Picture a wonderfully fun holiday party in December 2014… surrounded by creative people, delicious food, and well, let’s face it, ample amounts of holiday cheer (aka gooooood wine) and some great ideas were set afire… First came a collaboration of music, lights and amazing coolness as we created some portraits for my dear friend, Lorraine Gervais, and Jacob Aginsky to celebrate their music they are making together! They were performing at The Union’s annual Chocolate Infusion, and the image was used on posters and advertising for the event, including the cover of the entertainment magazine, The Prospector, with this image.
Lorraine Gervais and Jacob Aginsky at the Besemer House
As we brainstormed ideas at the party, Lorraine said they were also accompanying the dance troupe, Bow-tie Beauties Burlesque for their valentine’s day show… “You should photograph them,” Lorraine said. So I met with founder, Marissa “Tiger Lily” Hernandez and presented an idea that each dancer choose an image from the inspiration board that spoke to her, and we scheduled the sessions! Ten dancers, three singers and a favorite collaborator, Heather Sanderson, all in 4 days with a children’s portrait session in between. I was up all week… what? I can sleep when I am dead… The outcome, a show called A Pinch of Shy, to run for the month of February at the Center for the Arts. Thirteen artfully printed, matted and framed images are now hanging in the Granucci Gallery at the Center, which is open from noon to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Saturday, until 2/21. The images have cause quite a stir, and I just love people who stop me and say they wish they could have images like that of themselves… Sooooo…
By popular demand… You can find your own “Pinch of Shy” at vintage burlesque soiree session at my Grass Valley studio. The idea is to find up to two friends you love and come and have your hair and make up done by the amazing Heather Sanderson, and then we will style you on our various sets and you will receive a print of your gorgeous self. Do this for yourself in celebration of the woman you are… Sessions are 2 1/2 hours long, and start as low as $95 each for three friends to share a session. If you prefer to have us all to yourself, the session fee is $295, and you will receive all 3 prints, or credit toward various other products we offer! To book your session, or for any questions, please call me at (530) 830-9189 or use the contact form above, and I’ll get back to you! And if you’re too shy to think this burlesque thing is for you, don’t worry… you can also book a regular portrait session either in conjunction with some friends or on your own! Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and have a great image of themselves – no matter what your age, your size, or your style!!