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Floral & Bloom- bouquets & bridals on film

Every once in a while I get the opportunity to work firsthand with other wedding professionals (as opposed to simply photographing the fruits of their labor at a wedding). Rachel of Floral & Bloom Designs contacted me a couple of weeks back about shooting a few of her bouquets for her new website and I KNEW this would be the perfect opportunity to test out my desire to shoot a mostly-film session. Florals, especially bridal bouquets, are the perfect subject for the soft, delicate feel of film, so I knew we at least had to try! Rachel, her friend Terri (our gorgeous model) and I met up at Manassas Battlefield with a couple of bouquets, a wedding dress and a bridesmaid gown and… well, I think these may be my new favorite scans :).
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Terri you are SO GORGEOUS!

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Rachel, the beauty and brains behind Floral & Bloom Design! Seriously- this gal does AMAZING work!

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Contax 645, Fuji 400H + Portra 800, developed at Richard Photo Lab

Happy Tuesday!

[...] guys remember Rachel, right? The creator of THESE gorgeous bouquets? This girl is tal. en. ted. She has a GIFT when it comes to putting blooms [...]

molly - October 17, 2012 - 4:24 pm

SERIOUSLY, ABBY?! these are ridiculous. oh my gosh they’re amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow. you are so talented!

Jean - October 9, 2012 - 8:38 pm

Beautiful pictures. Pink bouquet is my favorite. Beautiful!

Annie - October 9, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Love love love the flowers! So beautiful, Rachel! Love that first dress, too.

Lee bornstein - October 9, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Sooo pretty. Wish I had Rachel around when I got married.

Lauren @ Every Last Detail - October 9, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Wow these are amazing… the photos are FABULOUS and the bouquets are gorgeous!!!!!

Rachel - October 9, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Thanks ladies for all the sweet compliments! Abby, I had so much fun doing this with you. I’m so glad you were able to experiment more with film…..and well the pictures turned out AMAZING! This is probably my 100th time thanking you but I’m doing it again because this was such a dream come true for me for you to photograph some of my work. I hope we will have an opportunity to work together again in the future! You rock girl :D

Lauren - October 9, 2012 - 11:21 am

Abby,
Every morning when I come into work make cup of coffee and read through your blog. It is so motivating to see all you are accomplishing. You are very inspiring. I am sure there are mornings when it is tough to blog but keep it up because I think it is wonderful! Rachel the flowers are amazing! I love all the details. :)

ashley barnett - October 9, 2012 - 11:11 am

BEYOND obsessed with that pink bouquet. For reals, I’m emailing Rachel today, I neeeeed that at my wedding haha :)

Heidi - October 9, 2012 - 10:08 am

lovely!!

Alison Mish - October 9, 2012 - 9:50 am

These are stunning Abby! I love seeing your film work…it’s beautiful!

Melissa - October 9, 2012 - 9:36 am

Wow- that red with the peach is stunning!!! Makes for beautiful photos! Great job Abby Grace and Rachel for combining your 2 talents for this!

Erica Hamilton - October 9, 2012 - 9:27 am

So beautiful! Hooray film!!

Rebekah Hoyt - October 9, 2012 - 9:20 am

WOW these are so gorgeous!! Rachel, you do beautiful work!!

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