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!
Laura has been with our studio since day one. We are so lucky to have her on our team. She is a Certified Professional Makeup Artist specializing in boudoir and bridal artistry. Born and raised in El Paso Texas and growing up in the theatre/performing world, Laura attended New Mexico State University where she majored in dance and received her BA in Fine Arts. She then decided to head to the east coast to pursue her passion for makeup artistry which brought her to Chicago and attended Makeup First School of Makeup Artistry where she became certified. Throughout the years, Laura has had the pleasure of working with Professional Photographers and Directors by achieving glamorous and beautiful work for the camera. She's been transforming everyday women into gorgeous bombshells for many years. She worked as an artist for other boudoir studios around the nation before joining our team. Laura is a pro at making our clients look and feel their absolute best. You will have a blast working with her to get yourself camera ready. She's available for wedding makeup services as well. Contact our studio to inquire about Laura's wedding makeup services or personal makeup lessons.
Meet Lauren! Lauren recently joined our team and our clients love working with her! 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!