Floral Photo Styling

Today I’m talking about the one day floral photo styling workshop I recently attended.

The workshop was run by Janne Ford (photographer and content creator) and Hazel Shaw (florist) at the beautiful Bury Court Barn just outside Farnham.

The oast house looked pretty against the blue sky when we arrived.

There were pretty scene settings in the courtyard with ideas for autumn photography.


I love the log barn providing fuel for raging open fires on chilly evenings and winter days.

Hazel had been busy preparing lots of floral arrangements for us to photograph.

The flowers were provided by The Real Flower Company who grow some of the world’s finest scented flowers including English scented garden roses, David Austin Roses, Kenyan Fairtrade scented roses and English sweet peas.

It had been a misty morning and as it cleared the raindrops on the abundant dahlias sparkled in the sunshine.


After taking lots of outdoor photos we spent a few hours with Hazel who helped us make our own arrangement.  There was lots of hot drinks and biscuits to see us through the morning. Lunch was homemade quiche provided by Hazel’s team with gluten free cake and fresh fruit options.

After lunch we had time to photograph our own floral creations.  I chose the cavernous barn with it’s beautiful textured walls and aged wood (complete with glitter ball of course!) as my first location.

This would be a beautiful wedding location.


Moving on from the barn I selected some of the photo props provided to create some floral images.


We then moved inside where Janne and Hazel had been creating a tablescape for us to photograph.


Vaani created the beautiful cake and bought it along to add to the scene.


The fairy lights added a special touch to the table.


To end the day Janne gave some useful insights into using Instagram including developing our own personal photographic style, the importance of using hashtags, knowing when to post images and, finally, some tips on composition, colour and photo editing.

This is my third floral styling workshop.  Both Hazel and Janne come highly recommended from me so if you’re considering learning more about floral arranging and photography either for yourself or for creating great images for Instagram and social media do look them up.

Stay safe and cosy until next time.

Yvonne x




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