THE FUTURE IS FEMALE // INTRODUCING THE WOMEN OF NECO
Athena is the mastermind behind Northeast Collaborative and believes wholeheartedly in living - and creating - a life less ordinary. While she may be unexpectedly petite, she is a complete powerhouse. Athena is a wedding, portrait and commercial photographer, writer, and visual storyteller, and creates authentic imagery that evokes powerful emotion to tell an impressive story. Her clients include My Sister.org, Cambria, Honda, Hazel & Rose and Thinx. Her writing has been featured in the Star Tribune and on the MPR Newscut blog.
A recent grad of The Art Institute International of Minnesota, Hanna is a freelance photographer focusing on lifestyle, editorial, and assignment based story work with a realistic approach. Her clients include Coach, Faribault Woolen Mills, JB Hudson Jewelers, She She, and Red Wing Shoe Company.
Jennifer is a wedding and portrait photographer. She love warm tones, negative space, hard lines, reflections and shadows. Her work truly turns each image from a photograph into its own piece of art. Jennifer makes images that cause you to stop and stare, that make you go oh shit, that’s good. She likes to think her style is always adapting, which is something we find especially exciting.
Nicole doesn't pride herself on being the best writer - especially when it comes to writing about herself - however, we think she describes herself best in her own words: "I am a great photographer, in a sea of great photographers, doing what I feel I am meant to do. Which is to tell your story."
Nicole shoots both film and digital and has a diverse array of clients. From weddings to portraits, boudoir and editorial, Nicole is constantly evolving in her style and carving her own niche. Nicole's clients include Wide Eyed Legless, Joyce.is, Moth Oddities, and I AM Minneapolis.
Rita re-ignited a dormant passion for photography five years ago when she started an Instagram account and began taking iPhone pictures of her then-infant son and garden. Rita's photography (and the equipment she uses) has evolved since then, but one thing remains the same: She loves to tell life's amazing stories through beautiful images.
Rita is a social media guru and the co-founder of @Minnstameets, an organization that brings together Minnesota Instagrammers in real life for community building and unique photographic experiences.