I had the opprtunity to do an interview with WTAJ’s Amanda Kenney for her incredible MOMtrepreneur series. Throughout our time together I got to share with her what it is like to be a full time mom, business owner, and trophy wife (HAHAHAHA). I was able to introduce to my handsome husbandface and adorble little three-nager. She also got some great and totally authentic footage me doing a safe-for-television boudie sesh with the always lovely and goregeous Andrea Sirois. Check out the video clip below!
It’s so awesome to help out other local businesses and organizations with their photo needs. And It’s really great when they want to do something a little quirky, hip, and outside the box. This shoot was Refuge Youth Network was a blast!
Do you know about RYN? If not here is a little bit about what they do…
Refuge Youth Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Altoona, PA with the mission of creating a youth culture based on the love of Jesus Christ. We provide students spiritual direction and social support through our after school and summer programming, and youth ministries at three campuses across Blair County. Our ministry is focused on serving the next generation of believers and expanding the kingdom of God past the confines of our community. We reach out to youth, and train up campus leaders through coaching, mentorship, and lesson plans. Our goal is to expand our reach to youth to lead them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We continue expanding our campuses and programming through the following:
CONTACT THIS GENERATION IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND SURROUND THEM WITH LOVE.
Refuge is intentional about reaching students where they are. Whether it is the local football game or the skate park, Refuge Youth Network is there. Our leadership is intentional on being with the students in their community.
CONNECT WITH STUDENTS IN AUTHENTIC CHRIST-CENTERED RELATIONSHIPS.
Our three campuses offer students and leadership a place to engage with one another. The youth ministries give foundational teaching of the Word of God and often times leads into very deep conversations.
CREATE OPPORTUNITIES TO MENTOR AND DISCIPLE YOUTH IN SMALL GROUP AND ONE-ON-ONE SETTINGS.
We provide: Fishing Club, Wild Ones (outdoor adventure trips), Crash Leadership Team, Community Mentorship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a Girls-Only Program is just the beginning of the roots we are building to further grow our students.
Check out their website: https://www.refugeyouthnetwork.org/ and be sure to follow them on Facebook.
This past October on a chilly day, I did a fun commercial shoot that was a collaboration with Love It LaVintage (rentals and gown), Kranich’s Jewelers (the engagement rings we got to use were STUNNING), Peterman’s Florist (flowers), Designs by Kristina (jewelry), Andrea Sirois Hair and Makeup Artist, and a canoe that a good friend let us borrow (thanks Elizabeth and Lucas!). Be sure to check out these businesses and give them some local love and support. And a HUGE shout out and lots of love to our model for the day Kristen Gray for tolerating the cold wind so well.