Ciao Belli! Today I'm sharing a little secret with you. Mind you, this happened to me by accident...I had NO idea what I was in for when I called photographer Marsha Mifsud. I was in need of a professional headshot for my website and press purposes, and thought I'd hop into the Savvy Photographer for a quick pic or two. Packing post-vacation lbs. and bad skin, I almost cancelled my appointment, (but she promised to edit out the bad stuff).
The Savvy Studio, located in John's Creek, GA, is a wonderful loft-like space with white walls and floors, cool vintage furniture, and lots of light.
Marsha is a sweetheart, and makes you feel relaxed and right at home immediately with great music and yummy treats. After an hour of hair and makeup by the darling and talented Theresa Stone, I was utterly transformed. I gave her carte blanche without peeking, and ended up with wavy curls and lots of dark eyeliner...a look I have never sported, but LOVE! So much so, that I went straight to Target to get a curling wand and some makeup for those special nights out.
The photo session consisted of several changes of clothes (I brought my own, but she has a whole rack of chic, flattering outfits), and dozens of shots with various backdrops. Marsha is encouraging and a master not only at her craft, but also on how to get the best angle and pose for your body type. She warned me I would leave there feeling sore after some of the contortions she had me in, but that it would look great on camera, and that it did.
One week later, I had probably 60 great images to choose from. It took me an hour to whittle them down to four, and I am still wishing I had more.
Mission accomplished, I now have some great professional shots. The unexpected benefits: a new friend, and a little jolt to my self-esteem. My only regret? Not planning a special night out in my new hair and makeup. Instead, I spent the day hauling furniture and waiting in the auto body shop... then I waited till 9:30 for my family to get home so they could witness the transformation. Lorenzo was floored and even thought I had plastic surgery (no joke). Need I say more?
Call her for your Beauty Portrait....and tell her I say hi.