SUCCULENT STYLING

I have a photoshoot lined up next month for one of my recently completed projects.  I’m excited: it’s the first time I’ve had the pros in as opposed to doing it myself, and I can’t wait to see them work their magic.

The project’s pretty much good to go, it just needs a little tropical botanical/floral pep, and I’m thinking that succulents and cacti are the way forward.

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It’s no secret around these parts that I’m partial to a bit of gardening, in fact my internal OAP-self was out in force last weekend on my roof terrace whipping things into shape.  There’s something about having my hands in the earth that makes me calm and quiet, maybe it’s the long long line of Viking-y farmers that I apparently descend from, who knows.  Not me, not a sausage.

Anyway here’s a nice pic:

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My botanicals guys did a fantastic succulent/cactus terrarium for another project I recently shot, with arty-farty sand layers and a large sprinkling of detail, but this time I think I’m just going to shove a load of these beautiful chubby-leaved suckers in nice pots and call it a day.  Maybe just strew them around all over the place willy-nilly.  We shall see.

But in the meantime here’s some inspiration…

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Errr also can we please take a moment over this best staircase in the world…?  This needs to happen in my life at some point:

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Have a happy weekend loves!  And do tell, are you on the succulent/cactus bandwagon or is not your cup of tea?