It’s funny how we can spend so much time in one place in a monotonous schedule. Next thing we know, it’s been six years & a lifetime since we’ve gone back. I spent the bulk of my time at Sinclair in Building 13 as a Visual Communications major cutting paper with X-ACTO knives, sketching design ideas, & being introduced to designing Flash websites (yes, I laugh now). My capstone project, the one that spanned a few quarters, was a fictitious card shop- Kismet. I’ve always enjoyed selecting clever greeting cards & unique stationery for my dearest friends & family. Creating an imaginary shop about cards seemed fitting for my portfolio project. I could have never guessed that years later I would return to this city block as a photographer taking pictures of a new (real) Dayton card & party called Confetti.
When I heard that my friend, Briana was opening Confetti, I knew it was going to be a place I would love. It is coincidental that it is just blocks away from my beloved Building 13. I passed Sinclair today very proud & a little sentimental to be a product of our city & that I’ve found my niche in photography. I believe it is another kind of Kismet.
Briana is also a wedding photographer from Dayton & we met through Facebook. I noticed she was always helpful & polite with other photographers, so I emailed her. That same morning, she had decided to email me. Within five minutes we both received messages from each asking about meeting in person. We laughed and felt that a coffee date was surely meant to be!
Briana’s shop, Confetti, is a new boutique card & party shop located on 42 W. Fifth Street in Dayton. When I walked in, it felt like every piece she chose was meant for me. Briana calls it a shop “that feels like a tangible Etsy,” and I completely agree. You can browse beautifully designed paper goods. Her specialty is also in stylish party supplies, including beautiful fringed oversize balloons. My only regret is that we did not play Katy Perry’s Birthday for our session…At Confetti, we believe that every day is a celebration and that everyone deserves to be celebrated. The shop is a modern card and party boutique, full of the most delightful baubles to help you share a little joy with those you love, and featuring the work of independent artists from Ohio and across the country. We offer a well-curated selection of both modern and vintage cards and stationery, stylish party supplies and decor, beautiful wrapping paper and gift bags, small gift items—and, of course, balloons! Confetti is committed to helping you create your vision for your special event by sharing party-planning tips, creating custom decor, and hosting workshops and classes on party-related topics, like card marking, DIY decor, holiday wrapping, calligraphy and more. – Briana
Did you happen to catch Confetti’s opening at Urban Nights last week? Let us know what you think of the shop!
The beautiful lettering on her Confetti signs throughout the store were done by local Dayton artist Suzie Richardt.
You can check out Activated Spaces to learn more about the inception of Confetti.
If you are a local small business and would like a session in your space, connect with me at
firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch!
(high five, I just used the word “inception,” in a post)
After I finished photographing her shop, I was thrilled to get my hands on some goods for my dearest friend! ♥