Portraits: Dianthus Goh, The Floral Designer

Dianthus Goh – Not Your Everyday Flower Girl

We go waaayyy back the two of us. We were friends back in Sekolah Rendah Convent JB. A few years of radio silence but we got back in touch recently via FB.

Turns out she’s working on her brand spanking new floral shoppe called Bouquet Garni in Ben’s Independent Grocer at Publika.

Dianthus Goh @ Bouquet Garni, Publika

Dianthus Goh @ Bouquet Garni, Publika

We set a few dates to get her second set of portrait and shop photographs done. Armed with my Nikon camera and planned photography layouts, I set out to photograph Dianthus last week.

I pinned a few inspiring shots to show Dianthus to get a better feel of her brand. I genuinely try to take photographs that best represents a client’s brand. Do check out her instagram @FlowersByDianthus

Worked on some close up shots too!

Worked on some close up shots too!

 

This is what we managed to achieve. ALTHOUGH one thing for sure, she was easy to photograph. Make up on point, outfits perfect in every way and she’s just a pro at ‘smizing’. Tyra Banks would be proud.

Playing around with aperture and exposure and also sticking with program mode occasionally, I believe I managed to get some shots which Dianthus really loved!

Dianthus, putting together a bouquet. Wanted to get some 'in action' close ups.

Dianthus, putting together a bouquet. Wanted to get some ‘in action’ close ups.

 

The many Dianthus Goh expressions.

The many Dianthus Goh expressions.

 

Research and preparation goes a long way. Thankful and blessed it paid off (in a way). I do need lots more experience with photography. Definitely – I am not a photographer just because I own a DSLR. BUT, I’m well on my way. Hope to go for a photography course soon. I’ve been for a basic photography course at WebWeaver Learning Center. I hope to take my skills to the next level. Baby shutter speed steps.

Signing off with a little quote poster I had put together. Have a great week everyone. Get creative, especially when life seems particularly dark. Do check out as well the website I designed for Dianthus at www.dianthus.my!

 

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