You know what's fabulous? Being surrounded by fellow women entrepreneurs on a wonderfully hot and sunny summer day, eating pizza, and talking to and supporting each other in a relaxed environment. I want to thank Alyson Levy for including me in a new project her company that she shares with her sister Brynn Hudson Jewelry is undertaking: a photo series called "The Working Woman" spotlighting women in the many different jobs that women do. This includes Alyson and her sister, Brynn Hudson. Brynn started the jewelry line about 8 years ago, put the whole business on hold to raise two children, and Alyson joined her to help relaunch the company a few months ago. The photo series kicked off Saturday with more than a dozen women entrepreneurs for the "It's Her Business: The Woman & Her Business" photo shoot.
It was such a great experience! Alyson welcomed me into her home and created a loving and fun environment. She is incredibly welcoming and friendly, even as she physically juggled two young kids on her hips and whizzed from room to room arranging the makeup artist, models (us!) and photographer in her home. I got to wear the Mitton & La Boss shirt/dress with silver detailing that paired really well with a chunky silver necklace and bracelet by Brynn Hudson Jewelry.
Among the women I met include makeup artist Maureen Haggerty, who made us all feel beautiful and created looks that turned us into better versions of ourselves. The photographer Ananda Lima was a joy to work with. As none of us is a professional model, she made us feel at home even as we contorted ourselves into unnatural positions. And I'm rooting for the success of my model colleagues' businesses, such as Wellspring Health Collective, a center of massage therapy, psychotherapy and more, and Fresh Monster, a new line of nontoxic haircare for kids. With a name like that, how could you not want them to succeed?!
Ananda, the photographer, also blogged about the photo shoot and included a sketch of one of my images at the top of her post: http://www.anandalima.com/artisticcommercial-collaboration-with-brynn-hudson-jewelery/.
The photo series starts rolling out later this year and I can't wait to see all the images and what my fellow women entrepreneurs are up to!