LOFT Chalk it Up to Style Event


A little while ago I was asked to take part in an Ann Taylor LOFT + Lucky Magazine event taking part in their Michigan Ave store. The two held a best dressed teacher contest and set up an event and photo shoot and needed a hairstylist + makeup artist to help doll up the beautiful contest winners. So, I dragged Kate along with me to cover the hair bit and we did just that! It was such a good time and all the teachers were so sweet and so much fun to get ready for their modeling debuts. Special shout out to Lauren over at Lucky Magazine - she was so easy to work with and such a lovely person in general! : ) Check out these photos from the event and stay tuned for the photos from the shoot!

Beautiful Session Marathon


It's back! Beautiful Sessions with Christy Tyler are back!! Woo! Haha - Christy is setting up a marathon day at a special price that includes hair (by yours truly), makeup (by the lovely Anjelica), and a photo goodie package that Christy lays out for you on her blog post about the June 1st date (and below). Christy is taking Beautiful Sessions to a whole new level by shooting strictly with film! This is sure to to take the Sessions to a whooole other level of pretty and you're not gonna wanna miss out on this special deal! Book your spot with Christy today!!



Here is the super gorgeous Johanna from our test shoot with none other than Towner Photo. How beautiful is she? I was lucky enough to work with her previously on a shoot, and this girl brings it on shoots lemme tell you. Take a peek and show some love for the crew on this one!

1960's Mod styled wedding


A while back I worked with a really amazing group of people and took part in a 1960's inspired Mod styled wedding photo shoot. We are finallly able to share the super fun photos (taken by photographer Tuan H. Bui), because we were published Friday on Ruffled! Woo! Special shout out to alll the amazing talent behind the shoot; especially Carlene of Naturally Yours Events who threw most of the details together! Check out our gorgeous models (including the fabulous Jena Nixon of Gold Noise DJs), and all the beautiful work that all the vendors put in at this amazing venue, Firehouse Chicago.

Shoot Location: Chicago, IL / Photographer: Tuan H. Bui Photographer / Event Planner: Naturally Yours Events / Florist: Fab Flora / Venue: Firehouse Chicago / Wedding Dress: Powdervtg / Hair and Makeup: Debra Petrielli / Savory Canap├ęs, Sweets, and Cocktails: FIG Catering / Wedding Cake: Elysia Root Cakes / Table Rentals:Tablescapes / Linen Rentals: BBJ Linen / Tabletop Rentals: Nimble Well / Stationery: Spilled Ink Press / Models: Jena Nixon and Neil Cummins



I had the pleasure of working with the super adorable Chloe on my latest test shoot with Towner Photo. I mean, how cute is she? I'll tell you what, I didn't look like that at 14 years old. And at 14 she's signed as a BMG model, worked on over 200 photo shoots, and been in like a million and a half ad campaigns; I learned this through talking to her super sweet mom who was along for the shoot. You've definitely seen her in Kohl's, Claire's, Disney, and Lands End ads; just to name a few. Girlfriend is doing a pretty amazing job at such a young age, and I guess I'll be able to say that I was lucky enough to doll her up for her portfolio building shoot to move from child model to teen model (movin' on up!) : ) -- Anyway, take a peek and let me know what you think!

hair + makeup DEBRA PETRIELLI

Kaitlyn R. wedding photos


Guys, this bride was stunning; I am so glad I got my hands on some of her beautiful wedding photos! Joshua Albanese took some amazing photos from Kaitlyn's big day; check out her fun braided and flower adorned sideswept wedding 'do. It was perfect for Kaitlyn's style and she totally rocked it. What do you guys think?

Thanks so much for letting me take part in your special day, Kaitlyn! I had such a lovely time and I wish you all the best!!

Hannah K. wedding photos


Ohhh man these are too pretty not to share! My super gorgeous bride Hannah just sent me these photos from her wedding this past September, and I am so excited to post them! Amanda Hein of Amanda Hein Photography is the talent behind these beautiful, beauuutiful photos. Hannah opted for the bouffant-esque half up style. We kept going bigger until we got it juuust right : ) And how stunning do all these beautiful ladies look? They were such a fun, sweet group to get ready I'm so glad I was able to take part in the special day! A little birdie told me that more photos are set to be published on a wedding blog, so I'll keep you posted on that... 

For now here's a peek at some of the photos she sent my way!

Maddie L. wedding photos


Amanda of Amanda Megan Miller Photography took some seriously beautiful photos for Maddie's big day. These are mainly shots of her hair, but come on - she even made that look amazing. And can we also talk about how gorgeous our bride looks? We last minute changed the hairstyle that we were going to do, and I think it was totally for the best. She looks perfect! Check out her 'do and be sure to show Amanda some love!

In case you're wondering, that totally amazing custom gown is by Mignonette Bridal!

Lauren M. bridal party


Alright, folks get ready for some more gorgeousness - because Lauren had a group of stunners for her bridal party as well! Lauren's wedding day was pretttty hot, so everyone opted for their hair all the way up. Check out oh about a million photos of her ladies and their updos!

Lauren's maid of honor Becca opted for something a little different than your standard low-set, off to the side updo - I think it turned out pretty well, and Becca totally rocked it!

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