When my long time friend, Megan Smalley, approached me about photographing some of her Scarlet & Gold products……I nearly fell out of my chair. I had been day dreaming about doing lifestyle product photography for awhile. Not to mention, I am in love with all things created by Megan & her amazing S & G team! So I grabbed my super cute friend Jesse & we ran around my ( lets be real, TINY) house – shooting S & G’s adorable products in different corners & spots with pretty light. Who knew such tight spaces could make for such pretty photos?!
Anywho, beyond creating amazing prints & cellphones & such, Megan, as a fellow small business owner & a believer in Jesus, is so inspiring to me. I have been so blessed by her big dreams as well as her story. So I asked S & G to send me a bio on Megan in hopes that whomever reads this will too be inspired to dream BIG & take risks!
Enjoy my friends & be BLESSED!
For years, Megan Smalley dreamed of owning and running her own business. In September 2013, Scarlet & Gold was born, but it took quite the journey to get there.
Smalley, a Texas native, ventured to Alabama to attend Auburn University. She met and fell in love with her husband Blake Smalley while cheering on the Tigers as an Auburn cheerleader, and she became an Alabamian by marriage in 2011.
At first, she had no idea what her business would look like, when it would happen, or even if it could happen. She started as a photographer and did design work on the side for her photography clients. Smalley says that while she is by no means a graphic designer, seeing her ideas come to life on beautiful paper sparked her desire to open a print shop.
Smalley has always been a dreamer. She dreams big, and loves inspiring others to shoot for the stars. Smalley is a big believer in hiring people whose strengths balance her team’s weaknesses. She says that the Lord brought the most amazing team of women together to bring her ideas to life.
Smalley’s inspiration stems from her parents, because they are two of the hardest working people she knows. Her family, her team and her customers are what motivate Smalley. Knowing that their artwork is encouraging others is very motivating. Smalley contributes their success to the Lord, long hours and hard work.
Smalley loves working for herself; she says it’s scary and freeing at the same time. Her most satisfying moments are hearing how their products impact customers through feedback on their social media accounts. She loves to hear about the impact they are making. Smalley describes her life as a successful business owner as fulfilling.
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