Best At SOCIAL MEDIA 2018
Social media is the way we market, so why not pay attention to it? At Brandwell, we mix creativity, business and bakersfield to help businesses understand their business and how that translates to building an online community. We started Brandwell in Bakersfield because that’s where we all live, work, and play. We are a group of friends that wants to be apart of building and shaping our community and we want to help businesses grow, develop, tell their stories, and look stinkin’ awesome doing it.
We're excited to continue offering our two-day workshops, meetups and work sessions this year where we help businesses become brands. Our community is growing and we hope to be agents of change and helpers of some brands doing great things here in town.
As a photographer in Bakersfield, I am continually learning to find beauty in all areas of Bakersfield. I believe its my job to really seek out parts of town that I see potential in and show people what is beautiful about it. Creatives see things differently and others don't see it until we show them! I love that Bakersfield has so many different types of people, backgrounds, businesses, and aspiring artists... Bakersfield has a lot to offer and is full of local business owners that see the value in small business. I've learned so much from local business owners and I wouldn't be where I am today without the local encouragers pushing me.
I'm currently planning my first ever one day conference for high school junior and senior girls here in Bakersfield! I have a huge heart for reminding young women that they are more beautiful and powerful than they realize - I first started this mission through photography and it has developed into something even greater than I dreamed - I am so excited to be bringing tons of local women together to pour into high school girls and equip them in their emotional, mental, and spiritual health by hearing from key note speakers, break out speakers, and participating in creative workshops. In addition, I'm even more excited to be introducing them, connecting them, and establishing relationships for them with these women in the community to further their personal growth. I want them to see the possibilities in their lives and also show them how shame doesn't have a hold on their future. The definition of "Adoration" is deep love and respect... my hope for The Adoration Conference is that these girls will walk away from this conference with a deep love and respect for themselves and others and to continue offering this conference annually! :)
Our market is not over-saturated with creatives, so there is a lot of space for innovation and really making the rules up as we go. It's exciting to feel like I'm apart of something new and can help shape and mold the community I live in.
I'm excited to be working with Tarina Homes in the very near future. I am furnishing and styling 2 of their model homes. They are allowing me to create 2 modern looks that are a little out of the box.
Creativity is the fuel to my business. Since I can remember I've loved to create. I knew from a very young age that I was not interested in anything that was not going to allow me to create! I navigated through a lot of creative/artistic elements to find the ONE that would challenge me most creatively and that's photography. In photography, it is important to stay creative and have a creative edge....not for competition, but to create art that INSPIRES! To me...it is important to inspire and to move people as they look at my images. That is the greatest thing creativity can do...MOVE YOU. If I can stay creative enough to inspire (or move) someone to follow their dreams, to create better art, to FEEL and to LIVE their beautiful lives well...then I've done my job as a local creative.
At the beginning of last year I started a project because I saw the need in this community to really highlight some incredible venues in Bakersfield CA. I feel like a Bakersfield bride is always trying to find that "new awesome venue" to get married it and sometimes can't envision themselves getting married here. So I started a projected that I know is going to take me a little while to complete. That is to collaborate with local venues and wedding vendors to highlight the value in our wedding industry in Bakersfield. I eventually want to create a full blog featuring and highlighting some amazing venues and amazing vendors. I'm looking for hidden gems also, hidden venues...I hope to one day offer brides a go to blog that will give them different perspectives on how they can visualize their wedding in these amazing venues in Bakersfield.