Meristem Styled Shoot

This partnership was absolutely a dream come true. Up until a few months ago, doing a styled shoot just never interested me. Then, I met Anna Passarelli with Meristem Floral, formerly Simply Elegant Floral Designs out of Raleigh, NC. A rebranding overhaul was needed after making the decision to become a husband & wife team–how great is that? So, we started to daydream & plan and Anna worked endlessly on the most incredible arrangements that blew me away. We did a combination of rebranding images as well as bridal, because…look at them! Such a handsome couple! Working with her was truly a spiritual experience. This woman has an undeniable talent and her arrangements are breathtaking. They are the perfect combination of elegance and enchanting & I’d like to hope my photography has a hint of that as well, so working as a team was strikingly natural for us. She proudly proclaims to “thinks in flowers” and after spending a day with her, I believe that to be true. Her love for them is so clear and her technique is unique, raw and thoughtful. I was beyond thrilled when she agreed to go on this adventure with me. We decided to shoot at Graylyn Estate in Winston Salem because I felt the venue captured exactly what we needed. Excessive amounts of greenery, texture, life in full bloom. It was the only location I felt could truly help bring our vision to life.


Floral Design| Meristem Floral

Venue | Graylyn Estate

Silk Ribbon | Honey Silks

Makeup Artist | Tiwa Lawrence

Bridal Gown | Elizabeth Dye

Bridesmaid Dress | Adrianna Papell


Comments 1

  1. Wow! Stunning subject and arrangement Jordan, so very proud and admiring of your talent. I am no longer annoyed by your insistence as a child and teen to cover your walls in a collage of magazine pictures…. You have an inate artful vision that certainly shines through in all your photographs. Your Dad was and would be ecstatically proud.
    Xoxoxo. Mom

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