I hope you’re all enjoying your week so far! I’m really hoping this snow storm today is the last of the season. My mood improves drastically when there’s a little bit of sunshine, so this past week was perfect! I’ll be escaping the city for a little relaxation and sunshine in March and April and I’m so looking forward to it.
In the meantime, I have an update I’m excited to share – I’ve teamed up with Kristie Jorfald to offer professional wardrobe styling for my portrait and engagement session clients! What excites me most about this collaboration is that you’ll get the star-treatment for your portrait session. Kristie has worked in NYC, LA, and Chicago with celebrities such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna (to name a few) for editorials, commercials, and red carpet events. You can see her portfolio and read more about her extensive background in wardrobe styling and personal shopping here.
One of the most stressful parts of planning a session is deciding what to wear. Trying to find something for a solo session can be just as tough as trying to coordinate outfits for an engagement session. You want the look(s) to match your personality, have style, and also mesh with the location of the shoot. Having someone to help plan your wardrobe takes away that stress so the only thing you have to think about is having a great time at your session.
Kristie provides different personal shopping and wardrobe styling services no matter your budget or needs. If you live in Chicago, Kristie will provide a Closet Styling Session where she’ll come to your home and work with you to put together two full outfits from clothes you already own.
If you’re not in the area, don’t have time to meet, or want something new, she’s also able to provide a Virtual Shopping Experience. What you’ll get is a personalized style board – look books made on Pinterest featuring cohesive outfits. Then, she’ll call stores near you to place merchandise on hold or send you the links to purchase the items online.
Depending on availability, she’ll also come to the shoot to help with styling and to make sure you look your best the entire session.
When Kristie reached out to me with this idea, I was so excited. I’ve seen people get completely stressed when trying to coordinate outfits and this will help you feel more comfortable and confident during the shoot.
If you have any upcoming session with me, or if you’d like to plan one, email me for more info!