The week of this shoot was not what I expected & it truly took me for a whirl wind. I guess that's what's so peculiar about life is you never know where the day//month//year will take you. My grandpa passed on the Sunday prior and I had really mixed emotions. A part of me felt like my whole world had shattered and I couldn't imagine stepping out into the light; however it was imperative for me to keep myself bound with distractions because when the body is idle the mind wanders (or so they say).
One of the only things I was truly excited for was this shoot. Where to begin... this concept came to me one day when I realized how many relationships I had created throughout the years. Do you ever sit back and wonder how you got so lucky in meeting certain people?
I realized I was surrounded by women who were gifted with so many talents and were continuously utilizing them in the most positive/motivating way. My dear friend Mich, the FOUNDER of MOTO FAM (a nonprofit organization that helps riders nationwide who suffer from serious motorcycle accidents). Her mission/company is not only selfless but what I believe is essential in human life. She not only extends herself to individuals who are in dire need but also creates unforgettable bonds with humans worldwide. (did I mention she is completely BAD-ASS, absolutely breathtaking, a mother of 3, and has always been supportive of me???!?) I could think of no other woman who has inspired me to the moon & back
Next, I want to discuss my talented/beautiful photographer, Brie. I knew I had to get Brie on board with my vision because she has been killing the game from day 1. Some individuals are just born talented; it's almost like anything they touch turns to gold-- & that is precisely the case with this woman here. Her perspective & view from behind the lens is unlike most photographers while her down to earth presence keeps you grounded. Another entrepreneur that motivates me & that I hold such a huge level of respect for.
I was so fortunate to have my best friend Loren involved. She has always been there for me whenever I've needed her & never hesitates to be a model for me (because have you looked at her? probably one of the most beautiful women i know). This day could NOT have happened without her help.
I want to formally thank the venue, Hey Babe Ranch, for letting me use their gorgeous space & Adore Folklore for allowing me to utilize their rentals.
The true message of this shoot was simple. Celebrating women who created their own path & being able to revel in the relationships made with one another. I wanted to showcase our businesses/talents/personalities and allow the world to get a glimpse of what is important to me. I love, truly love, meeting people/collaborating and seeing what makes them light up. That's one of the reasons why I love doing florals; most of the time it's connected to celebrating a huge milestone for someone. The type of emotion/gathering it promotes is so beautiful & that to me is THE meaning of life. Enjoy.