Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Architecture of Beauty

 Last week I received an email from a Photographer named Tamme Stitt.
She wrote to me about an event that she throws called Goddess! Girls.
It is a basically a day of pampering, ending in a photo shoot, where each woman is invited to celebrate their idea of beauty.  It starts with a massage, then professional hair and make up, and then each Goddess is able to choose a ball gown or big princess dress or vintage dress to wear.  Some of them bring their own but most choose from the huge selection that Tamme brings.
And then that's where I come in.
She had never had a jewelry selection before.
And she told me that the next Goddess! Girls event was in five days and could I be ready?
Well heck yeah I could.

Let me tell you, I am truly blessed to have had a small part in the revolution called Goddess! Girls. I only supplied the jewelry, but I was made to feel just a special as all the ladies who got to be pampered all day. Not only can I not wait to go back, I might just sign up for a session myself.


The staff that Tamme has involved in this revolution are so super fun and so amazing at what they do.

The first stop is Christene Spiezeo for a massage.  She is one of those naturally funny people who doesn't even try.  She makes you feel at ease and comfortable right away and is such a great way to start the day.  And she is known to put on a few of the gowns throughout the day as well!
If you live in the Hudson Valley are in need of a massage, please click on her name (or here) to go to her facebook page and find out how to schedule with her.  

Then each Goddess moves on to hair and makeup with Adrienne and Gina.
These ladies work so well together and kept me laughing all day.
They talked with each woman to find out what sort of vision they had for their photo shoot and then got to work to make it happen.  Even the ladies that started of super nervous felt at ease after these ladies did their thing.  And they can dance!  Oh, the 80's songs we relived via Pandora.
If you live anywhere near the Hudson Valley and are ever need of having your  hair or makeup done, I highly recommend both of them.

You can find Gina, here, for makeup

 and Adrienne, here, for hair.

After they choose their gown and jewelry each girl has a private photo shoot with the amazing Tamme Stitt.  Tamme is an inspiration and a blessing.  She is real, and raw and beautiful.  She knows how to find the beauty that women wished they had, and show them that it was always there.
She is humble and funny and passionate.  She is truly gifted.
And really good at avoiding being in front of the camera.

You can link up with Tamme on her facebook page, or her website, and on flickr too.
And you can check out Goddess! Girls here.
It is such a unique idea for a bachelorette  party or a private girls night.  Or as a gift for your mother who never pampers herself or needs to be reminded how beautiful you think she is.
A Christmas gift for you and your best friend.
A new mother.
Your grandmother.
Your daughter.
Your wife.
You get the point...

I can't speak highly enough about my experience with these lovely ladies.
As the last Goddess was finishing her photo shoot, we decided to join in the fun and all put on our own gowns.  Big crazy gowns.  And then the makeup went on, and went on, and got out of control. 
I blame it on Eye of the Tiger rolling out of the speakers, coercing us into bringing back the 80's.  And by the time Cyndi Lauper came on, the eye makeup was over the top, the headbands were coming out and there was a playground outside that had our names written all over it.

photo credit: Tamme Stitt Photography

photo credit: Tamme Stitt Photography

Photo Credit: Tamme Stitt Photography

Photo Credit: Tamme Stitt Photography

I would have totally stopped for us....



  1. Ha ladies rock! What a grand idea and everyone is gorgeous! : )

  2. Well it's true "girls just wanna have fu un" It looks like a blast thank you for sharing SJ.

    I can here the giggles from here :)

    btw, your jewelry looks gorgeous!

  3. Thanks ladies. It was truly a special day and I am constantly reminded of how blessed I am. I can't wait to do more!!


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