Y’all, I have been SO eager to share this blog post with you from the minute I left this event a few weeks ago. I’m talking about the first ever Hello Luxe Shoot Out at The Moxy Hotel in Tempe with the most amazing bloggers, photographers and local businesses in the valley!
Have you ever had one of those moments, maybe in your first day of college, a first date, or the start of a career, where you just had this overwhelming feeling that this is the place you were meant to be? That exact emotion swept over me as I walked through the doors of the Moxy Hotel that day. Twenty-eight incredible photographers and seven bloggers/influencers spent the entire day collaborating on photoshoots for seven different outfit changes. It was fast pace, exhilarating, but most importantly, it stimulated creativity in a way I had never experienced before!
As a new(ish) blogger, I had some insecurities about modeling for a day with these incredibly talented photographers, but I kid you not when I say these women are pure professionals. They had a way of pulling out the real Katie in so many of these images and truly made me feel beautiful!
I also have to brag about my gorgeous MUA, Diana with @diangelmakeup. She took this simple mom to a whole new level and her beauty just radiates from within. We quickly became friends and I learned how important her clients are to her and the passion she has for her business!
All of the photographs were taken at The Moxy Hotel in Tempe, AZ, which was basically the coolest hotel I have ever step foot in. The design put into this hotel was incredible and the welcoming vibe they put out as you walk through the lobby is the kind of feeling you wish to have everywhere you go. I mean, you check in at the bar AND they give you a free cocktail just for being a guest! How cool is that? As a part of the Marriot’s chain, this boutique hotel is nothing short of fabulous.
My absolute favorite part of this day, was the chance it gave me to connect and network with other bloggers, influencers, and photographers in the Valley. I didn’t only leave with a newfound inspiration and beautiful photos, but I left with thirty-six new friends and that was spectacular.
Bre from the Sentimental Mama and the creator of Hello Luxe put on this amazing event and her hard work and precision in planning was noticed by ALL who attended. Seriously Bre, from the bottom of my heart, thank you thank you thank you for this experience!
Now on to the images! This is one of the seven looks photographed that day (all other images will come in future blog posts).
For more images from this day, check out the hashtag #CatchMeAtLuxe on Instagram.
Thank you to all of the sponsors who made this dream day come true for so many of us!
Hello Luxe Co. //MOXY Tempe //Copper + Cotton //DE Photo Cinema //Mustache Pretzels //The Gypsy Cup //
A HUGE thank you once again to the wonderful creator, to whom we are all so grateful!
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