Elena Felton was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She was fascinated by photography at a young age. Her parents introduced her to a camera at 10 years old and from that moment, her world changed. Her father was her first client, she took pictures of him whenever he wasn’t paying attention, she also took pictures of her toys, flowers, and relatives. She admired everything about her camera, especially the clicking noise! After graduating from undergrad, she purchased her first camera, a Nikon D3200 which was two years ago, after she turned her passion for photography into a career. Her photos are elegant and vibrant with a touch of soft colors and amazing details. She’s work with clients around the DMV area and recently collaborated with local vendors in Baltimore to host her work. Elena’s is the founder of Belle Imagery Portraits, an up and coming business in the Baltimore area. She is my May Inspirational Woman of the Month!
What inspired you to do photography?
The beauty of people’s stories I capture on camera. I love fashion! I get a lot of my photographic inspiration from fashion magazines. Editorial photography is a passion of mine along with wedding photography. It’s my goal to create my own magazine filled with beautiful images of women.
How many hours does it take for you to do a photo shoot and edits?
Photographing a wedding can be anywhere from 7-12-hours and editing can be a 1-2-week process. For a small portrait shoot, the work is similar but less time consuming, it also depends on how many photos I take. Continue reading “Belle Imagery Photography”
I have been natural for YEARS, but I typically repeat the same hairstyles. I view YouTube videos and blogs all the time, but there was something unique about Kinky Curly Coily Me, a website that provided information on products, hair care, how to styles, the whole nine yards! This website was a one stop shop for all of my questions about natural hair. I was honored when the creator of this site, agreed to answer a few questions about her transition from relaxed to natural hair. She has an authentic relationship with her viewers, she tells it like it is, and after one video you WILL learn a thing or two about hair care.
To my surprise, Jenell B Stewart is a brand. Her Kinky Curly Coily Me website is just one of her many projects. This woman is slaying the Internet with her Youtube channel, blog, her daughter’s online boutique, and her new podcast she started in 2016. Later this year, she plans to launch a webinar about building an online presence. I follow her podcast on iTunes, (also available on Sound Cloud), her podcast talks about weight loss, marriage, entrepreneurship, and just about anything her listeners ask. She makes herself available to her audience allowing some of the questions to be the topic of her podcast. I thought this was great because she interacts with her audience, which makes her podcast personable for anyone who is listening. I have binged listen to the podcast this weekend while at the gym and doing my hair. I told a few people about the valuable information she puts out there for her viewers. Her goal is to inspire women to better themselves, and I must say she is on the right path! Continue reading “Jenell B Stewart”
Dia Darling is a San Antonio, Texas gal. She started working as a ghost blogger and enjoyed putting her communications skills to work. While working on her passion she realized her talent craved for more. She knew she had a lot to bring to the internet world, and soon enough All Things I Do was created. It takes courage and boldness to step out and pursue goals in life. Dia did just that, I recently followed her 5-day email challenge titled Mapping your Side Hustle which allows you to focus on your goals and dreams She is an extraordinary person to follow and her blog speaks volumes to her readers. Take a moment and read below Continue reading “Dia Darling – All Things I Do”
Terri Lomax puts power in motivating women of color, her videos, and words of encouragement inspire women to ignite fire into their passion. She has over 30 thousand followers on Twitter, a blog, a YouTube channel and a 5-year workbook plan that will help you discover your passion. Society needs women like Terri for our future. She wants to bring positivity into the world and inspire other as she trails her purpose. I instantly followed her social media platforms and signed up for her webinar. I learned about Mocha Girls Pit Stop and why she motivates others to accomplish their dreams. She said in one of her videos to “Speak life into your situation” and that’s what we all should do daily.
What inspired you to become a blogger?
TL: I honestly didn’t set out to be a blogger. Back in 2012, I found myself in the midst of a quarter-life crisis. I followed the well-intentioned advice of my mentors and advisors; I went to school, I got good grades, I graduated and found a good job, but I still felt empty. I knew there was more to life than working, paying bills, just to wake up and do it all over again. Continue reading “Terri Lomax: Mocha Girl Pit Stop”
People can do amazing things online, build a business, sell products, or even have a YouTube channel. The options are endless! Twenty years ago having the ability to FaceTime someone on the phone was unheard of. Now it’s one of the means of communicating. I FaceTime my mother a lot when we talk on the phone, it’s nice to not only hear her but, see her while we talk about everything that’s going on our lives.
Now is the time where we need to take advantage of what technology provides. Women all over the world have the ability to become successful business owners. HOW GREAT IS THAT? We no longer have to dream about it, but we can live it. I had the honor to talk to Renee Townsend, she is the owner of Backbone America. She helps people focus on their businesses and deliver guidance on how to become a successful entrepreneur. Her interview provided me with extraordinary advice, I couldn’t help but to share what I’ve learned. Continue reading “Backbone in America”