One and Only Paper | Raleigh, North Carolina | Holiday Ornament Workshop - Radian Photography

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One and Only Paper | Raleigh, North Carolina | Holiday Ornament Workshop

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January 7, 2017

One of our favorite things from this holiday season was painting ornaments at a workshop with Alison of One and Only Paper! We have loved Alison’s work since we got to photograph it at The Studio lead by Forage and Film last May, so we jumped at the opportunity to get to photograph this workshop as well!

The event took place on a chilly December evening in the Wylde space in downtown Raleigh. You might remember how much we love their shop from the wreath workshop that we photographed earlier in December, so we were excited to return! There were Christmas cookies and wine ready to make for a festive night!

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

Alison started us off by telling us about the tools we would be using and had us practice some basic strokes on paper, where she had already painted a swan and leaves for us. Oh, the possibilities!

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

And then we were off! Some of us used the designs that she had created on sample ornaments, while some made their own!

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

The final touches included waiting for our paint to dry and stringing the ornaments with black ribbon so that they could hang on our trees. At the end of the workshop, each person had a gorgeous ornament to take home with them in beautiful and protective ornament boxes that Alison set out for us. Everyone did such a good job with their ornaments, and I’m sure our Christmas trees were all the more festive for it!

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

What did our ornament look like? Each year, Ian and I gift one ornament to each other so that we can keep growing our collection for our tree. We have ornaments that illustrate our time long distance between Philadelphia and Durham, woven ornaments, our love for North Carolina, and many, many cameras on our tree. This year, our tree had a handmade ornament on it! The ornament below is the one that I painted at the workshop — it is filled with snowboarding penguins, Christmas trees, and snowflakes! I’m so glad we have this ornament to hang on our tree from now on.

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Alison Hazinski | One and Only Paper | North Carolina wedding stationery | Ornament Workshop | www.radianphotography.com

I can’t wait to make more ornaments in the future. Alison, thanks so much for having us and teaching us how to paint these!

Check out more of our work at our website, and stay tuned for a full interview with Alison about her work at One and Only Paper soon!

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