How Are You Building Your Portfolio?

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I am excited to be a guest speaker at Kustom Kreation Photography & Celebration Décor’s Portfolio & Perspective event this weekend!  It is an opportunity for event designers and planners to come be inspired, create beautiful styled shoots and have them professionally photographed.

The host Elisha Akram is a divinely talented Atlanta based photographer who has helped hundreds of brands create stunning portfolios and branding images.  She has definitely polished up my portfolio!  My branding Empower Hour photo and new headshots for this blog were taken and designed by her – isn’t she fabulous!


It will be a fun day of flowing in your creative gifts, connecting with those who love the elements of a magnificent event and having your work photographed by different photographers.  It is also nice to see the different perspectives that are captured through the different lenses as well as the tables that are created by the different event planners.


I’m excited to be a part of this creative day and to help empower the attendees to remember to make their self-care a priority when they are pouring into others.  We are constantly evolving and changing and it is good to constantly check in with yourself and your brand.  We can get caught up in social media and what others are doing or get so busy and worn down that we forget our own creative spirit and our why.


Praying for a blessed event and that God will also help me build my own portfolio to speak more and empower others with my story, journey and wisdom!  I am also excited to style the Mimosa Bar at the event to remind the attendees to celebrate and to take time to toast their gifts and every aspect of their journey.  I created Empower Her, Inc. to combine my love of event planning and my desire to empower women and girls through amazing events. So fun to get back into the things that I love after taking time out to take care of myself and my family.


Cheers to tapping into the creativity that flows from God and to building polished and beautiful portfolios!


By Kara Norman- Empower Her, Inc.



Introduce Yourself…. Outtakes from a recent Video Shoot !

Introduce yourself right on right on… These are a few of my outtakes from a recent video shoot… I’m actually super shy in front of the camera… but in person, I’m super silly love to laugh and have a good time… in my earlier days… I use to rap so I love rhymes and poetry… not the strongest lyricists but my words would rhyme and I thought they were Dope!!! Nowadays you can catch me capturing special moments for special people! I enjoy connecting with people. My real joy is using my camera to create clean crisp images to assist business owners in leveling up their brand.

On April 21, 2018, we are hosting our portfolios and perspective style shoot workshop you can learn more about it here!

Remembering Yesterday- Jade’s Roaring 20’s Dinner Party!

Flappy Dresses, designer head gear.. feathers pearls and boas all the details for a special 20’s theme birthday celebration.  The year was 2012 and in true style, Jade Ladson invited us to an intimate dinner party with friends at Brio! Fun Food & Lots of Laughter as we celebrated Jade.  We enjoyed great conversation, dinner and delicious desserts All guest came dressed in their best 20’s gear!

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Jade is always planning something fun and amazing for her friends to celebrate with her! Jade's roaring 20's birthday celebration1 copyJade's roaring 20's birthday celebration2 copy

Cheers to a great celebration!

Planning & Styling By J. Ladson Weddings

Specialty 20’s theme Decor by The Kustom Shop

Your Ultimate Event- Launch Grand Opening

What wonderful thing was happening just a few Sunday afternoons ago.. It was the launch /grand opening celebration of Your Ultimate Events. This afternoon was filled with music entertainment vending / networking and production style introductions of created events by Your Ultimate Event – Owner Beatrice McGuire hosted a fabulous gathering to showcase the style of her Event planning firm and giving a visual entertaining presentation of what it would be like to plan your next event! We were so excited to go around the room and meet and greet the variety of companies that were present and introducing their services! If your looking for creative ways to host your next event Ultimate Events provides an array of services Contact them today!


See more images here!

Beatrice McGuire