This 1960s inspired session may have been the most fun shoot I’ve worked on! When Cate reached out to me with this idea, I was obsessed. Her idea was to recreate photographer Slim Aarons 1964 “Monocled Miss” portrait of Renata Boeck having breakfast in bed with Cate’s inspired theme of “I Woke Up Like This.” We modified the inspiration portrait to include Cate’s husband and six-month old sweet baby girl. When I saw the inspiration photo I knew we needed off-camera flash to get that 1960s glam vibe. Cate Dunning is the co-founder of GordonDunning, a boutique design firm here in Atlanta, and she styled the bedroom set with her expert eye. Her love for story and history is evident in her home – it’s her grandmother’s home, and her baby’s nursery was once her mother’s. Cate is a gifted designer, with a beautiful family.
The inspiration photo by Slim AaronsSlim Aarons | Getty Images