Megan & Mario's Wedding

A gorgeous day in the Catskills, celebrating with two totally glowing beauties, Megan & Mario. These two just emanated such joy and inner light, it was such a pleasure to capture them on this day - a day only to be described as perfect; relaxed, spirit filled and full of amazing autumn light! 

Venue: Private Estate, Phoenicia NY
Flowers : Farmhand Flowers, Cobleskill NY
Cake: Grounded, Kingston NY
Caterer: Black-eyed Suzie's, Saugerties NY
Music: Power Mystery, Brooklyn NY
Officiant: Puja Thomson of Roots & Wings, New Paltz NY

Adolphe Bruan and Patterns

“Braun has had the idea of using photography to reproduce bouquets and wreaths of flowers which may be used as subject by fabric manufacturers…these plates belong to a series of 300 prints intended for the use of early industrialists”

Adolphe Braun, Flower Study  1854-55

 

Adolphe Braun, Flower Study , 1855

Steichen and his flowers

"Yes, in addition to his groundbreaking career as a visual artist and museum professional, Steichen was also a renowned horticulturist. While he lived in France, the French Horticultural Society awarded him its gold medal in 1913, and he served as president of the American Delphinium Society from 1935 to 1939. In the early 1930s, after leaving his position as chief of photography for the Condé Nast publications—including Vogue and Vanity Fair—and more than 10 years before beginning his career as Director of the Department of Photography at MoMA, he retired to his Connecticut farm to raise flowers.

Among the delphinium breeds Steichen hybridized there were “Carl Sandburg,” named for his brother-in-law and close friend (and Nobel Prize–winning poet and author) and in the 1960's, "Connecticut Yankees"... "

--Celia Hartmann, MoMA

 Edward Steichen by Dana Steichen, 1938

Edward Steichen by Dana Steichen, 1938