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It’s just about the flowers

I have been wanting to do a post about flowers for a while. When I shoot weddings the main focus is on the couple of course, but I always have one eye on the flowers, and just love the variety and seasonal arrangements that are even better than the next. If I use them as props for ring shots or just backgrounds for albums, it really doesn’t matter, they just look incredible and I just LOVE to photograph them. These are just a few of my favorites from recent weddings and I can’t wait to see what this next season brings!

A butterfly for mom

It was a beautiful day some years ago, and I was driving home with mom from my brother’s vacation rental outside of Quechee, Vt. It was one of those perfect summer days—warm, no humidity and a light breeze. We were meandering along a back road making our way to south to Bennington and taking in the sites, not really wanting to go home just yet. So when we passed this enormous planting of black-eyed susans there was no question we had to stop and get a photo. I was shooting with film in my old Canon A-1, and set up to shoot back into the 20-yard-deep planting of flowers trying to isolate a couple when on cue the monarch landed right in the focal plane. It was perfect, and I couldn’t believe how much it fit with the colors and the petals of the flowers. Mom loved the print, it was one of her favorites, and it now hangs in my son’s room. To this day that image brings me right back to the memory of that day with her.

I love you Colleen

You are my best friend, my wife, and my angel. I love waking up with your smile and your beautiful eyes gazing at me, I can’t imagine my life without you in it. I love you… xo (mmmwaah) -Greg

Gerber Daisy flowers