Melanin Magic Tea Party | Anderson Point Park | Raleigh, North Carolina

April is my girls birthday month and this year for Piper, my youngest, I decided on a tea party theme. While searching “kids tea party” ideas I noticed two things, 1) most of the images lacked diversity and 2) I couldn’t find any black or brown girls having a tea party to give me some ideas on a setting and style.

So, I rallied my network, grabbed my camera and got to work on the “Melanin Magic Tea Party”. I wanted to create a royal experience for my daughter and her friends with custom made dresses, a day of pampering and hair styling.

Representation matters and what better way to show my daughter and our girls that a princess tea party is for them too.

Photographer: Elena Lewis
Capturing Memories with Elena
IG: @cmwephotography

Hair: Renee Rexine
Renee Rexine Salon
IG: @reneerexinesalon 

Wardrobe: Catherine Tankersley
C & A’s Tailor Shop
IG: @castailorshop

Designer/Table Scape: Vicki Sykes
Bella Casa By Vicki Sykes
IG: @bellacasabyvickisykes

Rhyan @lifewithrhy
Piper @peytonandpiper

Birthday session turned into a styled shoot.