My Light to Yours
Thank you Laura Bravo Mertz for bestowing your beautiful talent of photography on me and on LOVEthirteen. You captured my heart and the heart of LOVEthirteen with flawless finesse. Every image you can literally “feel” my thoughts, my intentions and my heart. Thank you for releasing my inner goddess and the glamour Queen I have always dreamed of being. Through this ever unfolding journey of LOVEthirteen you are no longer simply my photographer, you are my friend. You are my soul sister. It has been an absolute pleasure to grow together as women and support one another as our dreams come true all around us! Laura, you are the finest of beauties, radiating from the inside out in all that you do! Please visit Laura at www.solifoto.com.
Hands down one of the best parts of being a glamour girl, is having a glam squad! It is something I have always dreamed of and I absolutely soak up every minute when I get to be on the receiving end of these fine talents! The difference is, with MY glam squad, while their talents are the best in the business it is who these ladies are…it is the energy they bring!
As is with life, I have learned to trust in my Divinely lit path. It is something I teach my followers often, but Courtney gave me the opportunity to live what I teach. We are always exactly where we are meant to be and in association with exactly who God wants accompanying us. Courtney Cathleen, I wished for you and you appeared! You are such an incredibly talented make-up and lash artist and you continue to amaze me with your passion, the depth of your gifts and your creative ingenuity! You are absolutely the best in your business. Thank you for stepping into my life and allowing me to truly glow. Please visit more of Courtney’s work by visiting @lashes_makeup_bycc on Instagram.
Rachelle, you were the missing link in the completion of my Golden Goddess Glam Squad! You are so humble and soft spoken and so kind, that your abilities were a complete surprise! You are a ROCK star hair artist. An absolute perfectionist. Your insane hair creations are done gracefully and well under the clock. But, it is not the masterpieces you effortlessly create that stole my heart – it is your energy. You radiate a softness and a love for others and without even realizing what you do, you elevate every other person in the room to be their highest and best. No ego. Just pure LOVE. I am so blessed to have you in my life as my friend, but as a part of LOVEthirteen.
The final member of the Golden Goddess Glam squad came to play this past year, Amanda Ranae. While your gifts and talents may not be traditionally placed with the “glam squad” I place you here because you graced us with your gifts for our most recent shoot and you changed the day by doing so! You are an intuitive, a leader and motivator of people, a conduit to the angels above and a writer! Thank you for streaming and clearing and for writing our blog. Your presence at the shoot and your words will forever be uplifting to all on the receiving end! For more on Amanda Ranae, please visit Facebook @amandaranaeconsulting.
There is an invisible part of LOVEthirteen. It is the energy, the magic, the self healing and expansion of self. There is a daily and continual care given to self and a constant seeking for greater connection to Higher Self. While you may not see her, the teacher is always present. Kisma, there are no words for the goodness and the miracles you create! Your clarity and non-judgement as you teach me and heal me and guide me is something I am eternally grateful to! Thank you for turning on the magic and sharing your beautiful gifts with me, with LOVEthirteen and to a world forever different. For more on Kisma, please visit www.kismaawake.com
To my dearest friend, Seth. I have always known my men’s line would be special and that it would stand on it’s own with beauty and grit and strength. As the man who first opened my heart to my spiritual being, it is only natural that yours should be the face of LOVEthirteen for Men. You are bold and fierce, yet you walk with such kindness and grace. Seth, you touch lives in most profound way each and every day, just by being you and shining your light. People cannot help but pause and then follow….I am honored to have you as my “face” and to share in something so beautiful together. To follow Seth as he continues to change and better lives visit him on Instagram @sethgmz. Also, please stay tuned as Seth creates big things and even bigger ways to give back – beginning with AIDS Lifecycle. Mention AIDS Lifecycle in the comments of any purchase to contribute 20% of your purchase to his worthy cause.
There are fewer things that have ever felt more right during this building of my Mother’s legacy, than to share it with my sister. Bon, since you were a little girl, you could wow a crowd with your written words. I have always revered you as the funniest, most witty, quick and talented of writers and I am honored that you have graced your gift of writing with me and LOVEthirteen. I know mom is smiling down upon us as we head down our path creating something hand-in-hand as sisters and as her daughters. We eagerly anticipate your upcoming written works of art….To read more of Bonnie Rada, visit her recently published, 6 page article in Viva Glam under “Press” and socially on Instagram @Bonrada.
There was a quiet moment on my mat, not long ago, that I was envisioning a perfect life, my perfect life. The picture was a beautifully lit home, with two little boys running around and my husband and I side-by-side building something great – a business and a family together. Building something that far exceeded our wildest dreams, something that was above us. Well, that dream came true! What a gift it has been to build a family business and share in something so beautiful together. To live with purpose and to be of service to others. To create something so truly beyond us together with our boys. It has given our life such depth and meaning and we have cherished every moment! I am amazed and grateful beyond words for all that LOVEthirteen has become. We are blessed. God is good.