Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Floral Shoot

Back in August I had the privilege of having my home used for a background by a very talented group of people who put together the holiday floral arranging story which can be seen in the latest edition of Better Homes and Gardens.

Better Homes and Gardens December 2011 / By:  Amy Panos / Producer:  Ariella Chezar
Photographer:  Kate Mathis / Stylist:  Ed Gallagher
It was incredibly fun and a great learning experience to watch the creative behind the scenes process of the pictures unfold.
Better Homes and Gardens December 2011 / By:  Amy Panos / Producer:  Ariella Chezar
Photographer:  Kate Mathis / Stylist:  Ed Gallagher
I was amazed at the creativity and the attention to detail which went into each and every picture.
Better Homes and Gardens December 2011 / By:  Amy Panos / Producer:  Ariella Chezar
Photographer:  Kate Mathis / Stylist:  Ed Gallagher
My very favorite moments during the three day photo shoot were simply watching Ariella arrange the flowers. She truly is amazing!
Better Homes and Gardens December 2011 / By:  Amy Panos / Producer:  Ariella Chezar
Photographer:  Kate Mathis / Stylist:  Ed Gallagher
I must say I now have a new appreciation for the art of flower arranging and the artistry which is involved.
Better Homes and Gardens December 2011 / By:  Amy Panos / Producer:  Ariella Chezar
Photographer:  Kate Mathis / Stylist:  Ed Gallagher

Below are two of the pictures which were taken during the shoot and did not make it into print. They also can be found HERE.
I love the following idea.  Wrap a simple wooden box with a beautiful ribbon and fill it with a variety of citrus themed items.  Simple and elegant!
Better Homes and Gardens December 2011 / By:  Amy Panos / Producer:  Ariella Chezar
Photographer:  Kate Mathis / Stylist:  Ed Gallagher
Another gorgeous shot features a fresh boxwood garland and poinsettias draped along a mantel. 
Better Homes and Gardens December 2011 / By:  Amy Panos / Producer:  Ariella Chezar
Photographer:  Kate Mathis / Stylist:  Ed Gallagher
Which leads me to a discovery I made as a result of the photo shoot (many of you may already know this) - poinsettias make long lasting bouquets.  One of the benefits of hosting the photo shoot was being able to keep many of the beautiful flower arrangements.  For several weeks my family and I enjoyed having fresh flowers all over the house.  The arrangements which lasted the longest were the poinsettias.
I hope to post more about this story soon – including a behind the scenes look at the shoot and a feature on Ariella.

14 comments:

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

It must have been so much fun! The flowers are beautiful.

Dee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you had an interesting time at your house, Stacy! That's great you got to keep the arrangements. I did not know that poinsettias last long in arrangements. The plants themselves seem to last so long though, so I guess it makes sense.

Paula said...

Congratulations! I'll definitely closely examine this issue of BHG now that I know it was shot at your house. I'm sure it was very interesting to get a behind the scenes glimpse at how they do things for the magazine photos.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What fun!!!! Beautiful images, congratulations! Janell

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

How fun, Stacy!! That gorgeous red wall with the mirror -- what room is that? Did you paint for the shoot? I haven't been here in a little while, so if you posted about that, sorry I missed it! Flower arranging is one of my favorite things. These are so beautiful and I love the branches with the ornaments.

Holly said...

Such pretty photos and must have been so nice to have all of those fresh arrangements to enjoy afterward. Looking forward to hearing more about the shoot from you.

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous shoot.

P.S. Today is my first blogiversary and I'm hosting my first-ever giveaway (and it is handmade)!

http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com/2011/11/blogiversary-giveaway.html

Low Tide High Style said...

How exciting for you, and I know your home was the perfect backdrop for the shoot! Stylists are truly talented people, and watching them work is one of the things I love most about my job!

Kat :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That is so exciting. It must have been so much fun. I have been a long time subscriber to BH&G and love it. I can't wait for this issue!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

How interesting to be a part of a photo shoot like this. I never would have guessed that about the poinsettias.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations! It's so fun to watch how they stage everything. I had a room of my home in a magazine years ago and they brought in stadium style lighting and stagers to make it all look perfect. Part of me loved it, part of me felt guilty because it wasn't authentic.

Morgan said...

That sounds so fun! And these pictures are gorgeous. This must have been such an amazing time.

Lauren said...

I discovered your blog while searching for a photo of the lovely sugared fruit centerpiece--you blog is lovely, and I was so glad to find the photo--I just got my Better Homes & Garden December issue.

So glad to have found your great blog! I shared:)

Annie H. said...

How fun. The flowersa and pictures are all just beautiful.

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