Dreaming of a way to create a floral photoshoot without breaking the bank? Heidi Inabinet, owner of On a Limb in Charleston, South Carolina is a master at dreaming up concepts using stems headed for the compost bin to create an impact in her community while indulging her artistic gifts and gaining professional photos for her portfolio. Time after time, Heidi proves that it’s possible to create a high impact-low cost floral photoshoot which ends up being mutually beneficial to the vendors involved.
Heidi set out to create a series of Flower Bomb sessions this year to honor her 50 years on the planet while creating beauty for the enjoyment of her community. We fell in love with this floral photoshoot from the project. “Every single bloom, branch and vine in this shoot was headed for the compost. The challenge was to use it all in a celebratory way and make due with short stem lengths, lack of colorful/ focal blooms, etc.,” says Heidi.
The message behind this session resonates with us at Botanical Brouhaha: Life’s Circles Echo. Heidi explains it this way: “The echo we create – in definitions of art … in living life … widen our circle in untold ways.”
We admire the way Heidi goes about her Flower Bomb sessions – “very loosely with no expectations of the outcome”. In fact, the only thing she had custom created for this shoot were the 3 handwritten words hanging above the bench window which convey the theme: Life’s Circles Echo. Heidi had a calligrapher friend design them as a gift to the clothing boutique owner.
In the end, Heidi managed to highlight a local boutique called Havens, create an artistic installation, extend the life of a few flowers, work with a local photographer, and gain images for her portfolio – all while honoring her community with her work. We’d say that’s an epic way to celebrate your years on the planet!