If you know me – you know that I am an advocate for women and minority owned small businesses. In a world that is dominated by much that doesn’t fall into either of those categories – it is so inspiring to me be to be able to work within my own community with other small business owners as they grow and thrive here in Washington, DC.

These photos were taken for The Lady Clipper a DC-based barbershop owned and operated by the amazing Lesley Bryant, someone who I know am so happy to call a friend. In the time since we had this fantastic session – her brand has continued to strengthen and grow and they’ve doubled their squad.

If you live/work in this area – they are conveniently located on U St NW and have the most amazing appointment system which means you get int and you get out. Everyone is wildly talented and I could not be more proud to have been around in the early days of this business. Can’t wait to see where it goes from here.