Commercial Photo Shoot at Wy's Floral in Grand Forks, ND

March 12, 2019  •  1 Comment

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I was beyond excited to go visit Wy's Floral in Grand Forks, ND. For one, I have heard of this floral shop but never have been there. And two, well, it's a floral shop! I love flowers, arranging them, smelling them and getting to be creative! I love walking into a new place for the first time and getting a sense of the atmosphere. My first reaction walking through the door? All the natural light, a photographers dream! It was so open and airy, and my shopaholic inner self didn't know where to start first. It was full of all things wonderful with signs of spring everywhere! I got to meet Shelly, the owner, along with Liz, Deb, Cheryl, and Amber. They were very gracious in allowing me into their world for a couple of hours.

 

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I have imagined working in a flower shop, amongst beautiful, sweet and pungent flowers, unending rows of greenery, tiny accent flowers and spiral eucalyptus (thanks to Amber for showing me). I noticed vases of flowers for happy occasions like new babies, anniversaries, and birthdays. I am also reminded, as with any living thing, the cycle of life is fragile and won't last forever. A family stopped in to make flower arrangements for their daughter and sister's funeral. I couldn't help but over hear the interaction with the florist and the family. The florist was taking careful consideration to their needs in this difficult time. She was compassionate and attentive, and let the family reminisce and talk about their loved one. It was really very touching. It made me realize that a florist not only arranges and displays beautiful flowers, they put meaning behind each creation, giving empathy and kindness to people in tough situations. 

Thank you to Wy's floral for letting me get a glimpse into your world. I will visit soon!    

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