Welcome to our blog. We are KELLI & VANESSA. Two friends who met in Nashville, Tennessee but now reside in Whitefish, Montana and Dallas, Texas. We have always worked so well together and we didn't want the miles between us to keep us from creating INSPIRING images and sharing our lives with eachother....so we decided to blog together!
We are both entrepreneurs and mommas! Kelli has a sweet baby boy named Ezra and Vanessa is mama to a baby girl named Stella and a 5 year old, Noah. We truly enjoy life....and want to share our adventures with you. We are so glad you are here!
Our work has been featured on Creature Comforts, Gifted Magazine by Creature Comforts, A Beautiful Mess, Elsie Larson, Style Unveiled & TML Focus.
COLLABORATION is a passion for the both us. Together we combine our creativity + crazy love for our little ones in hopes to INSPIRE others here on this blog.
// Kelli Trontel [Kelli Trontel Photography] is no stranger to creative circles – from singer/songwriter to photographer. Creativity drives her passion for life. A southern California girl who found herself on Music Row in Nashville, TN, Kelli has never shied away from pursuing her dream.
Kelli’s photography career began in Nashville, TN, when she decided to trade life on the road for capturing memorable images with her camera. After assisting some of Nashville’s top fashion and commercial photographers – she decided to venture out on her own in 2009.
It only took one photography + styled shoot to get the attention of a few of the top read blogs in the blog world [Creature Comforts & A Beautiful Mess]. This was all the inspiration Kelli & Vanessa needed to pursue future collaboration. A vision was born.
Kelli and her husband Reed reside in Whitefish, Montana where they recently opened up their very own Frozen Yogurt + Coffee shop, Red Caboose. Less than 4 months after their grand opening, their shop made the “Top 10 Favorite Montana Facebook Page” list. Kelli drives the social media aspect of her photography business, as well as the shop in Whitefish. She is passionate about social networking, and has definitely seen the value in cultivating an online presence as a small business. You can also catch them on HGTV's House Hunters!
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// Vanessa Warren [Butterfly Sparks] spearheaded social media marketing for EMI Music Group in Nashville, TN for eight years, before she launched Butterfly Sparks creative + design in 2008.
As Marketing Manager at EMI, Vanessa served artists ranging from Switchfoot and tobyMac to Sixpence None the Richer and Patti Griffin. The emergence of social media presented the music industry with many opportunities and challenges, and Vanessa navigated these uncharted waters with each new platform. From the formation of an online street team called “The Movement,” to the rise and fall of MySpace, then to Facebook and Twitter, Vanessa worked hard to inform and challenge the label’s roster to adapt to the fast pace of connecting and engaging their fans. Along with the social media piece, Vanessa built specific marketing plans for each artist and made sure each phase successfully reached her goals.
As owner of Butterfly Sparks, Vanessa collaborates with photographers, artists and small businesses to create branding that is tailored specifically to their needs. Butterfly Sparks [designs] primary focus is to service entrepreneurs by developing and creating brand identities. Butterfly Sparks [creative] was birthed as an outlet to express her love for interior design & all things fashion.
In August of 2010, Vanessa left EMI to move back with her husband and toddler to their hometown of Dallas, Texas. In May 2012, the Warren's welcomed a sweet baby girl. Their hearts are full!
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