The Creative Talent Behind the August Issue

Lisa Schreiner

Lisa is a mother to two boys under age 2 and a Cavalier King Charles puppy. She is married to a college soccer coach and hails from Edmonds, Washington. Lisa enjoys travel, sunshine, laughter, bringing friends together, music, food, wine and a good margarita. She is also a sports enthusiast and a civic-minded Bellevue resident. Lisa is a freelance writer who is a bilingual grammar fanatic.

Instagram: @MrsLisaSchreiner

Emma Morem

Seattle based photographer Emma Morem strives to have her imagery reflect the realness found in each subject she photographs. Inspired by blank and open spaces, her minimalist eye is drawn to the simpler things in life.

Instagram: @EmmaMorem


Life N Light

We do more than take pictures. We offer an experience that will leave you with new confidence in yourself and the world around you. We push artistic boundaries to create images that are raw, real and timeless. We capture the real you. We are Life N Light.

Instagram: @LifeNLight


Meili Cady

Meili Cady is an author, blogger and news personality based in Seattle. Her first book, Smoke, was published by HarperCollins in 2015 and chosen by Elle Magazine as a Reader’s Prize Pick. She’s an editor/anchor at KIRO Radio, and her work has been published on Refinery 29 and Narcity Media.

Instagram: @MeiliCady


Camille Paterson 

Camille Paterson is an encourager, entrepreneur, holistic success coach and empowerer of people. She thrives most when helping others step into their purpose and perfect fit. Based on 15 years of counseling and mentoring experience, building multiple successful business and nonprofits, Camille uses her experience, degrees and certifications to connect uniquely with the core needs of each person and their business.

Instagram: @Camille_Paterson | @EmpowerandEmbolden


Kara Mercer

Kara Mercer is a commercial and editorial photographer and art director based in Seattle. Known for her use of light and her eye for creative direction, Kara believes every image should stand strongly on its own while also contributing a unique yet complementary voice when serving as part of a collection. Her work is influenced as much by minimalism and thought-provoking conversations as it is by contemporary studies in human psychology and the emotive, sometimes ethereal feel of romanticism. 

Instagram: @_karamercer


Elizabeth Podlesnik

Elizabeth is a lifestyle and editorial photographer based in Seattle. With a background in fashion, she is consistently drawn to an artistic yet timeless style. Inspiration is drawn from a variety of elements found through travel, architecture, old photographs and daily life—the then and now. Elizabeth is available for travel worldwide.

Instagram: @elizabethpodlesnik