Women's March on Philadelphia

A gorgeous day to march with thousands of women and men in support of gender equality. I marched with my colleagues at the Alice Paul Institute, and met lots of really great people. 

Did you know that women and girls do not have equal legal protection under the United States Constitution? The Equal Rights Amendment, authored by suffragist Alice Paul, was first introduced in 1923 and it has yet to ratified(!). Learn more by visiting www.EqualRightsAmendment.org or by contacting me.

Hope to see you out in support of women, girl, and gender equity!

women's convention

Attending the Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan was a deeply inspiring event for me. Put on by the organizers of the Women's March (January 2017), the convention was designed to create collaboration and connections across broad and diverse groups united in being Women. Such phenomenal women gathering together to think, talk, design, motivate...I've never had an experience like it. I'll be sharing some photos I made in the sessions that I attended here on my blog.  

This session I'm sharing here (which was amazing!) was entitled:  We Don't Wait Our Turn:  Why Entrepreneurship is the Key to Women's Economic Empowerment. On the panel were:  Dee Poku of WIE and The Other Festival, designer Tracey Reese, Jennifer DaSilva of Berlin Cameron, author Arian Simone, and Piera Gelardi of Refinery 29.

As an entrepreneur, trying to cut my path to professional and creative success, this session spoke to my hopes, anxieties, and deep belief in my vision for my business. I remain ever committed to helping women feel great in front of the camera and using their images to promote their intelligence and ambition. 

Your fellow reSister - Krista

p.s. If I have a photo of you, contact me if you want to use it for personal or promotional reasons. All images are (c) 2017/Krista Joy Niles.

Wedding Reception for Emily & Cheon-Ji

I recently had the honor of photographing the U.S. wedding reception for my niece, Emily, and her Korean husband Cheon-Ji. Married in Korea, this beautiful couple hosted a fun and informal wedding reception at Trap Pond State Park in Delaware. Designed to help two families who speak different languages meet and have fun, Emily removed the language barrier and created a splendid event centered upon playing outdoor games. We played bocce ball (a nod to Emily's Italian heritage), life-sized Jenga, and Corn Hole (gosh, how this fun game has been so poorly named!) Laughter was the common language we all spoke that day, united in our love of these two spirited individuals. May their marriage be blessed, their lives long, and may their love shine bright always.

Love - Auntie K.