LADONNA LANIER IS A BRIDAL FASHION MARKETING BRAND DEDICATED TO THE HIGH STYLE, CHILLED OUT BRIDAL ENTREPRENEUR.
WE'RE HERE TO TELL THEM IT'S OKAY TO BREAK THE RULES AND THAT BEING IN THE BRIDAL BUSINESS DOESN'T JUST MEAN A PRETTY OUTFIT THAT MAKES YOU LOOK AND FEEL AMAZING. WE'RE HERE TO USHER THEIR BRANDING INTO AN AUTHENTIC STYLE WITH RAW BEAUTY AND EFFORTLESS ELEGANCE.
THIS IS BRIDAL FASHION MARKETING FOR THE WOMAN OF TOMORROW.
DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY
The LaDonna Lanier brand starts with its namesake LaDonna who loves all things related to art, beauty, and business. With over 15 years experience in the bridal industry, LaDonna knew it was time for her wedding day brides to match up with the women they were in everyday life. These intelligent, beautiful artists, mothers, entrepreneurs, and co-workers all had a unique story. The only thing that bound them was the search for the perfect wedding day look. These individuals' personalities and quirks were what LaDonna found most interesting, and she began searching for out of the box ways to market to them. Instead of asking them to conform to what a bride was supposed to be, she began highlighting the things she saw in each of them. Her transition from wedding stylist to art director was a natural fit. Now with her studio based in Little Rock, AR, LaDonna's philosophy is that she wants women to see themselves in different aspects of her work. She'll tell their stories through the world of bridal fashion in a way that relates to them as women because they're more than the ring on their finger.
Monday - Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Studio is closed to the public
Thursday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Office Manager arrives on site at 9:00 a.m.
Doors open to employees at 9:30 a.m.
Receptionist arrives/messages checked at 9:30 a.m.
Appointments for other studio time can be scheduled in advance.
ALTERNATIVE MAILING ADDRESS:
9 Cloie Circle
Little Rock, AR 72204
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
WEEKLY TEAM SCHEDULE
Monday: Rebel Bride Blog Post Due
Tuesday: LaDonna Lanier Blog Post Due
Wednesday: Resource Library Post Due
Thursday: Time for Payroll Due
ALTERNATE LL ENTOURAGE POSTINGS WEEKLY
TEAM WORKING WEBSITE
TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Will be forwarded to directly to your phone.
Every Monday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Unless otherwise notified, you're not required to attend every meeting but we do ask if you're available to come by the studio, Facetime, or even just call in to be kept abreast of news and upcoming events.
Children are welcome. We have a full playroom, a separate changing and napping area, and a sensory room available. Breastfeeding is normal so there's no need to feel uncomfortable with us.
Every third Thursday evening we'll have a mandatory meeting in the studio. The meeting is from 5:15 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Dinner is provided and bringing your family is encouraged. While we meet, your family is welcome to join the rest of the team's families for a show and snacks.
Here at LaDonna Lanier, your job will affect your team, the models, vendors, and the clients we serve. Our clients, colleagues, partners, and co-workers rely on the quality, professionalism, and timeliness of our work. As a result, every team member of LaDonna Lanier holds high standards of conduct and considers themselves a professional that is capable of meeting the needs and expectations of our Company and the clients we serve.
Here at LaDonna Lanier, our employee manual is a vital tool. Here you'll find our protocols and resources. They've been listed online so you'll have consistent access to them as well as updates can be seen immediately.
We are an office but we are also artists. There is no formal dress code unless otherwise notified. In those situations you'll either wear all black or be given an article of clothing to wear. Just make sure your clothing, hair, and body are clean. Perfumes and lotions are permitted but please use them sparingly to avoid allergic reactions in others.
All incoming mail will be sorted and placed in your inbox between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you have a parcel that does not fit into your slot or is marked urgent, you will be sent ONE text from our office manager. It is your responsibility to pick up your items. If you're having personal items delivered to the office, notify the receptionist or office manager. It is your responsibility to set notifications of delivery. The staff will not notify you.
All outgoing mail should be at the receptionist's desk by 4:50 p.m. The office manager will drop mail at USPS each evening.
