Cool kid Kate was in my studio recently updating her headshot. This was my favorite shot!
Meet Jean Wade Mayer & Emily Jean Villarreal, co-owners of Boutique Events. They met while employed at a catering company in Hunt Valley and shortly thereafter decided to start their own business together as event planners and consultants. Jean & Emily are partnered with Gertrude’s, a restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This partnership allows them to plan and coordinate all special events held within the venue. They also plan events in and around the surrounding area including weddings, mitzvahs, corporate functions, and residential soirees. They are deeply rooted in the Baltimore community and enjoy giving back by serving on committees and also producing many chic fundraising events around town. Boutique Events is a member of the National Association of Catering and Events and have spent a number of years on the board as Co-Director of Fundraising. This year they are co-chairing a committee for NACE National Conference that will be held in their hometown. Emily earned a BS from Virginia Tech graduating cum laude. Jean graduated from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, majoring in Hospitality Management. The combination of their educational and life experiences has without a doubt strengthened their reputation and allowed them to thrive in this industry delivering extraordinary designs and one-of-a-kind experiences. Loved working with these incredibly smart and talented ladies on their head-shots! Hair & Makeup by Up Dos for I Dos. Jewelry provided by Emily Williams at Stella and Dot.
Have a chance to check out my latest headshot? I have this Up Dos For I Dos hairstylist to thank for helping to make me feel absolutely beautiful! Her name is Stephanie Packett, a 24 yr old licensed cosmetologist/stay at home mom. Stephanie graduated from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, MD. She's had her license for over 4 years & has worked in the beauty industry since the age of 16. I'm so happy to highlight this beautiful talent and loved having the opportunity to take her headshot!
"I love that I can be part of one of the most important days in someone's life. It's such a gift to be able to make someone feel beautiful & to be trusted with your passion. I also love to do freelance work for other special events and photography. I am completely obsessed with fashion, coffee, working out, & everything makeup & beauty. I truly feel blessed that I get to do what I love & make a living from it!" -Stephanie