Desiree Dean, owner of Desiree Dean Designs, hired me to take her promotional photos for her website and other marketing materials for her business. Desiree is a brilliant florist and is my go to when it comes to incorporating florals in any of my shoots. From bouquets to centerpieces and beautifully constructed succulent and floral crowns, necklaces and bracelets. Every time I order something from Desiree Dean Designs, I'm beyond stunned.
We had decided to hold the shoot at Cattus Island Park in Toms River, New Jersey. It's an amazing park with trails, bodies of water and hidden areas perfect for photography. As soon as Desiree arrived, she was in heaven! Desiree is a dog lover and while we walked through Cattus Island Park, her eyes instantly lit up at the sight of the multiple dogs being walked around by their owners. We wound up settling at a rustic picnic table where Desiree set up a sweet tea party setting complete with her custom floral arrangements. Her attention to detail was an instant reminder of the reasons why I adore her. The arrangements photographed lovely and simply showed off Desiree's eye for the art of florals.
The day of the shoot, Desiree went all out. She had hired a clothing, hair and makeup stylist and everything just worked! Desiree was so comfortable in her element; setting up for her editorial shots, the pops of colors that highlighted her face with her outfit, the warmth of the mock table setting had made the experience so sweet.
It was a delight to photograph Desiree. Desiree wasn't just a client. She's more than a client, she's my friend. A fellow female business owner, a collaborator. A talented florist that goes beyond your typical arrangements, she's an artist; a floral visionary.