Okay, confession time. I used to believe I lived in the most boring, unphotogenic city to be a photographer. Where is the lush, overgrown greenery? The colorful wildflowers? THE MOUNTAINS?!
It’s true, Columbia is pretty flat and metropolitan, but I’ve come to appreciate that these characteristics make the city beautiful in its own right. Not only that, but if (i.e. when) I get the hankering to make the mountains or beach my backdrop both are only a couple hours away. Truth is, having Columbia as my home base is a blessing.
There are all kinds of little nooks and crannies, alleyways and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spots around here to take advantage of. In fact, one of my goals for my business this year is to shoot more in the city. I like to think that I started off on the right track when my very first shoots of the year ended up being a spur of the moment mini session on the corner of Lady and Main downtown.
No, I didn’t just eeny-meeny-miny-moe a spot to shoot. In honor of The Lady’s upcoming opening, Fern Studio Flowers created a beautiful floral display in a trashcan right outside the building. It sounds strange, I know, but that’s art.
It all started with an Instagram post – Fern posted a photo of their glorious display and my inner crazy plant lady rejoiced. I immediately shared the post with a plea along the lines of “please help make my floral dreams come true”. I was totally serious.
What I wasn’t expecting was the amount of people that showed interest! I (very sadly) had to say no to a couple folks – It was crazy and a blessing and such an amazing way to kick off the year.
The day came and I met the stunning ladies you see here for some photos and YOW. I was not prepared for the results. Just keep scrolling – You’ll understand. These gals killed it.
I truly how you can feel the fun that was had here. Sydney, Madison, and Sarah are such good company and they made my week by simply being willing to snuggle up to a trashcan filled with flowers. The Lady is a new apartment building offering modern amenities and gorgeous view of downtown Columbia. They’re set to open early spring of 2021 – Check them out here!