Sunday, May 12, 2013

Denise Fike

"No gift to your Mother can ever equal her gift to you"
So true... and we rack our brains for the perfect gift year after year, hoping to see that look on her face that says we got it right.  Hope you did well this year.... 

But you know, there are still anniversaries, birthdays, and Christmas to shop for... and the the best gift of all, the "just because" gift.  My suggestion?

My experience: 
Photo Cred - Denise Fike

    I was invited to my friend Denise's home to take photos for a family portrait! 
*When you schedule your appointment, I'm sure it will be in her beautiful Pine Street Studio*
So, on a brisk Saturday morning I dressed my family in ensembles that I considered casual and chic.... you know it crossed my mind to go full on glam and do tuxedos and a sequined gown, but then I REALLY wanted it to look like "us".  And quiet as it's kept, full on glam is not our normal look. So... after painstakingly thinking about my jewelry and headwrap (much to my Honey's chagrin) and finding just the right blue scarf for Baby we hurried out the door already 20 minutes late!
Denise always makes us feel completely at home. We laughed and chatted about our weekend, decorating plans, laughed at Baby's fascination with her beautiful Great Dane (aptly named Dolce)... and made plans for the next play date with her adorable grandson.  All the while, Denise snapped photo after photo occasionally positioning us here and there.... an hour later she had enough pictures and asked what kind of portrait we'd like.  I completely trust Denise, she's been to our home and knows my style, so I decided to let her surprise us... whatever she thinks will look great in our apartment.  That's the other thing, Denise has impeccable style and design experience coming out of her ears... you should see her home!
** So, you can explain your design aesthetic and she will paint something absolutely perfect for you.**
 Can't wait to hang our portrait!
  *Denise Fike Art can be purchased at Millesime.... and even on Etsy!

Here's how it works: 

Contact Denise Fike Designs -   267*968*1849 ... set up an appointment to sit for reference photos. Or bring/send your favorite family photo. 

Line Drawing - start at $50
Paintings from a photo or a sitting - $300 - $2,000
Delivery Charge - depends on the size of the painting and your location
Time frame - 3 to 5 weeks

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Style Shepherd Giveaway 

This weeks Giveaway is a set of five chocolate brown leather bangle bracelets with silver plated curved tubes from Sticks and Stones Gifts
Photo - Sticks and Stones Gifts
To win you must be a follower of the Style Shepherd, follow Denise Fike on facebook and  leave a comment with a link to your favorite Denise Fike Portrait/Design. You can comment as many times as you like, as long as each comment is about a different portrait/design (remember to leave the link). Each winner will be chosen by and as always, this giveaway is open to every country. Qualifying comments must be in English (Sorry, no translation yet) and entered by Saturday, May 18th, 2013 11:59PM EST. The Winners will be notified and announced on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. Good Luck!
 ** Example - One of my favorite Denise Fike Designs is Sasha!SASHA/zoom/mainPage/image1gc9 **