New Headshots!

I recently decided that it was time for new headshots – my old ones were taken way back in 2005 and didn’t really look like me so much anymore.  I was very excited when the lovely and talented Lisa from Red Gallery agreed to do them for me.  Normally, I really don’t like having pictures taken of me (I much prefer to be behind the scenes watching my brides and grooms get their pictures taken) but I knew I would be comfortable with Lisa behind the lens and that she would get some good shots.

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I don’t wear makeup.  The daily extent of my makeup routine consists of Burt’s Bees lip balm and maybe a touch of mascara when I am feeling really sassy.  Because of this simple fact, I knew I needed help with my makeup for the photo shot.

That is where the lovely and talented makeup artist MelissaRoshan comes in – I told her that the last time I had my makeup done by someone else I wound up looking like a cross between a clown (way too much blush) and *ahem* a lady of the night (way too much eyeliner).  She swore she is the queen of natural looking makeup and to trust her – I am certainly glad that I did!  She did an amazing job and for me to say that is a big deal – I never think makeup looks good on me but she even did some fun false lashes and still managed to make me look like myself.  Exactly what I was hoping for!

So, what do you think?  All my gushing aside, I love how my pictures turned out – they are very me which is kind of the whole point!  I absolutely recommend both Red Gallery and MelissaRoshan. Thanks again ladies, I love how they turned out!

As a side note, these pictures might be a shock to some people as until a few hours before this photo shoot my hair was extremely long – almost to my waist!  I was finally tired of wrangling all that hair every day and chopped it all off.  I am pleased to say that the ponytail that my stylist cut off was long enough (over 11″) to send to Locks of Love – love being able to contribute to a good cause and I love having shorter hair again!

11 Responses to “New Headshots!”

  1. Aletha | Pearls Events Says:

    Em – you look fantastic! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Erika Gregory Says:

    Your shots are GORGEOUS!!! I love that you donated your hair to Locks f Love.

  3. Kelly McWilliams Says:

    Emilie they look fantastic!

  4. Juliet Says:

    Ooh, very nice especially the photo of you laughing!

  5. Shannon Appell Says:

    Hi Em, You look fantastic!! Hope all is well and you are enjoying motherhood and working!! Shannon

  6. Debbie Orwat Says:

    Wow, those are fantastic pictures Emily. I look forward to meeting you at Eventology next month!

  7. MelissaRoshan Says:

    Emily, it was a pleasure working with you, and Lisa! MelissaRoshan

  8. Christina Hagan Says:

    Love Love the new headshots! And yay for donating to Locks of Love – I’ve always wanted to do that!

  9. kitty Says:

    WOOOOO!!!! Look at you! Fantastic. Locks of Love is such an awesome cause…high five for donating!

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  11. Suzanne Says:

    Wow! You look great! Great decision to cut your hair into such a chic style and donate the ponytail! Suz 😉