flowers: pauline stephens, elations weddings

Through Facebook, I met the lovely and talented Pauline Stephens, Event Planner Extraordinaire and Owner of Elations Weddings and Events in Richmond, VA and keeper of the Wedding Overdose Blog. It was love at first sight for me – one of her beautiful yellow bouquet images in her profile, and I instantly knew that Pauline also had some serious flower talent!!

Pauline made a trip to the New York area and we met up to take some images of some fabulous bouquets. I can’t wait to shoot some of her centerpieces as well.

Here are just a few of her many beauties…and various shots at various angles from our session, and I used my favorite chair quite a few times 😉

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Nothing like a little bling, eh?

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

Laura Bruen, NYC Photographer, NJ Photographer

These were all so beautiful. Here’s to hoping I can convince Pauline that she totally needs to come to my house and decorate my porch for springtime with her floral arranging for another Shoot-Scoop Feature Presentation!

Please do check out her website! She’s totally cool and creative.

Pauline, it was a pleasure! Hope to see you again soon!

  • OH MY GOSH. These all are stunning! Your photojournalistic eye is impeccable and I always shed a tear when I view your images. This was still the case with the images you took here.
    I am so glad that I have a friend like you. I had a ball the day of the shoot. Thank you for the hospitality and I will definitely decorate your beautiful home with flowers. Say the word and I will be there!

  • Patricia

    WOW! These flowers are stunning! I love them – you did such a great job capuring the beauty and detail of each arrangement! Amazing!!!

  • So pretty!

    And I really want that silver bucket. Can I have it? Pretty please. hehe

  • Samantha

    Stunning! Love them. My favorite is the first bouquet, second shot w/the fire behind it. They are all so very lovely.

  • how FUN! beautiful flowers, I love the one on the chess table…

  • I LOVE that silver bucket too! Awesome photography, beautiful flowers.

  • Jodie

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Makes me want to get married again! She could do my flowers and you would do the photography! Both amazing!

  • SanChes

    Beautiful! The roses are simply beautiful. I love the way Pauline mixed the red roses with the pink flowers. I think it’s stunning! I found myself drawn to that picture (5th from the top).
    The “favorite chair” is really nice too 🙂 Great photography!

  • Cherrie

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! I’m typically not a flower lover but these photos are amazing!!!!! And yes, the silver bucket is a great addition.

  • Debora Dennis

    This is my first time on your website and I was extremely amazed at your photo’s. I am very intrigued with your pictures, I thought they all were fabulous!

  • DLDugger

    The flowers are absolutely beautiful!! Usually I’m only a fan of callia lilies and tulipis but these are just amazing!!

  • Andrea

    I love the colors of the flowers that were used in the arrangements.

  • I love the arrangements. Very beautiful flowers

  • Alisha McCoy

    the pictures are lovely. the colors are very vibrant, very good capturing of details in each photo. simple and elegant. great job!

  • LMSC

    number 28 is my favorite…

  • love those fiddleheads with the roses, who woulda thunk it?? Love them all Laura! Great work Pauline!

  • Beautiful!

  • The pictures of the floweres are gorgeous! What I really enjoyed were the different angles of the pictures and the use of household items and props for the background. It’s really pretty, simple and classic. Love it!