Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Capitol Bride Magazine

So excited to be selected to be on the cover of Capitol Bride Magazine!  Brad Harrington of Harrington Flowers, LLC and I came up with doing something really cool with some head pieces and the flowers came out amazing.  This shot was taken at Zorvino Vineyards and it started to rain, so although I would have liked to have gotten many more photographs outside, I was only able to capture just a few and this was one of them.  Shauna, our model for the day, was a trouper with posing so beautifully in the rain and with tons of flowers surrounding her!  Good job everyone!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lorena & Gabriel's Engagement Shoot | June 2011

It was a perfect night in Boston for Lorena & Gabriel's engagement shoot!  We took advantage of all sorts of fun places around town and even stopped at a cafe for some red velvet cupcakes and a cappuccino.  Lorena & Gabriel's wedding will be getting married in August and I'm really looking forward to working with them again and you will have to check back for photos from their wedding, but for now, check out the photos I captured for their engagement shoot.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Inspiration Beach Flower Shoot

I teamed up recently with Brad Harrington from Harrington Flowers LLC to photograph some of his beautiful flower arrangements so they can be used for some marketing and advertising pieces to add to his growing, successful floral design business.  We spoke about shooting on the beach and it just made sense to create a beachy theme look to the arrangements.  We also decided to create a gorgeous setup where we could photograph a bride putting on her makeup at a makeup table and using the amazing ocean as the backdrop.  It turned out very interesting and something ultra unique and fun.

The same flowers were pretty much used within all the arrangements, however, each one came out completely different.  The creation for the mirror arrangement was unreal.  Since I didn't have an attached mirror to the makeup table, Brad suggested he could make one that would work, however, never thought it would look like that!....WOW!  He incorporated a decorative round table mirror surrounded by green hydrangeas, fuschia mokara orchids and then attached seashells, starfish and pink astilbe.  Then the whole thing was then covered with seaweed looking material with branches sticking out of it.

The pink bouquet was designed using pink callalillies, pink hydrangeas, starfish ornaments and an oasis wire collar and then tied with a white ribbon with dangling crystal strans to create a chandelier effect and feel.  The light bouncing off the crystals really gave this bouquet it's bling star power and held up pretty good, even though it took a swim in the ocean a few times!

For the Green & Yellow European style, double tiered bouquet, yellow pin cushion protea was used along with green hanging amaranthus, seashells and scabiosa pods, bromelia tilanbsia, lotus pods.  This very unusual creation was one to see, as it had so many facets to it that really made it pop!

Rounding out the other arrangements, Brad created a small floral head piece, using the same starfish ornaments as well as astilbe and mokara orchids.  For the umbrella,
orchids and sea shells were attached to the top portion and allowing a cascading effect and we thought using Tiki torches with hydrangeas and hanging amaranthus gave the whole scene that beachy feel.

Overall, we wanted to create a very unique inspiration shoot challenging our ideas and thoughts.  When using a floral designer who is extremely passionate about his craft and is very creative with his designs and not afraid to think outside the box, you are left with ideas that can change the way you look at flowers.   Brad has the ability to create over the top and sometimes quirky arrangements, but also the most elegant and sophisticated designs that are truly classic and timeless. Attention to detail and personal touches are just standard practice when using Harrington Flowers.  His ability to listen to clients needs and produce quality products, with a great price, is what makes him worth checking out.  Brad can be reached by phone at 603-548-3603 or check out his website at www.harringtonflowersllc.com.

I'm so excited to show off the following photographs from our shoot and excited to be a part of allowing my photographs to really showcase what Harrington Flowers is able to create and proud to call him, not only a friend but a valued vendor in our wedding industry field and hope couples looking for that extra touch, will check out his work.

Check out our behind the scenes video...


Now onto the photos....