As you may know, I currently have an intern! Well, three! What?! That’s right!
I am no longer a one woman show!! It has been both incredibly rewarding and challenging. These incredible intern ladies have become friends that I love! I also somehow added to my workload! How did I do that? Well, let me tell you.
Not only have I found myself always going over their tasks to make sure it is consistent to me and my brand and message (I really have to learn to let things go). But I also have had their encouragement and been creatively challenged to add new elements to my business. To take things off of my long wait list and actually get them done!
Having an intern (or, internS) has been so wonderful and I have loved working with these girls, and it isn’t close to being done yet! So, instead of talking all business, I wanted to chat FUN! I wanted to give you all a chance to get to know these ladies. So, my interns. Sonja, Kendra and Jenn. All wonderfully talented and unique and adding so much to me and my business! Here are some fun facts about each of them!!
I always want to say yellow since my nickname is Sonny Rae, but I would have to go with blush pink. It’s always my go to color.
Ice cream, hands down. I love sweets and everything about them. I can never get tired of ice cream, especially when in milk shake form!
I’ve always loved alternative/indie music. Jack’s Mannequin’s album Everything in Transit is still one of my all time favorites. I have it on vinyl and it’s one of my very prized possessions.
I was born and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois! And fun fact, my grandpa, dad and I all graduated from the same high school! And my great aunt who I am named after also graduated from the same high school! Her and I have identical diplomas that are about 60 years apart!
I was drawn to Riane’s Instagram after looking through some different wedding accounts. I loved her photography and just happened to be looking for an internship. It seemed like the perfect timing and I really wanted to learn more about photography. I love everything about style, design, art, fashion and I want to learn every aspect of the world. Working with someone who was talented and creative, like Riane, was a way for me to branch out and learn more about the kind of work I want to get into someday.
I’m hoping to gain more knowledge of photography and also learn more about branding as well. One of the things I’ve been lucky enough to work on with Riane is branding and I’m learning more and more that I love that side of the business. I think this internship will allow me to grow creatively and find new passions.
As of right now I’m still in school, but once I’ve graduated I would love to get into the world of design. Whether it be styling or doing some sort of branding projects. I want a job where I can work with art and create beautiful things.
I would love to go to Bali, Indonesia! Every time I see pictures I just want to jump right in!
One fun fact about myself is that I used to be a cheer coach and choreographer! I got to choreograph routines for cheer and Pom competitions and I’ve even won a few first place trophies doing it!
- What’s your favorite movie?
I am a music junkie, and simply cannot choose a genre/artist/band! Although, fast car & free bird & RJA (red jumpsuit apparatus) will always have a special place in my soul! 🎼💙
I have always had a love for photography, I wanted to gain knowledge of the business side -PLUS what a cool opportunity 🙂
Knowledge on how to run a successful business, new oportunities & experiences!
My goal is to complete nursing school & travel 💉✈🌍
Oh gosh- EVERYWHERE! Haha.. but really! I am a gypsy to my core 🤷🏼♀️
So I’m about the most uninteresting person ever.. so I don’t know how “fun” these facts will be… My left arm is slightly shorter than my right, I have about a dozen tattoos, and I change my hair color about as often as I change my underwear- too much? 😆🤷🏼♀️🙈
R&B – I like a lot of artists so it’s hard to choose just one!
To learn more about the wedding industry and to get my foot in the door
More knowledge of the different social media applications used in the wedding industry
I hope to one day become a wedding planner but for now, I’ve recently started doing calligraphy and really love it!! I hope that I can quit my full-time job one of day and just focus on doing calligraphy
I am expecting my first child – a baby BOY in June <3
I am so happy to have these ladies as a part of my team and am enjoying this growing experience so much!