A little about me…
I grew up as a small town Wisconsin girl with big dreams of owning my own photography studio. I was the youngest of four. My dad was a business owner and mom a nurse. I worked tirelessly with my aunt's photography business starting at the ripe age of 8 pushing buttons in the darkroom. (I called it slave labor at the time because I was always with her working) I loved learning everything having to do with photography and made a great assistant, but when it was time to choose a career path, I chose xray. (I had no idea boudoir photography existed or I would've jumped right in) Let's be honest.. Our families usually push us in a safe direction regarding careers and schooling. Although my chosen x-ray career felt safe, I left the comforts of my 9-5 to open Demi’s Doors. Since I wanted to do something that I loved; Shopping, decorating, photography, and helping women love themselves seemed like the perfect career that I always dreamed of! Learning about boudoir Photography, after booking a photo shoot for myself, is what changed my entire direction. I literally put the brakes on my x-ray career and started building my portfolio as soon as I learned that so many women would benefit from opening Demi Girl. Boudoir photography has become my passion and I love what I do!
Meet Lauren! Once a pageant girl in Mississippi, Lauren made her way to Chicago with a BA in Theatre fifteen years ago to pursue an acting career. Although makeup was something she enjoyed and an avenue she could make extra money "on the side" she always thought of it as a secondary talent. Soon, when she got more requests for her makeup talents than her theatrical skills, Lauren realized where her career path was taking her. Now, a certified Makeup Artist, she continues to hone her skills as an artist by continued education and painting any face she can get her hands on. From weddings, events, TV, film, theatrical, editorial and corrective makeup, Lauren's passion in her field leads her strength in all facets of makeup application. Lauren's hair and makeup company is currently booking up for 2017 quickly! You can book their services for your event by contacting her through their website www.weonlydopretty.com. We're so happy to have Lauren on our team!
Alex Bernero is the most recent addition to our talented team of artists and started working with our studio a year ago. Alex has a warm personality and has been working with Pin Me Up doing bridal hair and make up for the last 4 years with the owner Dana Lauder. Dana came to Demi Girl for her own Boudoir shoot and highly recommended we work with Alex. We're so happy Alex joined our team and even happier she's transforming our clients to even more stunning versions of themselves:) Our clients LOVE her! If your looking for bridal hair and make up we recommend checking out Pin Me Up at www.pinmeupchicago.com.