In our view, values and principles are the foundation upon which our lives, careers and relationships are built. So, we asked folks we admire to open up to us about the values and principles that matter most to them.

Nicolle Cure | Fine Artist & Entrepreneur

For me, kindness always comes first – in business and in my personal life. The motto I live by is “Be kind always, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” This resonates now more than ever considering the complicated climate in the world we are living in. Since the world is moving at a faster speed in this modern life, people tend to forget that everybody is going through something; at the end of the day we are all human – there is are human beings behind each business. It is important to keep that in mind in your daily interactions and when approaching every business venture. Another thing that has greatly impacted my life is suffering from invisible disabilities. This opened my eyes because I have also seen the lack of empathy from some who don’t know how to interact with a person suffering from chronic (invisible) pain and it is expected to perform equally and at its best at all times. Read more>>

Laurie Menekou | Owner

At my core I value clear and transparent communication practices. I firmly believe that a city, agency, or company, could have the most impactful programming, initiatives, etc., however if they aren’t effectively communicated they will most likely prove to be unsuccessful. I believe this because I have seen it happen over and over again. It is truly what keeps me motivated to do the work my team and I do each and every day. We have the privilege of working with various public agencies, cities, and Fortune 500 companies to ensure the right messages get to the right people at just the right time. Read more>>

Abby Hart | Editorial wedding & Portrait Photographer

I feel very strongly about shooting timeless images for my clients that will never go out of style. Trends are always exciting for a little while, but a wedding album needs to be able to stand the test of time. Authentic, emotional images will never ever go out of style. Read more>>