as featured on 100 Layer Cake
“Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries.” – Leslie Knope | Parks + Rec
Empowering other women to reach beyond the stars to turn their dreams into plans and their plans into successes – this has been a mantra of mine since college and is something I will carry throughout my life.
*Quick story time*
A looooot of people ask me how I got into photography, and my quick story is: it’s something I have always loved + felt passionate about, practiced and nurtured while I was in high school + college. After getting a B.S. in Biology, I realized I wouldn’t be happy doing anything else but capturing stories and connecting with people on a deeper level. Before I launched my photography business, I was on course to go to medical school + I experienced first hand the difficulties women go through to raise themselves up in the sciences, in college; in life. Alongside my colleagues, I taught an after school program to uplift middle school women to pursue sciences, but also just to uplift them to become educated women and not feel belittled by the patriarchy society we continue to live in. To embolden women to break the invisible barriers that continue to exist. My time in college taught me lessons I otherwise would have never learned, but it also taught me to have a confidence in myself, to move forward by putting my dreams in motion, to do my best to be the example of how I want to see our world become.
All of that to say, lifting other women up in whatever career path they choose, helping women celebrate their successes rather than festering in jealousy, trying with every cell in my body to be the woman I’d want my future daughter to become, will always have a special place in my heart. So let’s celebrate other women on this Valentine’s Day <3
You can see our feature on 100 Layer Cake here!
Cheers to the Dream Team for bringing this shoot together:
Venue: In Focus Event Space
Planning: Debby Boh Events
Florals: Lace Roots
Makeup: Crystal Wei
Hair: Candice Chisholm
Tableware: Sundrop Vintage
Furniture: Party Pieces by Perry
Linens: Something Borrowed Party
Coffee Cart: & Coffee Co.
Marshmallows: Mallow Mallow
Cupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes
Wood Laser Cut Hearts: The Duo Studio