Setting: A 1:1 mentorship with Laura Lee
Flowers: Japanese sweet pea, ranunculus, daffodil, winter hellebore, + other touches
For an afternoon, during this floral design mentorship, spring quieted the taunting chill just outside the studio. January in Utah means glimpses of hope that sunnier times are coming, quickly dashed by fickle blizzards. But one of the many joys of a florist’s work is getting to craft our own seasons. We can transform our space into an explosion of springtime, even as the snow falls stubbornly outside.
During this session, gray winter gave way to a peachy haze. Every January, I love receiving unique blooms imported from Japan – including Japanese sweet peas, winter hellebores, and abundant ranunculi. This time, the leading lady was a bunch of daffodils with bright orange centers. Letting this inspire the tone for this 1:1 mentorship, we leaned into a monochrome but dynamic palette.
When Laura Lee, a local Utah florist, reached to plan her 1:1 mentorship, I was so happy to be able to use this batch of florals. As I mentioned in a recent post, I host multiple education opportunities for floral designers to learn fresh methods and styles. During this session, we focused on table centerpieces and bouquets. Laura Lee picked up new design mechanics seemingly effortlessly. Keep scrolling to read more about the choices behind these designs and the styling for this floral design mentorship.
To help fill your portfolio with attractive photos, I always include a styled shoot during workshops I teach. I want to help you attract your dream opportunities through not only improved skills but thoughtful imagery.
Recently, I have loved watching the shift to unexpected bridal looks. Many brides are choosing charming over glamorous, familiar over luxurious. I embraced that shift in the styling of this session. The model’s short blonde bob, shimmery but minimal makeup. A simple gown that complemented her personality. She felt like herself, but the elevated version – the bridal version. The personification of fresh and effortless and blush-inducing love.
After a lovely afternoon, Laura Lee left with improved skills, fresh confidence in her work, and artistic imagery to elevate her portfolio.
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Other Vendors For This Utah Floral Design Mentorship
Mentee – Details by Laura Lee
Studio – Studio Noire Noir
Photographer – Hail Photo Co
Model – Aubry Mason
HMUA – Beauty by Darlene