I am obviously no good at running a current blog, and so much has happened since this last post it would make for a very long and boring post if I tried to update you on it all. Instead, I will give you a little glimpse into a shoot we did last weekend with a group of ridiculously talented Clevedon locals.
The idea was to show case our individual talents and get some new material to use where we were pushing our own limits and boundaries. For me that was gypsophila (or baby's breath as its also known). I have always linked this flower with red roses from the 90's and find it can look so contrived and cliche, however when it is used on mass it starts to capture my interest and I see it as a thing of beauty.
I decided to buy a load of the stuff, a few roses, orchids, snaps and a single king protea, I then headed out to pick and forage what textural elements I could, to bring through the late autumn feel of the shoot.
I made three bouquets that were large, textual, trailing and beautiful, (if I may say so myself). Each one was different and finished uniquely. One was finished with a cute bespoke macrame wrap from Miss Hemingway, another with white silk from feather and stone and the last some thick lace.
Originally we wanted to set the scene up in a pine forest clearing but Auckland's weather was not going to allow for that, we ended up using Megan McQuinn (from Miss Hemingwaynz) home, it was absolutely perfect... a million times better then a muddy forest location. We hung a beautiful swing on the porch and I created a seat of flowers that tumbled off the side. There were at least a dozen picturesque backdrops and spot we used so the rain outside did not matter in the slightest.
All in all it was a great success and I hope you enjoy looking through the images in my gallery
Autumn styled shoot.