Today we’d like to introduce you to Meredith Mills and Sharicka Samuels-Johnson.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Meredith and Sharicka. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
SoChicSelfieBoutique is more than just a name, it’s our brand! We, Meredith and Sharicka are the founders of SoChicSelfieBoutique. This venture started in 2015 as a casual conversation between two friends who happen to love #Selfies. We were seeking ways to take photo booth fun to a whole new level. So, we decided to do a little research and noticed there weren’t many photo booths in the Atlanta area that offer guests a magical upscale experience. Shortly after, SoChicSelfieBoutique began. We created #SCSB to offer guests a magical interactive “selfie” experience presenting a photo keepsake.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Breaking into the industry has had its challenges; however, that has not deterred our momentum. By connecting with some of Atlanta’s top professionals within the event planning and photography industry, we have overcome some of those barriers. We have had the pleasure of working with some amazing professional photographers including LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography, Joann Wooten of Wooten Photography, as well as a prominent event planner Alexia DeRizzio of The Savvy Event Planner. Connecting with these wonderful ladies had reassured some of our concerns as not only being a small business owner but a small black women business owners.
Please tell us about SoChicSelfieBoutique.
We are an upscale luxury mobile photo booth service that offers our clients a magical interactive selfie experience. We are known for incorporating chic entertainment into any event including corporate, social, and weddings.
What we’re most proud of is our brand! We not only own the name; we own a chic experience. What sets us apart, “Our experiences create relationships that extend beyond just #Selfies.”
Often it feels as if the media, by and large, is only focused on the obstacles faced by women, but we feel it’s important to also look for the opportunities. In your view, are there opportunities that you see that women are particularly well positioned for?
We believe the opportunities are there; however, there’s a stigma that women are not capable of handling these opportunities. According to Score.org, women entrepreneurship increased by 16 percent from 2014 to 2016. The fact that “women entrepreneurs are five percent more likely to start innovative businesses than men”, we have proven that women are unstoppable.
Pricing: We offer three packages which include
- SoChicSoBronze pricing starts at $175/hour with a minimum of 3 hours
- SoChicSoSilver pricing starts at $185/hour with a minimum of 3 hours
- SoChicSoGold pricing starts at $200/hour with a minimum of 4 hours
- Website: www.sochicselfieboutiquellc.com
- Phone: 404-857-5593
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @sochicselfieboutique
- Facebook: @sochicselfieboutiquellc
- Twitter: @sochicselfieb
- Other: https://www.pinterest.com/sochicselfieboutique/
LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography, Location: Ponce City Marketz