Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Behind the Scenes, Contest, Press | 4 Comments

The SF Birth & Baby Fair was a hit! It was held at Fort Mason last weekend where Herbst Pavilion was packed with bellies, bellies and more bellies! I had the pleasure of being side-by-side with both Senn & Sons on my left and Parent Coach SF on my right.

But how did we get from start to finish? WHEW – a lot of work.
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Initial plans on the left…finished product on the right

I met with the ever-talented Kim Senn of Senn & Sons a few weeks ago to get some semblance of a plan together. She had a booth next to mine and while I have a decent grip on marketing/the message I want to send prospective clients, I need h-e-l-p on bringing a 10×10′ space with an 8′ table to life.

It started with the backdrop. I wanted something feminine, but not just framed photos, so I printed three photos on foam core HUGE (20″x30″) as well as two foam core logo signs. Then, I had to figure out how to actually hang these puppies. Let’s just say I may have found my retirement career as a grommet-installer. After a few tries, totally rocked it! It’s indicative of how non-domestic and non-handy I am to even share with you how proud I was of myself for creating two simple holes in a piece of foam core, but hey…life’s little successes, right?

 Brooke Bryand Photography | Birth and Baby Fair San Francisco | San Francisco Baby Photographer

Then, I blinked and it was the day of the fair! Thanks to my truly off-the-chains amazing hubby Dave, I had all day Saturday and all day Sunday to myself to prepare and be at the show. For once, I wasn’t rushing from place to place…I was actually (gasp) ready! The day went by in a blur of big adorable bellies and tiny itty-bitty newborns, mixed in with cutie-patootie chub-a-lub babies that just bring a smile to your face. Thank you so much for stopping by to introduce yourselves, everyone! I look forward to working with you soon. Here are the final results from the booth “design”!

 Brooke Bryand Photography | Birth and Baby Fair San Francisco | San Francisco Baby Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | Birth and Baby Fair San Francisco | San Francisco Baby Photographer

Ooh, and I totally got to rock my video all day long which was fun to share with everyone walking by (and entertaining the kiddos as I had convos with their mamas and daddies!).

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4 Comments

  1. Colson Griffith
    October 6, 2011

    Look at that Brooke! So awesome! I love your post from concept to finish. Hope you get some business out of it!

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  2. Megan Brennan
    October 6, 2011

    Ummm I don know how to say this….but that booth looked ROCKIN!! And so did you in that pink shirt!!If I were pregnant and at this event I would have definitely checked out your booth!!

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