Personal Branding Photoshoot with Organizing Expert Elva

I had a great pleasure of photographing this wonderful young lady. She is a real expert in what she does. You can find out more about her and her Sensational Organizing Business at : http://www.sensationalorganizing.com

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Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do?

Answer: Hello! Fellow passionate ladies, Thank you for letting me share about myself and business.

I was born and raised in a single parent home in beautiful Santa Barbara. My mother was a passionate woman always onto the next thing, like getting her cosmologist license and taking ESL courses at night after work. As the oldest of 3 siblings I naturally fell into a supporting role. Since my early years I would look for ways to simplify our lives by releasing items no longer serving us, tidying, and coming up with organizing solutions. Whenever something was needed at home everyone would ask me where it was and I’d know exactly where its “home” was. When I’d get hired for babysitting I’d tidy the other mom’s homes and they’d be elated. Turning chaotic spaces into peaceful spaces has always been something I’ve been drawn to.

My goal and passion is coming alongside busy passionate woman to help them clear clutter from their homes and offices, get organized and setup systems so that they can get back to what matters most and help them push forward toward their goals in life.

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Q: Why did you decide to become a professional organizer?

Answer: After 15 years in the office administration field I came to a crossroads in my life, after having a two-year talk with God, I took an inventory of my skills and what I liked to do. Among them was my natural ability to declutter spaces. I thought about growing up and being a support for my single mother in managing the home, I knew I was a natural at finding solutions to problems, and loved encouraging people.

As an adult I went through a few situational events of my own that thru my organization out of sink, like having kids, depression, and my moms’ 4 car injuries in a two-year period. This is what happens many times in my clients lives as well. They feel like they used to be organized and then something happened and they don’t feel like they can grab traction. Through the difficult times I learned to get myself up, refresh my systems and feel in control again.

My hope as I help others get organized is to help them not only to gain control of their spaces again but for them to feel encouraged and supported, to empower them to stay organized and even when life happens we can feel confident knowing that our system is there to help us get right back up with ease.

 

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Q: What do you like most about your job?

Answer: The thing I like most about what I do is the transformation that occurs, not only to people’s spaces but the mind clarity that my clients receive when they freely subtract from their lives what is no longer serving them. The smile on their faces gets me every time. 😉 Subtracting from your life is not giving up stuff, it is revealing your beautiful life.

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Q: What areas do you organize and what is your expertise?

Answer: I organize every room of your home. Your bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, pantry, playroom, living room, guest bedrooms, craft room, home office. I can even help you unpack, to relieve some of the anxiety that comes from moving and give you a fresh start in your new home.

The areas I specialize in are master bedroom closets, pantries, and home offices. I can also help you uncover habits and needed systems to help maintain your organized spaces.

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Q: What are your top 3 most useful tips for getting organized?

Answer:

1.     Don’t worry about perfection-Just start! -A step forward is better than no step at all.

2.     Organizing containers are not your first step toward getting organized. Sort and release what is no longer serving you FIRST. Designate where you want each item to live. Lastly measure and purchase the right container for your space and situation.

3.     Think of your container or storage space as a boundary for how many things should live in that space. When you see that container overflowing it will be your signal that it is time to purge or re-arrange your space based on your new life style. This will keep your systems streamlined and your life at peace.

Bonus tip: We are evolving human beings; our likes and lifestyles change all the time. Taking the time to release items seasonally, will help your spaces stay fresh and help support you no matter what season you are going through.

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Q: What should people do if they want to work with you?

Answer: If you need help getting organized you may reach out to me via my website and schedule a free consultation by going to www.sensationalorganizing.com/freeconsultation or call me at 909-372-0527.

 

Q: Why did you choose me as a photographer for your personal branding session and what was your experience?

Answer: I was blown away at your marketing material when I first met you at a networking meeting. I knew I’d want to work with you but knew because of your quality of work that it would be an investment. I jumped at the chance to be your client as soon as I could.

My experience exceeded what I expected from the session. I appreciated you walking me through the entire process, brainstorming ideas with me via Pinterest and messages. I get comments all the time that the pictures really show off my personality and that you brought out my essence!

I appreciated that you took pride upon delivering my photos to me in a very timely manner. I further enjoyed experiencing the bond you have with your beautiful makeup artist. Your passion for your skill is apparent in every step of the process. Thank you!

Fitness Photoshoot at Zero Gravity Fitness Gym with Cynthia

Fitness photoshoot with amazing Cynthia Aguirre right after fitness competition, where she placed first in her devision. Such an inspiration! She makes me want to run to the gym.

Special thanks to Zero Gravity Fitness and Ryan Bentson for his help and for letting us to use his wonderful gym. Please check them out. www.teamzerogravityfitness.com

Hair and Makeup by Lisa Cano

Body ART with Rocio

This girl rocks! Two hour for body art wasn't waisted. Love how pictures come out. Rocio is always a pleasure to work with. If somebody is looking for a personal trainer in Island Empire, she is realy a great one. 

My sketch for body design and some selfies in makeup chair. 

Mom Glam - Girls Time

I had too much fun with Donna and her beautiful daughters, because what can be better then girls having fun together. OksanART Mom Glam Session is glamour photoshoot experience for the whole family. 

Hair and makeup my Hanna Olivas. 

I am so proud that I had an opportunity to meet and photograph this amazing woman and that I could capture her beauty, strength and elegance in my photo.

Girls looked so adorable in their southern belle dresses. 

Glamour Session with Beautiful Belly Dancer Shantel Medina

I had an honor and a pleasure to photograph this gorgeous young lady, who is also a talented tribal style belly dance. If you would like to learn more about her, please check out her facebook page:  Shantel Medina Belly Dancer

We started with some glamourous boudoir photos on a special set we have built in OksanART studio. Shantel's favorite color is black, so obviously we went with it. 

Hair and makeup my Hanna Olivas. 

Shantel and her husband are big funs of vintage as well as comics books, so we couldn't not include a few shoots pinup style with favorite comics. 

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Finally my favorite part. I had a please to watch Shantel dance. So beautiful and full of grace. 

First Pin Up Photoshoot in our New Studio

I am so exited! Our new studio coming great together. Two big shooting rooms with natural light as well as studio lightening, separate makeup/dressing room, viewing room, as well as outdoor area. Studio tour coming soon.  

Here is the photo from the first photoshoot. Big thanks to our wonderful makeup artist and hair stylist Monique, who will be pampering our clients for their photo sessions.

This sessions was inspired by Gil Elvgren Pin Up Illustration - Photographer Pin Up with parrot. We decided to replace parrot with my lovely puppy Simba. Isn't she cute? 

We are looking forward to more creative pin up sessions. To book yours, please contact us at info@oksanart.com or through our Contact Form

A few outtakes from the shoot. I could not resist to post them. Simba is so cute! 

Fitness and Glamour Photoshoot with Rocio at Disney Concert Hall

Rocio is a fitness instructor. Amazing fitness instructor by the way! I know because she is kicking my butt every week and I love it! She also competes in fitness competition. She has a great body, which she is working hard on. We decided to show it off in series on fitness as well as glamour shoots. We had tons of fun. Disney Concert Hall was a perfect place for the shoot. Rocio, you are so brave! You rock! 

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Parker's Model Portfolio

Very fun photo session with Parker for his modeling portfolio. He definitely has some modeling skills. Just look at this little fashionista. I think we got a good variety of looks in just one session. 

By being an Au-pair three times in three different countries, I surely learned how to connect with children, even if they don't speak your mother language. I like to make my photoshoots fun and will take my time to bring out a personality of each child. 

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