The Spider Team
Meet the talented individuals of the SpiderMeka Portraits Team.
Whether assisting you on-set for your special day, or curating the best moments for the world to see, our team will make your experience an unforgettable one.
My heart breaks when I hear us speak negatively about our natural features, or complain about those “extra” pounds. Our greatest service is to nurture the community – yet, we do so much for others that we forget to take care of ourselves, and when we do think of ourselves, we say too many things about how we’re not good enough, not fortunate enough, or not attractive enough.
That self-deprecating conversation stops here.
I spent 23 years making skin and bodies flawless for magazine spreads, eight of them as the premiere photo retoucher for Oprah and her A-list celebrity guests at the Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios, Inc. What did I learn? Natural beauty is far more appealing than a false sense of perfection.
I’ve built SMP by embracing the study of lighting, posing, and encouragement to share the truth of how a combination of these three simple things is all that’s needed to bring out how uniquely breathtaking you are. I’m happy to breathe that truth into your Personal Branding and Portraits.
Photos of Meka by Taylor Imel
Culture & Operations Strategist
“Behind the Silk Studio curtains, I discovered my observational cultural lenses are my SUPERPOWER.
My lens constantly shifts between different perspectives, desired outcomes, & strategic planning.
It is because of these shifts that I focus on building a sense of teams, a sense of community, & above all else a sense of trust.”