Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscars 2013...

Oscar night is one of my favorites and this year I was especially looking forward to it since I had seen so many of the movies up for best picture. What I really love though is the fashion. I'm not going to lie, I am always inspired by the hair and dresses and often when I have a big night out I will google Oscar images and see if something ignites a spark for me.

I had some favorites this year and everyone looked pretty amazing. While I usually love color this year there was a lot of white and pale colors on the carpet. Is there anyone more gorgeous than Charlize Theron? Seriously, is it not enough that she has a body to die for but the face, she is gorgeous. I loved her whole look.

Of course the hottest girl in Hollywood right now, Jennifer Lawrence, who I loved in Silver Linings Playbook and even though I would like Bradley Cooper for myself, I would like to see them as a real life couple. My favorite thing about her look was the backwards necklace and now I have to find something to where that I can incorporate that look. Expect to see me in some low back tops this summer! Now, if only someone would buy me a long diamond necklace...hint, hint!

Zoe Saldana was also in white and I loved the detail of her dress. The lace at the top, the belt and the colors on the bottom. She looked amazing and tiny.

Not quite white but in a pale shimmery gold was Jessica Chastain, I loved her in Zero Dark Thirty. She may just be the most gorgeous ginger ever! The dress totally brings out her hair and I love the red lip, perfection!

The men had style too and the biggest look was the beard. Kenny, time to grow that in again! They all look gorgeous either way, Ben Affleck may be my favorite. I think it's time for him to win Sexiest Man Alive again!

Then there were the brave ones who wore color. I love color and I thought Kerri Washington was stunning. I haven't seen DJango Unchained yet, but I love her in Scandal. 

Jennifer Garner, amazing in a purplish dress but her best accessory is of course Ben.

My all time favorite is Reese Witherspoon. She looks amazing in Blue and her hair is gorgeous. She is always a favorite and if I could have her hair I would be so happy!

I can't decide how I feel about Naomi Watts' dress. My initial thought was yuck, but I think it's growing on me. Her performance in The Impossible was definitely Oscar worthy. It was a hard movie to watch and I cried like a baby. 

Two stand out moments of the night, Jennifer Lawrence's fall. I think it was the gasp heard around the world. She handled it with a great sense of humor making me love her even more!

And of course, Ben Affleck's acceptance speech. Other than him talking to fast, I loved how he talked about falling and getting back up. We've all had hard times and what he said is so true. You have to get back up. Something inspiring to keep with me and yet another reason to love him. I may have to trade Adam Levine as my second husband for Ben Affleck... 

He is so cute, so happy for him!

Hope you enjoyed my Oscar 2013 review!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Paws for a Cause!

Do you ever feel like your heads spinning in a million directions? Well, I pretty much feel that way all the time, but for so many reasons I especially feel that way now. I think it has something to do with Spring on its way, it awakens my creativity and the ideas just start to flow and of course I want to act on every one of them!

The big one that I am currently working on is Paws for a Cause. If you follow me on Facebook at all you know that I love my dogs. They are my subjects of many instagram photos, timeline covers and photo shoots! I kept thinking about what I can do to support my local SPCA, since super storm sandy I'm sure they have been low on supplies and funding and also incorporate my love for animals, photographing them and other local small businesses and I came up with Paws for a Cause.

So what is PAWS for a CAUSE???

Its an event for our furry friends! Its taking place on March 16th at Bulldog Bootcamp and Nutrition and we'll have different animal vendors there, there will be prizes and coupons and you can also have your pets photo taken by me The Memory Studios for $10 (session fee) and the session fee will go to the SPCA.

Bulldog Bootcamp and Nutrition located at 2 Monmouth Ave, it is a fitness and nutrition gym. They offer classes as well as personal training. They offer nutrition classes and counseling as well. Every day we do something different, you will never get bored or know what to expect at Bulldog Bootcamp and Nutrition. 

