I was asked by Fancy Design Blogs curator Alana Broadhead to go behind the scenes with Antonia De Vere and Mark Seeney recently. These two are the geniuses behind MARKANTONIA, a floral, furniture and living business here in Auckland. Their business is broken up into three parts that blend together in different ways to form MARKANOTNIA. Antonia is the brains behind the floral side of things where Mark works designing amazing furniture. Although these are two quite contrasting sides of the business they actually overlap and help out wherever needed especially with the candle side of the business.

I had a great day getting to know them, talking about life, business and whatever else came to mind. They were open and super generous with me the whole day as I got to know a little about them and how their business runs. Beyond the talent that these two have, they are genuinely great people and I can see why clients love their work.

I'm a small town New Zealand boy who grew up on a farm with a Dad who showed me life through a lens. He had a Pentax Film Camera that captured my eye and I've loved photography ever since.