Saturday, December 29, 2012

winter kale garland

last winter, i had the pleasure of working with wonderful photographer julie cope on a project inspired by my family's traditional advent wreaths around christmastime--but instead of using traditional greenery, i used kale from my garden, as well as asparagus fern and begonia leaves. it turned out beautifully and i highly recommend it in a pinch for a cheap and unique centerpiece. xx

goodnight, 2012

2012, i was terrified of you. but, more than any other year, you have been good to me. hard on me at times, but the kind of year that proves that if you are patient and stubborn and hopeful and tough, the very best things in the world can fall right into your lap.

photos: holiday wreaths, above; my kitchen table, below.

Monday, December 3, 2012

ici tout est bon

crummy rushed photos from a beautiful november wedding that included filling 800 square feet of lustre pearl with approximately 300,000 rose petals. rose petals that almost did not make it, and that came in teeny tiny bags of about 100 each. it was a trip but i had absolutely zero time to take photos, i can't *wait* to share photos from the photographer.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

amanda & barrett

a few early photos by the very talented lindsey thorne from an october wedding at laguna gloria. see more at her blog.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

have i ever mentioned how much i love my home office/studio? it's the most wonderful room in my house. it's got light like a greenhouse but can chill like a cooler when i need to keep inventory overnight. the photo above is my desk, which i try to keep limited to computer/paper/drawing activities but it usually ends up strewn in flowers on a wedding weekend, just like everything else.

the photos below are from a random roll of film i recently found that spanned a year of treks across texas. from new year's in marfa, to a trip to san antonio to see an old friend and photograph my grandparents' old home, to a meeting with a bride in houston where i got to squeeze in time at one of my favorite spots, the menil.

right now i am very very busy, i literally have to schedule time to hang out with my friends two weeks in advance. but i am also very happy. definitely the happiest i've been all year, probably the happiest i've been in seven, eight years? i have been spending free moments (most of which are at either 3 am or 7 am) writing weird poems that i keep in my pockets. i like watching the folds wear in the paper, feels like the poem and i are really getting to know each other. i dig for it in my pocket, pull it out and root out my favorite lines, re-arrange them. i suppose it's actually a lot like working with flowers.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

fall wedding instagrams

just a few iphone and instagram shots from weddings this fall. i've enjoyed so much being able to shape my business into one that i am excited about every day and i find that excitement leads to better and better work.

you can follow me on instagram at @marykathrrryn