It’s funny how an impromptu get-together with three creative and one beautiful assistant can turn into magic! In late January, Courtenay Lambert and I were feeling like winter was dragging on a bit too long, so we brought in some flowers to play with. Meanwhile, Leah from Leah Barry Photography had recently invited me out for coffee, so I called her back and invited her to meet us that day at Courtenay’s studio instead. Lucky for Courtenay and me, Leah came, and brought a couple of cameras with her!
We were having a great time designing and laughing when Courtenay’s assistant, Allison, popped in. This is when things really took off. Courtenay and Leah saw the opportunity, and sent Allison home to pick up a few of her mother’s gorgeous vintage dresses. Then Leah quickly styled Allison’s hair, and voila, we had a photo shoot! Here are a couple of my creations, documented by Leah…
Isn’t Allison stunning in every frame? Leah was great about keeping the shoot loose and natural. To read a brief interview with me, and to see more of Leah’s gorgeous images hop over to Leah Barry’s blog. Leah will be blogging photos of Courtenay’s gorgeous creations soon, so be sure to check back in!
Leah is a total rock star. If you want to hire her to photograph your wedding you can reach her here:
Phone: (859) 466-8352
Feb 28th, 2014 by janet
I started the day by finishing off the headpiece that I started on day two. It was a little over-the-top for most brides, but now I feel totally comfortable with the mechanics and can create a floral fascinator of any size!
Then I made a little floral necklace which I wore out to lunch.
I have crazy goose bumps in all of the pictures from day three. Did I mention that it the wind chill made it feel like 3 degrees Fahrenheit that day? Yikes! After lunch I worked on more floral jewelry.
Here is the floral ring and bracelet with the floral shoe from the day before.
And one last ring. What an amazing three days. Françoise Weeks is an incredible teacher and mentor. She helps you see floral material, and your surroundings, in a new light.
Feb 26th, 2014 by janet
The second day of the Botanical Couture Workshop I learned Françoise Weeks’ techniques for creating floral shoes. The second half of the day I moved on to botanical headpieces, but I didn’t finish one until day three…
Feb 24th, 2014 by janet
Early this month I spent three days studying Botanical Couture with Françoise Weeks in Portland, OR. It was amazing! I spent the first day learning the mechanics behind her botanical purses, and creating a couple purses of my own. They are surprisingly light, and completely customizable.