I love working with other small business owners. There's just an underlying appreciation for the amount of blood, sweat and tears put into running a business. Its especially enjoyable when those people are personal friends or family. I've blogged about Cheerup Cherup paper goods here before and I had the privilege to photograph Alaina at her home office for a repeating featured article on Etsy's blog called "Quit Your Day Job". These articles typically interview Etsy sellers who were able to quit their day jobs and do what they love full time. These articles are always inspiring and Alaina's story is no different in that regard. She has personally motivated and inspired me, she's absolutely beautiful to photograph and she makes a pretty great sister too! Here are a few of my favs from the shoot.