Ever since I was 12, I have been purchasing/ordering magazines monthly. It’s a not-very expensive addiction that actually influences me beyond words. A simple photoshoot layout can inspired a styled session. Colors, clothing, anything. I have always had an interest in fashion since I was little. I used to have my mother buy me copies of Vogue and help me cut out clothing for my paper dolls because I hated the boring paper fashions that came with the box. My paper dolls wore couture, designer labels, and looked amazing. I knew I loved clothing and wanted to learn the business side of retail, which is why I went to college for Fashion Management + Marketing. I interned with some amazing companies in college, and also with Philadelphia Style Magazine. There I got to see behind the scenes of photoshoots and this is where my already-there interest in photography took shape. I took electives in graphic design, photography, etc. and when I came home from college I started photographing my entire life. After I was married and became a mother, I had so many ideas for photoshoots for my son and couldn’t find a photography studio to do what I want. After a bad experience with a portrait studio and leaving upset that I had spent a ton of money for boring photos, I decided that I would do them at home on my own. I started researching cameras, lens, gear, lighting, backdrops, everything. Slowly I began to learn and grow and soon friends started asking me to do their kids’ photos. It then kept growing and by the end of 2012, I knew I wanted to make it a business. I established All Dolled Up Photography in January 2013. I became a mother to our second son and from the get-go, he was my second muse and the other reason why I kept learning, craving to make my ideas a reality. With a fashion background, a lot of photoshoots focus on the details of clothes, such as kids’ bows in their hair, or the color of shorts. I love to POP! color whenever I can. I am inspired by so many things in the fashion world, which makes my business truly unique and not like others locally. I work with great childrens’ apparel companies and rent/own the most amazing outfits for kids. Who says photos can be extra whimsical? Another thing I have done for years is flip to the back of Vanity Fair every month before reading the pages. The back of every Vanity Fair has the famous Proust Questionnaire and it’s answered monthly by someone famous, either a celebrity, a designer, influencer, someone recognized in the public. The questions are a fun way to learn about the details of someone and it’s always interesting to see the such vast answers of people. Well, I thought I would take the questionnaire and post it here in this blog. I’m (finally) going to start blogging more frequently, not just about my amazing clients, but myself as well. I want you all to know the girl behind the lens and I think that this type of questionnaire is a start……it’s also fun to share and do with your friends as well!