We had the good fortune of connecting with Loren Bouchard Lauren Crawford, creators of Babes in a Box and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Loren and Lauren, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
As people who always strive to exceed goals and be successful, owning a small business and starting from nothing has taught us a lot of things. We have had to dually focus on our short-term and long-term business goals and celebrate even the smallest of ‘wins’, reminding ourselves that our hard work and determination will pay off in the future.

We embrace set-backs and look at those as learning opportunities. With a product that is so unique and new to the photography market, we could easily give up however our clients enthusiasm and love for what we do keep our energy charged and our creative ideas flowing!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Babes in a Box creative studio was started for our love of celebrations and making memories with our families. From seasonal holidays to birthdays and baby announcements, we are passionate about celebrating and capturing the special moments in our kids’ lives.

We have combined our talents to make Babes in a Box a fresh, unique approach to family photography. Lauren’s event planning experience allows her to setup and style box themes for virtually any occasion. Loren has dabbled in photography and has spent years taking candid photographs of her two kids and began box photos during 2020 quarantine.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Arizona is filled with so many things to do and see! In our opinion, a perfect weekend is well-spent relaxing poolside, playing golf or getting spa treatments from some of the Valley’s top resorts. Our favorites are Omni Montelucia and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

Culinary-wise, there are so many choices it’s so hard to choose! Some of our favorites are Barrio Queen, The Mission, True Food Kitchen, Steak 44 and Francine.

There are so many amazing places to hike in the Phoenix-area. A very versatile trail that is a family favorite is Dreamy Draw.

Day trips are so easy to do in AZ! Sedona and Flagstaff are fun to visit for quick getaways.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
As a women-owned, small business duo, we want to give shout outs to each other! The only reason Babes in a Box exists is because we whole-heartedly supported each other to start our business together. We respect the unique talents we each bring to our business.

There are many local women-owned businesses that are run by a team of one and we have SO much admiration for those who truly do it all!

Website: https://babes-in-a-box.square.site/

Instagram: @babesinabox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babesinabox/

Image Credits
Credit: Babes in a Box

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