Is It Time To Finally LOOK & FEEL The Way That You Want?
We've all said it at one point or another. "I just want to loose so many pounds, just be a little more tone".
"I wish I looked better in photos. Thinner, fresher, younger, etc..."
Meet Laura Kovall, founder of The Fit Co in NYC. For her birthday she decided, this was the year she was not going to just make a birthday WISH but a birthday PROMISE to herself to Look & Feel Better. She struggled with self image, like so many of us do. Nothing major, but those little nagging tid-bits that she wanted to improve. Those few small things that she knew would make a huge difference on how she felt and how she could look. Laura is so typical of many of us. She is strong, vibrant, intelligent, motivated and charismatic. She is a mother, a business woman, a fitness enthusiast and lives each day to lead a healthier, cleaner, well rounded and natural lifestyle with her family.
For her birthday she put herself through her own work out regiment, something simple but regimented - and she did tone up, shape up, and shed what she wanted to get to the body image she felt good in. She didn't aim for super-model status, but she felt super good about her results. Then she came to us, INSIDE THE STYLE STUDIO WITH MONICA HAHN PHOTOGRAPHY.
With only coffee in hand, clean hair, a makeup-less face and suitcase of dresses & miscellaneous wardrobe - (oh, and of course her favorite RED HEELS that made her feel sexxy, sexxy sexxxy)! I talked to her about how she wished to look, what was important to her in her self image, the flaws that she saw, the assets she valued most about herself. Together we created the look she felt personified her best - a clean, natural, but slightly glamorous & sexy self.
Step in our wonderful Makeup artist, Chantel. We wanted her skin to radiate beneath a thin layer of makeup. Teaching Laura about the right products to use on her face and the right steps to take and how to keep the colors true to her natural skin tones. Her hair was short and she remembered how much she loved it long. So in steps Jen Park, our Los Angeles based stylist. She suggested hair extensions either permanent or 'just for the day' look. Laura, said I want this look for more than just today. So in went a full head of luxurious hair extensions and Jen worked her magic. For Laura's hairstyle, she had tight natural curls which she embraced as a signature trademark but wanted to make them behave a bit more loosely and soft. So we chose to use a big barrel curling iron along with a medium sized wand to mix the locks up for a look of natural, loosely knit flowy tendrils that stayed true to her original self and brought out a more feminine, soft romantic and slightly glamorous look.... And Voila! Laura nearly cried when she looked in the mirror. It was the image of herself she dreamed of, but here she was in 'real life'.... what an incredible feeling.
Now with her body toned, her face and hair styled to perfection.... she was ready for her photo shoot - or was she? It felt like her moment of truth. She stepped in front of the camera and under a blanket of pure white lights. I could see she was nervously excited; muscles tight, face stiff with a smile of happiness and worry. I looked at her and chuckled. I said, "Laura, you look beautiful....Now you just have to own the new you! Breathe with me. It's only photos and I am here to make you look amazing. All you have to do is just be - YOU." So we stood in front of the wall of mirrors and I walked her through some 'flow posing' exercises. I wanted her to get comfortable in her body, the way that it naturally moves. I worked with her hips, her shoulders, loosing her arms and hands, relaxing the body and feeling the naturalness of her movements. Once you feel comfortable in your own skin, confidence radiates. Then to draw out the connection with her eyes and in her expressions. Posing is all a dance and once I have you in your natural rhythm, it all comes together beautifully. You'll radiate beauty when you feel it inside. When you see how I draw you out, THIS is the moment Confidence exudes and your Beauty emerges.
Laura is one of so many women who decided to be brave. Who decided to DO, to CELEBRATE who they are are and have it captured for life; for themselves and for their loved ones. Exist in photos the way you wish and reflect upon yourself with a smile each day.
Come join Laura Kovall at THE FIT CO and myself, Monica Hahn INSIDE THE STYLE STUDIO at MONICA HAHN PHOTOGRAPHY as we walk you through your own transformation into the person you have always envisioned yourself as.
This is your chance.... We've put together a 30 day online fitness program with personal one-on-one consultations to keep you on track to your fitness and body image goals. Then come join me at the studio for the finishing touches with creating the right looks and styles for your lifestyle. And let me capture you in all your radiance. It's a feeling of knowing you did this and seeing the final results in images that will always remind you how entirely beautiful you are.
How do you wish to feel inside & look on the outside?
Get STARTED on your own, "Feel Good/Look Good" fitness, makeover & photo shoot today
Jen Park, Hair Stylist & Chantel Urban, Makeup