Family portraits. Appropriate attire required.

So, a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to buy a “family portrait” promo deal at a local Venture Photography Studio. Basically, for $50, you get an hour long photo shoot and one framed portrait. Knowing that the sitting fee is usually a couple hundred bucks, I figured what the hell.
And what sold me is the studio. Their brand concept is “anything goes”— wear what you want, goof around, have a food fight! They don’t care. They want to catch a moment that is completely unique to you, and they encourage props and background music to set the mood.
So yesterday I went looking for what to wear. I want it very Muchy. Very colorful. Very sparkly…
And I want tutus.
I stopped in at Betsey Johnson- the QUEEN of Muchness and tried on this $400 teal pompom of a prom dress. (are 34 year old women allowed to wear prom dresses?? )
I LOVED it. I felt fantastic in it. And it’s the very same color as my sofa! But, it was $400.
Buy, wear, return?? Tempting, but very not Muchy.
I left it there.

Then I headed to century 21 and found a glorious $12 alternative.

You’ll have to wait to see that when the portraits happen. 🙂


Love & Muchness, Tova

7 Replies to “Family portraits. Appropriate attire required.”

  1. Tzippora

    Can I suggest wear for an hour and return?? Ok if there’s a no questions asked return policy…

  2. dennel

    You are just too adorable. K, now I want a Tova barbie doll made. Any way you could swing it? She needs that exact outfit.

    • Tova Post author

      Dennel!!! You are a genius!!!! Did you even know that I studied Toy Design in College and that’s what I have my bachelors degree in??? And ya know what else, I have a friend who actually designs Barbie Dolls. He’s so friggin talented and cool…. but I don’t think they make Barbie Dolls of regular women who like to wear inexpensive, age-questionable attire with no make-up who doesnt even own a brush. (Let us not include Britney Spears in my assessment) But just in case, I’ll go tag him on his wall so he can see this post and recognize that there is a great demand for a TOVA AND HER MUCHNESS doll!!!
      Stephen- you on board for this ride????

  3. dennel

    Wow, I had no idea that was your degree! That rocks. K, Stephen, I have a huge favor to ask of you. Could you design a muchness doll? I want it to look exactly like this pic. Up to you, but personally, I’m sick of finding barbie shoes in stupid places where my baby can find them so shoes permanently attatched would be a huge bonus for me.
    And Tova, WTH do you mean regular? You are So not regular. And I mean that in the best way 🙂

  4. JennR Post author

    Can I just say how much I LOVE this picture? Whenever I think about it, I get that giddy feeling. I love the dress and love the shoes. It’s perfect! And, what a cool shot!


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