I am so enjoying this opportunity to share with you our own community connections! What we have to offer is actually quite amazing considering the size of towns we live in! Honestly, not only is it great to have the people and entrepreneurs we do, I am so blessed to know some personally to call friends! Friends who encourage, share and advise in both business and personal. Being a small business owner is hard wherever you are, having people who can relate, who are learning and growing come alongside of you is truly awesome!
This week I would like to introduce you to Katrina Mamela. I first met Katrina about 4 years ago now, when she asked me to photograph her family. She had been married for probably almost 2 years at that time, as she had her first child, who was not even a year then. I could tell right away how genuine and sweet this lady was! The thing about my job that I probably love the most, which you’ve heard me say before, is that even though people start out as clients, we end up friends. That is exactly what happened with Katrina. I’ve had the honour of photographing her family with the arrival of her second child and some other times here and there, including her professional head shots! I’ve seen her grow as a woman and as a mom and now as an entrepreneur with writing and publishing her first children’s book! Nothing holds this lady back from pushing towards something she wants, something she knows will benefit her family and others, a gift that I truly admire.
Check out her site and all she has to offer! Oh and buy her book, your kids will love the time you share reading it together and playing the classic game of “got your nose”!
Once upon a time a little boy inspired his mom to write a story. One turned into two and Little Tree Publishing was born out of a desire to share these stories with other families.
Katrina Mamela is the author and publisher at Little Tree, a mom of two, preschool educator, food enthusiast, long time lover of books and writing. Her first book “Got Your Nose!” is the story of a little boy who has his nose stolen by grandma and held hostage for a kiss. He takes to the wilderness to find an even better nose. But will animal noses suffice in place of his own nose?
She is working on book two with a release date set for Fall of 2017 and has many other ideas (including a rhyming book!) bouncing around in her brain.