We love asking the folks that inspire and excite us about what inspires and excites them. Check out their responses below.

Rose and Tim Swearingen | Photographers

We are inspired by memories. Rose’s mom passed away almost 20 years ago and she was not one for having her photo taken. This means now, 20 years later, Rose has very few photos of her mother. Being able to capture people in photographs so that their loved ones have something to look back to is why we do what we do. Photos aren’t just for you. They are for the people that love you. Because one day you won’t be here and all that may be left are the photos you leave behind. People are our inspiration. Capturing their beauty is what we love to do. Read more>>

Madi Bertermann | Hand Letterer

I am inspired by other people with the same small business mindset and mentality that I have. It’s important to surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you, lift you up, and promote ideals of community over competition. Read more>>

Kali Leading Fox | Permanent Makeup Artist

A few years back I actually had my eyebrows done and they didn’t come out good. The artist who did them was not understanding of my frustration and disappointment. It was hard, because this was something on my face. A short time later, I came across a different artist who corrected my eyebrows from the first time I had them done. After my eyebrows were done correctly, I felt like a million bucks! Not long after, I realized I wanted to make women feel amazing like I had felt. I also wanted to bring understanding and compassion to women who may not have had a good experience before coming to me. Read more>>