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
We women feel like that, don't we. We look in the mirror and we think we look fine, but then someone takes a snapshot of us, tags us on Facebook and we're like, "Do I really look like that?!?!?"
I've spent countless hours perfecting posing for women and I know what parts of the body you don't want to draw attention to and how to hide them. I know how to bring out your true self in photographs and see yourself how others see you!
"You are patient and made sure to explain where to place my hands, how to turn, tilt a little more, work your shoulder in and the results are amazing! I couldn't believe that I was looking into the eyes of my 37 self. That's me!?! Shut up!" - Shannell F.
If you are ready to see your true self in pictures, contact me here.
I have a Gorgeous Natural Light Studio in Downtown Christiansburg Virginia where I use the windows for soft flattering light on women. You get your Hair and Makeup done and you can bring 4-5 outfits and feel like a model for the day!
Don't forget to check out my Before and After Gallery!
"To the women of the world, the ones who are tired and weary and in the throes of raising kids and running a household and climbing the career ladder. I get it. I'm there.
This is what I have to say to you. Stop. Breathe. Be you. Be your beautiful of today, not waiting for tomorrow or next year. Write your legacy down. Take pictures. Let others see the amazing woman that you are. Shine, not just for yourself but for your sisters, your friends, your daughters, your nieces, your students, your girls. Shine for the women of the world.
We are raising the next generation of women. It's time to redefine some things. It's time to use words like strong, fearless, brave, smart, and confident. Say them about yourself, say them out loud, say them often. You've earned your stripes. Be proud of them.
You are enough. Let the world know it." Original quote by Angela Smith. The gorgeous mama in the photo. My Sis-in-Law.
Now booking Glamour Portrait Sessions in Christiansburg, Virginia. Click the Book Now link at top of page to contact me.
"As a mom, I am usually the one taking the pictures and you made me feel comfortable being the one in front of the camera."
We all feel like that don't we. We are chasing our children around with our iphones, capturing their milestones, soccer games, and dance recitals. We upload those pictures to Facebook so our friends and family can see because we are proud of our children. Then one day, we go to change our profile picture to just ourself and there are no pictures of us by ourselves. We have to crop others out just to make our profile picture. Because the only pictures we are in are at a family gathering like Thanksgiving with all the cousins or at a reunion with bad lighting.
Mom's, it's time to EXIST in pictures.
I'm on a mission to photograph all Women. Women who have never had a beautiful photograph taken of themselves. I do this by offering professional Hair and Makeup so you feel pampered, confident, and gorgeous. Then I coach and direct you through all the posing while photographing you so you feel comfortable in front of the camera. You don't have to worry about a thing.
If you'd like Glamour Style Photographs of yourself, Headshots to update your Portfolio or Business Cards, or Family Portraits. I have a Natural Light Studio in Downtown Christiansburg, 4 W. Main Street. in the building with the Antique Store and Mockingbird Cafe. Go to my Book Now page to contact me.
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.