Katie Merrill Photography

I take photos because they are more than the push of a button or a piece of shiny paper. I take them because I still feel comforted by the feel of the pages in my family’s photo albums. If I close my eyes I can smell them and remember. I capture them because my Grandma only told me the stories from the top quarter of the box of photographs. I am left with just pieces, but so much more than nothing. I take photos because memories, stories, and moments are what make up our lives. We have the magic to keep them and hold them close to us forever. 

I believe in true love. I believe in love that makes us feel soft and safe just with a light touch. I believe in love that sends thrills and chills through you. I believe that love makes ordinary moments so joyful that your heart might explode. I believe that love makes laughter.

I believe that documenting love is a never-ending and ever-satisfying vocation. 

I believe that photos have the power to steal a moment for us to keep and treasure. I believe that photographs should be touched, smelled, crumpled then straightened, and treasured. I believe in children sitting on grandparents' laps while they tell stories with an album balanced on their knees. 

I believe in a good cup of coffee to curl your fingers around on a chilly morning. I believe in a sense of humor and a dash of cynicism to get through the hard days. I believe in cupping my dogs cheeks and looking deep into her eyes. I believe in a healthy dose of adventure to keep your head on straight.

Ladybird Poppy

Ladybird Poppy is the floral source for inspired hearts, specializing in weddings and events. Using trusted techniques to form original creations, we thrive on the extraordinary. Founder, Sarah Tedford, has garnered a reputation for gorgeous, eclectic concepts with a smile. Sixteen years of floral craft enliven her works with whimsical sophistication. She values the collaborative process and brings out individual style in each commission. Her relationships with local wholesalers ensure integrity in every stem she plucks.

We offer a free consultation to determine if Ladybird Poppy is the perfect fit for your occasion or event. We look forward to bringing life to your vision.