In the last few years we have seen woman start to see more and more businesses owned by woman. Whether that be, small shops, store fronts or at home businesses, and they are booming! I have had the pleasure of knowing, supporting and working with many of these woman. It was working with these woman and talking to them everyday and starting to understand their struggles a little bit more that I wanted to start this page. The Boss Babes page has been brought to light to showcase hard-working, business woman to boost them up, make other people see what I have seen. These woman below truly deserve some love because they are killing it!
April Kaayk – Owner of April Dawn Photography
I met April 3 years ago when our first sons were just babies, we went for a walk in the woods with our dogs and our kids and got to know each other, I immediately felt comfortable, she is a warm and inviting individual who is so open, and non judgmental. April has since had another son and it was after the birth of her second child, she became a photographer. I recently had the pleasure of working with April and it was a great experience, a lot of the time with toddlers having pictures can be an extremely stressful situation but it was fun, and Pearce was talking about April for days to follow. April specializes in Motherhood and family photography (maternity, newborn, birth, family shoots) as well April also does weddings and engagement. I highly recommend getting a session in with April, and showing her some love on social media, you can find her on Facebook, and Instagram. Also please check out her website for more information.
Jess is a 31-year-old Dog Mom from the Fraser Valley who is addicted to traveling, describes herself as quirky – the girl who says everything she’s thinking. In her down time she likes to travel or spend time with friends like her best friend Zofia. I first found Jess over a year ago when I was looking for free workout videos on Instagram, she was doing wacky things on the treadmill and the most positive person speaking the realist words I had ever heard on Instagram. Jess started her business by launching an online health coach business 16 months ago where she had 1:1 coaching with her clients. But in October 2018 she launched something a little different, The Progress Project – an online Monthly health coaching membership site where woman around the world can transform their mindset, relationship with nutrition and their physiques. I might be biased as a member of this group but I have truly seen crazy results from this program and have watched many other woman also receive amazing results. More recently Jess also launched a Pod Cast (The Jess Nadine Podcast). She talks about everything from relationships, to learning to love yourself. As an online influencer Jess strives to teach woman to slow down, stop rushing to ditch the body fat, to chase after the dream man, instead to love yourself, to date yourself, and to make positive choices each day to achieve your goals. I highly recommend this program, it takes me 20-30 mins a day to do the workouts and with no strict diet plan I can still enjoy pizza nights with my family and feel overall more positive from the mindset modules. For more information on Jess’s podcast check her out her website, instagram and Facebook.
Katrina Schmidt – Owner Of The Love Birds Wedding And Event Planning
Katrina Schmidt was nominated to be a part of the Ladies Page by friend Kelsey Simpson. It warms my heart that Kelsey felt so honored to be a part of this page that she nominated this successful lady to join! Reading over her website I am super bummed I did not know about Katrina when I got married. Katrina’s company is an event company that handles all the details and helps you to create your dream event. Katrina is a Douglas College graduate for Hospitality Management who started her business after gaining a lot of event experience, working for Swan-e-set Golf and Country Club, as well as Dream Group Productions a luxury wedding planning company based out of Vancouver. Already married? That’s okay Katrina also plans other events, from baby showers, to milestones birthdays; She’s your gal! Katrina’s business is based in the Fraser Valley however she is willing to travel anywhere you want your event. I think you know you have the right person for the job when you hear her favorite thing about her job is seeing her customers faces after their event and knowing it was exactly what they wanted just from their smile. If your planning any event I highly recommend looking into this company, having someone take the stress off your special day is really worth every penny! Check her out on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peaks of events in the past or in the works!
Shayla Fraser – Owner of Rose Quartz Make Up
I am very excited to share our First Nominated member of the ladies page! Shayla Fraser was nominated by her biggest supporter and boyfriend Daryl. Shayla is a Blanche Mac Donald graduate, who found herself struggling to find work in the field which she had gone to school for – like so many woman. Shayla found herself working at a car dealership and dreaming of pursuing her goals. She eventually quit her job got hired at Sephora and spammed Facebook wedding groups with her contact info, eventually her business took off.She was able to leave her job at Sephora and start her own Award Winning business Rose Quartz Make up Services Rose Quartz Make Up is based out of Langley but has traveled as far as Regina, Osoyoos and Whistler, where ever you need them they will go! Behind her business is an amazing team who offer girls nights packages, make up lessons, and specialize in Bridal hair and make up! It’s amazing to see this local woman following her dreams and running a successful business while still getting to live a flexible lifestyle! Check her out on Facebook or Instagram for more info!
