MY BIG SISTER WENT VIRAL EVERYWHERE!!! Full video on her page & on Facebook! Yassss @weare_tajeva@weare_tajeva ‼️‼️ tag her if you share!! Thank you everyone for sharing her video! Standing out in the cold and recording this was worth it cause I was deadass giving her the side eyes when she came in my room cheesy and dressed up talm bout “Jewel come in the snow, I have a jacket for you and everything, I need you to get this” 😂😂😂😂😂 this is what I deal with on the daily y’all..she always on 100. This girl crazy and her son Taj has her exact personality and loves to dance like his momma.
📸👗💄MY WORK. Photography, makeup, & wardrobe all by me. For my photography work follow @KoteeKreations. Simplistic Autumn maternity session in one of my favorite locations right outside of my home! Loved interacting with this momma and having great conversation! Mommy to be is @dom.fowler
From an idea on myself in April that I felt I could’ve given more to... to a full blown out manifested idea 7 months later. PATIENCE IS EVERYTHING! There is no rush on quality work. I hold out on an idea for years only until I think it is fully ready..I be chilling lol. Thank you for all of your wonderful likes, comments, follows, and repost! It’s always appreciated and never unnoticed. ❤️❤️ your one woman team! Photography, makeup, and wardrobe by me with guidance from my ancestors! @KoteeKreations
📸💄👗MY WORK! Photography, makeup, wardrobe all by me! Follow my photography page @KoteeKreations. Full details on my last post! THIS IS A REAL LOCATION, not a backdrop. Scenery is everything to me & in order to really make you guys feel like I shot this in Africa I had to pick a perfect location. Y’all know how much I loveee nature and outdoors! I thrifted the djembe (the drum) from my good friends @UpscaleThriftShop; a local black owned woman owned business only for $5. They make weekly donations of their profits to shelters in Camden, New Jersey! One of my biggest inspirations of the women of the Maasai is @NiceLengete who is a passionate activist that advocates for women’s & young girls’ rights. I thought of her frequently while creating this & if there was anything I knew, it was that this shoot had to be powerful in order to be a reflection of the strong, courageous, fearless beings known as Maasai women who face more than what many people would be able to stand up to today. Model and mommy to be is @CandaceVanNess Hair by: @LaurensHairForYou
📸💄👗MY WORK! Photography, makeup, wardrobe styling all done by me. Follow my photography page @KoteeKreations. I paid homage to the Maasai who epitomize what tribal Africa is. This is a real location! I put my ALL into this shoot! I visualized this for months, had the wardrobe imported from Nairobi, Kenya & it sat in my room since April until the idea fully manifested..I refused to do anything mediocre with this vision. Everything had to be perfect! I needed to shoot this in a location where I was able to convey the authenticity of east Africa to my audience. It had to be sunny out and the hair had to be styled this way, just like my vision. I have loved the beauty of the Maasai Tribes, their culture/ traditions & wanted to make sure I stayed true to their rich colors and wardrobe, but most importantly respect their culture if I was going to use it in my work. Maasai tribes usually live below the poverty line! Many high end brands & Iconic designers make billion dollar profits from taking, copying, and exploiting the wardrobe of these unique tribes, all while never compensating or crediting them for their originality & culture. It was paramount that I buy directly from them and it felt great to support them. My Maasai friends in Kenya did a wonderful job hand making these necklaces. I picked the color scheme for the designs and they created it just how I envisioned it. A big thank you to @laurenshairforyou ! Without her blessed hands on the hairstyling, it wouldn’t have been complete. And as always thank you to my wonderful muse/model @candacevanness for delivering just how I needed her to! Your energy, laughs, conversation and putting up with my antsiness made the shoot even more enjoyable than I imagined...thank you for letting me express myself through my art! AFRICA IS MY ART🌍
📸💄👗MY WORK! Photography, makeup, wardrobe, set design all by me. For my photography work follow @KoteeKreations ! I loved dressing up this mommy to be in this gorgeous, flowing, long trained dress. This set was full of energy and I was going to be happy with how these images came out regardless because this mother was such a pleasure to be around; Putting up with all my humorous anxiety and poses. I used @AnastasiaBeverlyHills liquid lipstick in Maude on the lip for this beautiful fall brown finish! Beautiful mommy to be is @kaira55__
📸💄 MY WORK! Photography, makeup, wardrobe styling, & creative direction by me! ...This is King Kong? Yes Miss King Kong❤️❤️ follow @koteekreations for my photography work! Full details on the previous post! I just love how i channeled the cultural China theme and I loveeeee the antique umbrella from Thailand which I snagged from @carnivalofcollectables !❤️👗
📸💄👗MY WORK! Photography, makeup, wardrobe, hair selection, set design all by me! This was so fun to create! I’m so in love with world cultures! This cheongsam (the blue dress) was thrifted from a local shop in in town. I was able to support a Chinese owned small owned business, Mr Zhao’s shop in Berlin and get the chopsticks I used in my model’s hair as well as the Chinese lantern that will be in my next post. The umbrella is an antique find straight from Thailand from local owned business @carnivalofcollectables ! Featured in this post is real bamboo! I loved adding the leaves to add vivid color in this shot. Alexus was an amazing model and killed this look! I used my @MorpheBrushes Jaclyn Hill palette to create these eyes and @FentyBeauty MatteMoiselle lipstick Spiced Terracotta topped with a gloss to get this dynamic lip! For my photography work follow @KoteeKreations !
