Monthly Archives: October 2016

Flowered Chairs

Green and Gorgeous

Green and Gorgeous

Botanic Art | Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Botanic Art | Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Lush Couture Floral | @jmayphoto

Lush Couture Floral | J May Photography

Jennifer Pinder Floral Styling

Jennifer Pinder Floral Styling

Meg Catherine Flowers

Meg Catherine Flowers

Sweet William | Anna Tereshina Photography

Sweet William | Anna Tereshina Photography 

The Velvet Garden

The Velvet Garden

Myrtle et Olive

Myrtle et Olive

Faith Flowers | Matt Yung Photography

Faith Flowers | Matt Yung Photography

Flora Botanica Designs | Cappio Photography

Flora Botanica Designs | Cappio Photography

Holly Chapple Flowers | Rebekah J Murray Photography

Holly Chapple Flowers | Rebekah J. Murray Photography

On a Limb | Smith Photos + Ink

On a Limb | Smith Photos + Ink

What's Up Buttercup | Landon Jacob Photography

What’s Up Buttercup | Landon Jacob Photography

The Beauty Of Simplicity: Alice Gao Photography

Today’s post is a bit indulgent of me. I hope you don’t mind. As I pore over hundreds of images each week, I enjoy seeing the incredible work of the most talented and passionate floral designers the world over. I can’t imagine there being a better career. Heck, I can’t even believe this is a career! Occasionally, I happen across an artist’s work that touches me in a way I can’t explain. The photography of Alice Gao falls into that category and I want to start off the new week by sharing some of her images with you.

Alice Gao Photography

Alice Gao Photography

Alice Gao Photography

Alice’s ability to capture beauty in simplicity reminds me to breath. To appreciate the shapes and colors of a few blooms. To notice how they fit into their surroundings and help beautify our day-to-day lives in addition to the special occasions we are so often focused on as florists.

Alice Gao Photography

Alice Gao Photography

Just for a moment, I can rest my mind while looking at an Alice Gao still life. And remember the importance of taking a break from the fast-paced world we live in…imagining a quiet mid-morning coffee break in the company of a friend or a relaxed stroll through the garden breathing in the fresh air.

Alice Gao Photography

I bet many of you can relate…after a day (or week or month!) of planning, buying, stressing over lost or damaged shipments, conditioning, designing, delivering…what a treat it is to casually stroll through our personal garden, choose a few favorite blooms, and drop them into a special bottle or heirloom vase. No expectations. No critiques. No fuss. Just a simple pleasure enjoyed in a quiet moment. Alice’s images remind me to take those moments for myself and for my family.

Alice Gao Photography

As you go about your week, I hope you’ll carve out a few moments of reprieve from your hectic schedule to enjoy the beauty in the simplest blooms. And I hope it helps recharge and inspire you for the amazing art you create. Have a great week! xo

Alice Gao Photography

To see more of Alice Gao’s work, visit: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Floral Adornments for The Head & Hair

Aspen Florist | Hilary Spencer Creative Photography

Aspen Florist | Hilary Spencer Creative Photography

Chloris Floral

Chloris Floral

Fleurs Tremolo

Fleurs Tremolo

Huemer Naturkunst | Alexander Huemer

Huemer Naturkunst

Katalin Green Flowers | Matt Ehnes Photography

Katalin Green Flowers | Matt Ehnes Photography

Mary Lennox | Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Mary Lennox | Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Miriam Faith

Miriam Faith

Petals by the Shore | Susie & Becky Photography

Petals by the Shore | Susie & Becky Photography

Planet Flowers | Blue Sky Photography

Planet Flowers | Blue Sky Photography

Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Docuvitae Photography

Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Docuvitae

Sophisticated Floral

Sophisticated Floral

And one for the little bitty baby…

Thorn & Thistle BC

Thorn & Thistle Flowers

15 Favorite Bouquets Held By ‘The Arm’

HART | hartfloraldesign.com

HART

Botanicamuse

Botanicamuse

Meg Catherine Flowers

Meg Catherine Flowers

Myrtle et Olive | Nadia Hung Photography

Myrtle et Olive | Nadia Hung Photography

TheFlowerCult

TheFlowerCult

arm IMG_7076 edit

Floral Menagerie

Running Wild Florals

Running Wild Florals

Meg Catherine Flowers

Meg Catherine Flowers

Trille Floral

Trille Floral

Wedfully Yours | Matt & Julie Weddings

Wedfully Yours | Matt & Julie Weddings

Kate Farley Design | Amanda Dumouchelle Photography | Chapel Designers NYC

Kate Farley Design | Amanda Dumouchelle Photography | Chapel Designers workshop

Meg Catherine Flowers

Meg Catherine Flowers

Running Wild Florals

Running Wild Florals

Bramble and Bee

Bramble & Bee

Flower Vibes

Flower Vibes