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Last week, I met up with Shinaya who requested some fresh headshots.  She’s a hairstylist at Maison De Chic Salon in Philadelphia and needed some updated photos of herself to submit for her bio if she did hair shows or hair-related events.  Here’s the thing…she came wearing this beautifully detailed lace overgarment and her make […]

Personal Branding Session: Step Your Game Up. Boom.

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In Philly, prom send-offs are a whole thing.  Don’t believe me?  Google “Dubai in North Philly“.  For my senior prom, my guidance counselor purchased my dress and my dad got some guy with a Lincoln Town Car to drive me to the Marriott where we were supposed to have the night of our dreams.  I’m […]

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10 years ago, I met a little 7th grader named Vaniah.  She was super smart, super chatty, and super clingy-but I loved her and still do.  In the afternoons, she’d help me “decorate” my door or a new bulletin board but cutting paper and punching out perforated letters.  We did more talking than decorating which […]

Vaniah: Modern Maternity Session

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On a summer afternoon, Walt, Gloria and I met in on the campus of Westminster Theological Seminary.  He had recently graduated but still served by maintaining the grounds. They came with pizza (really good pizza, btw) in hand, making sure I was fed and full before we started our interview. They have an ease…individually and […]

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