"Every woman should have the experience I have had working with the incredible photographer, Debbie Smith. Debbie skillfully and professionally captured not just my outward appearance, but also the sparkle in my eye and the confidence in my smile. But the most important part was not just the pictures, but the experience.
As women, we are constantly beat down by ourselves, other people, and the media. We are told that we are not enough......not thin enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough, not successful enough. But we are made in God’s image. We ARE enough. And this experience and these pictures are a tangible reminder that this is how God sees me. Beautiful and captivating in every way. I am and feel like a princess of my almighty King.
As long as I live, I will treasure this experience, pictures, and new friendship with Debbie." - Kari Stohler
If you'd love to see the sparkle in your eye and confidence in your smile, contact me HERE and I'd love to talk with you!
Helping women in the NRV, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and Roanoke Virginia feel beautiful in portraits.
"I don’t think we ever see ourselves as others see us. Thank you for letting me see myself through your eyes!" - Sheila H.
What do you see when you see a picture of yourself? Every flaw, right? Me too, but that's not how others see you!
Others see a beautiful friend, a loving mother, a devoted grandmother and so much more. Why? Because others see "the inside" too.
When we look at photographs of ourselves we only see the outside.
In my photoshoots, I help your "insides" shine through on the outside so that you can see yourself as others see you.
Because feeling beautiful radiates from the inside out. ✨
If you need to feel beautiful, contact me today to find out more about Glam Sessions.
Serving women in the New River Valley (NRV), including Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Roanoke, Va.
"You made me feel very comfortable, beautiful, and the best thing, I think, was you made me feel like ME!! Most of the time, I am a wife, mom, or granny, and I LOVE all those roles. But, it was nice to feel like me for awhile!" 💜
This is why I do Glam Portrait Sessions. I hear this from women all the time. You captured ME.
We women wear so many hats: Mom, Wife, Partner, Friend, Community Leader, Grandma, Laundress, Housekeeper, Cook....sometimes we just wanna feel like Me.
Limited spots available for Glam Sessions. Contact me here to book for yourself today. I'm located in downtown Christiansburg, Virginia.
Many women I talk too who are interested in a Glam Session want to look sexy but don't want to show a lot of skin. Here is a way to do that. A beautiful dress with my gorgeous 1920s style wrap from my studio and I direct you to touch your arm and look down. Simple. You will never feel alone or never hear me say "now look sexy". That's my job to show you what to do and I will never post any pictures unless you've given me permission. You are safe with me.
Glam Sessions are for every woman. No matter what age, no matter what size you are now, and no matter what style of pictures your wanting. You can get professional headshots, fun casual shots, dressy shots, and sexy ones. We have a phone consultation and talk about how you'd like to look and what to wear. I also have some dresses and wraps in my studio to give you something different to try.
If you're interested in a Glam Session, you can book it HERE. If you're on the fence and would like have a complimentary phone consultation, you can book that HERE.
Do it today.
What if you had the chance to take pictures with your Mom and Daughter? What if you're a Grandma and you had the chance to take pictures with your Daughter and Granddaughter? Would you?
I'm now offering Generational Glam Sessions. These are made for Grandma's, Mom's, Granddaughters, Daughters, Sisters. All ladies get their hair and makeup done, get wardrobe advice, get individual and group pictures, and lots of memories with priceless pictures.
Here's what people on Facebook said about their group shots.
"Awww this is so sweet! Beautiful!"
"Their hands/bodies look like a heart ❤️. Beautiful keepsake."
"I cannot love this more. We are going to HAVE to do this!!"
If you're interested in a Mother Daughter Glam Session or a Generational Photoshoot with Grandma, contact me today to schedule your session.
I love giving The Everyday Woman the experience of a magazine-style photoshoot where you look and feel absolutely Gorgeous! You get professional Hair and Makeup, a wardrobe consult, I guide and direct you in all posing so you're never wondering what to do, and you'll feel amazing with a fan in your hair! 😉 If you're interested in having this experience check out this page and book your shoot today.
Christiansburg Va Portrait Photographer specializing in Glamour and Headshots for Women.
Let's take a peek at what's it like during a photoshoot with me.
In the first picture I’m showing Becky how to pose on the wall.
I’m telling her to turn 45 degrees from me, lift up her toe and bend her knee and place hand on her thigh.
