We had the good fortune of connecting with Cortnie Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cortnie, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Community and sisterhood, hands down. When I started this business, I figured it would be a slow starter; I planned on 2021 being my prove-it year. Thanks to my DFW community, I’ve been lucky to build up a clientele so quickly that I’m now looking into hiring freelancers to join in on the fun! I’m one of the leaders of a Facebook group for women in the DFW wedding industry, and they all have lifted me up, encouraged me, and referred me when they see people asking for social media managers or web designers. My ladies are gems, and I am so grateful for their support!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been a wedding photographer for 11 years, and have always designed my own websites and ran my own marketing – like most self-starters do! Over the years, I’ve helped other professionals out with their online presence, and always wondered what it would be like to turn that into a business. In the midst of the pandemic, I decided to launch Like Confetti, my branding business, and figured it would take some time for people to see me outside my photography business. Fortunately, from the bonds I’ve made in the wedding industry, I’ve had lots of success building my clientele, and am thrilled that Like Confetti has become my main focus! Like Confetti has a focus on wedding/event oriented businesses, but truly provides services to any small business. We give 10% profits back to non-profits and charities that support intersectional feminism!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of the many reasons I adore DFW is the food! If I had a weekend-dash across the city with an out-of-state friend, here’s my agenda: Friday: McKinney Day (my home base!) Breakfast: Snug on the Square for a breakfast sandwich and latte. A walk around the square is necessary: 1) to walk off all the food and fight the urge to nap, 2) to do some light antique shopping. Lunch: The Yard, for a Honeysuckle cocktail (a twist on a Paloma) and the Del Mar Surf tacos. Sit outside, pet some dogs, live the dream. Dinner: Harry’s at the Harbor, for literally anything on the menu. Sit on the patio and daydream about what it would be like to live in Adriatica. Dessert: back to the square for some Emporium Pie. Smooth Operator, please! Saturday: Dallas Shenanigans Brunch: Sundown at Granada. Brisket tacos for brunch, with a side of mimosa? Yeah, I’m doing that. Walk it off: Bishop Arts. Shop a little, pop into The Wild Detective or Oddfellows for a midday coffee, and maybe we need to try this Emporium Pie to see if it’s different from McKinney’s. (It’s not…but more pie is never a bad thing.) Dinner: Over to Deep Ellum – Cane Rosso if we’re feeling pizza, Stirr if we’re feeling anything else. Inevitably wonder when exactly Deep Ellum started getting ritsy. Dancing: T&A. I don’t know why I love this place so much, but I do. Sober Up: BuzzBrews. Coffee and pancakes cure all thing. Sunday: Frisco Day Brunch: Tupelo Honey. Order biscuits, say you’re not just going to eat biscuits for brunch. Definitely only eat biscuits for brunch. Walk it off: Head over to Legacy West and window-shop. Maybe real-shop, but mostly just looking at things I can’t afford. Dinner: Legacy Food Hall. Everyone gets exactly what they want, and we sit outside and maybe catch some live music.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Every woman in the wedding/event industry! From the mommas running a business and a household at the same time, to the woman just dipping her toes into the field – every woman in the industry is an absolute treasure.
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