Colors of Colina: Burgundy

As I have been doing my Humans with Bouquets series this year, naturally, I have developed a relationship with some of the people who have participated. Colina is one of those people, and I am lucky enough that she is local, and graciously agreed to shoot with me a few more times. Aside from the unique beauty that she possesses, to me, Colina inspires color. She has an incredible wardrobe and a lovely color sense, as well as a beautiful style. What more could I ask for? I decided I wanted to create a human-focused color series. With the coming of autumn, the possibilities are almost infinite; so, as a prelude to the season I chose the color burgundy. I simply told Colina what the general color theme of the bouquet that I was making would be, and here are the results!

Flowers: pokeweed, ranunculus, zinnia, rice flower, dahlia, foxglove, anemone, geranium, smoke, dusty miller Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood Colina's dress from Anthropologie and shoes from Swedish Hasbeens

Impromptu

Hooray for Friday everyone! This was a crazy busy week for me, so I sure am glad it is over. When I got back from my recent road trip, I made this impromptu arrangement with everything I had in my garden. I am a sucker for variety, and the more elements I can incorporate into my arrangements the happier I am. I have to admit, it is one of my favorites.

Flowers: garden rose, hydrangea, naked lady, geranium, foxglove, cone flower, rosemary, cherry tomato, grape, ginko, coleus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

The Last Vestiges of Spring

Spring starts early in California, which means all the cherry blossoms start blooming in late February and are finished by mid-April. It's not quite like the East Coast where Spring is really in full swing right now. However, once in a while I still find late blooming (for California) blossoms here and there in areas where they haven't been too exposed to the sun. A week a go I discovered a very pretty cherry tree in full bloom. It was not in anyone's yard, so I didn't feel too badly about clipping a couple of small branches (shhh - don't tell anyone!). There are a number of great elements about what is going on in this arrangement. 1) is that I really like the vase that I have used, 2) are the cherry blossoms, and 3) is the agrostemma (aka corncockle – the white flowers) that I purchased from Bi-Rite market.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers: peony, ranunculus, freesia, poppy, smoke, cherry blossom, agrostemma (corncockle) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Couldn't be happier with what I do for a living...it is the greatest gift in life to love your job! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood