A New Look

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.



Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You look amazing! Totally gorgeous...like a model!

Donna-s Lair said...

You could never look less than beautiful! Gorgeousness all around!

Cathi said...

So lovely!! Sorry about the auto shop, but I'll bet you made some auto shop workers very happy that day.

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