Here's a closer look at the standing bouquet. I've always admired gymea lilies for their dramatic and impressive size and shape. With this shoot, I wanted to harness that intensity by building one into an arrangement that replaced the need for both a traditional bouquet and backdrop. Particularly against such a remote and barren landscape where traditional wedding arrangements might've appeared at odds with the environment. I also felt Amy to be the perfect model to wield this exotic weapon, with her bold beauty and calm composure in that stunning, elegant gown by @avari_couture_collections. It's always a pleasure to work with Kate from @gooddayrentals_vintage who dreams up and styles these wonderful shoots and Steph from @longwayhomephotography who photographs the details perfectly, and the many other talented professionals who bring their own 'A' games.
Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) Such an interesting Aussie native. You can see these at the Zoo. And if you've got a keen eye you will spot one in a bit of a random and very busy place in Werribee. Also known as the Flame Lily 🔥 or Spear Lily for obvious reasons they can grow up to 6m in height! This is what we get up to when out and about 😉
💚 When colour inspo is outside your office, you've got to jump up, grab the camera and capture its beauty before it disappears. Well, that's what I do! Does anyone else suffer from plant/flower FOMO? .