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OMG My Mother Was Right About Everything.

Like Mother

Like Daughter.

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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10 Reasons to Book Your Mod Bettie Portrait Session

(and how to prepare for one).

Ten Reasons to Book your Mod Bettie Portrait Session

  1. You’ve really wanted to do something for yourself lately. Something as different, dynamic, and adventurous as you are.

  2. You can’t stop thinking about snapping a picture of you that shows off your inner beauty and femininity. You’re so sick of seeing all those pictures of you on Facebookstiff smile, awkward angle, bad lighting.

  3. You work so hard taking care of everyone on the entire planet except yourself. You’re ready to to destress by getting dolled up. You’ve earned a day of pampering.

  4. You honestly can’t remember the last time you felt AND looked beautifuland that scares the hell out of you.

  5. You don’t think you’re photogenic. (We can’t wait to prove you wrong.)

  6. You need a helping hand (and lens) to find your confidence & carefree femininity again.

  7. You’ll finally have a reason to wear THAT dress. (You know which one we’re talkin’ about.)

  8. You’ve been hunting for that one-of-a-kind gift for someone special.

  9. You’re stuck in a style rut, and want to know what you’d look like with an expertly-applied smokey eye.

  10. You’ve always wondered what it feels like to be a true model for a day.

  11. You know you need to let loose. Laugh. Be yourself. Dance around in your skivvies. And get it in pictures so you always have a reminder that you’re beautiful, as you are, right now in this moment.

 

THE 4 STEPS TO PREPARING
FOR YOUR SHOOT:

  1. Research, research, research. It’s time to put your sleuthing skills to the test and learn everything you can about your photographer. Take the time to go over their images, noticing the different styles of retouching, lighting, and posing so you can compare with other photographers and find the style that suits you best.
     

  2. Schedule a pre-shoot consult. This is huuuuge, and a big step in establishing trust & connection with your photographer. Ask to see the studio, look at more images, talk about your kids, and your favorite subject in the 3rd grade. (That last one is optional.) Plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour on your consult.
     

  3. Glam it up. If you go with a studio that doesn’t offer hair and makeup before the shoot, make sure to book your own. If you look your best, you’ll feel your bestwhich’ll make the entire photoshoot go silky smooth.

  4. More clothes. (As far as we’re concerned, “more clothes” are the magic words.) For your shoot, always bring more outfits than you’re told to. Each photographer (and stylist, depending on the studio), will help you decide what works best with the design of each studio set.

 

Ready for Step No. 2?

Questions about how we do things here at Mod Bettie?

Direct all love notes to loveyourself@modbettie.com