For this shoot I was inspired by women coming together and feeding off of each others creative energy. Gathering these women on a Saturday morning into The Atlantic with plates full of Tandem donuts, coffee and organic undies did exactly that. Creative energy overflow! The Atlantic was originally a hotel in the 70s and became an artists colloquium shortly after. Artists and musicians have occupied the rooms for 30+ years, some of Missoula's best.
All of these women are working creatively in Missoula. Crista Ames is a ceramist, you can see her work at The Clay Studio, The Radius and Grain, June West is a musician and artist, you can listen to her music here, Daphne Sweet is an artist, you can see her work on IG @dgaphne and Rachel Patrie is a musician and plays the drums in Missoula's best new band, Fantasy Suite, she is also the Alternative Music Program Director of the ZACC.
Photographer: The amazing Rio Chantel, Rio grew up in Idaho where she went to school for public relations and creative writing. She's currently living in Missoula where she's working with several brands helping with social media, product development and photos. I've worked with her a few times over the last couple months and couldn't be happier with the results. She captures exactly what I'm dreaming of. If you are looking for a photographer or help with social media I couldn't recommend her more. You can follow her on IG at @riochantel
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