Stylish & Hip Kids was born of the laughter of children running through sprinklers on a hot summer day. Ok, so sometimes we go overboard waxing poetic about the thing, but we get excited! We strive to make our sessions about having fun together. It is in that space where the camera fades from the center of attention, becoming an instrument in the background.
But we promised an unveiling, and an unveiling you shall receive. Stylish & Hip Kids is a family affair, with Mariliana Arvelo as creative director and brilliant mind behind the camera, and her husband Noah Goodman running errands, building websites, and writing all kinds of silliness in the SHK newsletters.
Mariliana was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, but is inspired on the daily by her adopted home of New York City. She is always on the lookout for perfect walls and locations in the city to set the tone for a new SHK session, but even when in the studio the city’s energy underlies her work.
We also call on a large extended family of people who inspire and collaborate with us. Among their ranks are Miranda Bruce, who is a beatiful force that makes the SHK behind the scenes run smoothly and whose illustrations you will find throughout this website, and Heather Weyrick for the gorgeous SHK video you’ll find on the Kids page that we can’t stop watching on repeat.