Niel is a really well-established photographer who has been running his incredibly successful business for many years now and so knows all the ins and outs of the wedding industry. Apart from that, he's really funny with lots of stories and anecdotes to tell. One of our conversations was about how fashionable it is to quite heavily style shots, especially editorial pieces. I know I'm guilty of this as much as anyone - you only have to look at my love of shoes and flowers on facebook to see that!
However, the conversation led us to talking about how I'd noticed that in styled shoots a florist might have been involved (its the first thing I check out!), and clearly contributed quite a lot of time, money and creativity and yet can be very much at the bottom of the list in terms of hierarchy. Niel said that this can sometimes be the case and suggested taking away one of my designs and photographing them in a really pared-down, simple but beautiful way.
The results are below and I couldn't be happier. I feel Niel has captured the true simplicity and purity of my designs and allowed the natural beauty of the flowers themselves to shine through. I can't promise that I won't pop the odd rose into the odd teacup every now and then, but this exquisite imagery is where my heart is.