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How to Photograph Bouquets: Aly of AMW Floral Studio

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November 18, 2016

Happy Friday y’all! We’re gearing up for our last wedding of November tomorrow, and we cannot WAIT to celebrate with Sam and Brandon all day! It’s going to be the most fun.

We are so happy to welcome our sweet friend Aly of AMW Floral Studio back to the blog! If you missed her first post, a few weeks back she shared some amazing tips for communicating with your florist! (Aly also did the flowers for our wedding in June and several other weddings we’ve done this year!) Today, she’s switching it up a bit and sharing some tips for PHOTOGRAPHERS about photographing bouquets the best possible way! We can’t wait for you to read what she has to say and learn from her!

Help us welcome our friend Aly again today! I can’t wait for you guys to read what she has to say! ????


Photographers capture memories that last a lifetime. Florists create bouquets to celebrate life and love. Together, these wedding vendors create magic for brides and grooms to forever cherish the day they say ‘I do.’ So, as a wedding florist, I want to share 4 simple tips for photographers to capture the flowers in all their glory. Enjoy!

1. Find the best side of the bouquet!
It’s true, there is always a best side of a bouquet or floral arrangement. If you get a chance, talk to the florist at the time of the delivery and make sure to ask where the front of the arrangement is. The florist will be grateful to know that the flowers will be well represented.

2. Make sure flowers are kept hydrated!
After the flowers are dropped off, it is important that the flowers are well kept to last all day long. Boutonnieres need to be kept refrigerated if possible, and bouquets should stay in an inch or two of water for lasting hydration. If you take pictures prior to the ceremony, make sure flowers get back in water when not in use.

3. Contrast makes the flowers pop!
If photographing the bouquets outside, the images will look natural and typically blend in with seasonal colors. Weddings in summer and fall really benefit from the contrast of the outdoor greenery. If shooting indoors, keep the background neutral to best let the flowers stand out. Simple backgrounds allow the flowers to speak for themselves.

4. You guessed it, lighting!
You’re the photographer, and I am sure you know all about lighting! But on behalf of all flowers, diffused lighting is best. It subtly hides imperfections in the flowers and keeps them looking delicate. Shade or cloud coverage are great options for diffused lighting, and flowers love it too!

Hope this is just what you needed to take your photography to the next level!

Xoxo,
Aly at AMW Floral Studio
#amwfloralstudio


We can’t wait to hear how these tips work for you guys when you shoot your next wedding! Do you have any other tips YOU have learned that help you photograph bouquets beautifully? Let us know in the comments below, and have an amazing weekend, friends!

Find Aly elsewhere HERE:

AMW Floral Studio Website

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