Flowers are easily one of my most favourite things – a beautiful creation of nature that can take on so many different colours, shapes and sizes, soft & delicate or bristly & rough around the edges. Blooms are one thing found in nature, unexpected necessities, but working with a gifted florist is another experience entirely, as different floral varieties and textures are combined to create breathtaking bouquets and headpieces and all manner of things.
I could wax lyrical about flowers all day, but really what I’m trying to get at, is that working with Poppies in Posies on this styled shoot last year was such an incredible joy. And not only because it meant I got to spend an entire afternoon running around with beautiful flowers and beautiful humans and call it ‘a good day at the office’.
Wendy McClelland, the incredible woman behind Poppies in Posies, contacted me last year. She was getting back into floristry after suffering serious setbacks that I’m sure would make most of us give up and go home. But she bounced back, pushed on and so we found ourselves out at Bells Rapids with oh so many beautiful bouquets to choose from. It was a shoot that is testament to Wendy’s dedication and passion to the craft she loves, and I’m honestly so glad to have worked with her on this.
If you’re interested in having me photograph your creative venture or small business – analogue or digital – please do get in contact! I’d love to work with you!
[Updated 22 July 2017]