Arts + Crafts

Kari Herer Photography

June 9, 2011

Oh my Kari Herer’s photography is nice, isn’t it? I am particularly fond of the lovely flowers – but of course – I’ve been on a flower trip all week! It’s all I can think of lately, though I’m sure it has to do with the season and how the flower shops here are packed to the gills with my favorite flower, the peony. Everywhere I go, they are bursting from the stalls. It’s an unexpected treat, I had no clue peonies were a big thing in Germany this time of year. I noticed them last year for the first time and wondered if they’re appear again and yes, they have. And they make me so, so happy.

Kari Herer Photography

Kari Herer Photography

Kari Herer Photography

Kari Herer Photography

Kari Herer Photography

Kari Herer Photography

Kari Herer Photography

Kari Herer Photography

Kari is an American photographer who lives in Portland, Maine and her work has appeared in several major magazines including Martha Stewart, Town and Country, InStyle and more. You may purchase all of these beautiful photographs shown above, along with many more, from Kari’s shop right here.

(images: kari herer)


  • Reply Catherine LES VIGNETTES June 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    wonderful magnolia !

  • Reply tinajo June 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Oh yes – very beautiful! :-)

  • Reply patience June 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    i think the combination of real flower and drawing photographed together is exquisite. i’m curious if she draws the illustrations herself. judging by her etsy shop i’m guessing yes!

  • Reply Lizet June 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    SO pretty. Love the flowers the most!

  • Reply Julie khuu June 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Wow, that first shot is exquisite!! Such a modern take on an old romantic classic!! Picture perfect, I’d love to get a print for my bedroom…so dreamy!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

  • Reply Mareike June 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    The photos are very beautiful!

  • Reply sécia June 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm



  • Reply Eadaoin June 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    How funny, I was just admiring Kari’s work last night on Etsy and here she is today on Decor8! Her work is very simple but striking and her colour choices mixed with so much lovely white just look divine :)

  • Reply Barbara June 10, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Kari’s work is definitely stunning!! Oh the joy of discovering talented still life photographers :) Peony is one of my best flowers but it is quite difficult to find them in our shops :(

  • Reply Stacey June 10, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I’ve long admired her Etsy shop – thanks for featuring her!

  • Reply Star Hughes June 10, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Gorgeous work!! I can’t get enough of artwork that incorporates flowers – especially such beautiful flowers as these!

  • Reply keishua June 10, 2011 at 3:03 am

    very beautiful. I love the different textures.

  • Reply Ea June 10, 2011 at 4:33 am

    i very much like the combination of illustration and real flowers. :) very creative!

  • Reply Stephanie @ Blawsom June 10, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Oh wow… these photos are beautiful! Such an inspiration… I only hope my photos look that those one day :)

  • Reply Iris June 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I am so with you on the peonies. The stores are filled with them here too, in many shades of pink and white. I love how they develop in the vase: from tight bulbs to extravagant blooms. I only recently discovered there are yellow peonies as well, a very cheerful variant. Oh, and Kari’s work is wonderful; especially the flowery antler – whimsical.
    x Iris

  • Reply Kompromisslos toll. June 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Kari’s photos are gorgeous. Love their melancholy style very much. They remind me of the fact that these amazing flowers will fade in way too short time – but now they are in full bloom, here to enjoy…

  • Reply Fiffiga Systrar June 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I just LOVE peonies!!! They are adorable and my absolute favorit flower! I loved the first photo! Super!

    Have a nice friday!

  • Reply Rose June 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

    OMG – I actually have no other words – these images are totally breathtaking. Particularly that first one with the strong dark blue background.

  • Reply Nat@ dear little house June 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Totally gorgeous, she has truly captured the delicate nature of the flowers, and I love they way she has incorporated illustration too.

  • Reply Lauren June 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Oh, my!!!! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos! Peonies are my favorite as well, so these are right up my alley!

    Love them all! :)

  • Reply kathryn June 11, 2011 at 2:13 am

    i love her work…so original and creative!! very inspiring!

  • Reply Jenny June 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I came across one of these photos about a year ago…lost track of where it was from and have been trying to track it down since! So glad you blogged about this! :)

  • Reply Halina June 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Oh! These are really beautiful. I love peonies by the way. Another week, and our garden will be full of’em!

  • Reply CostumeDiva June 13, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Thanks! Just purchased the magnolia prints. Cant wait to see them in person :-)

  • Reply tina June 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    beautiful work

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