Back in April I attended a great photography workshop hosted by the lovely Sarah from Sarah Gardner Photography, so when she invited me (and other workshop attendees and their daughters) to join her in a styled portrait shoot at the beginning of August, I just couldn't say no. And of course, when I found out that flowers were required, I offered my flowery services too. I headed off to Westbury Arts Centre with my camera and a bucket full of stunning British grown summer blooms and garden roses supplied by Blooming British wholesalers. When I arrived I quickly got to work conditioning and wiring all the flowers I had brought, as well as some flowers that Sarah had brought along - including some very pretty yellow roses from her mum's garden and a shocking pink hydrangea plant.
After Tricia D'Costa, our hair and make-up artist for the day, had worked her magic on our beautiful models we started to attach the flowers, choosing colours, shapes and textures that complemented the look of each of our gorgeous girls. We also used Wisteria vine and trailing ivy from Westbury's pretty garden.
One of the other photographers in attendance, Jane Burkinshaw from Love your Lens has written a great 'behind-the-scenes' blog post about the shoot and you can read it here. Caution: I wasn't wearing any make-up and I look about 100 years old ... you have been warned!
Anyway, here are my shots from the day. Enjoy ...