I first knew of Nancy Kirkpatrick when, through mutual friends, she began to follow The Permanent Tourist. Then, when I attended the Witches Hour event in October, there she was snapping photographs of all of the ladies in their witchy costumes. I knew from the way she had me pose before taking my picture that she truly knew what she was doing. I will always treasure that photograph and I now have a wonderful new friend to treasure as well. When Nancy and I met to discuss my writing a post about her work we talked for well over an hour about our lives, where we’ve been and where we hope to go. Then she mentioned that she really loves photographing flowers. She even returned to the Market at Sea Island, where we met for coffee, and snapped a photo of one of the beautiful zinnias blooming in the lovely gardens there.
After our meeting Nancy began to send me her floral photographs and I was just blown away. First of all, she is a very talented photographer, but secondly, her ability to capture a bloom with the right light and shadow is just spectacular.
White peonies have long been my favorite flower and this photo sends waves of happiness wafting through me! Isn’t it fabulous?
And these flowers in tones of pink and, what I call, ashes of roses!
Hydrangea? Yep, Nancy photographs them in all their glory.
Calla lilies, gardenia and ranunculus….so feminine and soft.
She’s working on a line of cards using her photographs with soft graphics, I want the entire collection!
Nancy will be launching her Fine Art Photography, featuring these wonderful floral beauties and more! She also continues her work with portrait photography, capturing the soul of her subject in magical ways! You can visit Nancy’s website here to view her beautiful floral photography: http://fineartamerica.com/art/photographs/nancy+kirkpatrick/all