The Memory Studios Photography will be offering packages/prints starting at $50, items such as mouse pads, key chains, iPhone cases, canvas and of course prints will be available for purchase customized with your furry family member. The session fee is $10, that fee is going to the SPCA. Please contact The Memory Studios at  to book your time and discuss details about your pet.

Some of our fabulous vendors that will be there or are supporting the event are:

Got to Go which is a pet sitting/dog walking/house watching service. Yes, all of those things. If you are a snow bird and need your house checked on during the winter... they do it, if you are on vacation and need your mail brought in... they do it, if you have a repair person coming and you need someone to wait for them... Yes, they do it! On top of that they will walk, feed and love your pet while your at work or on vacation.

Groomer Has It Groomer Has It is not your average pet salon. They strive to bring their clients a friendly homelike experience when it comes to grooming and caring for your pet. They have three large rooms in our facility which allows your pet to roam and play... Your pet will never be left sitting in a cage for hours with other barking dogs, if you do not want your Pet with other Dogs they have a “Playroom” where they can be confined but not caged. They provide a clean and relaxing home-style atmosphere for their clients and one on one attention with our four legged and two legged clients from the moment they come in the door till the moment they are picked up.

K9 Confections  They specialize in premium, all-natural and organic dog and cat treats that contain no added salt, sugar, artificial flavorings, fillers or preservatives.

K9 Confections is dedicated to offering products that nourish and enrich the lives of pets - each treat is handcrafted, baked fresh and hand-packed.

At K9 Confections, we believe that treating your pets right, is never wrong!

We will be adding more as we get closer to the event.

I hope to see many of you there, we all appreciate your support!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Portrait Party madness....

So, the holidays are over and you did your yearly holiday photo shoot for your holiday cards. But what you also wanted to get was some "real life" photos of your child at this age, maybe you had a theme in mind or they just lost their first tooth. Maybe they are finally sitting up or walking or they reached a milestone age. You spent your most of your budget at the holidays but you don't want to miss capturing these moments... That's where a portrait party comes in.

Portrait Parties with The Memory Studios are exciting opportunities for you and your friends to have professional portraits made in a fun and affordable way in the comfort of someone’s home. As a host of a Portrait Party with Stacey, you invite between 8 to 12 families to the party and in return you will receive credits towards printing your portraits. You’ll find that this is a low pressure, and relaxed opportunity for beautiful portraits. No sales are made at the party, and the sitting fee is $25. We can discuss ideas if you want to do it as a theme or if you want traditional portraits. This can be for kids, families or teens, your teen can even host a portrait party. Great for fun facebook photos or to update your profile picture.

So, how does it work? As a host of a Portrait Party with Stacey, you invite between 8 to 12 friends or family members to the party for 20-minute photo sessions. The host will coordinate the session schedule with their guests, and provide the location and other items to make the party what you wish. A clear space of at least 10 x 10 feet is required. Drinks and food are at the discretion of the hostess.

Party Hostess and guests will each enjoy a quick, fun portrait session with us. Each mini-session is just 20 minutes. One background is set up for this event and you come ready to go! You can have just children, family, mom and kids, dad and kids, etc. photographed. It can be whatever you want as long as we can do it in the 20 minute session. If you are looking for a more detailed session, consider individual portrait sessions with Stacey.

You will use a schedule sheet to schedule the 20 minute sessions of your guests. The session fee for all guests is complimentary and there is no obligation to place an order. Stacey will arrive an hour prior to your party to set up her mobile studio. When complete, she will proceed with your session. This should then allow you to spend plenty of time with your guests once they arrive.

Portrait Parties usually have a better turn out when scheduled approximately six weeks in advance. This will ensure your guests will be able to attend and give you ample time to meet with Stacey and to prepare for your Party. 

Portrait Party collections will available at special pricing for your guests to order when they see their gallery.

I am only offering Portrait Parties now thru April, so if you think you would like to host one, please contact me for dates. We can do weekdays or weekends. 

It's the Tupperware of the future! 

Hope to see you soon! 732-688-3678