Kim of Kim Newton Weddings is one of my favorite people to work with so when she asked me to do the flowers for a photo shoot with Sam Stroud at Shadow Creek, it was a no brainer! As usual, my first stop was to my local flower farm (Plant Masters in Laytonsville) to see what was blooming. No matter what the project, my first step in the flower sourcing process is to look around to find something locally in peak bloom. Then I pretty much base everything else off of that. In this case it was lilac that had just popped. The day of the shoot was FREEZING and the second that we took that lilac outside, it totally DIED! but I love how everything came together!