Leslie Blodgett, Creator of bareMinerals & Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals at NAWBO in San Francisco

I was so inspired by being in a room full of powerful women at NAWBO SFBA‘s dinner last Thursday. Special guest Leslie Blodgett, Creator of bareMinerals & Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals drew a wonderful crowd, and that’s not surprising for a woman with over 34,000 Likes on Facebook!  Julie Gordon White did an amazing job recounting the tips that Leslie gave, check out her post.

NAWBO-7-10-14-Blodgett-0012I was inspired by her ability to captivate and inspire with such ease, grace and honest humor. Listening to Leslie share her experience of going from a small local business to a global brand inspired me.

NAWBO-7-10-14-Blodgett-0015 I observed her connect graciously first with the audience, then individual women who stopped to talk to her after. She made herself truly available to each and every person who came by.


(Leslie Blodgett with Laura Russell-Jones, President of NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area)


(Laura Russell-Jones, Leslie Blodgett and Simon Cowell, CEO of Bare Escentuals.)

Thank you Leslie, for sharing your experience and wisdom with such honesty and humor with all of us at NAWBO SFBA.


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Maternity and Baby Portrait Session with Nicole Martin & Fiona

Back in December, I was attending the monthly National Association of Women Business Owners networking breakfast along with friend and client, Julie Baeder (who I had the opportunity to photograph when she was named as one of the 100 of Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business; go Julie!) Julie immediately brought me over to meet her fabulous pilates instructor friend, Nicole Martin. It turns out that Nicole is the owner of Ritual Pilates in Oakland. Nicole and I clicked right away and started working together shortly after. I’ve been wanting to try pilates for a while. She is an amazing instructor and our weekly sessions are often the highlight of my week’s exercise routine.  I’m getting taller!!

Shortly after Nicole became my pilates instructor, she asked me to capture her maternity photos as she was expecting her first baby in April! Of course I agreed. We met for the session in her charming home in Montclair. Nicole’s adorable kitty cat, Rose, joined us for a few photos as well. At the end of the session, we agreed that when baby Fiona arrived we would get together again and photograph the little baby girl.


The second session took place when little Fiona turned 3 months. When I arrived at Nicole’s, we looked for a beautiful place to do the photos. The wonderful mid-century modern chair caught my eye as we looked around the living room. We both agreed that it’s clean wood lines and white leather upholstery would be perfect for the shoot and comfortable for baby Fiona. Don’t you agree?


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