I work at a local ski resort, Oak Mountain, and every year we host a Holiday Fair to kick off the Christmas season. I've sold photos and donated garlands in the past but this year I'm totally taking advantage of the flower crown trend and hawking my wares (yes, I researched "hawk vs. hock" before throwing that term out there).
Part of the services I offer include limited floral options (garlands, bouquets, etc) but my favorite are definitely flower crowns. I'm loving this trend and I'll be sad when it burns itself out for another 30-40 years. A flower crown is a prop that adds so much to your photos. It really adds a level of visual interest that a portrait may lack.
All of my flower crowns are made from high-quality faux or dried flowers, ensuring they'll not only last for years to come, but can handle the craziness of a wedding day. No more wilting or making sure they're kept cool before the big day!
Anyone out there watch CWTV's show, Reign? Does she not look like a character straight out of it? By the way, "she" happens to be my youngest sister, Aimee. I visited my family for a week down in Pennsylvania and wrangled my sister into doing some modeling for me while there. Luckily, she's forever been a willing participant of my shoots.
The day before we took these photographs, my sister and her water polo team won the state championships. Can I throw in a water polo photo or two in here real quick? I just have to share to show you the difference one day can make and I may or may not be just a little bit proud of her, too. Another sister out in Oregon, when sent a few of these flower crown photos, remarked that Aimee looked quite different than the previous photos she had been sent (see below). My mom snapped these ones at the games.
That's beast mode right there. Aimee recently signed with a Division 1 university to swim and play water polo for them AND IT'S SO EXCITING.
But now, back to flower crowns:
The flower crowns pictured aren't the only ones that will be available for purchase on Friday, December 11th. These just happened to be the lucky few I brought down to Pennsylvania with me and had the time to photograph!
Flower crowns can also be pre-ordered and customized just for you. The ones featured in this post are for those who fall into the instant gratification category.
Can't make it to Oak's Holiday Fair this year but are interested in one of the featured crowns? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to order a custom-made one.
(One last crown: I made this particular one for a styled maternity shoot taken over the summer. It went along with the woodland theme perfectly and added so much to the photos. I love how it turned out!).