/// It started in a scenic open field outside Nashville, TN. As close friends and neighbors, Kelli & Vanessa took a long weekend to create an Independence Day themed shoot. Festive colors, sweet tea and a pair of Hunter boots. Fireworks ensued, and a collaboration was born. A winter shoot in Montana followed, and their creative relationship has grown to include JOLT | a creative shop.
The work of Kelli & Vanessa has been featured on Creature Comforts, Gifted Magazine by Creature Comforts, A Beautiful Mess, Elsie Larson, Style Unveiled & TML Focus. They are expanding their JOLT creative shop into multiple cities after a successful May 2011 launch in Nashville, TN.
COLLABORATION is a passion for both Kelli & Vanessa. Together they combine their creativity [styling + photography] in hopes to INSPIRE others.
/// 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 [David Bean, Eli McFadden] – 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.
/// Vanessa Warren [butterflyspArks] spearheaded social media marketing for EMI Music Group in Nashville, TN for eight years, before she launched butterfly spArks designs + creative 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. She has been firmly planted in the community and has succeeded in contributing to the cultivation of the arts in Dallas.