I've always thought that if I hadn't been a photographer or blogger I would loved to have run a flower farm just like Erin and Chris Benzakein of Floret Flowers based in Washington. Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine food and medicine to the soul!
So when amazing film photographer Heather Payne Photography sent me this gorgeous shoot, you can just imagine how my heart blossomed!
From Floret Flowers: What started as a tiny backyard cutting garden years ago has blossomed into a thriving research and education farm, specializing in giving flower lovers the tools and information they need to grow the gardens of their dreams. While much has changed, family is still the heart of Floret, and we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to spend our days working with a terrific team that shares our vision of bringing more beauty into the world.
My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones.
I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary. Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.
I'm excited to bring you stories that promote all those moments in life that give us value and meaning; inspiring us to live beautifully.
"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is. Go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good" - Roald Dahl