A Decade of Curating

A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating

I’m celebrating the new decade by looking back to some of my favorite shoots in the early years. I have too many to people to thank who helped me out on my first shoots when I was just building my brand and not making any money. It was an exciting new adventure for everyone involved and we had so many great times along the way. I am truly grateful for these photographers who kickstarted Charleston Shop Curator with me almost 7 years ago. I still wake up full of gratitude that I get to do what I love everyday and share it with the world.

A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating

Jonathan Balliet is probably one of the most talented and artistic photographers I know, he’s also one of the kindest souls I know. I’m so lucky I got to work with him on many occasions and he always blew me away on every shoot.

A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating

My glam squad Elina Mille and Mac Does Hair always kept me looking “Extra”

A Decade of Curating

Jeni Rone Becker of Sea Star Arts was also one of the first photographers I got work with on my blog. I knew I hit the jackpot with all of my early photographers. They worked so hard shooting 5-10 looks a session and I felt like I was killing myself, so I know I was asking a lot for them.

A Decade of Curating

Poor Jeni was very pregnant when she shot this “Secret Garden” shoot but insisted on keeping going and we had a blast together. Working with people who have great energy is definitely a requirement. I’m so fortunate all the photographers I’ve worked with have always went above and beyond and gave me their best work.

A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating

Tyler Mansour aka Arab Lincoln was a former employee of mine at my boutiques b’zar and Suite Sole. He always had a great eye and foresight into what’s “next”. So proud of what he’s accomplished in NYC as a professional photographer.

A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating

This dress was a dream to wear for Lori DeNicola of Petaloso. This was my first introduction to wearing her creative floral designs. She is a true visionary with her creations. Photographer Lauren Sykes always brought that polished dramatic edge to her work.

A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating

My biggest wingman Clifford Pate was always up for a good time and it seems like we were always on an adventure when we shot, especially when it was Charleston Fashion Week.

A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating

This shoot was a serendipitous one for sure. I really wanted a vintage VW bus for my shoot and the day before it I saw this gem parked on King Street. I found the owner and asked if he could meet me and my photographer @libbywilliamsphotos at Folly Beach the next day. This kind stranger was Jonathan Cox who bought the van to start @onelovekombucha. I wanted it to look like a frozen tundra and @libbywilliamsphotos totally pulled it off. I love that I get to work with friends all of the time and I always meet the most interesting people along the way.

A Decade of Curating
A Decade of Curating

I’m always looking forward to the future and welcome all the challenges and change that is inevitable. The past several years have been more than I could ever imagine and I can only imagine what’s in store for the 2020’s!

A Decade of Curating

A Decade of Curating