Portrait Day

Portrait-Day

After a year-long hiatus, Katie and I are excited to be bringing back portrait day! Come get your portrait taken by me, with help and optional hair braiding by Katie. This year we’re taking things up a notch: we’ll be hosting the day on Katie’s Mt. Washington patio, which is a bajillion times larger than mine, so we’ll have lovely day light and studio lights; we’ll also be hand painting two back drops to choose from (the above graphic is a little preview!) in addition to simple white back drop photos. We’re loosening things up and pulling back the camera a little to make things a little less formal this year, and think everyone will be excited about the new direction. With that in mind, here are some examples of past portraits below!

Portrait-Day-Examples

The details:

June 6th, 9am-6pm. Mt. Washington, Los Angeles (you’ll receive the address when you book your appointment)
Sessions usually don’t take up more than 30 minutes of your time (a bit more time for hair if you’re choosing that), and you can bring a change of cloths if you want two different looks.
$150 cash or credit, paid on site.
$20 optional hair braiding
You’ll receive 10-15 photos in color and black and white in 1-2 weeks after the session

We’ll have snacks and bubbly and I promise it’s so much fun, even if you’re nervous! Have great photos for your website and social media – you can stop cringing when people ask you for a headshot.

We’ve set up a reservation system below which will cut down on all the emails back and forth since I’m at my job during the day, but if you have any issues with it, please email me at katemiss at gmail.com! Click the widget below and scroll on the calendar to June 6th (sorry, annoying) Make sure to add in the notes section if you want hair braiding! Include your phone number if you’d like text reminders.

side note: we will be doing more of these, but also offer personalized sessions where we come to you or a location of your choice! Get in touch for rates.

News

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What’s this? A blog post for the first time in months and months? It’s true! I have some little + big announcements/things to share so I thought HEY why not use my BLOG for these things? I’m going to try to keep this as brief as I can!

1. I have an online flash sale on Monoqi right now until May 11th. Monoqi is European-based so this is great news for my customers across the pond (though I’m pretty sure anyone can order from anywhere). Special prices I don’t normally offer!

2. I’m taking part in Maker Mentors on May 16th at 1pm PST. I will be taking part in a live interview-style session that you can tune into. Makers Mentors is a three-day online business conference with tons of awesome people involved that will talk about the art of crafting a successful handmade career. Please join and let’s chat! You can use my special discount code KATEMISSVIP and you will get $50 off at registration. Sign up for my session here!

3. My Skillshare class launched!! Super excited to tell you that you can now join my free Skillshare class in collaboration with Big Cartel, all about designing/starting your own Big Cartel shop. It’s an excellent starter video that I especially encourage people who have contacted me about designing them a shop but realized they have zero dollars ready to invest in help right now. I had so much fun flying to Salt Lake City to work with some supremely awesome people to make this video over two very fun days. So much love to Dan, Sarah, and Chris. Stay tuned for the next class we worked on!

4. I saved the best for last: I’m going to start freelancing again! No, I’m not leaving Karen Kimmel and Crafting Community, I’m just going down to four days a week so that I can put a little more time into my own endeavors again. It’s been a real struggle to keep up with my projects on the side and I had to completely stop designing on the side, but I love my job so much, so we struck a nice balance so that starting next week, I’ll have Fridays off to work on jewelry and design projects! So for all of you who have emailed about projects I had to give a sad face reply to, let’s work together!

A little bathroom selfie while shooting Crafting Community at the Ace in Palm Springs over the weekend. 

Weekly Music

Really into Andy Shauf’s beautiful music I discovered over the weekend. His new album, The Bearer of Bad News, reminds me a bit of Elliot Smith and has some gorgeous weak in the knees moments for me. I took a long sunset walk with it blasting in my headphones on Saturday and felt so warm and fuzzy. Though, to note, I’m not crazy about the first song, so don’t immediately judge it by that if you’re aren’t as well.