San Francisco Birth & Baby Fair {Behind the Scenes} San Francisco Baby Photographer

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. brooke bryaBrooke Bryand Photography | Birth and Baby Fair San Francisco | San Francisco Baby Photographernd photography-birth and baby fair san francisco 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 10x10' 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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