📸🤰🏽@KoteeKreations..Another simplistic maternity shot....Makeup & Photo by me. I’ve enjoyed practicing the basics of the camera. This week I’m going back to pulling more creative things out of my head and making more visuals. I’ve had enough time to let ideas manifest and now I’m ready to execute. Beautiful mommy to be is @ryanj702
📸🤰🏽@KoteeKreations Latest simplistic maternity work. I’ve been in a creative funk these past few months. While Ive still been taking clients, I have yet to dig deep into my creative juices and create a project that has made my soul scream which is why I’ve been low with releasing images. I spent this week working on depth of field and exposure. Took it back to the basics with hopes that I’ll be inspired by something. I remembered just how much I love the element of nature in my photography. More than anything I’ve been struggling with the merge of combining studio photography with nature, but it is coming along with patience and persistence. Above all I admire the struggle in learning new things. Every now and then I need a simplistic shot like this to remember how beautiful the creation of life and the Earth is and how we can alter anything if we just use our imagination and faith. How gorgeous is this mommy to be ❤️
I love to wear thrifted clothes. It saves me so much money and of course I get to recycle my money back into the community. Vintage blazer was $8 from my faves/black owned women owned upscalethrift_shop as well as the shorts for $3? I also grabbed my gold chains from them for $2. Like how I paired the loud blazer with checkered bottoms? Wanted to offset the loud colors so I was really searching for a white bag at all the stores I usually thrift from. Bag was $7 from Mrs Price’s store located in Clayton, NJ. $20 to pull off this look while supporting others busniesses❤️💎 📸: @brownie_bitz
🌏Happy to be able to share my adventures with you all. As a certified scuba diver I’m now able to bring you along my most peaceful place on this earth....the water. I love the water, I love the earth. Since I was a child I have lived for being in the water.. now I get to go deeper. The sharks will only get bigger, the dives will only get deeper for me. Thanks to my friends @lifeplanetproject for this amazing and educational dive. I hope in everything I can teach you about protecting our earth and oceans. Thank you God for creating this earth.🧜🏾♀️🐠🐟🐬🐳
🎥I guess this is my first videography work. Shot and edited by me! Thank you guys for enjoying my ratchetry and turning up with me all vacation via my instastories. Here’s a bit of my trip that I was able to capture in high def! We shared laughs, drinks, tears, and life long memories we’ll be able to tell our kids about. No one parties or travels how we do. Ebo and Manda I love you more than life itself. Thank you for being my friends turned sisters. Thank you for always trusting my creative direction, being my assistants, and helping me bring my visions to life/grow as a brand. @row_jo25@brownie_bitz❤️
🏙I like to be behind the camera, but I also love me a great shot of me. This was a fun random shoot I did with my uncle @BymshaBrownePhotography last night in the city. Can you believe my entire wardrobe only cost me $8? If you follow me in depth, you know I love to support local owned mom and pop shops, women owned businesses, and black owned business. I was able to snag this dress for $3 and the gorgeous statement necklace for $5 from one of my favorites @UpscaleThrift_Shop ..I specifically like to buy from this woman owned business because of how they recycle their items back to the less fortunate with their huge weekly donations to shelters in Camden, NJ...hair by @curvy_pri ! ❤️