Meet August Contributors 6

Aubry Canales is a custom portrait photographer based in Vinings. She specializes in family concept editorial sessions. In addition to photographing families and individuals, Aubry has also worked on impressive and innovative shoots for Delta Airlines, CNN, and the SEC. She is married with three children.

Kimberly Dejanovich-Ryan moved from California to Georgia in August 2014, with her husband and two dogs. She loves exploring Georgia and all the beauty it has to offer. She’s involved with hiking groups and enjoys donating her photography services to animal shelters and rescues in Georgia. Kimberly loves not only taking pictures, but everything else that comes just before that shutter button clicks.

Nadiyah M. Jett served as business and finance editor for national women’s magazine Upscale. She freelances now for several online and print publications, including Patch and The Atlanta Voice and has spent a decade writing and editing articles for diverse audiences. The married mom of four children has also shared her skills with local entrepreneurs in need of a stronger marketing presence by working as their communications manager. She plans to launch a multidimensional beauty blog while continuing her freelance writing career.

Desiree Miller can be found just about anywhere on any given day, but odds are good that when she’s not in Atlanta, she’s traveling the coast of somewhere beautiful. She is an award-winning freelance writer, television news journalist, and blogger. She was honored as the 2014 winner of the national “We Still Blog” award and her personal web site is named to the Top 25 Southern Mom Blogs. Desiree is also a parent influencer/contributor for WSB-TV.

Laura Miller is a native Atlantan with a passion for the written word. From creative short stories to folk songs, business writing to human interest journalism, Laura has written some of everything and enjoys a challenging topic. Currently, she writes for numerous local publications as well as small businesses.

Lia Picard has lived in Atlanta with her husband for nearly three years, hailing from the Sunshine State. She loves to cook and explore the local dining scene, highlighting both on her blog and other publications around town. Lia loves the Atlanta community and shows support by volunteering with different local organizations including the Junior League of Atlanta.

Mary Welch is a business and lifestyle editor who writes on a broad range of topics ranging from the legal world to automobiles to travel for a variety of local and national publications. She is the former editor of Atlanta Woman and business to business magazines.

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