We're huge fans of sweet treats here at Prince and Mercer, so when one of our favourite clients asked us to shoot an Inspiration piece for Donut Day, we jumped at the chance.
With a brief of, "beautiful platters, beautiful flooring, beautiful shoes and beautiful donuts", we channelled our inner Kate Middleton and set about sourcing floors and footwear for the shoot. We already knew where to go for Melbourne's best donuts - Doughboys Doughnuts on Bourke St.
Working with the request that all the donuts featured in the shoot be fairly impressive, we selected a range of pink, white and chocolate donuts from the weekly order sheet provided. We couldn't have been happier with how beautifully they photographed.
With the food component taken care of, we set about sourcing similar flooring to the examples we were given in our brief. A quick call to the knower of all things tiles and flooring, Dara at Byzantine Design in Prahran, and we had our answer - the stunning range of vinyl floor rugs from the Byzantine Design x Bonnie and Neil Collection.
Available in a variety of designs and colours, we were able to take our pick of the collection, and though we didn't want to pull focus from Anna Vasily's stunning glassware, we did want to complement the range with the perfect floors.
Pictured above is the Seventies Black Vinyl Rug, and below is our favourite, the Cuban Blue Vinyl Rug. You can check out the entire range of the Byzantine Design x Bonnie and Neil Collection here.
Finally, a quick online shop for some classy heels to accommodate our models, and we were in business.
Having secured the gorgeous light-filled space, Studio Local in Northcote, all our photographer needed to bring was her camera - and a step ladder. All images taken by the wonderful Grace Petrou, our photographer of choice for Anna Vasily content.
Whilst we believe that every day should be Donut Day, we certainly enjoyed the opportunity to capture these images for our client. And the leftover donuts? They were delicious.