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The Create Series: Britt Bass Turner

A Quick Sit-Down with the Talented Atlanta Artist
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Atlanta artist Britt Bass Turner
Art supplies - Britt Bass Turner, Waiting on Martha #TheCreateSeries
Abstract artist Britt Bass, #TheCreateSeries on Waiting on Martha
Britt Bass Turner's supplies, Waiting on Martha #TheCreateSeries
Atlanta artist Britt Bass Turner, Waiting on Martha #TheCreateSeries
Artist Britt Bass Turner, Waiting on Martha #TheCreateSeries

It’s no secret how smitten we are with Atlanta artist Britt Bass Turner, so it was obvious who my next feature of #TheCreateSeries would be.  A stunning, colorful abstract by this talented Lady instantly takes any space to the next level. To prove it, just take a peek at her client gallery…her abstracts are spotted on the walls of many a gorgeous interior. I knew I wanted to hear what inspires her work and how she keeps that creativity flowing.

You’ll remember that her art was quite the hero on the gallery wall of MKR’s upstairs loft, and if you’ve visited our Atlanta #TheBrickandMortar store, you’ll remember the impressive collection gracing the walls (as seen on Instagram here, here, here and here).

Britt offers 1-day workshops that I’m just dying to attend, especially after we shared MKR’s wonderful experience last year. After visiting Britt’s studio last year, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a piece of my own. See, MKR has had her own amazing piece commissioned by Britt, and I’m now inspired to follow suit (stay tuned!). 

And so without further ado, let’s hear from the talented Lady herself.  Cheers, Kat

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary

The Create Series: Lindsay Coletta Florals

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Peach and pink bridal bouquet by Lindsay Coletta Designs, Waiting on MarthaRustic outdoor mantel by Lindsay Coletta Designs, Waiting on MarthaPretty bridal bouquet by Lindsay Coletta Designs, Rustic White Photography
Purple bridal bouquet by Lindsay Coletta Designs, Waiting on MarthaFall centerpiece ideas by Lindsay Coletta Designs for Ballard Designs
Rustic summer tablescape with lush green centerpiece

One of the most creative, talented, and right-minded people we know, Lindsay Coletta is who you’d call a dreamer.  As the founder of Lindsay Coletta Designs, she creates more than just flowers; she creates a feeling, a vision, an experience…and it’s all just magical. Case in point, she teamed up with her now-husband to build the most gorgeous track installation for her wedding a few months ago, one filled with mossy foliage and lush greenery that hung over reception tables.  Take our word for it until it’s published; it was pure genius.  

She may or may not obsess over every detail, and it’s Lindsay’s true dedication to her craft that’s so inspiring to us.  That very dedication finds her foraging in the woods, looking for the perfect addition to an arrangement, and may explain why she’s always the first crazy person to jump on the train when MKR has a new crazy idea. She never ceases to amaze us by all of the pretty!  Cheers, Kat




Florals, Lindsay Coletta Designs | Photography, Rustic White (Photos 1, 3, 4, 6) & Ballard Designs (Photos 2, 5) 

The Create Series: Rustic White Photography

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 Cascading floral runner
Simple bridal hair updo
Gorgeous gathering around the table
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We’ve had the great  privilege of working with the talented husband-wife duo behind Rustic White Photography for years.  Robert and Tiffany Peterson have helped the WOM team bring countless visions to life through stunning editorials in the entertaining, interiors and bridal realms.  Their passion for their trade and ever-growing creativity is contagious, and has us excitedly anticipating the beauty to share with you in the days to come.  In our interview below, we stepped behind the lens with Rob and Tiff:
How did you come to find yourselves as wedding photographers?

We certainly didn’t grow up thinking we would be wedding or editorial photographers. Tiffany was working in the education field as a pre-school teacher and I was working in the movie industry as a film editor. After our wedding, Tiff was inspired to start shooting photos – mostly families and kids. I picked up Photoshop so I could edit her images, and soon I found myself stepping out and shooting alongside her. When the first wedding came our way we actively tried to scare them off by suggesting a price tag we never thought that they would pay. We had no wedding work to show, or wedding experience for that matter. They cut us a check on the spot and suddenly it was trial by fire – we had just enrolled ourselves in a crash course on wedding photography.

Where do you find your inspiration?  Do you have any tips for others to keep the passion/creativity well full?
There is certainly inspiration to be found all around.  Social media and the internet can almost overwhelm the senses with ideas and inspiration for the next project, but I think we find our greatest inspiration when we simply have our cameras in hand.  We’ve been very fortunate to shoot and expand our portfolios outside the wedding industry, and this in turn has only made us stronger photographers for our brides.  Shooting interiors and lifestyle editorials has taught us about quickly styling a room or scene to tell a story.  Capturing athletes or public personalities in studio has taught us about lighting styles and techniques.  Stepping out of our comfort zone though scary and uncertain has always rewarded us with fresh perspective and inspiration for the project ahead.
How is it working as a husband-wife duo?
We always joke that we went for broke together. We were married and then decided within a year to quit our prospective jobs and to go into business as a couple. Then we just threw a house and our first little one on top of that to keep things entertaining. Managing all of this simultaneously is hands-down the toughest part and the best part of working together. We both say we could never imagine doing this with someone else. The work is in many ways non-stop, but at the same time we love what we do and we get to do it together so it doesn’t really feel like work. But we still have to be able to step away from it all and just connect as a couple now and then too, and with our daughter as a family. If we’ve had a particularly long stretch of workdays one of us will usually call for a day out of the house and away from the computers.
Was there a moment or project when you realized you were doing exactly what you should be doing?
I can’t place my finger on an exact moment when we realized we were doing exactly what we should be doing, because it’s been more of a general process of seeing how our strengths, and our innate personalities have led us to being the type of photographers we are.  There is still so much we hope to learn and grow with as photographers, but our backgrounds have given us a unique approach and perspective that is entirely us.
You can really feel the love between the couples you photograph and sense that they’re completely at ease.  As photographers, what do you do to help your clients relax and enjoy having their pictures taken?
This is a big one for us because we believe the experience of being photographed is just as important as the final product. The first thing we do to help our clients relax is talk a lot – not because we love our own voices, but because if our clients are listening to us and engaging with what we’re saying then they’re not busy being self-conscious. We share stories, make jokes, and most importantly we stay positive. To capture couples genuinely laughing and enjoying themselves you need to create an atmosphere that allows them to do so.


Photography, Rustic White

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