It’s A Wrap





It has been a really fun week at work…Christina arrived Tuesday and throughout the week she has been implementing the detailed photo shoot plan we agreed on over a month ago. This is the 4th photo shoot and for each one we have followed the same steps – Christina is uber organized!! First I give Christina a general idea of the types of photos I would like to focus on, then she gathers together a lot of “inspirational” images for us to review, and finally we have a (long) phone call in which we go through all the ideas and decide on what shots we will do.  From this, Christina makes a detailed schedule for the week as well as a detailed prop list for me and a detailed bakers’ list for Andrea.

The images I have attached may look simple but were the result of deciding on a “rustic wedding theme” and then finding a model, deciding on and ordering the appropriate flowers (thank you Kate!!) and searching the internet for a tiered wooden tower (added bonus: we now have two great new towers to rent to brides and grooms). Similar steps were required for the Valentine’s shots, the “business man holding a cupcake” shot (no model needed, thank you Andrew), the “tough guy holding a cupcake with a paper umbrella” and so on.


Here is a picture taken by Margarita, our catering coordinator, of the wedding shoot in action:


And here is one of the final images we all loved:


For me, the creative aspects of running a small business are some of the most rewarding ones for sure and notwithstanding the work involved, the photo shoot is always a favourite event for me.



About the author

Jean Blacklock

Jean opened the popular Prairie Girl Bakery in the financial district of Toronto in 2011. She owned and operated the business until it closed in 2021 as a result of the pandemic’s impact on downtown Toronto. Read more about her background in commerce, law, and entrepreneurship here.

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