be proud


The energy and spirit of Pride month hit quite a few major cities this weekend – NYC, Seattle, and yes, Cincinnati. As to be expected, we hit our local Urban Outfitters store to get some rad, pride-inspired merchandise and went out to shoot.

Velvet + Vinyl values authenticity, self-love and the confidence that comes from being who you are unabashedly and unapologetically. As a single, straight woman in today’s world, it was on my heart to put together a rad photoshoot to acknowledge and celebrate all that pride month embodies – acceptance, empowerment and the liberation that comes from discovering who you are.

I partnered with Cassandra Zetta, an amazing and talented LGBTQ+ wedding photographer here in Cincinnati, and my fabulous BFF from high school, Tyler. Together we braved the rain and thunderstorms, and we celebrated the things that make us proud to be who we are.


Regardless of who you are, who you love and the characteristics that shape your identity, be proud of the person you are. There is no one else like you.

Huge shoutout to Urban Outfitters for the #UOPride line in collaboration with GLSEN. In partnership with upcoming hip hop star Taylor Bennett, UO is allocating all funds from this line to support GLSEN’s efforts to create safe learning environments for LGBTQ students K-12. Join #UOCommunityCares and get yourself some sweet new swag before Pride month comes to a close.


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