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.
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!
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!