When I found out my workshop student, Belinda, was traveling from Outback Queensland to Sydney to attend a 1:1 workshop with me I knew immediately what palette I wanted us to work with. While my experience with the outback is limited, I did spend a few days walking in absolute wonder around Ayers Rock last year and I can't help but think back to the rust toned dirt and terracotta sunsets that feel so quintessentially Australian. I wanted to focus the palette on warm rusts, terracotta's, peaches and pinks because I thought it might be nice for Belinda's portfolio images to reflect the landscape of where she will be designing most of her events. I'm so glad Belinda came when she did because the ranunculus this season in Sydney have been beyond beautiful and gave us that perfect peachy pink tone. We also were lucky enough to have a few peach foxgloves grown by the wonderful Elizabeth from Wild Aesthetic Flowers. Then when the first of the bearded iris's showed up at market I knew it was going to be a good day!
Something that I've really loved about these 1:1's is the opportunity to plan and style the photoshoot portion of the workshop. I put a lot of thought and time into planning every detail and collecting all the props and styling bits to bring to life what I'm seeing in my mind. My favourite elements from our shoot are all the terracotta details, like the vases and the candle votives. I was determined to find a model with beautiful red hair to compliment our palette. My friend Sandra from Sandra Chau Design also created us a custom styling board for our shoot, the colour and texture was spot on!
I'm really excited to watch Belinda's business "Flinders & Mitchell" grow. She only just started and I can already see how talented and passionate she is about being a florist and creating memorable events for the people in her community. She also happens to be a delight to be around! If you are in the Julia Creek, Queensland area and are in need of flowers, Belinda is your girl!
Special thank you to all the other creatives who were involved in this workshop, especially my assistant that day, Tina, who is equal parts sunshine and spartan.
Workshop hosted by Trille Floral, Student work by @flinders_mitchell , Photography by We Are Origami Photography , Model @jaimeemay , Hair & Makeup @makeup.by.jaimeemay , Styling board by Sandra Chau Design , Ribbons by Song Bird Silk , Foxgloves grown by Wild Aesthetic Flowers , Studio Le Petit Studio Blanc , Assistant @merakimovement