I have taken a few photos over the years of a torso, with just picked wild flowers in their hands – and I just loved those photos, so pretty to look at.
It wasn’t until 2017 that I took this idea and ran with it – I picked these wildflowers specifically for shooting a photo similar to the one I had done before. I took the girls to the backyard with the bouquet of flowers and my camera to photography the beauty of both. I love the springtime flowers that just grow on the side of the road and living in the country and it is easy to find many beautiful blooms.
my daughter, Ava, 2018
I envisioned the “Flowers in Hand” photo printed as a large personalized custom wall art for my clients. So colorful, fun, happy – and how empowering for the subject to see a photo of them as a piece of art on the wall in their home!
At first, I had them printed at 16×20 on professional photo paper by my local print lab and framed in custom frames by a very talented wood worker nearby. The display was breathtaking! Then, I began having them printed on 16×20 metal wall arts which I *LOVE* so very much. While the framed prints were gorgeous, I felt the metal wall arts were more streamlined – no worries about breaking glass, no needing to clean the glass, not as heavy or bulky. If you haven’t seen one of these metal wall arts in person, I have many! I’d be glad to show you!
(16×20 metal wall art of the photo above of Ava in my gallery where my desk is)
In 2018, I started planting a garden on the back of my house so that I could pick flowers for the sessions in my backyard. The first year was kind of a bust – I had bought a wildflower “blend” which after it grew, I read the back of the package. Turns out it was 80% grass, haha! I wised up in 2019 and bought packets of flowers and my garden grew beautifully! I can’t wait to plant my new garden this year. I do still drive around the backroads and look for beautiful flowers on the side of the road as well. I find it relaxing!
I am looking forward to Flowers in Hand sessions this year! Please let me know if you are interested! Click below for more information!