CIC Philadelpia

 

At the beginning of the month, I had the opportunity to visit the newest CIC space in Philadelphia. The goal of the visit was to capture images that would showcase their space and culture. Just like their St. Louis locations, it is filled with color, purpose-driven clients, and a wonderful staff.

CIC has a special place in my heart. I worked there for two years while I was building up my business. Event today, it is my essential community so that I don’t go crazy as a solo business owner. If you haven’t seen the spaces in St. Louis, they are definitely worth touring!

 
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St. Luke’s Hospital - Day of Dance 2019

St. Luke’s Hospital Day of Dance was incredible. Picture a hotel ballroom overflowing with women of all ages and races dancing their hearts out. The energy was electric.

As someone who LOVES dancing (despite a lack of skill), I could not ask for a more fun event to shoot for St. Louis Magazine. The entire hotel was abuzz with women dancing, laughing, learning and getting health exams.

I was definitely caught bopping along with my camera more than once and added many new songs to my workout playlist. I would highly recommend attending the event to any woman. I left feeling inspired to stay moving even on those days that I feel lazy and don’t want to go to the gym. Such a beautiful promotion of women’s health!

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Aveda Jam St. Louis

 
 

One of my favorite events last year was the Aveda Jam at the Old Rock House in downtown St. Louis. Hair stylists from all over Missouri and Illinois came to show off their creativity and skills live on stage.

For this shoot, my goal was to create images that the stylists would be excited to share on social media. I wanted them to proudly associate themselves with the Aveda brand. I also focused on getting pictures of the Aveda products in action.

 
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The end results were both gorgeous and wildly creative. As someone who wears my hair in a pony tail about 360 days a year, my mind was blown.

Me in action!

Topgolf Chesterfield | Taste & Tour

Last night was my second time at a Topgolf and both times I have been behind the camera. I can't wait until this location actually opens up so that I can go play with friends. The Taste and Tour event was a blast. The energy was great and they had some really fun celebrity guests like Chingy, St. Louis Blue's Players and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. 

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A view from behind | I got to walk out onto the field before people actually started hitting.

A view from behind | I got to walk out onto the field before people actually started hitting.

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Rapper Chingy practicing his golf swing.

Rapper Chingy practicing his golf swing.

Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee enjoying herself at the event.

Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee enjoying herself at the event.

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Code with a Cause 2018

This past weekend, I got to cover GlobalHack's first ever Code with a Cause at CIC. A room full of 80+ people gave up their entire weekend to solve problems with St. Louis non-profits. Just to put their awesomeness into perspective, the participants could have been out celebrating Mardi Gras or watching the opening of the Olympics, but instead chose to give their weekends to a cause bigger than themselves.

A standout moment from the event was the emphasis on solving 'with' rather than solving 'for.' It's so easy to go into service with the mentality of the savior, but much more rewarding and productive to work alongside the people who have already been pushing the cause for a long time.

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Prosper Demo Day

I love supporting talented women, so getting a chance to work with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator on their Demo Day was such a fun opportunity. Prosper is focused on increasing women entrepreneurs’ access to growth capital and the number of women investing in early stage capital markets.

Their cohort of powerful entrepreneurs pitched their companies and shared the momentum that they've built so far. I left the event full of ideas and inspired to push my own business harder. Here are some of my favorite shots from the event.  

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This event was held in Knight Hall at Washington University in St. Louis.