Behind the scenes – Team on Mission 2
My Rodan and Fields work has led me to work with a fantastic team of women. Our team, called Team on Mission, has fostered deep relationships and empowered us to serve communities near and far.
Additionally, this blog has enabled me to work with the second team of incredible women who bring their special gifts and talents to the mission. So, here’s a behind the scenes look at Team on Mission 2!
A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12, NLT.
Seriously, ladies, there is no stopping us when we work as a team!
First, behind the scenes of the lens is Kristi Gugel of Gugel Photography. The beautiful photographs that you’ll find all over my site were created and inspired by my friend Kristi. As you’ll see from the pictures on this post, Kristi pays attention to every detail going into a shot.
For these shots, we met up at 7:00 am at the Home Bakery in downtown Rochester. The Home Bakery building is beautiful from the inside and outside. These stairs are outside of the Home Bakery. It’s a favorite spot in our community for photographs.
Here’s Kristi, doing her perfect primping and priming. She knows just how the picture should look before she even starts. As you can see, she ensures your images receive detailed attention so you look your absolute best in every photo.
Check out Kristi’s portfolio on her website at Gugel Photography. Kristi works on all types of photography for personal and business projects. Thank you, Kristi, I loved working with you and can’t wait for our next project!
Here is another great spot in Rochester for photographs. In the picture above we’re at the Rochester Elevator. The Rochester Elevator is Rochester’s oldest building. Initially built in 1880 as a grain elevator and still operating today for feed, fertilizer and other goods.
Thanks to Lawrence from the Rochester Elevator for allowing us to use the building for a few shots.
The Home Bakery
The first location of our photo shoot was at the Home Bakery in Rochester, or what I like to call “The Heavenly Home Bakery.” The Home Bakery has been in business since 1930! You know they’ve got to be good to be around for that many years. The photograph above shows only a fraction of the delicious goodies offered at the Home Bakery.
Thank you to the owner, Heather, who allowed us to come into her sweet and quaint shop. Not only are there delicious pastries, cupcakes, and cakes to see and smell but the displays are eye-candy as well.
We hope that we didn’t disrupt the busy morning crowd and the employees at the Home Bakery. Although, we did meet a lot of fun people. I think people who work with cakes, cookies and pastries and people who want to buy them are just happy people.
The incredible ladies of ESTHERs Children, are Emily Henschel Sutherland, and Jennifer Sutherland. Thank you for allowing me take part in the great work you do to help the children and women of Brazil through your non-profit organization. The name ESTHERs stands for End Sex Trafficking for Her and the anointed Esther of the Bible.
ESTHERS’ vision is to End Sex Trafficking for HER, the exploited children and women of the world. Their mission is to prevent sexual exploitation, child prostitution and restore its innocent victims to an environment where they can learn to love and be loved.
ESTHERS uses a holistic approach to transform lives, transform families, and transform communities by turning today’s young girls into tomorrow’s Modern Day Esthers. They dream that, just like Esther, God would use them as His vessel to rescue their people for His glory.
Finally, thanks to Mary Alore and her business, Troy Web Services. Mary and I met at the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Preferred Client Networking group, and we’ve been storming up ideas ever since. She handles all the technical side of things here at this blog.
From website design, social media marketing, and content creation, Mary handles all the online side of this space. She’s usually behind the computer or her iPhone which is why there aren’t many pictures of her.
Teamwork makes Dreams Work!
Hope you’ve enjoyed a little behind the scenes look at Team on Mission 2. Thanks for the teamwork ladies, I couldn’t do it without you! I’m excited about our next big thing!