A Few Thousand Flowers Later
Nadine came to me wanting to create a photo shoot which broke the norms and bordered on the edge of fantasy. We had to work with our surroundings which were an outside pool and natural sunlight.
Quite often outside pools have murkier waters so I wanted to introduce an element to the shoot that helped make it pop and bump up the contrast. So, we filled the pool with a few thousand fresh flowers and went to work on playing with the floating fauna and the cascading petals.
She also wanted a few pictures with her fiancé Chris and towards the end, we had Chris join us in the pool. They had a lot of fun with the flowers and it helped make them both feel more relaxed in front of the camera, having these props to play with.
Love was blossoming and it was beautiful.
I saw a moment that reminded me of a famous mural from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, can you recognise it in the photo below?
Nothing was planned, I prefer to take inspiration from the present moment.
I wanted to wait and see what happened with the changing light and how the flowers moved organically around the pool.
I think it is important not to plan too far ahead on shoots because otherwise you become bound to the constraints of the plan.
I like to have a bit more creative freedom to see what feels good. This way I believe, the results are far more varied, from a single shoot.
I really enjoyed finding the different shapes and shadows that the combination of sunlight and flowers created. There is so much beauty all around us!