Issue 02 Team

chelsea sonksen

chelsea sonksen

Editor + Publisher  /  @bossladiesmag

Chelsea is a writer, entrepreneur, and Editor of Bossladies. Through her work, Chelsea aims to inspire women of all ages to achieve their highest creative potential. In addition to the magazine, Chelsea has edited three books that will be published in the coming year. She lives in Santa Monica with her ginger cat and albino boyfriend. Or maybe it's the other way around...


michelle mishina

Photographer / @mishinaphoto

Michelle is a lifestyle and documentary photographer who specializes in weddings and human-interest photo essays. She studied at Art Center College of Design, and her work has been published in The New York Times, Aperture Gallery, and others. Her documentary projects include: aging Japanese-American World War II Veterans + ranching families in Northern California.

kadie smith

Designer / @designbykadie

Kadie is a brand designer based in Dallas, TX. An Alabama native, Kadie made the trek to Texas in 2013 in search of new experiences and adventure. Soon after, she launched DesignbyKadie, a boutique studio where she creates brand identities for both start-ups and large corporations. DesignbyKadie is run under the belief that a company's visual message should match the quality of their work.

brandi welles

Photographer / @brandiwelles_photog

Brandi is a photographer based in Southern California who has been creating stories since she was a little girl. She feels privileged to be able to capture people's lives through the lens of her camera. Brandi lives in LA with her husband and daughter. When she's not taking photographs, she enjoys drinking coffee, making homemade kombucha, and spending time with her family.

alli koch

Artist / @allikdesign

Alli is a visual artist living in Dallas with her high school sweetheart, Landon, and their two cats. Right out of college she decided a typical office job just wouldn't be the right fit, so for the past two years she has been hustling to grow her own business. If Alli isn't in her studio creating custom illustrations, hand-lettering for weddings, or working on logos alongside DesignbyKadie, there's a good chance she is eating at Chik-fil-A.

hayley huotari

Photographer / @hayleyhuotari

Hayley is a photographer based in Minneapolis. She loves the ability to capture raw emotion and tell a story through an image. She thrives on the authenticity of laughter, a deep conversation, and a good cup of coffee. She is constantly seeking adventure, whether that is traveling or meeting someone new.

marisa vitale

Photographer / @marisavitalephoto

Marisa is a lifestyle and portrait photographer who lives in Venice Beach with her husband, her twins,  and her twin siamese cats. When she's not out traversing LA on photo shoots, you can find her cruising the neighborhood with her kids on their Bangladeshi rickshaw, questing for the perfect non-crowded hiking spot in LA, or on a road trip or international flight feeding her insatiable wanderlust.