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Tips on Florals + Photography

January 28, 2014

I’m Catherine.
A New Orleans based wedding photographer and educator. We are excited you are here and cannot wait to connect with you!.
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My friend Mia, owner of Root Floral Design always has such incredible insight..on everything. I have her number on speed dial for when I’m in search of a business opinion and/or friendly conversation! I feel like we’ve grown together in a way and I’m happy to have her in my life.

Not only is Mia spunky and fun….but she’s also super creative. When we talked a week ago, we decided it would be fun to have a conversation on the blog about wedding florals and a few tips for when preparing your floral vision:

FROM MIA:::::::

*When booking your wedding, it is always best to contact your florist 8-12 months prior to the date of your event.

*Before calling your florist, make sure you have most or all of the following things worked out:

– Wedding venue

– Table Quantity, Size and Shape (If centerpieces are needed)

– Color Palette

– Style of your Wedding

– Vase Styles (If you are using your own)

* On the day of, it is important to have your bouquets and boutonnieres arrive BEFORE taking photographs.

Flowers add so much to the wedding photography, so you want to make sure you have them whenever the photographer arrives!

(From Catherine: Have these delivered to the pre-determined area for photographs.)

* Ask the important questions.

Whenever you meet with your florist, it’s a good idea to ask to see previous examples of their work (through photographs). Other great questions may be what type of experience they have with your style of wedding and how many weddings they take on per year. I personally believe in having a personal relationship with my clients so that may be something to learn more about as well.

* On the topic of pinterest….

Showing Pinterest photos to your florist can be helpful, but just remember that some of the flowers are not always available in your individual state. Some photos may have been taken in another part of the country where certain florals are more readiy available. (I know, I hate it too!) So please don’t get your heart set on that Pinterest Bouquet but instead remember that your images can provide inspiration! Your florals will be beautiful in their own unique way! <3



I love Mia’s floral aesthetic and attention to detail! These images were taken at a recent anniversary session for she and her husband (to celebrate their 4 year anniversary!). <<<Which I will be sharing this week on the blog.

If you are interested in contacting Mia for floral services, feel free to visit her website HERE:

And I’d like to give a special thanks to Mia for her insight and tips!


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