The studio can only be opened by LaDonna and in-studio staff. The office manager will arrive at 9:00 a.m. every morning to adjust the temperature, do a general walk through, and begin the preparations for the day. The receptionist will arrive at 9:30 a.m. to open shutters, check messages, and follow up on those messages. The studio officially opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. If plans have been made for you to arrive at the studio outside of normal business hours, the office manager will be there 30 minutes before and after your scheduled time.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the office will start the closing procedure. Every in-studio employee will empty their wastebasket into the breakroom bin, wipe down their desks with the provided cleaning supplies, and plug in and shut down all electronics. The main bathroom will be wiped down and the wastebasket emptied according to the alternating schedule. The breakroom bin will be emptied outside daily with the alternating schedule. Any member of the Entourage will wipe down their work area and put away any clutter in its proper place, as well as empty the wastebasket in their work area into the breakroom bin.
Phone calls will not be answered after 4:55 p.m.
On Wednesdays, the studio is closed to the public. During that time, a professional cleaning company will handle the general cleaning of the building.
Each in-studio employee will have access to a work cell phone, desk phone, tablet, and laptop. It is your responsibility to keep all cords and chargers in your tech bag. If there is a problem with the equipment breaking, freezing, etc., please notify the office manager asap and the equipment will be repaired or replaced. You are responsible for tracking the equipment you've been given, If it is lost or stolen, please report it to the office manager as soon as you realize it's missing. If this is not during business hours, text the office manager as soon as possible.
One of the office manager's duties is to keep the supply closet well stocked with pens, paper, ink, tech equipment, tampons, breath mints, etc. As an employee or member of the Entourage you have full access to the supply closet. However, those supplies are intended for LaDonna Lanier work purposes only. In the closet, you'll find a dry erase board and marker. If you pick up the last of an item, please write it on the board so it can be restocked. If you have a special request for an item that is not being stocked in the closet currently, please email LaDonna directly with that information.
LaDonna Lanier has a tech closet where we store items related to vlogging and photography. The tech closet is located in the digital media manager's office and all items used must be authorized by LaDonna and checked out and back in with each use. No one should ever remove anything from the tech closet without prior approval. No supplies from this closet should leave studio premises unless otherwise instructed. It is your responsibility to return these items in the same condition you received them.
I absolutely will not tolerate derogatory comments, unwelcome jokes, unwanted physical, verbal, or written contact with team members, models, or clients. This includes all standards that are in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. I'm not here to regulate your personal morality. I'm here to assure that in a working environment, no one harass or intimidate another on any basis. Violations should be brought to my attention immediately.
Stealing will absolutely not be tolerated under any circumstances. That being said, it is your responsibility to take inventory of your personal property and safeguard your personal possessions. If an item is stolen or misplaced and cannot be found, no team member is responsible to replace your lost item. If you have evidence of who removed your property without your permission, notify me and they will be dismissed immediately. It is your choice to decide if you choose to prosecute over valuable items.
Unprofessional behavior distresses team members and guests. If personal conflicts cannot be resolved or impede productivity, I'll meet privately with all parties involved in order to try to resolve the disagreement. Any team member that willfully hinders another or is working against the interests of the entire team should be reported to me. Negative comments or accusations made in public are unprofessional and defamatory and will not be tolerated.
Because we are the backbone to every shoot, unless otherwise instructed, your call time will be 30 minutes before the arrival of models and most vendors. This gives you time to become familiar with the space, setup your items, and prepare for the day.
When on site or in others' vehicles, be mindful that you are a guest. Good manners take us a long way. Don't leave debris (including cups, discarded beauty supplies, bottles, etc) behind. Don't put shoes on furniture. Rinse sinks. Wipe down tables/counters for water droplets, spilled makeup, etc. Straighten chairs. Leave it as you found it. I'll be providing coasters. Unless you're in a kitchen or bathroom, please make every effort to use them. Accidents will happen and that's understandable. Damage due to negligence, carelessness or laxity may be required to reimburse for repair or replacement of property.
Each team member is responsible for managing their own meals unless others notified. If I or a client should decide to provide snacks, meals, etc., I'll notify you in advance. The office manager's lunch break is from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. The receptionist's lunch break is from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. We ask that you show in-studio staff the same respect you'd like and wait until they are back from lunch to continue with daily business. If you have an emergency during those times, contact LaDonna for help.
In-studio employees' breaks are 15 minutes every two hours. Members of the Entourage are contracted employees and are not held to this policy at all.
I've implemented a scheduling policy to guarantee fair and even distribution of projects. You have every right to pass on a project at any time. If for some reason, you've agreed to a project and can't make it, please make every effort to notify me in enough time to give the opportunity to another team member.
Maintain confidential information whether verbal, written, photographic, or electronic in a manner that safeguards its privacy. Do not discuss, leave, or display confidential information in public places. At no time should LaDonna Lanier content (filming footage, photographs, written or oral correspondence, projects, or any materials related to LaDonna Lanier be shared, used, or discussed.