The Emerald Girl

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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!

1 comment:

  1. Those dahlias though! So perfect and what a lovely fall color :)