The Vendors I Love

 I am constantly doing research and development to make the best experiences possible for my clients. But, honestly I am woman too, just like my clients. I am a consumer first and business owner second. I want to provide an experience I would enjoy myself. That is why I put a lot of time and effort into building relationships not only with you, but those who will take care of you when you are in the studio.

WARDROBE:

In the studio, I have built an extensive wardrobe to  make your session the very best it can be. I am often asked, “Where did you get this dress?” Well, here is a list of my favorite places to find wardrobe for your sessions. 

1. NASTY GAL Don’t let the name full you. This company has some of the most beautiful vintage and modern dresses out there today. I have quite a few of them in my client collection and they NEVER disappoint.  

2. Local Designer Cas Reich, Owner of Strange Beauty. Cas and I have collaborated a few times over the last few years. She has specially designed two gowns the studio and I have photographed her line. She has an unique style and is open creating something special for your dream photoshoot. If you can dream it we can do it.

3. Vintage Dress Shops. I am always on the lookout for those hidden gems that I can put on a mannequin and give an upgrade. I have been known to design and sew dresses right on the set in a matter of minutes.

4. Rent the Runway One of the greatest things about Rent the Runway is for as little as $30 you can literally rent a gown off the runway for 3 days, accessories and all. When you’re done, you put it in the return bag they send you and ship it back. They clean the gown or do whatever needs to be done to it.

5.  Etsy. has so many wonderful handmade custom gowns. One of my favorites though Atelier Kathrin. Particularly for maternity sessions.

Hair and Makeup Team

I feel pretty blessed to have a wonderful hair and makeup team ready to pamper you. Each of them also have their own salon's outside of working with me in the studio. They truly are the finest.

Myke Huncharek Dy  Myke is my primary stylist in the studio. He is nothing short of amazing and has one of the best chair side manners around. I have never had a client who did not enjoy her hour and a half pampering session with him.

Angela Woodward AngelaWoodwardCosmetology.com Angela has worked on clients for me a few times. I love her work. She has a very gentle disposition, but an very creative mind. 

Jolsina Hung of Jolie Couture on Main is another stylist I adore. 

OK, so these are just a sample of some vendors I love. Of course, our wardrobe is always available to you, but should you decide on a more personal touch by choosing, these are great places to start.

Kristie Montrois