Katie Hyatt



Katie Hyatt is a calligrapher, stationer, and papermaker. She is the founder and shopkeeper of Signora e Mare and Saint Signora. With six years of experience in the wedding industry, Katie is a self-taught artist who first gained notice in the wedding world through her organic illustrations and unique calligraphy style. Fast forward a few years, and Katie noticed a need for unique texture and paper. She began studying the art of papermaking and was soon fabricating her own sheets for stationery and breaking through the fray to become one of the first independent artists to sell her paper. Her paper is known for its classic old world appeal with gossamer and lace-like edges. As a visual artist, Katie weaves magic into imagery through the use of photography, light, and old world objects. Her projects span from bespoke wedding stationery to sourcing beautiful antiquated pieces from around the world. Katie is based in the South and travels around the States, France, and England sourcing goods for her shop Saint Signora. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and blogs including Martha Stewart, Once Wed, Wedding Sparrow, Design Sponge, Atlanta Magazine, and Oh So Beautiful Paper.

  bio photo is a self portrait


Stephanie Hare



A fibrous alchemist of sorts, Stephanie Hare is the woman behind SHare Studios, a papermill exploring the techniques and nuances of hand papermaking in the contemporary realm. Processing the fibers entirely by hand in her small Philadelphia studio she is currently creating a collection of handmade paper products with a focus on minimalist and sculptural lighting solutions, as well as producing a wide variety of artist-grade papers in earthy neutrals, and dark pigmented jewel tones. The magic of her home state of Maine is quite obviously apparent in her work. The coastal spray on the rocks of Schoodic Point inspire the frothy blues of her Ocean blends, and dark pigmented papers. The rolling blueberry fields of her home base provide endless inspiration as the seasons change. From the bright whites of Winter snow, to the deep greens and blues of the wild blueberry harvest, to the pinks of a perfect pale summer sunset, to the dramatic transformation of Autumn induced rust and merlot steeped foliage. The inspiration is endless.

bio photo is by Wylde Photography



sara russell


Guest speaker

Sara is the found and editor of Wedding Sparrow and will be our remote guest speaker. A wedding blog for the stylish bride, Wedding Sparrow is a multi award winning premier wedding resource and inspirational website for brides all over the world and we specialise in featuring film photography and fine art weddings. We champion high quality vendors and artisans and love being involved in the wedding community. We believe in the tangible, beautiful, authentic and the inspirational. Filling a gap in the wedding blog industry (Wedding Sparrow is the world’s only all film fine art wedding blog!) Sara knew that her passion for fine art and love for all things tangible and film should be out there via pretty pictures. In just 2 short years, Wedding Sparrow has grown from a tiny one-person blog to a multi-award winning international team of fine art lovers and she couldn’t be more proud. Sara loves how passionate readers and vendors are for quality products and services and hopes this shines through in the blog. Sara is the world’s biggest wedding obsessive and is usually knee deep in wedding pretty at Wedding Sparrow HQ. You’ll find Sara blogging away, attending events, and chatting to like-minded artisans at workshops!

bio photo is by Jen Huang Photography


Kayla barker


Photographer & Guest Teacher

Kayla Barker is a fine art destination wedding and portrait photographer and educator for creative entrepreneurs. She has photographed couples in love in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, the Caribbean and she uses a fine art film approach to her photography to create beautiful, light-filled images that evoke a sense of emotion and beauty with a timeless quality. Kayla is in The Knot Hall of Fame, a winner in PDN’s TopKnots and her work has been featured by Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, PDN, Wedding Sparrow, Magnolia Rouge, Belle Lumiere, 100 Layer Cake, Junebug Weddings, Carats & Cake and more. Kayla is also an encaustic artist and uses the ancient art of painting with hot beeswax to encapsulate and enhance her fine art photographs.

Bio photo by Sara Goss