My name is Sally Faith Steinmann, and I am a custom ladies’ milliner located on the sandy shores of Cape Cod.
Since 1998 I have been offering custom hats for ladies attending the Kentucky Derby, weddings, Royal Ascot and fancy teas through my millinery business, MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.
About 9 years ago, as way to get a break from the busy hatmaking studio I started taking my camera along with me on my nature walks. Much to my surprise a whole new world opened up, right before my very eyes!
Out there in nature, taking pictures of the wildlife that I visited with was where I discovered a place apart…
A place that rejuvenated and inspired me both in my personal life and my business life as well!
In 2015 I started a blog, Images of Cape Cod so that I could share this newfound photography passion.
Yet what I found especially surprising was that my experiences with the camera began to influence my work as a milliner in ways that I never would have imagined. My color palette began to shift and expand. I started sketching new hat designs; inspired by the birds, the coyotes, the foxes that I had met.
Unfortunately due to my Mom’s illness, I had to back away from the blog in 2019 as my caregiving schedule became overwhelming.
But I never stopped taking photos. In fact if anything my passion for wildlife/nature photography only grew. Today, it is as essential to my life as breathing, and it inspires my work as a hatmaker now more than ever before.
Mom passed in October, 2022, and this New Year’s I decided that it was time for me to share the photography part of my life again.
As I prepare to launch this brand new blog, More Images of Cape Cod I would love to share some of the amazing moments I have experienced in the past couple of years in the slideshow below.