When Latesha Lipscomb came to me with the idea for this event I couldn't have imagined it would turn out so perfect. POSH Innovative Event Management brought it to a whole new level. I could have sat with these women all night and didn't want the conversation to end! Latesha DOMINATED the panel discussion with her quick wit and dynamic personality and Mod Bettie Studio was picture perfect in the evening light. Thank you, THANK YOU to all those that poured their heart and souls out and trusted us with their (sometimes) breaking hearts. Your bravery shined through and I haven't stopped thinking about each and every one of you.
Hey ladies! Elise here, I want to say a HUGE thank you for all the support and excitement surrounding this event. The outpouring of comments and messages has me all like, "Why the heck didn't we do this sooner!?" Mod Bettie's mission has and always will be,
And that's exactly what we're doing. Offering a safe space to share your failures and successes, your goals and your game plan. My journey to self acceptance and self love has been a long and messy one but it brought me here, to this place where I can use my tools show women they are confident, beautiful and brave.
LET THEM EAT CAKE
promises to be a convening of fierce and fabulous #bopobabes across West Michigan. Cupcakes, cocktails and much conversation around adopting a more forgiving and affirmative attitude toward our bodies. Let's help each other better understand how to build self esteem through improving ones self-image.
Won't you join us?! We will have a ton of surprises and sweet treats to eat and not a single soul will be judging you!
LET THEM EAT CAKE!
Thursday, June 8th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tickets will sell out so snag them below NOW!
We have some amazing local leading ladies that will share their stories on how self-love can improve your overall health and well being!
Click on their photo and check out their websites.
Photo Journal and Empowerment Event
Thursday, June 8th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for an evening of cocktails, cupcakes and conversations about Body Positivity. There will be a panel discussion, vendor tables, pop-up shops and special giveaways.
We encourage you to arrive picture perfect in a wardrobe that makes you feel sexy and empowered.
Tell a friend to tell a friend...its a gathering for the girl bosses and you all are invited!
Mod Bettie Portrait Studio
1111 Godfrey Ave. SW
4th Floor Suite 440
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
***Panelist Annoucements and vendor info coming soon!
Join us in the studio for our Mom & Me Mini Bettie ONE day only!
You're NEVER too old to play dress up!
Mom & Daughter.
One day to remember forever.
There’s nothing more soul-satisfying than
a little quality time with mom. It’s all about
showing her how beautiful she is through
your eyes, and having a whole heckuva
lot of fun along the way. If dressing up is
wrong, we never, ever want to be right.
SATURDAY, MAY 6TH
ONLY 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
$350 Session Includes:
Two Outfits Each
5 Retouched Digital Images
Professional Hair and Makeup for 2 (Additional little girls are $50 each)
Access to Props and Wardrobe (*Limited sizes and styles available for the girls but PLENTY for mom)
Expert Pose Coaching
20% off printed products
*Additional digital images available at an exclusive discounted rate of $50/each
Photography by Elise Kutt
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I spent much of my 20’s in a frantic search for adventure as a Chicago location scout and producer for advertising, catalog and film shoots. I've ridden a camel across the Sahara, swam in a cage surrounded by sharks, and scouted for the perfect hot tub to fill with hot chocolate and marshmallows. I’m addicted to green juice, dying my hair, everything vintage, and the smell of new school supplies. I've spent years studying posing specific to the female body of every shape and size. I will coach you through every pose and movement like a boss and never leave you hanging!
In a society that puts a camera in every hand but is quick to shame the selfie, my mission is to create a safe and
supportive environment for female self expression. Empowering ALL women through photography is why what I do is so unique and special. It’s about so much more than a simple portrait, it’s about self awareness and self love. Join me in a movement to #existinphotos.
Hair and Makeup by Jennifer Bartlett
With music and fashion the pinnacle of Jennifer's inspiration, her art in makeup and hair continuously evolves with time. Ranging from cutting edge, modern styles to the classic vision of true femininity, she aspires to reach every dynamic possible to offer a vision unique to each look.
It all began in middle school when Jennifer’s desire to stand out from the crowd drove her to find her creativity in the world of beauty. Amongst her time on stage and behind the camera from childhood and through college, she developed her craft in makeup and hairstyling and received her cosmetology license in 2009. These days, she spends her time not only in the salon but also traveling around the state to enhance the beauty of her clients. She has a feverish desire to share her passion of music with her band and in her spare time, you can usually find her drooling over popcorn and puppies or writing music with her husband.
Jennifer loves social media! Feel free to follow along and send her some love!
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This one's a special one for me. These are my baby sisters.
Scratch that... were my baby sisters.
Would you believe me if I told you these girls never wear makeup and have never done anything like this before?
Slow down little ones.
This Bettie made a whole weekend out of her shoot! Both she and her husband made the drive from Detroit, got a hotel and explored GR. But not before getting GLAMMED!
Danielle was born to be a Bettie. Her pin curls and natural posing show us her outer pinup princess, but her effortless Marilyn laugh and perfect pout show her inner pinup at heart. Classic, cute, and cheeky, Danielle is the full pinup package.
Who let the mouse in the house?
Liz's high energy during the photoshoot was contagious. Her near-constant laughter made for some amazing photos and memories.
Ana is a two-time Bettie! Her first time taking the leap showed her a new-found inner confidence and a love for self-love, and she came back for another go! After Ana's second time around with Mod Bettie I got to ask her a few questions about the day and she filled me in on her take on the experience. Here's what she had to say!
Thought I should share this gem that our very own Hair and Makeup artist Jennifer Bartlet cooked up for you before the Pin Up show tomorrow night!
Pin-Ups on Tour: Operation Grand Rapids
Thursday, June 30, 2016
HOME at the BOB
Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
More info, Ticket information & full list of tour dates at www.pinupsontour.com
Oh hello, darling.
I am a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago spent much of my 20’s in a frantic search for adventure as a Chicago location scout and producer for advertising, catalog and film shoots. I've ridden a camel across the Sahara, swam in a cage surrounded by sharks, and scouted for the perfect hot tub to fill with hot chocolate and marshmallows. In a society that puts a camera in every hand but is quick to shame the selfie, my mission is to create a safe and supportive environment for female self expression. Join me in a movement to #existinphotos.