The Emerald Girl

casual. classic. curious.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

What fall looks like

Fall has been quite cheerful this year. Bright pumpkins and blooming dahlias are so delightful. Since I'm in a season of finding myself mostly at home, I've been having fun styling some pretty photos. I have to say that photographing flowers has really been rewarding - more so than I would have ever thought. I've been thinking it would be fun to get into being a photographer for bloggers. I would love to be in a creative environment and get to photograph lovely things for inspiring people. Of course this would require me to actually get out and meet people - a daunting feat. :)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Dahlia Flower Styling

Last week I took the two kids on the bus down to Pike Place Market. It was a fun, quick and easy way to get out of the house and go do something that wasn't that stressful. Perks of city living means Pike Place Market is not stressful. :) 

(I'm still a fan of the old school smiley face).

A stranger saw me photographing this wall and asked if I wanted her to take a picture of the three of us. I started to say no and then I thought it would be fun to actually have a picture with me in it even if I wasn't feeling that great about how I looked. 

Jack has been here before and knew he wanted to see the gum wall. 

This $5 bouquet was perfect! The orange hues lent themselves perfectly to the pumpkin display we had on the kitchen table. 
This is the simple set up I used for the pictures in the previous post. The giant window is just to the left. I usually use two big white pieces of cardboard but here I'm using only one. The wood is the back of a piece of art Matt and I made that hangs in our bedroom but happily doubles as a pretty background. White backgrounds are really nice but this wood added warmth and texture that really put the cozy, fall feeling into the shots. 

Here's a few snaps I took with my phone before shooting with my Nikon:

Last shot is of all my favs in Lightroom. This made me so happy!