I’m a photo stylist. What can I say. Sometimes things aren’t always as they appear. While I really strive to maintain the integrity and authenticity of the houses I style for photo shoots, there are sometimes small acts that when you look at them in the great scheme of things are well, a little over the top.
Take yesterday for instance. My photographer Michael Partenio asks me to give the lilac topiaries in this pristine New Canaan, Connecticut, yard a little more oomph. My first thought was, “You’re crazy. They’re perfect.” But of course, as with anything there was room for improvement. My apologies to gardeners everywhere. I took other clipped lilac blooms and added them randomly to this one. The resulting photo will appear in a future issue of New England Home Connecticut.