Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Minding Their Business: Keilan Fotography

Keisha Walker, President & Lead Photographer of Keilan Fotography

She is freelance photographer who is a native of Maryland. She specializes in event photography. She began taking photographs at a very early age. She started this art as a hobby that was never ending and became the family photographer. As her passion for photography grew, so did her appetite for excitement. This led her to becoming a professional event photographer and she has never looked back since. Her work as been featured in Sister 2 Sister Magazine/ The Washington Post-Kids Post / CBS Radio Inc., WPGC 95.5 Website/ Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Mid-Atlantic States, Inc and more

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 3373
Laurel, Maryland 20709
Phone: 301-537-4685

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Minding Their Business: A Touch of Ooh La La

Good Morning World. It's been a minute since I wrote a blog post. I have been busy as a bee. We are going to kick off the the next phase of Minding Their Business with A Touch of Ooh La La Event Planning. Monica is owner and Sr. Event/Wedding Planner and Decor Specialist at A Touch of Ooh La La Event Planning. In addition to event planning, Monica also specialize in customize gifts, invitations, concierge services and much more. Please support this beautiful lady's business. From the looks of her work, Ms. Monica is serious about elegance and beauty. For bookings email her at and check out her site at

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Minding Their Business: Beyond The Vision

A few weeks ago, a Facebook friend of mines added me to this group called DCity Life DMV Go Getters. I really adore this group. It's a group where entrepreneurs can network, encourage and build relationships. So, when I posted on the Group's wall that I would showcase any and all businesses, Mrs. Tee emailed me right away. Mrs. Tee's work is absolutely amazing. Its crisp, fresh and simply beautiful! For booking and rates check out her website at

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mind Their Business:Barrett's Lawn Service

Barrett's Lawn Service was established in 2010 by Phillip Barrett Jr. Mr. Barrett is a motivated young businessman who saw an area of need within the MD/DC/VA area. Many of the areas lawn services focus on the larger areas that need to be serviced. Our philosophy is that of a customer service oriented small business! We service all residential and commercial properties. Service contracts available!

We offer a wide range of lawn care services that include:
Lawn Maintenance
Yard clean up
Aeration/Over seeding
Tree/branch removal
Hedge trimming
Landscaping services
Landscape Design

Phillip Barrett Jr.
Barrett's Lawn Service

Monday, May 16, 2011

People You Should Know: Rai Monique

I met this Style Maven a few years ago at a friend's birthday dinner. She was as sweet as a strawberry now-n-later and her style was impeccable. Usually when you meet a pretty girl their attitude sucks but Ms. Rai was so humble and genuine. Even when I text her for style ideas, she happily answers any questions. Her dedication to her craft is breath taking and motivating. So, when I decided to add a new segment to this blog, she was the first person that came to mind. Please support this sister in her pursuit of fashion domination.


Rai Monique established the Essence of Style to provide her eye for fashion to those in the entertainment and artistic world.

Rai Monique was born in the cultured and eclectic city of Washington D.C. Though she began her life's journey in D.C. she was raised in various cities across the country. Her diverse upbringing in a Ghanian and Afro-American household caused her to have a greater awareness and love for all things beautiful. In a household where image and the way in which one carries themselves was held to a high priority she learned at a young age how to piece garments together so that one would look their best. Learning skills from her grandmother, a seamstress, she was taught to pay attention to detail and the way in which clothing was assembled. As she grew her infatuation with hip-hop and the arts influenced her style. She relates to the passion of many artists and musicians in the hip-hop and underground world. Rai Monique has found a way to combine her love for music, art, fashion, and expression of one's self by establishing the Essence of Style.

Resume of Work:

Fashion contributor for: www.heelsandhightops,, Mash Magazine

Additional Info: I am a lover of fashion first. I have an appreciation for the art of fashion and styling. My appreciation is expressed through the images I create when styling. It is also expressed through my words when I write about fashion events, news, and others. I am continually building my portfolio, building my network all while doing what I love.

Fees: discussed per project.
Contact and Portfolio:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grand Opening: Glamm DC

I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of my good friend, Ronne Williams' new Hair and Lash Bar called Glamm. Glamm is a chic full service salon that offers everything from Keratin Treatments to Mink Lashes. The champagne was flowing. The music was pumping and the complimentary cupcakes provided by Spiked Delight was De-licious! The Soiree featured cute giveaways, a raffle and a demonstration on how to properly get the perfect brow shape. Ronne put together a place where ladies and some gents (no discrimination) can come to get beautified and network at the same time. I must say Ms. Williams has work hard to carve out her place in this world and GLAMM is definitely in a class by itself. Please don't take my word for it. Visit her and her fabulous staff. Glamm is located at 1516 North Capitol, N.W. Washington, DC and check out her website at

Photos Courtesty of S&S Photography. For Booking contact Shanda at

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sinsational Spotlight-Kia "Starr" Hutchison

As I sit here trying to think of the right introduction to May's Spotlight. I am speechless. I cannot describe how much I admire this woman's strength and grown. I have known her since middle school and she is a walking example of being a bonafide Go Getter. Kia Starr Hutchison has shown that it is never too late to live your dreams when people think you are down and out. Her motto "feed your faith...& your doubt will starve," has kept her on the path to success. As a single parent, Kia finds time to nature her beautiful daughter while handling her business including volunteering in our community. She marches to the beat of her own drum while remaining loyal, honest, trustworthy, and just downright DOPE! So if you are need of an Esthetician, hit up my girl Kia.

Kia "Starr" Hutchison is a Licensed Esthetician who received her training at Aveda Institute in Washington DC. She specializes in facials, body treatments, lash application and full body waxing. Kia also serves as a Makeup Artist, Model and Fashion Consultant. The native Washingtonian prides herself in offering great skincare tips and regimens. Her magic gives new meaning to natural lash application. You can find Kia at Skin Beauty Lounge 404 1/2 8th Street S.E., Washington DC.
Spa number is (202) 543-6993. Personal contact info is (202) 528-0522 and email