Back in April I was asked if I could supply some flowers for a wedding photo shoot. The styled shoot (where suppliers provide their services for free in return for some neat pictures and a little publicity) clashed with an amazing floristry workshop I'd booked myself on, but I was determined to help on the shoot as the brief was so different.
SNAP! Photography Festival is a 4 day retreat for wedding and lifestyle photographers to get together, discuss skills and hone their technique - as well as having some fun and relaxation. The shoot was an activity for all the attendees to take part in if they wished and was styled by The Bijou Bride. The design brief was 'the sea'.
Despite living in Cambridge now (one of the furthest points from any coast in the UK) I grew up in Durham and spent many weekends exploring the amazing North East coastline with my family. My favourite beaches are windswept ones with moody seas. It was this drama that I wanted to channel into the flowers rather than any sun-drenched mediterranean swathe of gold. Grey skies, a sea fret, white horses and marram grass bending against the wind.