Flutter Magazine / Florabundance Design Days

Images below by: KT Merry, Mary Jane Photography, and Megan Sorel Photography

2015 Workshop Hosted by Florabundance and Flutter Magazine

3 Leaf Floral Destination Colorado Florist
3 Leaf Floral Destination Colorado Florist
Mary Jane Photography Lotusland
3 Leaf Floral Colorado Desitnation Florist

I love to learn. I love flowers. Mix them together in the California sunshine in January and I'm sold. Well, actually I was sold when I first heard it also had my startstruck cast of Amy Merrick, Sarah Winward, Holly ChappleAmy Osaba, Alicia Sweede and Francoise Weeks would be there teaching. They are awesome. They were more than I expected them to be. Gracious. Humble. Flower people. 

Mary Jane Photography Florabundance

But the thing I took away most was the beautiful collaboration of flower nerds. I can't tell you how alone I feel in my craft some days. Trying to source the right places, trying to price weddings in that "sweet spot", trying to run a small business and balance family life. Not feeling secure enough to just "go to coffee" with my competition. I was brought back to why I love what I do: that when you truly do what you love, the rest follows. 

Mary Jane Photography Florabundance

I was so honored to spend my days among amazing designers like Amy of Victorian Gardens and Emily of Emily Herzig Floral Studio. I loved connecting with other Colorado florists like Hanah Style Designs and some really REALLY cool Canadian designers like Fache Florals and Society Floral. I was so lucky to room with Amber and Catherine of Twigs and Posies and talk bridal horror stories sleepover style until we passed out. (PS- for much more floral inspiration, a visit to the above sites is a MUST)

3 Leaf Floral KT Merry Photography

I learned new techniques, I re-visited old favorites. I learned that my "informal" training is ok, that it's ok to fake it till I make it. But my favorite treasure I took away was how awesomely similar to other creatives my passion is for flowers and making beautiful things is to the other creatives around me. And, I'm not alone.

Mary Jane Photography
3 Leaf Floral Destination Florist
Sarah Winward Mary Jane Photography
Mary Jane Photography Loutusland
Mary Jane Photography Lotusland