“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”
I am so happy to finally share this makeover portrait session on the blog! This was such an amazing day. Katie and her friend Hayley (watch for Hayley’s makeover coming soon!), came into the studio for a makeover portrait session. My friend Shauni from Curious Salon and Spa in Aspen came in to provide amazing artistic hair services. She is amazing and I met her while photographing a wedding a couple years ago. I have been a fan of her work ever since. Allyssa from Angles Salon and Spa in Signal Hill was the official makeup artist for the session. Both of these women take their work very seriously. I think you will agree when you see Katie’s portraits!
Makeover sessions with a girlfriend are so fun. Snacks, sparkling water, and of course some sweet treats are part of the package so that you can relax and enjoy some ‘me’ time while you are being pampered. Having a group of ladies in the studio filled it with the most incredible energy. We chatted about everything from hair and makeup tips, to the latest crazy antics on our favorite reality TV shows! Shauni and Allyssa are available for hair and makeup for all of my sessions, and are also willing to stay for the duration of your session for touch-ups and multiple looks. They are simply the best. 🙂
Here is Katie’s before and after shot. AMAZING right?!?!
This woman is a force to be reckoned with. She has the most beautiful spirit and is the owner of The Clothing Bar Boutique in Marda Loop. Literally, she’s unstoppable. I am so impressed by her resilience and tenacity as a business owner, not to mention her creative, ‘outside-the-box’ thinking. She is an inspiration to anyone who has a love of fashion and style. Make sure to stop by her store and I guarantee you will not walk out empty handed! She has a keen eye for fashion trends, and the business sense to match. Every time I’m in the Altadore area, I make sure to go take a peek at what’s new…and I’m never disappointed!
Katie is also part of the new breed of young entrepreneurs in Calgary that understand the value of collaboration over competition. You will find that The Clothing Bar is very often collaborating on events with a variety of local businesses. Katie is true believer in the philosophy that ‘we rise by lifting others’ and ‘together we are stronger’.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to photograph her and show the world how beautiful she is. I believe that everyone should take an afternoon with a friend to be pampered and have their portrait taken. It’s more than just a good photo for your profile pic on social media, (although it’s good for that too!) It is an opportunity to capture your beauty inside and out. Pass that portrait on to your children, give it to your parents and grandparents or share it with your sweetheart. They will be thrilled!
Don’t be afraid to embrace your beauty inside and out! You are worth it. Because when you stop and look around…life is pretty amazing!