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With coffee in hand, I provide a range of photographic services, from weddings & unions to headshots and small business branding. As a stage performer turned photographer, I give special commitment to being intentional, and making you feel seen and comfortable throughout the entire process.

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frederick md florist colorful wagon of flowers frederick md florist named Katys Flower Wagon

Frederick, MD Florist Katy’s Flower Wagon

A twist on the traditional Frederick, MD Florist look, Katy’s Flower Wagon brings joy in a smaller size!

colorful wagon of flowers frederick md florist named Katys Flower Wagon

I never realized how therapeutic flowers were until recently. I know this sounds like a “duh” moment, but until I started gardening, I didn’t understand all the hype. My mom and dad were ALWAYS outside gardening as I grew up. I thought it truly had to be the most boring hobby, opting to stay inside. But life happens, and you begin to need things to quiet your mind. I realized how incredibly beautiful and necessary the quiet work is to your well-being.

The Start

I used to write a series of blogs when I lived in Southwest Virginia highlighting farmers and craftsmen of the region. It was a source of great joy, connection, and learning. Though I’ve moved and changed a bit, a few posts still remain on their market website. I wanted to try something similar here, though maybe not as in-depth. I want to highlight newer and smaller businesses in a hopes to cultivate community and local economy! I visited Katy, a different kind of Frederick, MD florist, as she was setting up one crisp Saturday morning at Sweet Clover Barn crafts market. Check out our interview below!

frederick md florist colorful flowers on a cart labeled katys flower wagon and in front of sweet clover barn

Q & A

1. What got you into florals?

My Momma! I have always liked flowers but to be honest, I got into this business because of the wagon. I have always liked vintage trailers and wanted to start a business around one. When my mother sent me a picture of someone’s flower business they had set up in a VW Microbus (I have wanted one since I was 8), the idea wouldn’t leave my head. I started getting really interested in floral design and growing flowers (I’m still working on that part) when I found the wagon I have now!

2. What’s your favorite part of the process? (mine is making the first photo edits and seeing the transformation!)

I love what I do! (except trying to put the cover over the trailer…) But one of the most peaceful things to me is clipping and organizing flowers when I get them on Thursday or Friday mornings. I get to stand over my desk, filled with the prettiest bloom and colors, and just clip and arrange.

3. What farms do you source from?

I work with Belle Blooms and Winding Root Farm who grow beautiful blooms! But I also source a lot of my local flowers from Monocacy Valley Flower Co-op which is available to local florists.

4. What are some of your big goals?

I think I’m still developing those. I want to start designing more weddings and special events but I love selling flowers out of the wagon and I am so proud of this business! I hope to keep growing as a business and connecting with other businesses around Frederick.

5. Is floral design what you’d like to do full-time?

I am currently a full-time student at UMD (studying Theater Design and Arts Managment) and I work at The Common Market. I think I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life but I have found a love for floral design and I plan to keep it as an important part of my life.

6. Why is local important to you?

My mother started her own business when I was 17 and I got to help and watch her develop and grow as an amazing and successful business woman. She, as a business, always had amazing support from other local businesses, partnerships, and customers. I have been overwhelmed with the same amazing support as a new business starting out. I think the local community is essential to small businesses and I want to be able to support them as they have supported me. Thats why I try to source as much local flowers as I can and it is one of the many reasons I love partnering with other local businesses and artists!

7. How can clients and potential couples start the process with you for designs?

Message me! Email or DM me and let’s talk about what I can do to help make your wedding, event, or everyday even more beautiful!

8. Are there any other bits of information you’d love potential clients and customers to know? Fun facts, etc.?

One thing that seems to surprise people is that I am 20 years olds. I am incredibly passionate about my business and want to provide the best service I can to my clients and shoppers. If you ask me, flowers make everyday a little better and a little brighter!

frederick md florist a sign in front of a flower wagon at sweet clover barn

Katy is a smaller scale Frederick, MD florist, and I can’t wait to see where she goes. Interested in checking out Katy’s designs for yourself or making a bouquet stem by stem? Check out her insta to find out where she’ll be next!! If you want to check out more blogs like this and support your local community, check my blog for highlights, tips, tricks, and the latest photoshoots!

woman arranges buckets of colorful flowers
flowers on a wagon named katys flower wagon
dark red and green flowers
flowers on a flower cart with sun streaming onto them
green, red, pink, and yellow flowers in metal buckets
katys flower wagon set up at sweet clover barn and sunflowers

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- Michele & Adam

"Sarah was absolutely amazing to work with! Every single picture we got back was nothing short of perfect. Our families and friends were amazed at how great our photos turned out as well as the volume of photos we received. She made sure to capture moments that were special to us on our wedding day, as well as make time to get all of the family photos we wanted. Something that I found to be really helpful was how organized Sarah was. She sent us questionnaires to get to know us and even created a day of timeline so my partner and I, and our families and bridal parties, would know what to expect and when formal photos would be taken. Her attention to detail and caring nature ensured that our photos reflected not only our wedding day but our personalities as well. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work. She is a fantastic photographer and a great person to work with.

"photos reflected...our personalities.."

"photos reflected...our personalities"

-Glennis & varun

"...Sarah went above and beyond our expectations. She spent ample time talking with me about my vision of the day, provided a detailed itinerary to help me stay organized, and was a listening ear when I needed practical wedding advice. Her warmth, kindness, and genuine nature helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition, we are delighted with Sarah’s technical qualities as a photographer - her sense of mise-en-scène, attention to detail, and her remarkable ability to capture poignant and symbolic moments in an inter-cultural, inter-racial, pandemic wedding."

"Sarah went above and beyond our expectations..."

"She made everything easy and is warm and kind..."

- Kaleigh & Hannah

"Beyond being a good photographer, Sarah truly works to make her clients feel comfortable and special during her sessions. She is incredibly personable and there were never any awkward, empty moments during our session! My fiancee and I were truly in the moment and Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together while she captured them for us to remember forever...Our day was stress-free thanks to her detailed planning...I absolutely recommend Sarah for anyone and everyone. We are forever thankful for her openness and hard work."

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"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

-leila, singer & actress

"Sarah creates a fun, creative, and safe environment that brings out the very best you to photograph. I had a great time in my headshot session with her and I ended up with beautiful photos (that actually look like me) I would be proud to bring into any audition room. 10/10 would recommend!"

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"She was so positive and helpful through the whole process!"

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