Cece’s Style!

Today I am showing off my little love and joy! This is my lovely CeCe! She loves the camera and fashion! 😉

232323232-fp83232-uqcshlukaxroqdfv7;4-=ot-2439=54;=;6;=XROQDF-2;38679473246ot1lsi

Cece with my mom =)

DSCN4273232323232-fp83232-uqcshlukaxroqdfv7955=ot-2439=54;=;6;=XROQDF-2;3494752-246ot1lsi 232323232-fp83232-uqcshlukaxroqdfv8;74=ot-2439=54;=;6;=XROQDF-2;38673-8-246ot1lsi 232323232-fp83232-uqcshlukaxroqdfv5978=ot-2439=54;=;6;=XROQDF-2;3867944-246ot1lsi 232323232-fp83232-uqcshlukaxroqdfv9-38=ot-2439=54;=;6;=XROQDF-2;763-5956246ot1lsi DSCN4257

 

All photos by: Patty Cole

http://www.PattyCole.com

 

signature

Advertisements

Photographer Spotlight: Shauna Lynn Holman

Today I am showcasing a dear friend as well as a talented Nashville based Photographer, Shauna Lynn Holman. She took some photos of me downtown as well as bass player Dave Fowler and Pop, Fashion, Sport casting producer Patty Cole.  Let’s learn more about Shauna

5113808_orig

Shauna Lynn Holman

Tell us a little about you: 

I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. I was a college athlete at Cumberland University as a member of the volleyball team.

How did you start in photography? 

I started in photography when I was a little girl. I hate to show my age, but I always thought it was necessary to have a disposable camera with me. I have so many priceless pictures from childhood because I thought it was very important to document life. I am thankful that my parents were supportive of this even when I was a young child. My professional career began when I was 18 years old. I was a college athlete and wanted to make some money doing something that I enjoyed while being a part of a collegiate team.

What is your photography niche or preferred clientele?

This is tough to answer as a photographer and an artist. I think that if you are blessed with talent and ability, it is your duty and your job to share your gift with others. I didn’t have a set plan when I started my professional career. I am a romantic and always have been, so I think that I was eventually going to become a part of the wedding industry and that is where my career began to take off. I love everything about love and am honored to document it for others. I have a different eye than most and love capturing people or events from a different perspective. There are so many beautiful aspects of life and events that I feel like get overlooked all too often. I love photographing people in their element or during a monumental life event as well. There is nothing more rewarding. The “pressure” of those moments is what I live for.

Shauna Lynn Photography © 2014

What are the best and worst things about being a photographer? 

I remember as a child, having a strong desire to be “artistic” and “creative.” I went to a college preparatory school, and was in the company of some phenomenal artists. The best part of being a photographer is being able to express myself. I have ALWAYS seen life in a completely different perspective than anyone around me and am thankful to have an outlet to express that and to document life in a different way. There is not really a “worst” part of the job, but if I had to say something, I would say that being in business for yourself means that you are always running a business. You cannot go on vacation from being a photographer. When you travel, you want to document it. You want to capture moments of your family and use your camera for fun.

 

Dave and Patty

Dave and Patty

 

 

What are the things you like most about your career?

I adore people and always have. I live for making people feel beautiful and for being the person they choose to document the precious moments of life they are living. Making someone feel beautiful and comfortable in front of my camera is the absolute best feeling ever.

What are some of your top sources of inspiration? 

Humans of New York

Jeremy Cowart

Annie Leibovitz

 Shauna Lynn Photography © 2014

What is a typical day like?

Photo shoot days start the evening before. I am usually too excited to get a lot of rest so I spend a good amount of time packing and charging my equipment and planning for the session. The session is always a lot of fun and usually ends up feeling like old friends hanging out.

What are some of your greatest accomplishments?

I think that my undergraduate and graduate degrees would be on the top of my list. I think professionally, starting my own business and maintaining it throughout college and graduate school would be next. I have loved every minute of the past 9 years.

Dave Fowler

Dave Fowler

What’s your philosophy of life? 

Every single day is a gift. I am a perfectionist and tend to allow my work to take over, but I want to give my clients the absolute best that they deserve. I try to remember that although I am documenting life for others, there is so much life to live behind the camera as well. Life is short and this is our only shot to live it the way we feel that we should. I just want to document life and make an impression on others and leave them feeling beautiful and loved.

Any additional info/comments:

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.” – Annie Leibovitz

More info:

http://www.shaunalynnphotography.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ShaunaLynnPhotography

signature

Pop Fashion Sport Event!

10615517_10152760589851575_2844312634008402080_n

On  October 8th at the La Maison Lounge in North Hollywood, PFS held their 2nd annual red carpet charity event. To benefit the Memorial Cares Todd Cancer Institute to raise money and bring awareness.

 1800448_10152763288681575_7490275450290831226_n

The event was hosted by TV Personality Sabrina A. Parisi and it included a night of performers and fashion shows.

