Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Holidays From Garden Photo World!

Holiday Lights, downtown Seattle

Wishing you the joys of the season!

For a fairyland holiday garden tour, see the post below with images from the Bellevue Botanical Garden's "Garden d'Lights"!
David and Georgianna

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Magical Garden of Lights

Every holiday season, the Bellevue Botanical Garden is transformed into an enchanted fantasy garden of flora and fauna during the Garden d'Lights festival. Inspired by plants found in Northwest gardens, over 500,000 tiny twinkle lights are fashioned into three dimensional flowers, shrubs, vines, arbors and critters.

Garden Photo World has an extensive collection of images from this spectacular event in our stock library. Visit it here for many more views.

And if you are in the Seattle area during December, make a point of visiting Garden d'Lights! – Georgianna

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Festive and Frosty!

Share the spirit of the season with a tour through our winter gallery! Brrr!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Autumn Glory

We didn't stop to catch our breaths upon our return from Chile and Peru – although it's spring there, autumn is at its peak here! We managed some terrific days of shooting in beautiful weather before the drenching rains hit at the end of October. Here's just a small selection – see more gorgeous autumn beauty at our website!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Back from South America!

We've returned from three phenomenal weeks in Chile and Peru! We're still processing the thousands of photos we took of Chilean and Peruvian flora and fauna but here is a sneak peek of some.

We had a photo request from a US publisher for images of llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanaco (all of the llama family) so traveled to a farm outside of Cusco. Not only did we photograph so many of them in their native habitat, we also got an extensive collection of images of traditional Peruvian dyeing and weaving techniques, including a detailed demonstration of the various natural plants used to dye the spun yarn and create the incredible colors of Peruvian handicrafts. (See full photo story)

And, a dream come true, we spent two days at Machu Picchu! We splurged and spent the night at the Machu Picchu Santuary Lodge – expensive but worth every penny – and were up and at the ruins in time for the most glorious, clear sunrise! Absolutely breathtaking and a once in a lifetime experience.

The gardens at the Sanctuary Lodge are lush with exotic native orchids, hummingbirds and other birds, none of which we'd ever seen before.

Here are two VERY happy photographers!

We'll be posting more images from the trip on our travel blog and will post a link here when we do!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Next Stop – South America!

Our next major location shoots will be in South America! We have a variety of image requests, from llamas to Chilean vineyards to native Chilean plants. Our itinerary includes Santiago, Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, Chile; Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, Peru and hopefully a trip to the wildflower fields in central Chile if the winter has had enough rain for them to bloom.

If you are in need or desire of images of the amazing flora of Chile and Peru, be sure to contact us asap with your lists so we can include them in our travels.

Next update upon our return, or depending on wifi connections, from the road!

– Georgianna

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our Latest VIdeo Production – Colette's

We were delighted and honored recently to be hired to produce a new promotional video for Colette's Bed and Breakfast, in Port Angeles, Washington. Colette's is a luxurious and highly rated B&B on a 10 acre oceanfront estate located between the majestic Olympic Range and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The fabulously appointed lodgings are nestled in a spectacular outdoor sanctuary including enchanting gardens and towering evergreens.

If you are traveling to the Pacific Northwest, this is the ultimate getaway!

Thank you again to Georgette, Cindy and Chip for the opportunity to create the video for your beautiful and romantic retreat!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Late Summer Update

We've had a gloriously beautiful summer in the Pacific Northwest, which we've taken advantage by expanding our scheduled shoot locations, resulting in literally thousands of new images added to the library!

These include: luscious Summer Fruits; a cute photo story on whimsical Handmade Bird Houses; a new collection of our Hellebore images – just in time for upcoming winter features; fresh and modern still lifes of always heavenly Hydrangeas; and, since it's never too early to plan for spring, we've put together a new collection of our best of Skagit Valley Tulips!

Newly shot and upcoming: A Medicinal Herb Garden, Seaside Perennial Garden, Seattle's Famous "P-Patch" Allotment Gardens, and more.

But these are just a few highlights – check out other collections and photo/feature stories listed on the sidebar and on our website!
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Summer Fruits

Handmade Bird Houses


Hydrangea Still Lifes

Skagit Valley Tulips

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lavender Daze

Tuesday we traveled to Sequim (pronounced Squim) as we'd decided to photograph the lavender fields and farms before the official Sequim Lavender Festival starts this weekend. It was a wise decision. The roads were empty, as were the parking lots, farm shops and the fields themselves.

While we visited several farms, we spent the most time at the one that became our favorite: Purple Haze Lavender. The owner, Mike Reichner, was fabulously generous in sharing the workings of the farm and we were even able to shoot and produce an HD video for him of the harvest (see end of this post). Here's a sample of the images but click the links at right to view the full photo story and image collection!