I’ll be honest, I had never heard of floral tattoos before Emily of Emily Wren Photography asked me to style this photo shoot for Love N’ Fresh Flowers. Flower crowns, absolutely, floral appliqué, yes, floral tattoos, nope! But now that I’ve worked with them, I’m a huge fan!
Floral tattoos are basically just flowers glued on to a large adhesive strip (like the sticky part of a bandaid). They’re meant to be worn on the body as an accessory and are especially perfect for events surrounding weddings and new babies. We used them here for a classy boudoir shoot, but they would be perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower or maternity shoot. And of course, they would be beautiful to accessorize a wedding day look. However, while they are pretty sticky, I wouldn’t plan on wearing them the entire day. After all, they are real flowers and with sweat and body heat, they might not last.
Jennie from Love ‘n Fresh Flowers made these in a few different shapes. We loved styling the “S” shape and found it created a beautiful fluid movement. A “U” shape would also be fun to frame a pregnant belly! As you can see below, having a variety of shapes was really fun to play with.
Emily gave me some direction and inspiration for the shoot with beautiful vintage lingerie and lots of color blocking. This shoot took place in April, and after a looong winter, we were all ready for lots of COLOR! I opted for higher waisted silhouettes, boy shorts, wide waisted bras and body suits to stay in line with the vintage feel. It was such a joy working with these talented creatives!