Behind The Scenes | Modehaus

I met up with Chelsea over warm coffee in the chill of a MN fall day. Chelsea had been working on her new Modehaus bridal line for some time and had a vision in her head of how it should be shared. What Chelsea did next is music to any creative directors ears - “I trust your vision. Just run with it”.

From that moment on, months of planning, prop shopping, model fittings and Pinterest board pins commenced. There were some hiccups on the journey (a family emergency for her and one month Mayo stay for me) that delayed the shoot date, but man, did it make it better. It forced more time for perfecting and finishing and represented so much more that just a job. Good things take time. It takes time. Time.

The props were bought, a hired an incredible photographer to do the shoot so I could solely focus on Art Directing, things were painted, I brought a videographer on board who was itching for new content, Homedepot trips were made, and the shoot happened. Here’s some photos of everything that happened to make this shoot happen.


And because I personally LOVE seeing how photographer “got this shot”, here you go.

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Thank you to the incredible team that made this work. Literally, you all are heros.

Photographer: Gene Pease at Havner

Video: Chris Martin at Balladeer

Modehaus Bridal: The Queen, Chelsea Lovett

My amazing assists: Mitch, Mariah and Katlyn

World Refugee Day | AllofUs Travel

“Being a Refugee is someone who flees from war, persecution or natural disasters forcefully.” - Mohamed Malim, Founder of Dream Refugee, explains. "World refugee Day is a celebration of all the refugees around the word, the success and contributions they made in the world. We are honoring them."

In 2018, I helped travel product goods company AllOfUs with social media management and photography. AllOfUs donates proceeds of every purchase to help the bravest travelers of all, refugees. World Refugee Day was around the corner and I knew we had to do something special for it.

We tapped into local influencers who are also proud refugees to help us out. We interviewed them, photographed them, then used these photos to shed light on the common stereotypes some may have on refugees. Celebrating - not judging.

The result was beautiful. Beyond seeing our social media rise in engagement and retweets, we also saw comments of support and encouragement. Stories were told. Stories were heard. One person at a time.

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“There is no “Us”, there is no “Them”, Only All of Us."

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