Flower Power – Photography for Florists

Maybe it’s because I was born in the 1960s (just), but some of my favourite commissions have involved photographing flowers and floral installations for various Essex florists.

flower arrangement against off-white background

Weddings are a key component of any floristry business, and flowers for the big day can be displayed against a simple studio background or photographed on location.

wedding flowers in church

For competition floristry, I am happy to source models, make-up artists and hair stylists, or sometimes – as with the image below – the model is a friend of the client (actually, Mina of Minnie’s Henhouse fame is friends with both me and the client, Amy Curtis).

floral headdress on nude model

For e-commerce sites it is often best to keep it simple – a plain white background allows the flowers to do the talking. If you sell via 3rd party websites they will thank you for having professional imagery that readily fits in with their other product photography.

exotic flower in glass vase

If your gallery has capacity for multiple images of each product, getting in close can show off the beautiful detail of your floral creations.

detail of floral arrangement

Some designs even lend themselves to a more abstract approach.

artistic floral design for competition

The images above and below were created for Fusion Flowers international floristry competition a few years back. I photographed the designs of two florists (Amy Curtis and Amy Ford) for each of that year’s four categories. A good deal of planning and communication went into shoots that took us from studio to cottage interior to Alresford Creek and out into the middle of a field somewhere in East Anglia. Both Amys enjoyed successes in the competition.

floral art installation

Of course, sometimes you just need some simple studio shots of a lovely bunch of flowers…

bouquet of flowers against pure white background

To chat about your photography requirements, call me on 07757 259390 or send me a message via email.

Or check out some more examples of my product photography.

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