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One of the things we love most about photographing kids is that they love anything creative and fun. We get the freedom to push the limits with hair, wardrobe and styling and they love every minute of it. When Monbebe Couture asked us to do a flower girl inspired shoot, we knew that we wanted to push the limits and “re-imagine” the flower girl. We know that it’s technically the bride’s big day, but what better way to build up the anticipation for the bride than with an adorably fly flower girl walking down the aisle? We’ve pulled together some of our favorite ideas to incorporate for your flower girl on your wedding day.
Get creative with props
Mix it up! Think outside the traditional flower girl basket and try unique props such as confetti, flower adorned balloons, or even floral rings. The sky is the limit and here (bonus – it’s one less thing for the flower girl to have to remember to do!)
Add flair to the hair
Kids love fun/cool hairstyles so don’t be afraid to add beautiful florals to hair (and even skin) in a creative way. You can add floral stems to hair for a floral puff or bun or even have your makeup artist use a little eyelash adhesive to attach flowers or jewels to skin. The options here are limitless!
Incorporate fun shades
We all love a good photo op and it should be no different for the flower girl. Instead of those silly photo booth props, try creating some glammed up couture sunglasses using florals or jewels to kick it up a notch.
If you decide to ditch the flower basket all together, props such as beautiful crowns are an inexpensive alternative. Remind the flower girl that she is queen in the making.
We hope that these ideas inspire you to get creative while planning out your flower girl look and allow your little cutie to shine with you on your big day!
- Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
- Dresses: Monbebe Couture
- Hair: Shanna Thomasson
- Dress: Keya DeLarge
- Models: Zoe, Dior, Madison
READY TO / Shop?
Parents book shoots with us for a variety of reasons – some are in need of updates for their child’s modeling portfolio, but we now get tons of parents who just love the artistic photos and want their child to see themselves in a different light. Anya and her parents moved to Germany from the US a few years ago. Since then, Anya has struggled with embracing her natural curls since there is not much in terms of representation and diversity in her new neighborhood and school. Anya’s mom says, “We decided to book the shoot with CreativeSoul because of their message to our young girls. The message that you are beautiful, fierce, confident and everything in between with your big hair. These photos embraced everything about what we are trying to teach our young girls.”
They decided to travel from Germany to Paris to experience our AfroArt sessions. When we found out that they were traveling in, we invited them to participate in the Natural Hair Academy event that we were attending the same weekend in Paris. We knew that it would be a great experience for both Anya and her mom to not only see positive diverse images, but to also learn to learn of various ways to deal, comb, cut and style her hair. “She was in awe of how many girls/women looked liked her. She experienced beauty on a variety of levels that she had never felt before. She made so many friends that we’ve actually kept in touch with! One her absolute favorite moments was meeting the book author and learning the story of how the author had to learn how to like her hair. Anya was once again in awe, that she knew someone like her.”
We are proud to see how the “village” came together in Paris to help this young girl embrace her curls and culture. Check out the video below for a recap of Anya’s experience at NHA and our AfroArt session in Paris.
- Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
- Backdrop/Props: Ettavee
- Hair: Sephora Joannes
- Dress: Charabia Paris
READY TO / Work
We are so used to being behind the cameras that it is rare that we have a great peek into the behind the scenes process of our shoots. We were thrilled to see these beautiful behind the scenes photos captured by photographer Cris Sanchez at our recent NYC sessions. We had the opportunity to join creative forces with the talented Taj Mirage and Natural Hollywood to make magic in the big apple. We’ll let the photos do the talking so check out the magic below. BTW – we’re dropping new travel dates soon so be sure you’re on our mailing list if you want to catch us when we come to your city.
Finally, here are some of the final photos captured in NYC. <3
- Photography: CreativeSoul Photography (@creativesoulphoto); BTS Photos: Cris Sanchez
- Hair: Jennifer Lord (@naturalhollywood); Asst: @natcurljunkie
- Body Art: Taj Mirage (@mirage_magic)