Matching your Photographer to your Floral Design

You would think that all aspects of design would go with the vision that the hired photographer has. But let me tell you, I've seen some screw ups when it comes to how a client wants their day to be and then the photographer captures it completely different. I've actually been apart of those decisions. With my designs you would think that a client would want to pick out a photographer who edits their images bright and airy, right?? Not so right in many cases. 

For me and my designs it is best to have a photographer capture it with tons of light and then edits it in a bright way. In my opinion, if you have light florals you want to have that shown off. When lighter blooms are edited darker, it takes away from the contrast that the floral arrangement is trying to give off. For me it is easier to visually understand something so I have pulled some images that describe what I am talking about! 

 

 Aline Marin Photography

Aline Marin Photography

Such a pretty BOHO wedding!! As you can see this photographer edits more of an "orangey" feel and bringing in tons of peachy colors. However, the bride chose tons of peach colors for her wedding so with her bouquet and her bridesmaids, it blended it too much with the pictures. There wasn't much contrast with the florals to show them off. EXAMPLE BELOW!

peach wedding.jpg

When it comes to a more moodier bride, they usually tend to pick darker foliage and blooms. However, if you have very dark roses or different types of foliage, it is hard to tell what they are as they all blend together with the dark edit. 

 IMAGE: Sophie Grace

IMAGE: Sophie Grace

 IMAGE: The Quirky

IMAGE: The Quirky

Don't get me wrong here!- I think these are beautiful and these photographers and floral designers are beyond talented! It all depends on what your style is. If you are 'gung-ho' about showing off every aspect of your florals then I would go with a photographer that has amazing contrast and edits lighter. If you are a more 'moody' bride and want to add in a boho feel like the first two images, then a brighter palette and a photographer that pulls more peachey hues is the way to go! 

Now for how I recommend my clients to photographers if they are very picky on how the designs are captured. I recommend photographers who use tons of light and edit for a more brighter finish. Here are some examples below!

 Photo taken by Rhiannon Bosse (floral designer)

Photo taken by Rhiannon Bosse (floral designer)

 IMAGE: Erin Wilson

IMAGE: Erin Wilson

 IMAGE: Sally Pinera

IMAGE: Sally Pinera

Okay... these are fabulous. And did you know that each one of them are very different from each other on how they are taken and edited?? Photography is a beautiful thing my friends. For the first image that is of Rhiannon Bosse's arrangement, it is edited with a grey tint that makes those sweet little Eucalyptus' stand out! See how you can notice all of the florals? From the roses to the berries to give the arrangement texture, you notice them ALL!! 

With the second image, (which was by one of my favorite photographers that I work with in Texas and in Arkansas and I helped design this wedding with my one of my very good friends Anna Rogers of Magnolia Belle) everything is clear, bright, and gives off the exact color of that entire day! (and I can say that since I was there ;) )The grass is the same color, the girls dresses stand out with the southern robins egg blue (LOVE, btw), and since the florals are lighter it blends very well with how the image was taken. 

Now with the last image... this is just pure art. If my client is wanting a more 'paintery' feel with her images and florals, I tell them to go with a photographer who shoots film. This is exactly what Sally Pinera did. WOW. Just wow. The exposure, blurred background, and variegated greens make this image. I have worked with many photographers who shoot film and it is a harder job let me tell you. But man do they get the exact photo you want. 

If you aren't sure how to pick your photographer based on how you want your florals to be, schedule a call with me HERE and we can talk further on which would be the best option for you. OH, and I might give you some awesome recommendations!!

 

 

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Elise Woods