June is the month for roses

Did you know that June is National Rose Month? It makes perfect sense because this is the month when roses are in their prime blooming stage!

Albuquerque Botanical Garden May 2016

Albuquerque Botanical Garden May 2016

Roses are a longtime favorite of photographers because of their beautiful and complex multi-petal look. Read up on some tips to make your rose pictures spectacular.

Albuquerque Botanical Garden May 2016

Albuquerque Botanical Garden May 2016

Have you received roses as a gesture of love or friendship? Take a picture of each bouquet you receive and include it on a thank you note to the sender. This can also be a fun timeline type of activity if you have someone take a picture of you with your flowers each Valentine’s Day, or take a picture of each corsage from a prom. 

My brother's wedding May 2013

My brother's wedding May 2013

You might be surprised when you realize how many roses are around you. I love looking for them on tables in restaurants.

My daughter's birthday dinner at Valter's in 2014

My daughter's birthday dinner at Valter's in 2014

Trader Joes and florists are fun places to go for rose photos.

Whole Foods in March of 2015

Whole Foods in March of 2015

I found this bunch at the grocery store!

Harmons Grocery January 2008

Harmons Grocery January 2008

Are you going to any weddings this month? I bet you will see some roses around. Take some pretty pictures. I love this cake from a friend's wedding last week.

Garden wedding June 2017

Garden wedding June 2017

Be sure you take time to stop and smell the roses this month!