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Behind The Scenes:  Making It Happen Together!

Hello beautiful ones!  I pray that you are doing exceedingly well!

The last 90 days have been a whirlwind of activity for me.  There were so many days where I thought I was going to lose my mind because I had so much to do to launch the blog.  I’m a bit of a perfectionist to say the least, especially when it comes to business.  And, if my name is going to be on something it has to be of quality, on point, and be about its business.  So, I put a lot of pressure on myself to get things done and Chic.Classy.Spicy. was no different.  Sisterfriend, there were days I called my boyfriend in tears because I was a tad overwhelmed or I noticed my engagement on Instagram was plummeting (IG has been on some stuff lately).

Also, as some of you know, I own an insurance agency and in order for me to eat, something that I love to do, I have to make sure I get the work done for it no matter what else needs to happen.  Therefore, like most of you, I’m working in and on my business while hustling to make sure Chic.Classy.Spicy. is topnotch!!!

Trust me, this blogging & social media thang ain’t no joke!  I never knew how much work it takes, but we’ll talk about it in a future post so I can keep it all the way 100 with y’all about my journey thus far.  Any who, I could not have gotten this far if it had not been for the wonderful people I have had the pleasure of collaborating with thus far:

 

  • My awesome photographer, Jamaal McKenzie of Visuals by JM, is a gem, a genius, & oh so talented! I’m simply amazed at how he captures the most beautiful, natural, authentic shots of me.  I’m so glad he’s on my team and I’m so happy that he took the plunge to follow his heart full-time!  Check him out for portraits, commercial shoots, engagements, graduations, and more!

Photo Credit:  Visuals by JM

 

  • It ain’t easy finding the perfect shoot location, changing clothes in the car, or keeping the clothes wrinkle-free. The staff at these locations made my photo shoots less stressful, more productive, and way more fun!  Take a moment to visit them and tell them I referred you!

Courtyard by Marriott at Rio Washingtonian (Photo Credit: Courtyard by Marriott)

Park Station Apartments (Photo Credit: Park Station Apartments)

2941 Restaurant (Photo Credit: 2941 Restaurant)

Muse Paintbar

Lilly Magilly’s Cup Cakery

  • My social media guru, Keisha Ifill of B Marketing Consulting, makes me look so good, keeps me sane & is a wonderful friend. I have no idea what I’d do without her and I don’t want to find out.  She’s truly #fearlessauthenticunapologetic and a total #bossbabe with the biggest heart.  Don’t hesitate to contact her to get your marketing on the right foot!  Make sure you tell her I referred you ?

 Photo Credit:  B Marketing Consulting

In addition to these awesome people, I have so much more to be grateful for; check it out here!

I’m so looking forward to growing my relationship and collaborating with everyone and some awesome brands and bloggers in the coming months.  Put your seat belt on because it’s about to be ON & POPPING!!!

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  • Joyce Brewer

    Great job assembling a team you can trust. Wishing you well with the new adventures.

  • Jonna

    Love all the photos you shared. Looks like you have some amazing things coming up for your blog!

  • Evelyn Reese

    I love the photos in your shoot. My husband is a photographer and we’ve had a few shoots where the client changed in the care, especially the senior portrait shoots.

    • Thank you so much! It’s not the easiest place to change, but I’m getting better at it lol. Please stop back by often.

  • autum

    I try to do blog shoots in my neighborhood which has some good locations. So I just run into my apartment to change. I’m just uncomfortable taking pictures in front of everyone they be staring lol. Thank you for sharing!!

    • I love it when I can do that. There’s a level of comfort that shows in the photographs. Please stop by often :)

  • Julie Martin

    Loved this post!! I can definitely relate to changing my clothes in the car, and trying to keep them wrinkle free! You’re so authentic, and beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your behind the scenes team. I can’t wait to read each and everything you post!!

    • Hey doll! It is so not easy doing what we do. I have so much more respect for models & actors as a result of blogging lol. Thank you so much for your kind words…hope to meet you soon and give you a big hug! :)

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