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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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green garden plants and flowers at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop Big Lush

Big Lush Plants & Flowers

window decor at Big Lush plants and flowers

You know when you have an idea right at the edge of your brain, but can’t quite visualize it yet? And then it all just comes together, the idea I mean, and you’re on your way to something special and distinctive. Big Lush Plant & Flowers is just that. It’s an eclectic, one-of-a-kind plant, vintage, and garden resource store run by three creative innovators. With a neighborhood feel, you walk in and are immediately transported and simply must spend time investigating each corner of the store (garden & all!).

What’s the big idea?

Opening in November 2019, Big Lush had a grand beginning to their business before the world shut down. After years of cultivating their own strengths and interests, everything just kind of fell into place. Their business plan was to put together plants, outdoor stuff, cool vintage stuff, basically throw it together and see what they got! All the style and aesthetics work perfectly when put together. All three of them had wanted to do something like this but finally it just made sense. They put 1000% in and just went for it. 

green garden plants and flowers and pots at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop

The faces behind the storefront

Anne Warnock, Django Voris, and Mark Gagnon make up the trio that is Big Lush. Anne comes from a design background, having worked for magazines such as Vogue & Visionarie. Django is the gardener and floral designer of the bunch, utilizing organic methods and water management. Mark is an incredible artist, and you’ll find his pieces throughout the store.

owners of Big LUsh plants and flowers store in Downtown Frederick

Intention & Impact

Their entire store is full of repurposed items, and intentional buying practices are a cornerstone. When it comes to flowers, this means only buying seasonal flowers from local growers. Fox Haven Farm, Native Mountain Farm, and occasionally Monocacy Valley Flower Co-Op are their main partners, in addition to wild foraging.

When we as customers buy flowers, we rarely think about how there is so much that goes into it. Who grew them and are they getting paid a living wage? If they have to travel far, what was sprayed on them as a preservative? How many miles did they travel? By buying seasonal, locally-grown flowers, Big Lush keeps it all in the community and you can go home knowing no harm has been done.

A New Year

Big Lush has many exciting things in store (get it? eh?), so give them a follow on social media and definitely go check them out in Downtown Frederick on Market Street! They offer cut flowers, plants & greenery, floral design for events, as well as their collection of artwork and vintage finds!

You can check out more local business spotlights on the blog!

green succulents at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop
green garden plants and flowers at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop
vintage finds at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop
green garden plants and flowers at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop
Big Lush Plants and Flowers sign at downtown Frederick store
Vintage painted lamp shades in Downtown Frederick shop
Vintage eclectic statues and bobbles in Downtown Frederick shop
green garden plants and flowers at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop
green garden plants and flowers at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop
green garden plants and flowers at downtown Frederick Maryland plant shop
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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.

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"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."

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- 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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