Raquel Leal Photography. Her work is so lovely and dreamy! I also had the pleasure and honor of providing flowers for the students to photograph.
I've been interested in photography all my life, but had not taken a class for many many years. As a floral designer, it is so important for me to have lots of quality shots of my work. I so greatly appreciate the professional photographers that I work with for this! Having a professional photographer around when I need them is not often possible! It is my intention to improve my skills enough to just get by when one is not available. This includes my talented daughter, Lauren. I call on her when I can too, but alas, she can't always be on call for her mama either! (though I try)
The Glass Barn at Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch in Ivanhoe, CA was the ideal setting for this workshop. There are so many areas that are great vignettes to capture a photo.
Our beautiful bride model, Kylee, in a vintage soft gray-blue dress, with the bridal bouquet. Raquel provided the students with so many lovely models for the day.
detail shot of the bride's bouquet-
A practice shot on depth of field and exposure, from our seats in the lecture portion-
|practicing depth of field|
|Focusing on mid range depth|
..and to decorate our big table that we sat at for the lecture part of the lesson, little arrangements in gold mercury glass, with a hand calligraphed table runner
...flower crowns for beautiful mom Julie and her adorable baby to wear, photographed outside the Glass Barn
|flower crowns are a favorite thing to make|
This is the beautiful Gabbie- holding our lush and flowing centerpiece. Love that her dress totally reflected the colors in the flowers.
|Gabbie outside the glass barn. Looking fierce.|