When I started photography back in high school, I fell in love with the craft â€“Â the joy of seeing light, discovering and exploring a story, being present in a moment, working with friends in the darkroom. But, in high school, I never considered or envisioned photography as a future career â€“ a way to sustain my heart and livelihood. When photography became more than a passion and developed into a business pursuit, I needed a whole new set of skills and mentors.
StoryPortrait Media came into being in 2007, and is continuing to develop into a photography and multimedia business that creates short documentary videos and photography packages for non-profits, small businesses, artists and families. Along the way, as I learn the lessons of financial sustainability and leadership, it’s been essential to cross paths with other women in business. And, luckily in Santa Fe, I run into them all the time.
Here are just a few simple head shots done recently for fabulous business women developing their websites and marketing materials. I love that we have found, and will continue to find ways to support each other; share services, ideas, tips, encouragement, and ultimately help promote each other as we strive to follow and develop our vision.
While I typically don’t advertise head shots, please don’t hesitate to be in touch â€“ especially if you are a woman in business. Time Dollars always accepted.
Rubina Cohen, is the founder and CEO of Firefly Innovation Group. Her expertise and energy thrives in marketing and community building. She connected me with Southwest Spanish Craftsman, a client of hers, and now I have a video project with them in postâ€“productions. In exchange for photography and a new offering of hers, audio podcasts, she is also going to give me guidance in marketing.
Shelene Bridge, is a talented Film Director and Editor that I met at the Santa Fe Community College in a Documentary Filmmaking course. Shelene has played the amazing role of editor for a number of StoryPortrait Media projects. She has recently launched her own production company, Surreal Montage.
Christine Curran is food writer, body worker and graphic designer. Since meeting her, I have made many of her inspired and delicious recipes on her website, The Budding Lotus
I met Rebeca Wolle, Reiki practitioner and Adrienne Duguerre, Independent Distributor of AdvoCare, and Nina Twombly,Brennan Healing Science Practitioner through the Santa Fe Time Bank. I have received amazing reiki treatments from Rebecca, and have enjoyed an evening of ceremony with Nina out on the land.
I really appreciate the independent spirit, talent and focus of all of these women.