HOW DID A WEB DESIGNER FROM FLORIDA END UP IN FRONT OF A CALI PHOTOGRAPHER?
It is moments like this that help me to reflect on the power of the WORLD WIDE WEB and how there is no limit to what we can do and who we could work with. It’s actually a thrilling place to be for a creative entrepreneur. While several people view social media in a negative light [not to say I don’t see it the negative, myself] I choose to focus on the positive.
LIKE…LESLIE VEGA and this connection we were able to have.
I’m going to try to explain this crazy way of how we connected. In January of 2019, I attended a workshop in San Francisco California. My biggest take away from the workshop was meeting the most amazing couple and such a powerhouse woman, Rebekkah Rose. I began to follow Rebekkah and only grew fonder of her and the successful event planning business that she pioneered with a team of talented women. Only to discover not even a year after I met her, that she would be battling cancer. I purchased a shirt in support of her fight and when sharing about it, Leslie, who designed the shirt, reached out and we kind of sort of hit it off as well. I’m sad to say that Rebekkah left us this year and left behind a wonderful husband and a tribe of people who will forever have her in our hearts [and I just barely knew her].
Leslie and I started a relationship via instagram and were fond of each other’s creative approaches in the fields that we were in. Later finding out that we actually had a ton in common–including but not limited to—our home aesthetics. We just really vibed and it was easy to begin to cheer each other on. One day Leslie built up the courage to ask me that if I ever needed a web designer, she would be happy to be there for me. The year she shared that with me, I was in a different headspace and therefore, I really didn’t think I needed it or that I would invest in the process of getting a website fully designed BUTTTT 2020 [more of that to come next week].
Needless to say, I hired Leslie as my web designer, and then shortly after working together, Leslie hired me as her BRAND CONTENT PHOTOGRAPHER and flew in from Florida to San Diego California to have a full day experience.
This session will forever mark a special place in my heart. WHY?
I was already shifting a lot in 2020, not just in the things that I was doing but in the MINDSET that I had. I realized exactly what I wanted to do that I’d been holding back from doing fully. She was the first session I put all of my new thoughts into and it almost SEALED IT for me. It was an awakening in my soul that confirmed- “yes, this is it, this is what I really want to do next.” I knew it, but after going through the process with her…there was no doubt.
Leslie, was an amazing client to work with for several reasons, but here are some major ones:
I’ve been so happy with the transition of creating brand content sessions for clients who want to express what they do, why they do it and who they do it for through visual images, and I’ll always be so grateful for the first of those major collections with Leslie Vega, my amazing web designer.
VIBE: LOUNGY [WORK FROM HOME]
LOCATION: A LOFT IN LITTLE ITALY IN SAN DIEGO
WARDROBE DETAILS: LOUNGEWEAR SET https://www.bohme.com
VIBE: DESIGNER BOSS VIBE
LOCATION: THE DUTRA INN [LITTLE ITALY, SAN DIEGO CA]
White Blazer- Amazon [LINK NOT PROVIDED]
White turtle neck tank- Amazon
Pants & Heels- Poshmark
Earrings- BOHINDIE STREAM
VIBE: LIFESTYLE [LONDON INSPIRED]
LOCATION: RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE AIRBNB [THE DUTRA INN] GIVING ME LUXURY CITY VIBES
COAT- OLD NAVY [LINK NOT ACCESSIBLE
WHITE TURTLE TANK- AMAZON
CORDUROY SKIRT – AMAZON
SNAKE BOOTS – AMAZON
VIBE: SUNKISSED SAND DUNES
LOCATION: GLAMIS SAND DUNES
DRESS- BALTIC BORN
LESLIE’S WORDS ON HER EXPERIENCE WITH OUR SESSION:
“I have worked directly with photographers for over 13 years now, so I have seen and experienced so many different sessions. I can say, I have never come across a photographer quite like Rubi.
Rubi is more than a photographer. She goes deeper. She approaches the journey as if it were her own. I had my eye on Rubi for my own branding session for quite some time. The moment I booked her, I felt like I was her only client. She devoted so much time to the preparation of my session. She wanted to know the depths of me so that my images would reflect my message as accurately as possible.
To this day, I still wonder how she made me feel so taken care of – as if I was her only client in that season. I can’t thank her enough for pushing me to go deeper, spending so many hours on every little detail and bringing my brand and message to life so beautifully.”
LESLIE…thank you. I am so grateful for the respect and admiration continually give me and I couldn’t be more grateful to call you my web designer and friend. YOU ARE INSANELY TALENTED and I AM CONTINUALLY OBSESSED with the design you’ve created for me and ….I can’t wait to talk more about that next week. For now, thank you. You’re amazing. -Rubi Z
Behind the scene images by : Kathy