This winter I’ve begun to photograph more small businesses – and let me tell you, I LOVE IT. This is right up there with how much I love weddings. These small business sessions are all about natural light, documentation, creating content for the business owner, and mixing it up with candids and styled shots.

I love watching the work and stories of florists. It’s so beautiful to me how designers like Mary Ellen combine the most unlikely and likely elements into a wild yet perfect, asymmetrical, living work of art. She is the owner of Baltimore’s Steelcut Flower Co. and the upcoming Lucky Penny online flower shop. Thanks for letting me spend the morning in your lovely studio, Mary Ellen!