It's the first week of Spring and all I can think about is the beautiful blooms coming our way soon! So I wanted to talk about one of my favourite things to photograph – flowers! I can't help but feel super excited whenever I arrive at a shoot and see soft, pretty, and wild flowers. They bring so much to a shoot beyond being "decor", they play a different role in different scenarios and I want to go over why it's worthwhile to invest in flowers for your shoot no matter if it's for a lifestyle, product or wedding session, even for travel photography flowers can add so much.
This one is definitely a fun one to play with for flowers, especially since flowers are seasonal you can really bring out different colour themes throughout the year. You can also use colours of flowers to either compliment your shoot or use them as a big pop of colour. I'm not really a bright, bold flowers kind of girl, definitely a sucker for the softer more pastel tones but still appreciate the wide range of colours that flowers come in.
I really love mixing textures in photos, especially contrasting hard and soft. Whenever I photograph elements that are hard in texture or has a hard edge, I like to break it up with something soft like flowers or fabric. Having different textures also allows you to create layers which will add depth and interest into your photos. Even when I'm photographing flatlays I like to have layers so that not everything is flat on one plane, I like how some things will have a softer focus.
Certain flowers have certain meanings and associations for different people and using this can help enhance your shoot. Any time you can make your shoot relatable to people or bring personal meaning definitely brings your shoot to another level. Similar to colour, the types of flowers can set the tone to how your shoot is suppose to feel. Flowers don't always have to be feminine.
Flowers are so versatile so take advantage of all the shapes, sizes, colours and textures they come in.
I want to know what's your favourite flower? I have a hard time choosing, I feel like it changes for every season.
Fall Inspired Hand-tied Bouquet
Flowers | Sweet Woodruff