One Bouquet Recipe Three Ways by Holly Chapple

July 08

Also in this current issue of Flutter is a bouquet story I styled with Holly Chapple‘s beautiful bouquets that she taught as part of Florabundance Design Days. She created one floral recipe and arranged the flowers in 3 different styles, a loose cascade, a traditional dome shape, and a loose organic shape. I styled the model with a taupe dress from Lovely Bridal LA and jewelry from Sophia Kaman. This was shot on location at Lotusland by my girl Lacie Hansen. Enjoy!

Photography: Lacie Hansen

Floral Design: Holly Chapple

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Mag

Dress: Lovely Bride LA

Jewelry: Sophia Kaman

Location: Lotusland

Model: Hello Gorgeous

Hair and makeup: Chateau Belle





June 25

One-on-One Portfolio Styling

Want to have a custom editorial created just for your portfolio? I can work with you one on one to create: lifestyle, wedding, product, fashion, bridal, food and drink, tabletop, or entertaining shoot. Priced per project.

Prop Styling for Weddings

Do you want to make sure all those details you’ve spent months creating are actually captured wedding day? I can style all the details shots of day from the invitations, to jewelry, shoes and attire, food & drink, flowers, heirlooms and any other unique wedding details. I will manage the shot list and make sure everything is styled and captured to the level of a magazine editorial. $275 / 2 hours

Prop Styling for Products

Have an upcoming event or sale and need a good photo of your products? Creating a lookbook or other marketing pieces? I can come prop style your products at an hourly rate during the week. $45/hour, minimum 2 hours, or $350/day rate.

Prop Styling for Locations

Would you like to promote the experience and atmosphere of your property through beautiful, story-telling, imagery? I can produce and style an editorial to highlight your properties unique selling points. Priced per project.

Photos: 1. KT Merry 2. Beaux Arts Photographie 3. Jess Wilcox 4. Jose Villa

Brunch at San Ysidro Ranch

May 19

For our on-going fashion to table series we tapped Santa Barbara native, Samantha of Could I have that? for a shoot themed around classic denim. I found these perfect napkins from Terrain as a jumping off point and then found a vintage indigo linen from Mate Gallery for an authentic denim texture. Add in the sickessssst chargers also from Terrain and copper accents in the silverware and placecard (a nod to the copper rivets in a classic denim) and this table came together quickly.

Kim from Toast did beautiful, feminine, white flowers and brought the most perfect bar cart which I styled with lemon and a huge rose vine Kim foraged. Anelise Salvo did some simple hand lettering for the menu on lucite and I hung it above the table. Special thanks to San Ysidro Ranch for hosting us and for Arna Bee for the beautiful photos. To see more of this story, grab your copy of Flutter Magazine at Barnes & Nobles or right here. See more as well on Flutter’s blog, right here and on Could I have that? right here.

Fashion to Table for Flutter Magazine

Photographer: Arna Bee

Host: Could I have that?

Stylist: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Magazine

Location, Food & Beverage: San Ysidro Ranch

Table & Bench: The Tent Merchant

Charger, Copper flatware, Napkin, Copper Plant Marker/Seating Tag: Terrain

Containers & platters: Hudson Grace

Cocktail Glasses & platters: Porch

Indigo Linen: Mate Gallery

Glassware: Diani Living

Florals: Toast Santa Barbara

Hand lettering: Anelise Salvo

Flutter Magazine Issue 6

May 13

The newest issue of Flutter magazine is out and its seriously gorgeous. The cover shoot is our annual astrology bride editorial styled by Joy Proctor, photographed by KT Merry and hair and makeup by Luna Bella. I have 3 stories in this issue, a bouquet story with flowers by Holly Chapple, photographed by Lacie Hansen, a driftwood table by Francoise Weeks, photographed by KT Merry, and Fashion to Table with Could I have that? photographed by Arna Bee. Plus a few seriously spectacular real weddings, go grab yourself a copy right here or at Barnes & Nobles after May 18th.



May 04


Floral Design

I create bespoke floral arrangements for intimate weddings and small gatherings (less than a 100 guests). I love mixing textures such as a soft, fluffy, peony contrasted with the spiky, and masculine, blue thistle. For me, texture coupled with placing flowers asymmetrically is the key to creating lush, organic floral arrangements reminiscent of the dutch masters. Some of my favorite flowers are muscari, clematis, hellebore, dahlia, and any kind of garden rose. Contact me to chat about your floral needs for your wedding or party.
Starting at $5,000.

Creative Direction & Event Design

For the the flowers to the paper goods, to the linens, to the layout, to the lighting, to any, and all, visual elements of your wedding day, I will create a cohesive event design based on translating the couple’s story into details. I believe each design element should feel authentic to the couple, showcasing their unique story and their style. Priced per project.

Photo: Beaux Arts Photographie

On the Rocks: Passionfruit Shooter

April 17

This dangerous little passionfruit shooter looks all innocent but packs quite a punch. To make these guys, slice the rounded botton of the passionfruit off (so these guys can stand up) and then cut the passion fruit in half and hollow out the inside of the fruit.

Then you’ll need:

2 oz Vodka

1oz Passionfruit

1oz Orange Juice

1oz Lime Juice

3 dashes of Mint Bitters

Combine ingredients, shake, and strain and pour into hollowed out passion fruit cup.. Float the bitters on top of the cocktail. Garnish with an edible flower like a pansy. (Makes approx. 3)

 Photography: Leela Cyd

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Mag

Bartender: Greg Brechiebel

On The Rocks: Spring Fling

March 22

It’s definitely feeling like spring (and even, possibly, summer) here in Santa Barbara and what better way to celebrate the season than with this blooming cocktail? I collaborated with Greg Brechbiel of Sama Sama Kitchen to create this pretty floral libation and  it was captured beautifully by Leela Cyd. I styled the shot with edible flowers, in this case, white cosmos. I love how its like the cocktail is wearing its own little floral corsage.

To mix up your own Spring Fling you’ll need:

2 oz bourbon

1/2 Lemon squeezed

1 whole strawberry muddled

1oz ginger beer

2 dash barrel aged bourbon bitters

Muddle strawberry, lemon juice, bourbon. in a martini shaker. Add ginger beer, bitters, ice, shake and strain. Server up in a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with an edible flower like cosmos.

Photography: Leela Cyd

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Mag

Bartender: Greg Brechiebel