Good evening from Huntington Beach everyone! This is one wedding photographer that survived three days out of the office in San Diego photographing Engagement Shoots and more and I’m super excited to share with you to the next episode of “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day!”
Every other week “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day” is committed to help Brides and Grooms be introduced to some of the best wedding vendors in the industry. We’ll be sharing tips & tricks, along with features & benefits of why hiring professional vendors on your wedding day will not only save you time, but your money & your sanity.
For this week’s program episode I am joined with Ms. Katrina O’Donnell; a professional floral designer from Katrina O’Donnell Custom Florals in San Diego who I recently had the honour of working with while I photographed Bernadette & Vlad’s wedding day at Casino San Clemente (You might remember me chatting about her a couple weeks ago during a West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week). If you don’t know much about Katrina and Katrina O’Donnell Custom Florals just yet, check out her bio. I know that she totally rolls out the red carpet for her couples and I think you’ll love her background too. She really puts her heart into each and every wedding.
“Just a basic gal, growing up in Orange County. At 14, I got my first job in a flower shop.
Yes, I was the bucket washer & rose stripper… glamorous, huh? But here is where my total & complete passion for fleurs & the art of floral design started taking root.
All through high school I worked at flower shops. I was extremely lucky to fall into a local floral business in Costa Mesa where I met my mentor & inspiration for where I am today. Berdine had been designing florals since the 1930’s~can we say old school!
She taught me the importance of mechanics, color theory, & how to properly care for cut blooms… She was an amazing lady!
Needing a change of scenery and meeting the boy of my dreams, I closed up shop in O.C. & moved on down to Oceanside in 1997. Here I restarted my business & fell in love with San Diego!
My love for flowers & the need to know more about how our lovely blooms grow took me to South America in 2010. I visited some of the most amazing & best farms in Ecuador.
The knowledge I gained from this trip, learning the scientific growing processes, cut stages, best shipping techniques, along with up & coming varieties… priceless!
And so here I am now… Happily running a very detail oriented & passion inspired floral studio, specializing in weddings & events. We travel throughout San Diego, Temecula, Orange County, and beyond. Whatever your style~funky, whimsical, modern… we inspire to blow you away!”
So sit back with a pad of paper & pen and be ready for some great information on “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day” with Katrina O’Donnell a professional floral designer with Katrina O’Donnell Custom Florals down in San Diego.
If you have any questions or are a vendor that would like to be on the program, feel free to contact me anytime. I’m available just about 24/7 via Twitter, Facebook, the form on my contact page, or the old fashioned phone as well at 888.ESQ.PHTO (888.377.7486) or 562.225.5915. Cheers!
PS, If you haven’t already – totally check out the video program; Photo Night Live from the UK that I was a guest on. YEAH!!! Be sure to read the Story about it and the program episode. It was a complete blast!
PSS, Totally check out some of the awesome students I had the honour of being a guest speaker at – at Fountain Valley High School and Marina High School last Friday on my Facebook Fan Page. It was a total honour being able to inspire tomorrow’s future wedding, portrait and fashion photographers!
PPSS, ALSO! Stay tuned for some of the fun photos that I captured last week when I saw Duran Duran at the Art Theatre in Pomona. So many awesome shots and videos that I am excited to share with you. You can also get a sneak peek on my Facebook Fan Page too.
And, because “Pobody’s Nerfect” – Here are some totally fun outtakes!