I have been a freelance floral designer for over a dozen different floral designers in the Bay Area, some of the most well-known being Studio Mondine, Natalie Bowen Designs, and Max Gill.
For me, floral design is a kind of physical, sculptural poetry; an intimate and meaningful time to immerse in the art of creating. I try to use foraged, unusual flowers and fruits and work with foam-free structures when possible. I love working with other creatives, and seeing how simple floral designs can make so many people feel joy.
Below are some examples of my floral designs - a whimsical culmination of a petaled harvest.
Above: self directed study -- locally grown distant drum roses; gold leaf and gold paint on foraged persimmon and dried oak leaf; vintage brass bowl, atop my grandmothers books
Above: design for Studio Mondine - featured in Over The Moon
Professional Photography by Roey Yohai Studios
Arrangement for Natalie Bowen Designs
Design for Max Gill
Self directed design
Above: urn-style arrangement for Gavita Flora - wedding in Carmel, CA
Above: Redwood tree installations for Seascape Flowers, featured in Martha Stewart
Photography by Jasmine Simone, self directed floral arrangement
Design for Gavita Flora at Nestldown Los Gatos
Designs for Studio Mondine
Self directed garden study: meyer lemons; blackberries; garden roses; oak-leaf hydrangea; feverfew
flowers for an after-funeral gathering of a beloved 92 year old grandmother -- she asked before passing to have "every color" at her "celebration" of her wonderful life