Texas weather is doing its darndest to defeat me this summer. Despite entering our sixth year living in Austin, I have yet to acclimate to the summer heat, mainly the humidity. Being a West Coast gal, more specifically an Oregonian, my tolerance for humidity is essentially zero despite my love for that beautiful warm sunshine.
Because the heat has had me desperately running from one air-conditioned place to another, my time in the garden has suffered this month. I still have several star performers shooting up their gorgeous blooms in this heat but I can’t bring myself to devote as much time as usual at the plot. In an effort to continually experiment and develop this business and my love of flowers, I’ve been working on a little side project from the comforts of my air-conditioned home–floral photography.
My parents purchased my first camera when I was 13 years old. I’ve always loved taking photos (Tiffany Kaye Photography), capturing a single moment of beauty , a single moment in time to remember always-the concept fascinated me. Even then, flowers were my subject of choice, every single time. My mom made sure to purchase a set of macro filters so I could really explore the details of my floral subjects.
All this to say, I’m taking floral photos again! I’ve dusted off my same macro filters and started working with my flowers in a different way, exploring the numerous ways they catch the light, the beauty of their edges, the architecture of the stamens, the delicacy of an individual petal. Every flower has a story to tell, an emotion to evoke, my goal is to capture it.
These photographs will soon be available in our online shop but I wanted to share with you the story behind these photos and give you a sneak peak at the offerings to come.