One day this summer, I got a call from an old college friend, Elizabeth. She excitedly shared with me her vision to start a flower business alongside another fellow college friend, Ruthie. I could hear the passion in her voice as spoke of their dream AND to my delight, they asked me to photograph for their company website. I couldn't say yes fast enough, I was so excited! 

So on a lovely Friday morning, they flew me to Birmingham, AL and our weekend adventure began. The days were filled with trips to the local flower wholesaler, cutting and prepping hundreds of flowers, pretty vases, amazing urban studio spaces, and creating incredible arrangements. Liz & Ruthie worked their flower magic and I got to document the whole thing! 

In between the all the arranging and shooting, we shared meals, drinks, sooo much coffee and tons of laughter. I even managed to sneak one or two inspirational Justin Bieber songs in there for good measure ;) 

To say this job was fun is a severe understatement. This was absolutely one of my favorite jobs to do. I really love nothing more than seeing my friends dreams come alive and to play even just a small part in the process is an amazing privilege. The passion and joy that surrounded this weekend was incredible! Dreaming and doing has a contagious energy and I'm so thankful I was able to share in that with these ladies. 

I'm so proud of Liz & Ruthie for pursuing something they love and I can't wait to see how their hard work continues to bring Spade & Annual to life! The site is officially live and you can find it here.

If you're ever in need of some ballin flower arrangements, these are your girls! 

Check out our weekend of fun below and also, stay tuned for part 2 of this shoot - there's gonna be a babe bride and flower crowns involved, so need I say more? 

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