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.
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.
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).
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.
If your gallery has capacity for multiple images of each product, getting in close can show off the beautiful detail of your floral creations.
Some designs even lend themselves to a more abstract approach.
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.
Of course, sometimes you just need some simple studio shots of a lovely bunch of flowers…
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.