Being a diverse woman in the wedding industry, it’s been my joy to work with people that come from a variety of backgrounds.
This month it’s an honor to highlight black-owned businesses and women that create stunning works of art and share immense talent in the wedding space. From planning out dreamy events to artistry that brings polish and flawless finish to the big day, these talented entrepreneurs are ones to watch (and hire!) in 2022 and beyond.
Ayanda is a true joy to work with! When I went to Zion, Utah last year for a workshop, I knew I wanted to shoot at the Bonneville Salt Flats so I looked on Instagram for some talent to bring this vision to life. Ayanda was quick to understand the concept and brought her creativity and expertise into the shoot with the most lovely demeanor and work ethic. Inquire with Ayanda for your next timeless affair.
I’ve known DaVaughn for a few years now and it’s been so amazing to work alongside her to see her create flawless looks on brides as well as have her do my own makeup (which is rare since I only allow a select few to do my makeup!) DaVaughn’s expertise and passion shines through, making her clients feel special and cared for with each stroke of the brush and spray of the mist.
Kelley is an absolute sweetheart that resides in my hometown area – once I saw her work, I knew we just vibed as artists. Her light filled, romantic images evoke a fairytale quality that is so dreamy. What is great about Kelley is not only her talent but her warm personality as she helps educate others in the creative world. She is who I would consider, a photographer’s photographer.
Self described as bold and bespoke, Rooted Floral Design Company is owned by Ieshia whose passion is design, color and supporting communities. Her work has been featured with Bhldn, Hendrick’s Gin, and Bloom House. If you’re wanting a colorful statement at your next event, reach out for a custom creation or request fun arrangements with names like Sugar Plum Fairy and Skittles.
I had the pleasure of meeting Chloe last year through a mutual friend and the first thing I noticed was her positive energy. Seriously, once you meet Chloe in person it’s as if you’ve known her for years. Chloe’s work transcends beyond beautiful elopements – she captures family dynamics effortlessly – a powerhouse that I would recommend to anyone looking for a great time and vibrant, emotive photographs.