This gives her more of an hour-glass shape and looks relaxed and not stiff.
In the picture below, I’m telling Marie to twirl side to side and throw the wrap.
I don’t have a shot of me actually doing this, but before I had her do it I showed her exactly what to do.
Then I said “Go” and while she twirls to the right, I snap, snap, snap and then I say “ok keep going, you’re doing great!, keep twirling back and forth, Yes! You got it”
They are both in their 40s. Aren’t they gorgeous? Hair and Makeup by Tarah
If you're interested in celebrating you as a woman, a mom, a grandma, an empowered female or just need updated headshots but looking for something a little different, contact me today to talk about how you'd like to be photographed.
I have a gorgeous natural light studio in Downtown Christiansburg, Virginia in the historic Barnes-Surface Building.
I would LOVE to photograph you! Book a Glam Session today.
1. You gotta see my new purple chair! Isn't it wonderful?!?!
I love it so much and got to use it this weekend with some new clients. I saw it in Pier 1 a few weeks ago and couldn't stop thinking about it. Have you ever seen something at the store, left, then it was in your brain for the next week or so saying "Buy me, you can pose women on it. Buy me, I promise you'll get your money's worth, Buy ME!" Haha. So I bought it and I haven't regretted it.
2. Charmaine from CharMarie Salon will be my Makeup Artist on 7/14!!
I have 1 spot open on July 14th at 9:00am. If you're dying to have Charmaine do your Hair and Makeup for your Glam Session, email me back to grab this spot!
Session Fee is $290, includes hair and makeup, photoshoot, wardrobe consultation, and $100 credit towards your prints.
3. Tuesday Tip - How to use window light to take a better selfie
Picture #1 (left) 😝: I was standing with the window on my left side. Side light adds harsh shadows and shows LOTS of imperfections. Not flattering.
Picture #2 (middle) 😕: I did a 180 turn so the window was on my right side. It's darker and my eyes are dark and still shows too many imperfections that we aging women do not want to show.
Picture #3 (right) 🙌: I turned directly towards the window. THIS is how to do it. The light is totally even on my face. This is called "Flat Lighting" It magically hides wrinkles, fine lines, skin texture, and sometimes pimples. This is one way I light my clients in Glam Sessions. It's flattering and it's the best way to take a selfie indoors.
LEFT: Phone was held below chin and shooting upwards. Don't do this. Creates the illusion of a double chin, shows shadows, fine lines, and imperfections.
MIDDLE: Phone was held straight on to face. Looks ok, but there's a better option
RIGHT: Phone was held just slightly higher than my eyeline. It opens the eyes more, defines the jawline, and lights the face better.
I hope this is helpful!
Go practice this! Take a shot below, straight on, and then above to compare.
You will be amazed!
P.S. - no filters or photoshop used. Keepin' it real ya'll. Shot in a bathroom. 😊
I'm a Glamour Portrait Photographer who specializes in helping everyday women look and feel beautiful in photographs. My studio is location in Downtown Christiansburg, Virginia and is beautiful with white brick walls and natural light with windows.
I invite you to check out my Before and After Gallery. I know how to pose women of all ages and sizes so that they look thinner, feel confident, and never have a double chin in photos.
"I'm not scared to be seen, I make no apologies, this is me"
This my Before and After.
I'm showing you this because I want to be real with you.
It's OK to get glammed up and have a photoshoot.
It's OK to want to bring out another side of yourself that you've been hiding.
It's OK to do something for YOU for a change.Maybe you’ve recently gone through a milestone. Turned 40, 50, or 60.
Maybe your baby is graduating high school this month and you’re thinking what now.
Or maybe you just want to be seen again.
If you'd like to experience a Glam Session with me, click the button below to be taken to the Book Now page. Fill out the form and tell me how you'd like to be seen.
Step out of your comfort zone and 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 just do it.
I'm a Glamour Portrait Photographer located in Christiansburg Virginia in the New River Valley. My passion is to photograph the Everyday Woman and help her FEEL and look Beautiful in photographs.
Contact me today to get more information about a Glam Session, Headshots, or High School Senior Portraits.
Check out my Before and After Gallery
Hi I'm Debbie
Glamour Portrait Photographer in Christiansburg, Virginia. Specializing in expert posing for women so they feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful in pictures. I also do Senior Portraits, Maternity Sessions, and Headshots.