Carlee Perugini – Owner and Creator of Tumble and Roar
Carlee’s company has been featured on our blog previously but I absolutely love the brand and whenever Pearce goes anywhere in her stuff he gets a ton of compliments. Carlee and I worked together before having babies, but have been able to remain friends through raising children and differing schedules, she has been an ear through so much and I cherish the friendship she has given me. Carlee’s clothing just launched a brand new shirt, and is locally made clothing company with cute sayings such as “snack champ”, “Mini Roar”, “hows my jam”. They are made from the softest t-shirts, my only wish is that eventually Tumble and Roar will make clothes for me!
Michelle Cervo – owner of Michelle Cervo Photography
Michelle Cervo, is a local Family and Newborn photographer who is absolutely amazing. Michelle and I went to the same high school and when Michelle took up photography I watched from afar. When I found out I was pregnant with my first, I was so excited to get the opportunity to use her to capture our growing family. Since then we have used Michelles services a few times to capture family, and the birth of our second son. She just so happens to be the only photographer my husband will use. Her pictures are also scattered all over this blog. She can take you to all of the local beautiful spots to take some pretty amazing pictures. I highly recommend checking her out. Michelle can be found on Instagram and Facebook.
Kelsey Simpson – owner of Rayneography
Kelsey Simpson and I met while working together – wow does that seem like a common occurrence of these woman. Kelsey and I are part of a tight-knit group of friends whom I love and Cherish. It seems like our friendships really can get through it all, I love my Pitt Girls <3. Rayneography is an event videography and photography company. If you check out her page I promise you won’t be disappointed. Her love for photography is comparable with my love of donuts. Check this local chick out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Chrystal Robinson – Owner of Chrystalized Artz
Chrystal and I have been friends for many years, we have planned weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, stagettes and birthdays together. We have pretty much done it all together. Chrystal is an incredibly talented, artistic individual who recently launched a webpage page where she writes poetry and shares artwork to buy. She has been featured on our blog for the picture she drew of Pearce and I from the blog post “Pea’s Nursery” Check her out on instagram and give her a follow! @Chrystalized_artz
Nikki Heriot – owner of Little Brow Diva
Nikki is a dog mom to two Pomeranians and loves spending her time with friends traveling and relaxing at home. I met Nikki 15 years ago – its crazy its been that long, we have really grown up a lot together from being dog moms who went out every weekend, to me being a baby momma and us staying in with my babes having pizza on Friday Nights. Nikki and I met when we previously worked together we’ve since both ventured off to new things and always remained supportive of each others new ventures. She has always been a lover of all things beauty and started her business a few years ago by first learning microblading, after a year of that, she realized it wasn’t the right fit. Still wanting to be in the beauty field she was given the opportunity to learn the art of eyelash extensions and has never looked back. Nikki is certified in classic, volume, bordeaux, mega volume eyelash extensions, lash lifts, dermaplaning, teeth whitening and oxygeneo facials. All of which she does at Bella Beauty Bar in Mission, BC. Nikki is currently accepting new clients and is best to make appointments by contacting her via DM on instagram or Facebook.
Laura- Lee Vaughn – Co Owner of Eye Candy Clothing Co
Laura-Lee is my mother in law and started a business a little over 2 year ago. Her and her brother Tim make hand -dyed tie dye clothing items. They are based out of Oshawa, Ontario, making anything from socks, hats, to golf shirts and dresses – Perfect festival attire! Laura-Lee is a wonderful mother in law, we met a little over 9 years ago when she called me up and told me she had inspected my entire Facebook page and we now needed to meet! Clearly she approved because 8.5 years later I married her son – my amazing husband! Follow Eye Candy Clothing Co on Instagram.
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