The Power of Flowers – November 2014


I recently finished reading a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh called the Language of Flowers. My best friend Karen recommended it, and she couldn’t have been more correct with my taste. It tells the story of Victoria Jones, an orphan girl going through foster and group homes as a child and teen. She discovers her love of flowers and learns the meaning behind them, incorporating this into her daily life. In Victorian England, people would give flowers based directly on the meaning they wanted to convey. There are multiple books and theories written on this subject, and so much to explore. Whether it was a suitor trying to declare his love, someone giving to those grieving, or flowers at a wedding celebration, every flower was thought about and giving accordingly. This really made me think, and try to give flowers in accordance to their meanings. I am sure this is the reason why we give flowers in the first place! I have been trying to keep fresh flowers on my vanity and coffee tables recently and give them to the people I visit.  It brings so much life, colour and joy into ones daily routine, a habit I will try hard to continue. I wanted to share with you Victoria’s Flower Dictionary and hopefully make a difference in the way you buy, plant and give to others.  Good Luck!

Click to access languageofflowers-flowerdictionary.pdf

Posted by

My approach to photography is simple and pure. I use only natural light to create an image; and work hard to develop an artistic photo, whether it be for a client or as a self project. I do not care about staging shots, excessive make up, and set ups. I capture what is there, with love for that special moment. With an advanced diploma in photography from Canada, I choose to follow my dream to work as a freelance photographer. With over 10 years in experience, I can capture your special moments, smiling faces, products or food in a simplistic, colourful and uncomplicated way. I photograph with my heart and believe in sustainability, conscious consumption and responsibility. When you book a photography session, purchase an image, or participate in a workshop or retreat, you are supporting social organizations and projects. I run my small business on green electricity, all print material is climate-neutral and supports other charitable projects for people and the environment. This is a very important concept for me to follow. Every daily decision and choice we make, has the potential to create a cleaner and happier community and world. If you are interested in purchasing fine art photographs or my cookbook, hoping to have images taken or just want to connect, I am happy to make a new friend. For questions, inquiries and commissions, please contact me through my contact page.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s