Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jean-Baptiste moved to the United States with her family in the late 1990’s. As a self-taught designer, she launched RUE107 after leaving behind a career in health care. Through her designs, Jean-Baptiste shares the vibrant Creole colors that are part of her heritage, while constantly drawing inspiration from the cultural melting pot of New York City. Her designs have been worn by Beyonce, Rebel Wilson, Serena Williams, Nicki Minaj, and Amber Riley in addition to other well-known personalities. Her head-turning designs have taken the size inclusive fashion scene by storm and are consistently featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Essence Magazine, Refinery29, Essence, and countless fashion and lifestyle blogs. Marie has executed countless photo shoots since Rue107’s inception in 2011. She is now sharing her wealth of knowledge on this process to help you execute better photo shoots for your brand.Over the years Marie and her brands have become quite the social media sensation amassing an engaged following of over half a million followers across Facebook, Instagram, andTwitter. Marie herself has been featured in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, ESSENCE, Hello Beautiful, Forbes, and HerAgenda. Jean-Baptiste is also a serial entrepreneur, and founder of the Hello Marie consulting firm, the floral design company La Fleur Jean-Baptiste in addition to Rue107. She currently lives in New York City where she and her brands are based.