Survivor Sessions – Part 2: The Team

On April 7th, we will be producing a glamour photo session in Downtown Flint. Our goal is to create a positive story for Flint and a magical moment for Cindy, completely putting aside the patient aspect of her life, focusing on beauty, joy and the life we love. [Read more about Cindy’s Story here.]

After putting out the story of the inspiringly optimistic Cindy, a few fabulous creatives offered to provide their talents for this project. I have assembled a team of professionals including a videographer, hair and makeup artists, and assistants. All graciously volunteering their time for this wonderful project, to honor Cindy and other survivors. I am so humbled by the giving spirit of this team.

Sponsors are helping to provide jewelry for Cindy, food for the team, as well as cover for expenses such as printing, so that Cindy will have a tangible memory of this day. A huge shout out to Perfect Fit Bridal Tuxedo Prom of Clio for providing a dress for the shoot. I’m a giddy little girl, like it’s my wedding all over again, getting to pick out the most amazing dress for Cindy.

The Dream Team

It takes more than just me, the photographer, to create this amazing experience. Meet the amazing people who will be making my little vision a reality. There is absolutely no way I could do this without them. I am excited to work with this team to create something greater than ourselves.

Megan Maureen, Makeup Artist

Megan, Makeup Artist

Megan recently graduated from Multimedia Makeup Academy with honors, but she believes learning your craft should be a lifelong process. Her favorite part about the makeup industry is supporting and encouraging people to reach their full potential, all while putting their best face forward. To her, beauty is so much deeper and more complex than outer appearances will allow us to see. She loves bringing that inner or underlying expression to the surface through the medium of makeup.
IG @MeganMaureenMakeup



Day-of Assistants

Sue (Nominator and my Go-to-Gal), Lisa (a free spirit with an eye for light), Jody (friend of Cindy's and former makeup professional)

Judy Darling, Hairstylist

Judy at Flint Zombie Walk
Judy (center) with Sue (left) and Cindy (right) at the Flint Zombie Walk

Judy has been a professional hairstylist for 35 years, providing her creative touch to Cindy’s special day. A fellow breast cancer survivor, Judy thrives in her faith and the beauty of the world around her. 



Perfect Fit Bridal Tuxedos Prom, Dress Sponsor

Perfect Fit Bridal Tuxedos Prom is the largest bridal wedding dress, plus size bridal, prom and plus size prom store in Michigan. Located in Clio, they provide private spaces in respect  of the emotional moment of finding the "Perfect Dress". 
IG @perfectfitformals
twitter @Perfect_Fit_

Dan Bennett, Videographer

Dan Bennett, DnA Design

Dan Bennett is the Founder and Creative Director of DnA Design Company, a high-end video production and digital media design firm that helps businesses/organizations that struggle to tell their stories, do so in an effective and impactful manner.

Some of DnA Design Company’s clients include...
General Motors
Harley Davidson
The Oxygen Network
Mercury Marine
The University of Michigan
IG @dnadesignco
twitter @dnadesignco


Special Honors

Thank you Sue, who not only introduced me to Cindy, but has been an absolutely amazing hidden partner. She has helped to find sponsors and more, and is truly taking to heart Cindy’s happiness. I can’t thank her enough.

Let's take a moment to honor two of the women collaborating in the background of this project, Judy, professional hairstylist, and her twin sister Jody, both breast cancer survivors. I am truly grateful for their talents, time and commitment to spreading positivity through hard times. Thank you!

I also want to thank YOU, the reader, for joining me on this crazy journey. 

*Last, but not least, my husband, who hasn't had a day go by without hearing me talk about this for two weeks. Thank you for believing in me, giving me the courage to make this dream a reality. 

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