What happens when five uniquely tenacious female entrepreneurs come together for a Galentine’s Day brunch styled shoot?
Well, simply put, sparks fly.
Chick Boss Mob met just three weeks prior to our shoot. Literally connected by a comment stream in a post from another gorgeous wedding styled shoot in a creative entrepreneur Facebook group. There are so many avenues for wedding industry business owners to collaborate. The images and stories they tell inspire weddings all over the world. But what about the not-really-wedding-specific creative bosses? Some of us may work with a client during the engagement process but there’s also a desire to foster a long-term connection after the vows. What does a styled shoot collaboration look like when it’s not a fabulous wedding?
There truly aren’t words to explain the immediate chemistry and comfort we felt. We connected through our shared boss titles, each running our own company. Most of us are mamas and understand the unique challenges that brings. Each of our businesses are in their own industry which was a beautiful way for our different strengths to shine.
Jennie Moss is our art and paper storyteller. She marries watercolor and calligraphy with a graphic designer eye to make anyone swoon. Not only did she create our Galentine’s Day brunch invitation but made sure to highlight the original Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation) girl power inspiration. Jennie radiates positivity, knows how to make all of us laugh and has such a kind, seeking heart.
Ameerah Saine created her company Brunch & Slay as a platform for events women can come together and build together. Her fire and passion for life is infectious to us all. She brought together details of the event that created the perfect touch from the heart-shaped marshmallows to the navy plaid tablecloth. From her excellent taste to her eye for angles, there wasn’t anything she missed.
Kourtnie Freeman full times as an art teacher but side hustles as an art connoisseur. She creates beautiful paper flower masterpieces at Alaan Studios. From simple place cards to elaborate walls, her work is bright, colorful and memorable. Her work was a great accent to our tabletop. While she choose to wore black, her shoes say so much more about her.
Layla-Yasmine Hillail is a presence with her smile and spirit. This becomes so present in what her images invoke. Her photography style crosses so many lines. We were all enamored with her work from our shoot but the only thing missing was more of her in front of the camera! There’s an idea brewing to make that happen in the very near future.
Then there’s yours truly! I helped facilitate those involved in the shoot and brought my obsession for a well laid charcuterie spread. As resident goofball it’s easy to find me hamming up the camera (see above). There might also be a tie between myself and the Chick Boss Mob copy and social media account management. 😉