The internet is a funny place. It’s full of gives and takes and one of the biggest gives has been a Facebook group of photographer moms that has not only led to a huge support system, but a group of ladies who I now call my friends.
The group started as a connection for other moms who are photography business owners, but it’s grown into full fledged friendships with women all across the country. These are women I speak to almost daily; with whom we can bounce ideas between, get constructive criticism, encourage, support, and call on when we’re having a hard day.
We decided to connect with each other in an even more tangible way through a Traveling Skirt Project. The concept of a Traveling Skirt is pretty simple: the group selects a dress or skirt together, everyone pitches in to purchase the skirt, and then every photographer gets a week with it to photograph as they envision, then mail it on to the next photographer on the schedule. Our group also decided to keep the final images secret until everyone had completed their session, so as not to unconsciously influence each other. Once everyone was finished, we unveiled each of our final images to one another (and you, the world!).
I just love how this brought out the beauty of how one skirt can be in the hands of seven different people, each with their own vision and creativity.
The project began in the cold of February and traveled through Wisconsin, Texas, South Carolina, Nebraska, Washington, South Wisconsin, and, of course, South Dakota.
This has been so near and dear to my heart, not just because I love the images that have been created, but because I am so grateful for these ladies and their friendships; I know it’s a crazy thing to think that a person can be close to someone they’ve never met face to face, but these women have been a support system that I could never replace. I’ve stood with them and they with me, and I’m so incredibly proud of them all! They are all an incredibly kind, encouraging, and CRAZY TALENTED group of women!!
Please be sure to check out their beautiful creations, and give them on follow!
First up is Emily Przybylo of Kettner Sisters Photography in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Kettner Sister Photography
Owner: Emily Przybylo
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Model: Camille Swart & Isaac Castellano
Social media: @kettnersisterphotography
Dear Marlowe Photography
Owner: Amanda Blodgett
Location: Houston, TX
Model: Tabitha Anwur
Social media: @hellodearmarlowe
Olive & Ivory Photography
Owner: Jenn Dukes
Location: Charleston, SC
Model: Stephany Walker
Social media: @oliveandivoryphoto
Alex Baigas Photography
Owner: Alex Baigas
Location: Cumming, GA
Model: Stephany Walker
Social media: @alexbaigasphotography
Anna Mostek Photography
Owner: Anna Mostek
Location: Omaha, NE
Social media: @AnnaMostekPhotography
Kamie Wittrock Photography
Owner: Kamie Wittrock
Location: Sioux Falls SD
Social media: @kamiewittrockphotography
Talia Laird Photography
Owner: Talia Laird
Location: Oconomowoc WI
Social media: @talialairdphotography