News & Other Interesting Stuff

Behind the Scenes: Customer Reviews

  Sometimes we receive love notes. Most are typed, some are mailed, and a few have come to us through the phone. No matter the method of delivery, they all have one thing in common: they are SO meaningful to us. These words - and many more like them - are what...

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Behind the Scenes: Dream Collaboration

Above is a sneak peek at our latest collaboration with Bas Bleu: our original artwork paired with a beautiful Sarah Williams quote that Bas Bleu chose specifically for this piece: I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night We're thrilled for this art...

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Behind the Scenes: My Motivation

There are, of course, many things that motivate me to turn on the lights in the studio each morning. An idea the bloomed in my mind overnight that I'd like to create into art; orders to fill; bookkeeping to complete. When you're the CEO/CFO/CCO of the company, there's...

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MKC Photography Named Best in MontCo 2019 Finalist!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for MKC Photography in the MontoCo Happening annual "Best Of" awards! We just missed the win but are so proud to be named a finalist and truly appreciate all the votes you cast for this little studio - we couldn't have...

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Conversation with Kate Brenton of “Rebirth”

Not long ago, I sat down in the studio with the delightful and engaging Kate Brenton as part of her new Podcast series "Rebirth." As you'll hear in the episode, we've known each other for almost two decades: we laugh together a lot, but we also talk some serious...

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Behind the Scenes: How I Learned

In this photo, I'm holding one of the very first prints I ever developed in a darkroom. I'd been shooting film for years at that point, but had always processed my negatives and had them printed through a local lab. Not until graduate school, when my teammate Emma...

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Behind the Scenes: Reducing Waste

Here in the studio, we are 100% committed to creating wonderful, whimsical art and gifts that make you smile for two reasons: the artwork is my original work that comes from my heart our creations keep wood and paper waste out of the landfill We feel terrific about...

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Behind the Scenes: A Little More About Us

In this company, there's a "me" but there's also definitely a "we." I'm the artist, the designer, and the Official Doer of Most Things, but my husband Marty is the carpenter who helps make this whole salvaged wood endeavor possible. Of course, I could learn to use a...

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Behind the Scenes: Hands at Work

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Jessica Kourkounis and Kerry Hallett to create a wonderful video for mkc photography. There's nothing I don't love about it: from Jessica's unique stop-motion photography style, to Kerry's lovely little tune she...

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Behind the Scenes: Story Behind the Name

When I first began, I sold only fine art prints of my photography under my name: Michelle K. Ciarlo-Hayes (my entire name is Michelle Katharine Mary Ciarlo-Hayes, but that kind of signature wouldn't fit on anything smaller than a mural, so...I jettisoned a bit of it...

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