There is nothing more exciting than having my work photographed! It marks the completion of the project, or at least a portion of it, and it allows my staff and me to bask in the glory of the end product, even if just for a day or two, before we get back to business. And a little bonus for me is that photo shoots also allow me to be surrounded by my second love after Interior Design…Flowers!
There is so much that goes into preparing a home for a shoot. It is actually a job in itself, or at least for me it is! Of course, I have to admit that I am a bit of a perfectionist. I look at every single project that I begin, whether it is ultimately ever photographed or not, like I am looking through the eye of a camera. I see it as if it were being seen by the readers of my favorite shelter magazine. I have often been complimented by photographers, stylists, and magazine editors for the perfect styling and editing they find when arriving at one of my projects! And belive me, Flowers are a HUGE part of that styling!
When the photoshoot is scheduled, I study each room with a discerning eye. Each and every table scape must be expertly edited. Just the right accessories, or “props”, must be on display. Every pillow must be precisely fluffed and each piece of art meticulously straightened. And to perfectly compliment the design scheme in each room, I toil over exactly what variety and color of flower will be needed.
There are certainly some reoccuring themes in my flower choices. Varieties that I personally love seem to crop up again and again. Casablanca lilies, large pink peonies, tulips of all colors, roses, especially the garden variety, hydrangeas, orchids…just to name a few!
And though I often am unable to share the photos we shoot with the public for some time due to magazine restrictions, I can always make a “Flower Diary” to give a small glimpse into project. And that is exactly what I did last week! I hope you enjoyed seeing these amazing flowers and I cannot wait until I can bring you the photos of this stunning home in March!!