Kalyn Mastin is the owner of Kalyn Shae Photography, specializing in wedding and boudoir photography. She started photography as a hobby years ago and instantly fell in love with the art and storytelling. After having a corporate job for a few years after finishing school, she decided to live her dream of owning her own business and started her professional photography career in 2014. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has one beautiful baby girl.
Madelyn Knecht is a 22-year-old student and freelance writer from Texas majoring in English. She loves writing, reading and riding horses between work and school. When not working her own creative ventures, she has written for a local Irving newspaper and is currently a senior editor for an online magazine. After living in the area her entire life, Madelyn appreciates Grapevine for all its beauty and the unique people.
Mollie Jamison is a freelance writer from a small town in East Texas. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s in journalism and minor in political science. She has written for numerous publications including West Fort Worth Lifestyle, Dallas Observer, North Texas Daily, Dallas.Towers.net, Cowboys & Indians Magazine and Dallas-Fort Worth Child magazines. Her favorite things about Grapevine are Alfred Hitchcock movies at Palace Theater in October and, of course, Grapefest in September!
Whenever anyone asks Stephanie Hasbrouck what she does, she says, “I’m a mom.” She’s a small-person chauffeur, chef/short-order cook, housekeeper, tutor, cheerleader, tear wiper, slayer of dragons and all-things-scary that reside under the bed, therapist and bear-hug supplier. Oh, and she’s also a writer (former newspaper reporter, now freelance writer). She lives in Flower Mound with her husband, Dave; three sons, Oliver, Henry and Charlie; and two fur daughters, Daisy and Lucy.