Rising Tide Society Collab

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If you haven't heard of the Rising Tide Society, I'd love to introduce you!  Their mission is educating and empowering creatives to thrive in the spirit of community over competition.  I love being part of a group that seeks to encourage.  Being part of the Louisville Tuesdays Together group has helped me immensely as I've started my photography business.

Last week, we got together to collaborate on a styled photoshoot - all to celebrate women who are currently fighting or have won their fight over breast cancer.  Interacting with these women and hearing part of their stories left my heart feeling full, with a reminder to be grateful in all circumstances.  Here's a peek behind the scenes!  

#carbs = ultimate photoshoot fuel. Starbucks was kind enough to donate coffee to support the project - how cool is that? 

The makeup artists did a great job bringing out the beauty of all our models!  

We shot in a historic Louisville home with so much character!  From this chandelier to the curves of the marble fireplace - this place had a personality all its own.

We even had our own little mascot for the day.

I could photograph beautifully arranged goodies like this all day, every day and be happy.  It was so inspiring to work with women who volunteered the talents of their craft to make this project possible.  The signs, embroidered items and jewelry were all loaned for the shoot from local businesses linked at the end of this post (go check them out!).  The models loved getting to pick out jewelry for each outfit.  You're never too old to play dress up.

Thank you to all the talented creatives that contributed to celebrating these beautiful, brave women.  Here's to a Saturday well spent.

Credits ("@" indicates their Instagram handle): Event Planning/Coordination: VSIEvents; Styling: Creme Brands; Hair: @gg.on.hair; Makeup: marykay.com/mgossom; Photography: Merri Jack Photography, Laura Cook Photography, Chelsey Nelson Photography; Jewelry: Sincerely Quinley; Watercolor Sign: Maizie Clarke; Hand-lettered wood sign: RileyandKo; Handmade Embroidery: Thistle and Thread Design.