Meet the Team

Good friends are always there for us that is why we should say thank you to them often. I want to take this moment and say thanks to all my friends who have encouraged, helped create, and put in time and energy helping bring my vision to fruition. I really appreciate all of you! Thanks!!!

Graphic Design: Teva Collins
Teva is a dope graphic designer, and she’s a good friend of mine whom I first met at Woodbrook Jr. High in Tacoma, Washington, when we were both army brats! We reconnected in the ATL as adults and she always proves to be a dependable friend with a heart of gold!

Site Designer: Corey Guevarra
Corey G. is the CEO of 1026Media & CYOER photography. Corey wears many hats as a content creator, media director, and brand manager. I had the pleasure of working with Corey to turn my dream for my site into a reality.

Image Consultant: Oli Washington
Oli has often been told that he has a natural ability to cultivate a look that enhances an individuals style and personality and assists with clients making an impact without speaking a word. He is a Bethune Cookman alumnus whose day job is in the financial industry, yet his passion and third eye are laser focused on the arts, pop culture, music, and the entertainment industry.

Photography: Deshaun Cockroft
Deshaun CockroftI started taking pictures as a hobby about 15 years ago. Now his former hobby has become his passion. His expertise are as follows portrait, headshots, editorial, fashion as well as some event work. He can be contacted at

Grooming: Lester Bailey
Lester Bailey Jr. began as a freelance Makeup Artist in 2009. He attended Gwynnis Mosby’s Makeup Academy and earned his certification in Makeup Artistry, while obtaining an M.A. in Luxury Fashion and Management at Savannah College of Art and Design. To pay homage to his hometown of Baltimore,MD and mother Linda Mae, he created the cosmetic line Ladie Mae Cosmetics. Lester, also known as LBJ, has worked hard to improve his craft and also provide this product to the world. Enjoy and please email LadieMaeCosmetics@gmail.comfor order inquiries and MUA services.

Creative Director: Shane Haywood
Shane Haywood began his creative life at age six when taking family photos and becoming a creative problem solver to generate ideas for family portraits that moved mountains in the eyes of his grandparents. Shane is an experienced Creative Director with an eye for award winning designs and art direction. His conceptual thinking, outstanding visuals and strategically focused designs have proven his artistic and leadership abilities. A Birmingham, AL native and proud Alabama State University Hornet, he has become a leader in creative direction and strategy development.

Photography: Sharif Kelly
Sharif Kelly began professional photography in 2016 as a hobby that quickly turned into a passion. His passion for creativity and art shows in his professional life as well as his personal. A classically trained Chef Sharif sees the art and creativity in Food as well as Photography. For photography inquiries please contact at

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