I recently had the pleasure of custom brand photographing local master gardener, Eileen Tongson. Her passion and purpose are evident in every aspect of her business. Eileen runs a successful Floral Studio called FarmGal Flowers (FB and IG) and it’s the only one of it’s kind.
Why? Because without her, the company doesn’t exist. As a master gardener native to Florida, she has developed the expertise and passion to put her good talents to work in a completely unique business that combines gardening and floral design. FarmGal Flowers is an urban specialty cut flower farm and floral design studio that organically grow seasonal cut flowers and design with them to create unique bouquets for special occasions.
FarmGal Flowers is more than just any floral studio. It’s Eileen’s Floral Studio and Eileen grows her own gorgeous flowers right in her own backyard! You may find Eileen hosting a creative workshop or event. She may be building a local community garden at East End Market. She may be masterfully tending to her backyard garden while she dreams up the next beautiful arrangement she’ll get to create!
Photographing Eileen as she worked her backyard garden was such a treat. The blooms were incredible to focus on up close. The bees and butterflies came out to play. And for gosh sakes – how cute are those dogs?! With the great weather at the beginning of Spring, the smells, sounds, and sights of nature all around us made for a fun, organic outdoor photo session.
Her beautiful floral studio located just inside the patio from the backyard had just the right amount of natural light shining through to capture its simple beauty. I love the challenge of small spaces and interesting lighting. My goal is always to capture the true essence of how it feels to be there watching the magic happen. Eileen’s custom brand photography session was a perfect combination of beautiful products designed by a passionate creative eco-entrepreneur with a unique service everyone can appreciate.