Shanell Photography

 

I'm a floral designer who is obsessed with the details forming a beautiful, cohesive whole. It’s my specialty to step back and see the event as an entire work of art.

My story

As a former wedding planner (and still a certified planner), I never expected to become a florist. Years ago, around the time I was getting married myself and beginning the event planning journey, a dream floral design opportunity for a wedding at a high-end venue in Downtown Detroit landed in my lap. I created simple arrangements and a beautiful bouquet for the couple as they celebrated their vows against the downtown skyline. I started working with other vendors. Magazines noticed. Brides noticed. Their friends noticed. I quickly realized that wedding planning was just a stepping stone to my real passion: floral design. I've built my business focusing exclusively on floral artistry and an obsession with quality.  I've had the honor of every styled shoot we've done getting published, but I want you to know my biggest joy is when brides pull me aside after a wedding and tell me that hiring me was their best decision. It's an absolute honor to create flowers for your wedding.

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Things I love

Life in the suburbs of Detroit

I can walk to my studio in downtown Utica from our home where I live with my wonderful husband, our son, and our loud Doberman.

 

Old fashioned hard work.

No matter what job I’ve had, I've always worked hard. I'm passionate about giving you the best florals I can, from beginning to end.

Figuring out a good challenge.

I’m committed to executing your vision with excellence, and I'm not afraid of reaching out to the very best vendors to get them on your wedding team.

 

Guests keeping the flowers.

I design every floral arrangement so it's inside a portable dish within the vase. I love it when your guests take them home!

 
 
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Natalia made my life so easy. I gave her my colors and a general idea of what I was looking for and she went above and beyond my expectations!

— Andrea, Bride

 
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Amanda Dumouchelle Photography

 

Our Studio Manager

Karley

Karley is the woman behind the woman. She is often the first one you talk to when you reach out to us, and is always making our clients smile at every meeting. Karley handles all things client relations, and scheduling to ensure a smooth experience. When she’s not keeping us organized she loves spending time with her golden doodle, and boyfriend Tim.

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I want every aspect of each arrangement to look incredible for you.

Shanell Photography