For the first time, detailed professional photographs taken of the many artistic floral design creations presented during the 2009 National Symposium of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) are being made available for purchase from AIFD.
Taken by noted floral photographer Stephen Smith, the photographs are available in a CD format. While pictures contain the AIFD copyright watermark, they are ideal for viewing or for showing potential customers. Photographs of the various designs were taken immediately prior to them being unveiled on stage to the applause of the Symposium audience.
AIFD has packaged the photographs into five CDs. Each represents roughly a half-day of Symposium programs and/or luncheon/dinner settings. Anyone interested in viewing the pictures before purchasing them can do so by going to: www.aifd.org/NewMarketplace/MPSymposiumImages.htm
The July 13 morning edition CD features 17 pictures from "Sellebrate the Season" with Michael Jarvis AIFD, Link Johnsten AIFD, David Shover AIFD and Jimmy Threatt AIFD; 21 pictures from "From Concept to Creation" with Corey Harbour AIFD; 28 pictures from "It’s Not Your Mother’s Color Wheel" with Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD; and eight pictures of the "In Living Color – Crayola Café" luncheon as designed by Tom Simmons AIFD.
The July 13 afternoon program CD features 15 photographs of "An European Exploration" with designs by Ania Norwood, Anthony Vigliotta AIFD and Wendy Andrade AIFD; 12 pictures from "An Uncommon Exploration" with Coby Neal AIFD and Beth O’Reilly AIFD; 12 pictures of "AIFD’s Induction Stage" featuring designs by Christina Burton AIFD and Karyn Brooke AIFD; and seven pictures from the "AIFD Awards/Installation" dinner as designed by Susan McKnight AIFD and Kerry Sallabedra AIFD.
The July 14 morning programs CD features six photographs from "In Style for the Holidays" by Richard Hampton AIFD; 17 pictures from "The WOW Factor – Space, Structure & Style" by Jenny Tabarracci AIFD; 14 pictures from "Ode to An Urn" with Talmage McLaurin AIFD; five pictures of "Unleash the Picasso In You" featuring the creative works of Chef Ray Duey, CEC; and nine photographs from "Platinum Wedding Brunch" featuring the creations of Cindy Anderson AIFD, Jackie Lacey AIFD and Julie Reed AIFD.
The July 14 afternoon CD includes 30 beautiful photographs of the wedding work created by Derrick Vasquez AIFD and Lori Novak AIFD in their program "Illusions" as well as 12 photographs of the "Platinum Wedding Champagne Candlelight Reception" with designs by Cindy Anderson AIFD, Jackie Lacey AIFD, Julie Reed AIFD, Erica Smail AIFD and cake artist Natasha Goellner. It also includes 12 miscellaneous photographs of AIFD Symposium designs located throughout the Kansas City Hyatt Hotel.
The final AIFD Symposium photographic CD (July 15) includes 17 pictures from "No Leaf Unturned" by Ralph Null AIFD; nine pictures from "Imagination" with Deborah de la Flor AIFD and Tanus Saab and Paulo Perissoto of Brazil; seven pictures from "Messages from Nature" with Keiko Okada of Japan; and 14 pictures of the elegant "An Evening in the Garden," the AIFD Final Night dinner with floral creations by Howard Silver AIFD.