I have been on a roll with photographing flower farmers and recently I got to capture a local floral designer in her studio. Marie of Laurel and Vine Floral Design www.laurelandvine.com is a talented designer specializing in weddings and special events. She recently redesigned her website and it’s so beautiful! She has such a fun and warm personality and I can see why her brides give her glowing reviews. We clicked right away and had a super fun business branding session. I love that her two kittens made an appearance in some of the shots. If you are a business owner and want to get some updated headshots or lifestyle portraits to use on your website or for social media give me a call. I can tailor your session to meet your needs and take photos that capture your personality.
I have always loved flowers ever since high school and was jealous when my best friend got an after school job with a florist. Although she assured me most of her job consisted of cleaning out stinky buckets with freezing water, I still want eddo work in a flower shop. Can you believe I never did? But I did experiment with flowers, attended workshops, and learned to make floral crowns. I even did flowers for some weddings and it was a blast. But alas, I found photography and now I get to combine my two passions and photograph flowers as well as the creatives who grow them and arrange them. So first up on the flower photography tour is Many from Mandalion Designs. Mandy was a florist and created beautiful arrangements for brides for many years. Then, she had an opportunity to grow some flowers in a friends flower bed and after her first try she was hooked. Fast forward and Mandy now grows organic flowers for local businesses and florists on her lot located at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma. You can see more of her blooms at www.mandaliondesigns.com I had been flowing her on Instagram for a while and since her growing garden is so close I knew I had to stop by for a visit during an evening harvest. It really was magical being out there during golden hour. I got to photograph Mandy and her crew doing their thing in the most gorgeous light. Since I was on the farm I even got to see some of the farm animals and my favorite were the goats!