Who are the women wearing the hats
Behind the Collective?
I am a woman on a mission to shake things up and document the wild ride.
Creative Photog | Dog Mom | Gym Junkie | Type A | Dreamer
Hey, I'm Shelby Forman! I'm an avid goal chaser and dream seeker. My favorite moment of any day is waking up to my dogs nestled into my chest and their immediate excitement upon realizing its a new day to run around and play. I love being an entrepreneur more than anything I've ever done for a career. I quit corporate life back in Aug. 2020! YUP, mid-pandemic, just said f*** it and did the damn thing! I have never felt more calm and stress free in my life. I am pretty outgoing and love genuine connection more than anything. Probably why I chose the badass career of photographing random strangers who I later turn into lifelong friends.
I got my "official" start in photography 3 years ago in the middle of a snow storm at my favorite location in the Sierra Nevada's. I had a calling to create that day, and so I did. The rest is history. Now, I have found that my dream has evolved into a passion for surrounding myself with other creative women who share the same goals as I do. To me, artistry and especially photography represents humanity. Art is humanity in its most pure form. When we inspire others through creation, we find ways to more deeply connect with this Earth. When you truly feel inspired it's a rush. A high of sorts. Living and capturing time as though every moment of existence is a perfect gift. That's what I aspire to leave behind and share with others.
A wandering old soul with an adventurous, helping heart.
The Ambitious Free Spirit | Empath | Plant Parent | Mountain Made
Hey, I'm Mikk Warner! I'd like to consider myself a woman of many hats - I adventure - create - advocate - and enjoy it all in my favorite place in the world, Lake Tahoe, California. I live for the details and natural beauty of things in this life which is what drew me to the industry of creating. Growing up I did anything & everything creative I could get my hands on, Dance, Theater, Singing, Art, Crafting, you name it I either performed it or made it out of clay & foam board.
But my creative side was shot down & put on the back burner when I went to college and I started to become very lost. I stopped seeking out creative outlets & wound up in very uncreative spaces which only hurt me in the end. After moving back home to the mountains and recharging my creative battery, I have found an entirely new love and respect for this industry and will never let myself lose sight of that again. To me, creativity and art comes in all forms and can be found in even the most unexpected of places, you just have to be brave enough to look for it and believe that what your doing is beautiful. It's not about 100+ people seeing either, its about those people that felt it, that grew from it - that's inspiration to me.
A woman on a mission, pursuing her passions to make a difference.
Storyteller | Collaborator | Style Lover | Pep Talk Queen
Hey, I'm Shelby Wilburn! You can typically find me somewhere between being a social butterfly and cozy homebody. My childhood gift of gab has evolved into a passion for storytelling through different mediums. I enjoy building meaningful relationships and experiencing real moments with others. Engaging in deep conversations and expanding my perspective on life. Through listening to others, I feel inspired to reflect, but also share those lessons through written and visual content. My work is rooted in a foundation of humility. Because at the end of the day, we're all human.
Throughout my career, I've executed a variety of international brand campaigns and global partnerships. Each experience has laid the foundation for my passion being one of the collective founders. Creative storytelling is my way of breaking barriers and opening minds. Using my inner light to bridge connections with people and highlighting stories to bring us together. After years of attempting to fit into different boxes, I'm finally accepting the shape of my own. My fundamental desire is to encourage people to find confidence in their individual mold too! I believe in the power of a positive perspective and hope to be a light to others. At the end of the day, I'm just a mellow soul with a big smile and a heart to match. So welcome, let's collaborate and create something incredible together!