One of my very favorite things about being a working artist is when I find opportunities to collaborate with my fellow creatives. Its been a few years since I've had a chance to collaborate with the incredible Burlap & Rose... last time we joined forces we created some really beautiful stuff!
Florals by Burlap & Rose. Dress, headpiece and choker from Deborah Lindquist Eco Couture, Hair and Makeup by The Collab Beauty Group.
Burlap & Rose's fearless leader and founder, Jennifer Toth Clary, has since relocated to Austin and her fabulous business is now serving TWO major cities. Her L.A. clients are now in the talented and capable hands of Aletha and Luisa. These two boss-babes stopped by my studio last weekend to create some gorgeous florals for me to document and I loved getting a chance to see some fellow creatives make some magic with half a dozen buckets worth of flowers!
Luisa (Pictured Above) Aletha (Pictured above)
Once these two beauties were finished creating these STUNNING florals, we brought them into the studio so we could make some more magic.
Painting my walls deep green is one of the best decisions I've made! It's tone shifts depending on what I'm photographing and its damn near perfect for shooting all the dark and moody imagery that I love so much.
Florals are genuinely one of my favorite things to photograph. The colors, the smells, the absolute pure romance of a fabulous arrangement... I'm soooo here for it.
It was during this shoot that I learned that the best, HANDS DOWN BEST, flower for doing ring shots is Australia's own... the Protea.
I'm pretty lucky that my amazing husband bought me such a bomb-ass ring! (I seriously *almost* fell over when he got down on one knee and presented it to me). And I mean, I know I'm totally biased but my rings are my absolute favorite to photograph!
Finally, I put a few items together to create a beautiful flat-lay. Flat-lays are an awesome way to showcase all your accessories and florals for your wedding. Throw in some personal items like perfume or treasured mementos and you are gold!
I'm so, so glad that I had the opportunity to work with such a rad and innovative company again. Female-run businesses that are overflowing with creativity and drive totally make my heart go pitter-pat. Three cheers for community, collaboration and wedding-industry creatives!