3 Tips to Take Successful Flower Photos

-Always use natural light and turn off any overhead lights if you are photographing your design indoors.

-If you are using a phone, it’s best to not do close-ups unless you are in portrait mode. A pulled back shot, even with a person in it, in bright light, works really well for phone photography.

-When starting out, keep the background simple!! Most likely the way the arrangement works in a vignette in your home in real life, won’t translate to camera. You’ll need to create a set or vignette specifically for the camera

To learn more about creating floral photos and creating your floral portfolio, sign up for our flower portfolio workshop!

Virtual Flower Arranging Workshops

An arrangement from today’s virtual flower arranging workshop!

Our summer virtual flower arranging workshops are booking up for the months ahead! We offer two main workshops and custom floral arranging workshops for corporate teams and private groups. 

Book your class and we will send out flower kits to each person. The class takes place live online on Zoom or Google Meet. During the class, I walk each student through the arrangement that we make-along together.

Each student receives a vase, clippers, and just-picked, farmer’s choice flowers.

Each student receives their own kit with all supplies and flowers from our partner farm. We can accommodate international orders (always sourcing within the country or region of the student).  We can also offer the class without kits, instead offering a shopping and supply list for participants to source from their own home, garden, and neighborhood. This is of course, the most sustainable way to hold this class so we are always open to these bookings as well.

We’ve held classes for everyone for all the major tech companies and lots of private parties and groups. 

Click here for details and booking for virtual flower arranging workshops!

Flower and Garden Retreat Edition Three

Our outdoor flower studio at Aldeia da Mata Pequena.

That’s a wrap on our last spring FLOWER AND GARDEN RETREAT of 2023!! We had a wonderful group of floral designers and flower enthusiasts for this session. Our group blended together beautifully as we enjoyed picnic style meals with a view of a windmill and the full moon, foraging and native plant lessons, flower crown making, loose stem floral design, compostable flower arranging, hand-tied bouquets, farm tours, and so much more! It’s a full week of flowers and plants, and getting to know new friends, brought together by flowers! A big thank you to all our vendors, guides, teachers, hosts, and guests!! 

If you’d like to join next year’s retreat, you can see all of the details here.

Welcome baskets with our custom screenprinted herbariums, flower arranging tools and Portuguese products like lemon olive oil and lavander soap.

A selection of locally grown and foraged flowers for the guests to arrange with.

Paula, preparing one of our picnic style meals created by A Praca Sintra.

Our dinner table facing a windmill with views of the full moon. The table setting features student arrangements that we made with compostable mechanics.

Flower and fruit infused water.

Each cottage is completely unique and offers the guests a chance to bring their foraged wildflowers and compositions inside to enjoy during their week in the Portuguese countryside.

Foraged olive branches in one of the cottages at Aldea da Mata Pequena.

Each cottage oozes with historic charm.

Agrostemma we harvested together from a local flower farm.

Each student gets the chance to press flowers in our communal press to later be kept inside this custom herbarium as a keepsake from their trip.

Our flower arranging station.

Foraged and locally grown flowers.

Our adorable group with their wildflower arrangements!

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