How Flowers add to your Photos

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. 

Floral crown and mini bouquets by Blush and Bloom

Floral crown and mini bouquets by Blush and Bloom

COLOUR
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. 

Creams and blush tones bouquet by Flower 597

Creams and blush tones bouquet by Flower 597

TEXTURE
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. 

Wild and whimsy wedding bouquet by Bloom & Co

Wild and whimsy wedding bouquet by Bloom & Co

MOOD
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.

Hand-tied fall inspired bouquet by Sweet Woodruff

Hand-tied fall inspired bouquet by Sweet Woodruff

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.

CREDITS

Boho Beach Photoshoot
Styling | The Vault Files and Lark and Linen
Flowers | Blush and Bloom
Hair | Cabello by Carolina
Make-up | Velsie Mak
Dresses | Aritzia

Garden Brunch Wedding
Flowers | Flower 597
Venue | Graydon Hall Manor
Dresses | Becker's Bridal

Summer Vineyard Wedding
Flowers | Bloom & Co
Venue | Ravine Vineyward

Fall Inspired Hand-tied Bouquet
Flowers | Sweet Woodruff

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