Fear not ladies – Thanks to the beloved Amy Poehler, if your single on Valentines day.. well now there is Galentine’s Day.
What is Galentine’s Day you ask – well let me tell ya! On February 13th of every year, leave the men at home, call up your girlfriends, and spend the day hanging out. As Amy put it, it’s ladies celebrating ladies!
Of course, I was beyond excited when Deanna of Style By Deanna asked if I wanted to get some ladies all dolled up.. I’m all for women empowering other women, so this was such a great opportunity! I trekked out to Highstreet in Abbotsford, and awaited the arrival of some fabulous ladies.
In came the ever so stylin’ Deanna with her little sidekick Lennon in tow.. Deanna had spent weeks organizing this shoot – and I wanted to make sure it was perfect for her.
(When you have friends building up their business, you help wherever needed, even if it’s pretending to put makeup on their 18 month old son)
Next through the doors was the ultimate boss lady herself – Genicca Whitney. Ladies and Gents – if you don’t know this woman, there’s something wrong.. she is the founder of the Badass Lady Boss Collective, and holy shit – this woman is the real deal. She is all about empowering other woman, helping them be the best they can be (of course while being their badass self.) Genicca and I have been communicating over social media, and we were both awaiting the day I could finally do her makeup, and I couldn’t have been more excited!
Next on the list was Samantha of The Family Jewels. I have been following Sam for quite a while on social media and was pumped when Deanna told me she was going to be a part of the shoot! Ladies – if your needing a style overhaul, go check out her Instagram – she has THE BEST, and most comfy looking style. Ever. Not only is Sam a North Van girl, she is a complete sweetheart, and has one of the best personalities. I can’t wait to share a little project the two of us have been working on!
Lastly, in came the beautiful Danielle Wiebe, founder of Vancity Business Babes. Like Genicca, Danielle is all about helping fellow boss ladies. She puts on a ton of events to help female entrepreneurs connect with other women in the industry, and does whatever she cans do help them further their businesses.
(Hell yes to networking. Thanks to Vancity Business Babes, I’ve met a TON of kick ass ladies.)
To be completely honest, getting all these girls ready was like hanging out with a bunch of friends. We were joking around, acting like we knew each other and talking about the best snack box at Starbucks.. (Right Danielle 😉 )
This is one of the best parts of my job, and why I love what I do.
I have to say – even though this was done in the beginning of February – it was definitely this year’s Galentine’s Party.
Huge thank you to every single person below who made this shoot possible:
(Go take a peak at their sites and give them a like on social media!)
Deanna Reddy – Style By Deanna
Genicca Whitney – Badass Lady Boss Collective
Samantha Dempster – The Family Jewels
Danielle Wiebe – Vancity Business Babes
Photography: Julie Christine Photography
Clothing: Muse Social Fashion House (Styled by Amanda from The Family Jewels)
Banner & Cake Toppers: Little Sprout Creations
Signage: Pacific Coast DIY
Chocolate: Mink Chocolates