This bouquet was created by one of my dear friends and florists, Karin Crawford with God's Garden Treasures Florist here in the Phoenix Area. While I visited her in her studio, I watched her take all sorts of different flowers, play with them in a number of different ways, with input from all standing around watching her magic, and thus she created this fun beauty, typical of a contemporary custom-designed bridal bouquet with her own personal unique touches. I immediately took her home and began to work with her.
I so loved watching each of the different individual and grouped flowers took on their own personality if imagery. For a bride that loves these flowers, they provided such a fun variety of images to create wall art from. I even used some of these images to create custom notecards from as samples for my brides to see. How fun would it be to receive a thank you note from the bride, with cards created from her own special flowers! What a fun way to share their special sentiments.
Let's start with a video of her images!
So that she could have some great marketing images for her florist studio, I took the bouquet as a full arrangement to all the different elements around my studio; here we have concrete, wood, glass, bright natural light, white and black backgrounds to work with. We laid her down, stood her up, worked from different sides, from the top down.
After photographing it whole as an arrangement, I then carefully unwound the pretty ribbon and began to deconstruct it. All the pretty bits and pieces began to reveal themselves for stunning fine art images as individual pieces and as small groupings as well.
I learned that the red tulip-like flowers are called parrot tulips. They reacted to the light and changed so much throughout the bouquet's photoshoot! Karin told me that tulips are the only flowers that continue to "grow" after they have been cut.