Designer: Danielle Kelly       Co-host: Jonny V

 10414629_10152763288591575_2877975297889969674_n

This event also launched once again an alert about our Oceans.   This time, the message: The oceans can heal people, so let’s heal the oceans! Models, celebrities, designers, actors and brands all came together to make this night a success!

1898291_10152763293296575_547957081787395446_n 10514716_10152757899301575_3449709740502888216_n

Model: Dustin Quick with PFS Casting Producer Patty Cole      Executive Producer PFS Sabrina Parisi with event sponsor Ilona from Aeveka Skincare

10354875_10152757900806575_6138420026640925004_n

POP, Fashion, & Sport is a lifestyle: a community of people who share in the love of art and giving back to make this world a better place!

And the POP, Fashion & Sport Official Fanpage: www.facebook.com/popfashionsport

signature

 

Megan’s Beaded Designs

designer-artisan-jewery

Megan’s Beaded Designs

Megan-Petersen-Web (2)

Owner Background Summary: 

I have been beading and making jewelry since I was about 5 years old, picking it up from my Grandfather who was really into Native American style beadwork and handcrafting at the time. I went on to attend college for Art, receiving my degree in graphic design. I do graphic design professionally for my “day job” – but still enjoy working with my hands in the physical space and creating original designs with beads and other components. I feel that I take my skills honed as an artist and graphic designer and translate them into jewelry, creating works of art that can be worn even with casual, everyday outfits.

How did you start your company? 

After taking a break from selling at craft fairs and galleries during college, I picked jewelry designing back up again shortly after wards. I started selling pieces online, mainly through marketplace websites such as Etsy, and gradually expanded by business from there. It didn’t take long for me to catch the “entrepreneur bug” and become obsessed with learning and implementing everything I could about running an online product business.

DSC_0199 (2)

What is your company about?

As a major introvert, I have long since learned to use my choices in clothing and accessories as a means of expressing myself when words fail and I find approaching strangers difficult. I continue to design my jewelry and hair accessories as an outlet for my customers to celebrate themselves and their own unique personalities. I believe that our differences are what make us fascinating, and I strive to encourage people to show off what makes them special, because the whole world benefits when they do. The jewelry I design and create can’t be found at any regular big box store, and it isn’t meant to be. It’s intended to be as unique as its wearer, showing itself off to the world to be implanted on the memories of onlookers.

What are the best and worst things about being a business owner? 

One of the most amazing things to me as a creative business owner is the orders I receive from all over the world. It continues to delight me to think about someone on the other side of the globe rocking a pair of earrings from Megan’s Beaded Designs, or even someone from the other side of my state, sharing a connection with me through a new bracelet or hair accessory.

One of the most difficult things about being a business owner is learning when to turn it off. Because I love my business, I could easily work on it every spare second when I’m not sleeping or on the clock at my day job. But it’s important to have a life OUTSIDE of my business too, and sometimes that even means scheduling time with my spouse, friends, and family (and time for just me, too).

hair-accessories (2)

What are the things you like most about your career?

Being a jewelry designer means I get to be constantly filled with the inspiration of never-ending ideas and concepts waiting to be brought out into the world. I love the deep sensation of hope that comes from this, and getting lost in the sense of flow when I’m actually producing the work and manifesting these ideas into life.

What are some of your top sources of inspiration? 

I find the combination of art and fashion incredibly inspiring; along with concepts I take from non-visual forms such as music and literature. I know it sounds cliché, but my inspiration really does come from everywhere. I can be right in the middle of doing some mundane take, like folding the laundry, when the idea for a new collection or design will surface and have me rushing to a notebook or electronic device to record it.

What is a typical day like?

I usually squeeze in at least a half an hour of business work in the morning before I have to take off to my day job. And even at my day job, I will be working on my current beading projects during my breaks and lunch. My evenings are more likely to consist of administrative and marketing work, such as e-mail, blogging, and photographing new projects. I also have an assistant who comes into my studio a couple of times a week to help me with shipping orders and organizing inventory. It sounds like a lot, but once I’m able to get a system down, it’s amazing what two people, or even just one person, can manage to get done in a single day.

DSC_0252 (3)

What are some of your greatest accomplishments?

Personally, one of my greatest accomplishments is graduating from college, two years early, despite losing my mother when I was 16. I don’t like to share sob stories for no reason, but I will bring this one up when looking to encourage others into seeing themselves as a beacon of possibility – not a victim of circumstance. On the business side of things, I feel it’s a great accomplishment every time someone places a second order form me. It means I succeeded in going above and beyond their expectations the first time, so much so that they came back for more.

What’s your philosophy of life? 

I am driven by the hope of possibility and believe that if you dedicate yourself to something long enough and focused enough, anything can be achieved.

Any additional info/comments:

You can find me on my website at http://www.MegansBeadedDesigns.com, and connect with me on social media at http://facebook.com/megansbeadeddesigns, http://twitter.com/Glamour365, http://instagram.com/megansbeadeddesigns, and http://pinterest.com/Glamour365

signature