I hit “publish” on my first blog post in December 2010 when I was a junior in college, pursuing my degree in magazine journalism. Dreams of writing for a wedding publication, enchantment at the world of blogging I had stumbled upon, and the newfound community that this small platform opened up had me hooked from the very first day. While it has undergone many a transformation since that first post, Something Pretty has been a special corner of the internet to me ever since.
Whether you work with hundreds of people or a handful, I strive to become a true part of that carefully selected team, cherishing your brand and mission as much as you do. Drawing inspiration from your history, your values, your company culture, and, perhaps most of all, your community, I create copy and content that seamlessly aligns with your brand story and business goals.
Learn more about me below or visit my Services page to learn about ways we can best collaborate.
My name is Lisa Kirk and I am a wife, a mama, and a lifelong writer. I have worked as a wedding magazine editor, a wedding industry content writer, an in-house copywriter for a fashion brand, and now, a freelance copywriter and content strategist.
I'm honored to partner with thoughtful brands who care about both beautifully crafted, evocative storytelling and copy that drives their desired results. Both/and in harmony, not simply one or the other.
In 2022, I founded a women's shoe brand, Maylis: a creative endeavor I love tending to in the fringe hours. I designed the collection to function as a classic shoe capsule wardrobe, made to truly carry women through their days, from work, to the home, and everywhere in between, as well as through different seasons of life. Multi-generational factories in Le Marche, Italy expertly craft each pair using the highest quality Italian materials.
I’m New York City-born and internationally raised, but I now live in Raleigh, North Carolina.
My very first magazine feature? A poem I wrote won a contest in American Girl magazine and was published in their June/July 2002 issue.
My something blue on my wedding day was a few blue bonnets from my home state of Texas that my sister (illegally, shh!) picked on the side of the highway and smuggled up to North Carolina in a water bottle. I tucked them into the back of my bouquet.
I did ballet for over a decade, and still can't part with the pile of well-worn pointe shoes I saved.
I cherish few traditions more than weekend brunch, inspired by the hotel brunches I grew up enjoying while living abroad with my family.