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Summer Photo Shoot: Q&A With The Crew

We love looking into the lives of successful women, and our Summer 2017 photo shoot had several sources of inspiration. Since more than half of the photo shoot crew was comprised of women, we had to fire off a few questions to get a peek at what their lives are like on and off the set. From the head creative director to the main makeup artist, we loved getting a behind-the-scenes look at how a campaign comes together and the lessons they have learned.

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What is the one thing you always have to have in your bag?

“Always my phone first, and then my chap stick.  Those two things are a must.” – Joanne, Creative Director

“Moisturizer” – Christina, Makeup Artist

“Oh, before it was an iPod because I love listening to music, but now it’s an iPhone because it’s all in one. Sometimes I don’t even carry a camera anymore because I am happy snapping with an iPhone. Even me!” – Anne, Photographer

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What is your favorite part of your job?

“Meeting new people, getting to know people’s stories and putting it all together.  I love to make stuff and I love to make stuff with other people, so that community is really what gives me a lot of joy.” – Joanne, Creative Director

“Making women and men feel good about themselves. Making them feel a little bit more confident because they feel a little bit more beautiful or a little more groomed and that’s definitely my favorite part. It’s very intimate.” – Christina, Makeup Artist

“Meeting people! Another is that since I am like a location photographer, I am always outside. I love going to new places I’ve never been before.  I love traveling.  I love seeing new cultures and people.”” – Anne, Photographer

“The best part of my job is when the project is done and we had a great shoot. I just love that feeling when it’s a wrap and it all went great and we have what we needed.  It gives me a fuzzy feeling.” – Angelika, Executive Producer

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What has been your favorite photo shoot location?

“I’d have to say Old San Juan!  It’s the best place I’ve ever been.” – Joanne, Creative Director

“New Zealand.  I’m a very outdoorsy person and it had an epic landscape.  The people were so warm and inviting and interesting and it felt like I had space and it was just kind of magical.” – Evyan, Stylist

“The best place ever is probably Mongolia and my other absolute favorite place is Tahiti.” – Anne, Photographer

“New York—and Tahiti.” – Angelika, Executive Producer

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What should every woman try at least once in her life?

“Doing something that really really scares you.  And doing it with your whole heart.” – Joanne, Creative Director

“I think you should try to get out of your normal life and go to a place you’ve never been.  Do something you’ve never done.  It doesn’t matter if it’s skydiving or walking to the next town because you’ve never been there.” – Anne, Photographer

“Just do what you want to do and don’t have anyone tell you any different.  And never, ever give up your career just because you’re married or having children.  There is no reason you can’t do everything.”  – Angelika, Executive Producer

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