1. showing signs of wear and tear; threadbare or  worn-out.

                                                          2. dilapidated or deteriorated in condition.

chic: (sheek)

1. conforming to the current fashion; stylish; chic  clothes; a chic boutique.
2. the quality or state of being stylish;  fashionableness.
3. sophistication in dress and manner; elegance.


inspired by the days when my older two little ones would still let me dress them up and  take their picture, the shabby chic portrait package is specifically designed  for children ages 3-9. no new clothes for this portrait session! we will create  an ensemble from our shabby chic wardrobe. the wardrobe consists of some of my  favorite and most cherished pieces from my children's childhood closet (along  with many precious finds from estate sales and thrift stores).

the shabby chic look combines a whimsical assortment of materials, colors,  textures, and vintage patterns, worn in layers and augmented with costume  jewelry, a variety of different styled hats, handmade crocheted accessories, & beautiful scarves.  parents - you are  encouraged to bring along several signature pieces (very worn and LOVED!) from  your child's wardrobe and a few sentimental toys to incorporate into the personalized shabby chic stylized session for your child.

fine art portrait package includes:

*use of the "shabby chic wardrobe" for children

Including some custom crocheted goods from Sousparkle Studio and  handmade ballerina tutus & floral head pieces by Mama Joey and friends!!

*fashion consulting & art direction

*portrait session lasting 2-3 hours.

*digital images in custom packaging.

* 16 by 16 inch custom canvas gallery wrap.


portraits taken at "Julia's House" in our custom designed children's attic playroom & in a variety of beautiful outdoor locations in Stillwater,  Minnesota.