Styled Shoot Inquiries
I do styled shoots because I love them.
I participate in styled shoots when something about them appeals to me creatively. Diverse models, unique mood boards, stunning venues. My favorite is when the person coordinating says, “Here’s my vision. Run with it!” I also love getting to know other vendors so I have someone specific to refer couples to.
There is a significant cost involved to participating in these shoots. The flowers cost money, and the labor can take hours. If you need me onsite for any length of time, that’s also another sacrifice on my part.
One bouquet sounds minimal to you, but unless I have unclaimed stems just lying around (which rarely happens because I’m in the business of selling flowers, not letting them linger in my cooler), I’m going to have to purchase multiple bunches in order to create a single bouquet. If I’m lucky, I can source most of the flowers directly from the farm—where I have to cover labor, liability insurance, seed costs, and more.
Unlike a stationer or dress boutique, my contribution will not be usable or sellable after a shoot, so I will never recoup those costs unless it’s from the shoot itself. I’m happy to donate my time, which is a substantial cost savings in and of itself.
My out-of-pocket costs must be covered before I can agree to participate in a shoot, and I encourage you to offer this same support to any designer or creative for whom their contribution will cost them a significant amount in order to create. If I can coordinate your shoot with an event for which I’m already contracted, this cost may be minimal or nothing. However, I cannot spend hundreds of my own dollars on styled shoots. That is not a fair and equal return.
If you are interested in working with a passionate designer who has a commitment to serving diverse audiences while supporting American flower farms, then I’m your gal. Shoot me a note, and let’s chat about how we can collaborate on something stunning.