When I was first asked by Myriam Of HIM&her co if I’d participate in a styled shoot she was organizing I was excited and apprehensive. I already knew I loved Myriam’s aesthetic, and her personality, so it was an easy, Yes!! I was a bit worried though since it was my first one! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but when we all showed up it all felt right.
A group of five powerhouse women getting together to create some magic and beauty during Women’s History Month the same week as International Women’s Day. The underlying basis of the shoot is one I am particularly aligned with. Collaboration over competition. We need to bring each other up with us rather than push each other down. The more successful everyone is, the better everyone’s lives will be and we can contribute to the art scene in our communities.
I was so happy that Laila the photographer aka ChiCityMomma brought her amazing daughter with her to the shoot. She was a great model, a bundle of cute and showed that it is more than possible to keep working on the things that light you up even after becoming a mother. Also, as you can see, her photos are gorgeous, hire her!
Jamie of Scenic Backdrops really brought the whimsy with her moss covered hanging lampshade install over the table as well as her organic balloon arch over the train bench outside. She was such a positive force throughout the day too! Initially I was going to add floral to the lamps, but time got away from us. We will have to collaborate again though so we can make that part a reality!!
Gretta of Two Mile Coffee Bar is one of the kindest people I’ve met. Sometimes you can just tell! She has lovingly brought so much life into the historic train station in Beverly and it is really apparent how passionate and community oriented she is. She also makes the tastiest chai latte I’ve ever had in the US. You really can’t go wrong having your meetings in her inspiring space sipping on the most delightful drinks.
I mentioned Myriam of HIM&her co briefly earlier but I wanted to say some more about her. We met when I was selling and distributing bouquets at her daughter’s recital and she reached out that same night and introduced herself. I feel like I’ve found a lifelong friend and business buddy!! Our aesthetics meld so well! When she initially proposed the color scheme for this shoot to me I felt a fair bit out of my comfort zone but lushed through and I am so glad I did! I would work with Myriam again in a heartbeat! She is extremely kind, uplifting and genuine, I saw firsthand that she is an incredible mom and wife too. Her sense of colors are bold and sophisticated. I’m so lucky to have met her! If you are looking for an event designer with impeccable eclectic taste you know who to call.
everyone I worked with is on Instagram where you can see more of their work in all its glory.