I'm not sure how to describe Promise except to say that she is a true artist. And she exudes creativity in every way. Whether she's taking pictures, designing, painting things, finding thrift store purchases, she takes a unique, interesting approach. She's also remarkably comfortable in her own skin. It's calming to be around, I'm grateful for the time I got to spend with her and her peeps.
Cute note on the fridge :)
So we took some photos while I was there, and thought it would be fun to really do it up. She put together her amazing style-posse which consisted of the most adorable and talented Kim and Alex. And then we set out to shoot some pictures in the desert.
Oh, but did I mention that it was 106 degrees? At first I was all smug about it because I live in Texas and I eat heat for breakfast. But Arizona let me know who was boss. In fact Arizona is a BEAST. If it weren't for margaritas, I'm pretty sure their entire population would become an army of hot, bothered, maniacally sunburned lunatics throwing themselves onto mounds of cacti just to put themselves out of their scalding misery.
Yep. Thank God for margaritas is all I can say.
So here is Kim doing Promise's hair. I don't think she has a website. But if you're in the Phoenix area, email me and I'll locate her info to send. Because you should have seen all those elaborate knots and ties and braids and fanciness. She is The Hair Whisperer.
This is cute Alex the stylist. I had been anticipating meeting her ever since the night (a couple weeks ago) that I stayed up till 2am reading her blog. So much inspiration. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and it was so cool to see the unexpected combinations she pulled together. If you need help with a photo shoot, or just need someone to help you step away from the mom jeans, send her a note. She is also a ball of positive energy, super easy to work with, and can even work remotely (score)!
The other person who I was really excited to finally meet was Melissa. I don't remember how I originally found her blog. But I've been following her (that sounds like she might need a restraining order) for years. She is super talented, and has a great way of keeping her life balanced and organized. I'm always envious of that, because it's definitely not my strong point. Also, I was extra happy she was there because she showed me how to use the video function on my camera. Yep. That's how I roll... always learning just enough to get by at the last minute. It's a wonder I make it through the day sometimes.
Thanks Melissa! :)
Thanks for everything girls, it was a blast! xo