Floral case study with Jen S. Photography

Did you know that vendors practice for weddings? One of the perks of this industry is coming into contact with talented photographers, and Jen S. has an incredible way of telling a story with a single image. 

I design flowers in 3-d, to be viewed by my clients and their guests in real time, but I also always keep the photograph in mind, and pay attention to what will or will not translate when that product becomes 2-dimensional. 

I had a few extra flowers in the studio, so lovely Jen and I spent a morning moving stems around to see how different backdrops and different placement effect a photograph. This means that when we're on site working, and need to style an invitation suite, or take the perfect tablescape shot, we have a better intuitive sense of what to do. 

Hellebores are so beautiful aren't they? 

Hellebores are so beautiful aren't they? 

Did you know nothing rhymes with "orange?" It's also a difficult color to with- it's all "I'm the star of the show, me, me, me," and drowns out other colors. 

This was an exercise in minimal design, using a flower frog and no additional foliage, to let each flower stand on their own without the support of greenery that's usually necessary for a centerpiece. 

This was an exercise in minimal design, using a flower frog and no additional foliage, to let each flower stand on their own without the support of greenery that's usually necessary for a centerpiece. 

Pansies are so cheerful, aren't they? 

Pansies are so cheerful, aren't they? 

Wishing you all time to pursue the nerdy thing that captivates your attention and makes you lose track of time .

xoxo,

Mary Ellen