes and flanges.