I finally decided to try a photo shoot!

fading sky and bouquet


I can’t say that I’m thrilled with the pictures but,….. I AM thrilled with my absolutely ADORABLE model, Miss Karissa!  I can hardly stand how sweet she looks, I tell you!  As it turned out, Karissa had just gotten engaged the week before we took the pictures.  I’ll be sure to post pics of her entire Wedding next Summer.  Congrats my darling little Karissa and her super cute and funny Fiance’, Brett.




My small little Hometown of Lakeside, CA has a great park right smack in the middle and I thought we’d show it off a bit,… Isn’t it pretty?







I guess the pics turned out Okay,….. I’ll try not to be too hard on myself considering this was the first attempt at actually being a photographer AND a Floral Designer. (My Husband took most of the pics but, I’m taking credit,…. Is that wrong?) Wink





I thought I would try a more “Casual” look for this photo shoot since we were in a County park and all but,…. Let’s just say, I’m not usually a “casual” Wedding designer.  I admire all the Floral Designer that make that “thrown together” look,….. Look good!



Lindo bouquet close up



Here’s Karissa’s actual Engagement ring.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  She say’s,… “Brett (Her Fiance’) is such a GIRL,.. he has great taste and likes to go shopping with me”….  Seriously,… isn’t that a GOOD thing?

We should ALL be so lucky!!



Karissa's gorgeous ring



I just adore her great smile!



Sweet Karissa at Lindo Lake



Not too bad for an Amateur photographer……



Too Gorgeous!!



This is my absolute FAV pic!….  This totally shows her sparkling & sweet personality….



Looks like fun!



We actually ran out of light the evening of the shoot so, I finished up shooting the centerpieces the next day in my yard.



aged look



It was fun to use some of my antique books from my Great Grandmother and the aged salt dips are the perfect color.  That book on the bottom is a copy of an “Anderson Fairy Tales”,…. I’m thinkin I should see what it’s worth!



Peach lily"s in a bucket



I loved these little buckets! The touch of lace was extra sweet..



Peach roses in a bucket



Here’s the Bridal bouquet again,……. Pardon all the repeat pics,….. I’m a photo newbie!



More bouquet



Oh yes,….. more burlap & lace my lovelies,…… Can we EVER get enough??



bouquet & Anderson's Fairy Tales



Dahlia”s are such beautiful flowers!  They come in every shade of purple and lavender that you could imagine.  Lily’s have fallen out of favor lately but, I couldn’t resist this particular shade of Peach,…. I don’t think they look “dated” at all,…. Do you?



Dahlia"s & books



Just a few more sweet pics…..



pretty & faded



I was a little obsessed with the sweet sage in this antique purple bottle.  The sage smelled so amazing and the grayish white color is great to add softness and texture.



pretty little things all aglow.



The colors in the bouquet starting to take on the yummy warm colors of the evening sky,….. I more pleased with the pics now that I’m actually sharing them with you and get to have another look at the lovely colors.

I’ll make another go at a photo shoot before the next big Wedding in October.  Hopefully I’ll be more pleased next time round.  Maybe, I’ll go  with a less casual theme,…. How bout a Gatsby-esque, 20’s feel?  Yes,…. that’s it!  I’m sure Karissa will look absolutely “Ducky” in bugle beads and smokey eyes.

Until next time…..


fading sky and bouquet


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