The Lobby Life

Welcome to The Lobby Life. We create exquisite content for fine Hotels.

New York / California / Global


The Lobby Life is a partnership between two highly creative ladies that immersed their careers in creating fine social content for Hotels. Photographer Thais Aquino collaborates with Digital Consultant Shelby Eastman in helping Hotels express their heart story with the world.

The Lobby Life creative team believes that hospitality and gastronomy can be portals for transformative life-changing experiences. Our unique photographic expression is tailored to serve hotels and restaurants around the globe, assisting them in transforming travelers into guests with authentic and compelling social content.



Our Team

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Thais Aquino


Thais is a photographer and designer that splits her time between New York and California. Most of her career has been dedicated to life-style, commercial, beauty and food & beverage industries. She has worked globally with clients such as Bloomingdales, L’oreal, Garner, Veuve-Clicquot, Bacardi, St-Germain, Mars, Zico Coconut Water, D’usse, Ject NYC, The William Vale Hotel, Merrion Row Hotel, Yotel, . For the past 4 years she has dedicated her work flow to master social media content for all those brands. Thais is Brazilian and her passion lies in the discovery of the natural world, culture and development of consciousness. Her explorer journey has taken her to more than 15 countries and developed a traveler’s awareness, open-minded spirit and spontaneous way of living. Thais' spiritual path is her main point of entry in the world of beauty and compassion in action. Her art is grounded and ethereal at the same time, her creative explorations has led her on a universal visual journey in pursuit of harmony, love and truth. Thais is now a full-time freelance photographer for The William Vale Hotel, Merrion Row Hotel and Public House and Yotel.

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Shelby Eastman

Digital Consultant

Shelby is a Digital Creative Consultant based in New York City. Her expertise lies in Social Media Strategy, Art Direction, Brand Activations and Influencer Relations. Shelby launched her hospitality career in-house at Ian Schrager Company as the Digital Marketing Manager where she created and implemented a social strategy for Public Hotel, Ian Schrager's personal accounts, and all outlet venues including Public Arts, Public Kitchen, and Public Trade. Shelby was also responsible for all digital marketing initiatives at Public Hotel including online display ads, search engine marketing, Google Hotel Finder, and paid Facebook and Instagram ads by working closely with media partners. Before launching her career in hospitality, Shelby spent three years leading global digital campaigns for clients such as Ray-Ban, Sunglass Hut, and Christian Louboutin. Shelby is now a full-time freelance digital consultant and leads social strategy and management for The William Vale Hotel, A Hotel Life, CREAGH BK, Niido Powered by Airbnb, Merrion Row Hotel and Public House, Yotel, International House Hotel, and more.


Work with us!


Love ♡

We make travelers fall in love: receive fine quality photography every month to use across social channels. Our creative approach will tell your brand story through a heart-felt perspective.



Growth ҉

We grow your community: improve SEO with constant social media presence. We work with monthly photoshoots to keep your imagery updated and relevant.


Action ⍙

We drive action: turn travelers into guests with authentic and compelling content. We’ve figured out a formula that works incredibly well to express hotel’s unique vibes and amenities. We got this!


Client Love

Shelby and Thais are an incredibly gifted duo who work well together creatively and efficiently. Our brand benefited from Shelby’s nuanced perspective and helped define our presence on social media. She roars as our digital confidant. On set during photo shoots, Shelby’s thoughtful direction makes ideas come to life through the artistic eye of Thais. Her photography captures light, life, colors, and shadows with emotion and precision. No angle or focus is too intimidating for Thais. They are a force.
— Kristen Daniel / The William Vale

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