Past Projects - Surprise Ride

Back again for another #TBT throwback post about one of my recent projects! This project was super fun for me, because it brought me back to my roots a bit. As some of you may know, in a past life, I was a preschool teacher (any other teachers turned creatives out there??). I loved the creativity and inspiration I felt being around little kids all day, and I found such joy in finding ways to help expand their minds. So when Surprise Ride reached out about working together, I jumped at the chance. 

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Surprise Ride creates screen-free activity kits and books for children, encouraging them to learn and explore new things! I had the opportunity to create pictures of their products, and it was all I could do not to jump in and start using the kits myself (they do actually create kits for adults too!). If you have or know a little one, I seriously recommend checking them out!

 

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It's Witchcraft : A Styled Shoot

So, as I've said before, the women in the DC creative scene are a true force to be reckoned with. Be warned, when one of us get's an idea for something we want to create, you better believe there's an army of creative ladies behind her, working to make it happen. Case and point- this spooky styled shoot from the magical brain of Amanda Santoro (check out this babe's insta here). With the help of Ivy Wild's arsenal of magical clean beauty- specifically the Rituel de Fille line, and stylist Holly Sargent (check her too), and my co-photog, Amanda Gann, we brought this crazy spooky, Sanderson Sisters - meets - Practical Magic photoshoot at the new JRINK concept- Apothekary (a shared space with Epic Yoga, who's rooms are filled with gorgeous natural light- basically my dream some true). As you can image, literal magic ensued. 

 

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Bare Tribe Night : An Event Recap

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When I first met Genevieve, the founder of Underbares (if you haven't checked out her amazing bras, do yourself a favor and do it NOW), her energy lit up the entire room. She was so excited to sit down and discuss ways to strengthen the community of creative women here in D.C. and I immediately knew I wanted to collaborate with her. After a glass or wine and some delightful conversation, the idea for the first Bare Tribe Event was born. 

Bringing women together and to create space for each other was such a wonderful experience- especially since we got to do so in Fostr Collaborative, the gorgeous co-working / studio / event space I get to call home base.  After some mingling, we sat down for a mindful meditation with Joanna Andreae of Wandering Wellness, followed by more conversation, wine, food from HoneyFlower Foods, clean beauty touch ups from Ivy Wild and portrait sessions by yours truly.  I'm so happy to be able to share some shots from the evening- be SURE to stay tuned for information about the next Bare Tribe event! 

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Introducing: Past Projects - Ivy Wild

Truth time- I'm not the most consistent blogger. I'd love to post every week about everything I'm doing, learning, creating, etc, but it's just not the task that makes it's way to the top of my to-do list. That being said, I've been working on so many amazing projects recently with some fabulous people, and I want to share all that magic with y'all. SO, from now until I finally catch up, I'll be posting a #TBT project blog post, Past Projects, covering a recent (we'll be a bit loose with that term) project, shoot or campaign I've been working on!

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This week, I'm kicking off this new series with a recap of my recent work for Ivy Wild, D.C.'s newest powerhouse in the clean beauty and skin care sphere. Some of these photos have made their way onto my social feeds or website galleries, but honestly, I just want to keep sharing them! I got connected with Rachel, the owner via (what else?!) Instagram and have had so much fun shooting their space and some gorgeous make-up looks. PLUS, as you may have seen, we partnered for a headshot marathon session in their space, which was a TOTAL blast. Basically, I love everything Rachel and her team are up to, and you should go check them out, like, yesterday. 

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The Best Advice : June 2018

Yes, I know July is already here, but it's not too late to reflect, am I right? So, Here it is: June's round up of the best advice I heard, read, scrolled past, etc. Get to reading and then go back out and kick July's butt!

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             @andcarolyn                      @brightestyoungthings                 @risingtidesociety

Also absolutely in love with girlboss this month- so many great tidbits of advice from some of my favorite boss ladies. plus who doesn't love a perfectly instagrammable IG quote graphic??

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