Brainstorming some new #SchlickArt video projects. Coming soon…
#video #brainstorming #photography #studio #santaclarita #valencia #scv  (at SchlickArt Studios)

Brainstorming some new #SchlickArt video projects. Coming soon…
#video #brainstorming #photography #studio #santaclarita #valencia #scv (at SchlickArt Studios)

The Simmons Family Came Early…

So when Kathryn called us and said she wanted to come back to our studio for her maternity and newborn shoots we were over the moon. We previously photographed Kathryn this time last year when she came for a “Signature SchlickArt Luxury Pampering Day” with her sister-in-law. She was getting married and wanted a fun girls day out. Here is a photo from that session…

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This time we planned and amazing and fun double session for Kathryn and husband Matt to come and capture a most memorable time in their lives. So we were all ready for the Maternity Session when gorgeous baby Isabeau Marie, decided she did not want to miss out on all the fun… she arrived 5 weeks early (before we could shoot the maternity session)!!!

These things always happen with best laid plans lol.

So a few days after Isabeau’s birth we decided to call Kathryn and Matt to see how they were doing. We told them about an open session date we had and asked them if they would like to turn their Maternity/Newborn sessions into a 2-in-1 Family/Newborn session. We knew Kathryn’s parents were in town visiting, so it was a perfect plan. They took the opportunity and as you can see from the images the whole day tuned out perfectly.

It’s funny how life happens sometimes!

Welcome to the world Isabeau Marie Simmons! xxx 

Thank you to the amazing Trendee King for her fantastic hair and makeup work! If you have any questions for Trendee, or you want to book her for hair and makeup styling, you can contact her here: trendee.king@gmail.com

At SchlickArt we create Signature Pampering Photo/Video Sessions just for women. Our blog is tailored to women also… Our posts are all about photography, video, fashion, beauty, health, fitness and food. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do: http://www.schlickart.com/

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We’ve posted a new film… a “boudoir film” titled “Next To Mine”. Come watch it, we think you’ll like it.
http://youtu.be/dmLSXSsLcVM
#glamour #photography #photos #SchlickArt #studio #camera #photoshoot #hair #makeup #pampering #chocolates #makeover #style #santaclarita #SCV #valenica #photographer #portraits #beauty #beautiful #family #realwomen #women #woman #champagne #boudoirfilm #bedroom #boudoirfilm #lingerie #sexy #video #film #blackandwhite  (at SchlickArt Studios)

We’ve posted a new film… a “boudoir film” titled “Next To Mine”. Come watch it, we think you’ll like it.
http://youtu.be/dmLSXSsLcVM
#glamour #photography #photos #SchlickArt #studio #camera #photoshoot #hair #makeup #pampering #chocolates #makeover #style #santaclarita #SCV #valenica #photographer #portraits #beauty #beautiful #family #realwomen #women #woman #champagne #boudoirfilm #bedroom #boudoirfilm #lingerie #sexy #video #film #blackandwhite (at SchlickArt Studios)

From earlier today, hover camera demo.
#hovercam #demo #schlickart #camera #drone #helicopter #fly #test #up #photography #video #santaclarita #valencia #scv

Fun demo of a Hover Cam today!
#hovercam #demo #schlickart #camera #drone #helicopter #fly #test #up #photography #video #santaclarita #valencia #scv (at Westfield Valencia Town Center)

Awesome Hover Cam demo today!
#hovercam #demo #schlickart #camera #drone #helicopter #fly #test #up #photography #video #santaclarita #valencia #scv  (at Westfield Valencia Town Center)

Awesome Hover Cam demo today!
#hovercam #demo #schlickart #camera #drone #helicopter #fly #test #up #photography #video #santaclarita #valencia #scv (at Westfield Valencia Town Center)

Saw a fantastic Hover Cam demo today! #hovercam #demo #schlickart #camera #drone #helicopter #fly #test #up #photography #video #santaclarita #valencia #scv  (at Westfield Valencia Town Center)

Saw a fantastic Hover Cam demo today! #hovercam #demo #schlickart #camera #drone #helicopter #fly #test #up #photography #video #santaclarita #valencia #scv (at Westfield Valencia Town Center)

To all our friends in Stevenson’s Ranch, look out for the new Stevenson’s Ranch Life Magazine arriving in your mailboxes any day now. Our photos and articles are all over it. :) Thank you to Melissa White for bringing us on board. We are so excited!!! Woohoo! :) #schlickart #studios #photography #video #pamperingdays #fun #shoots #luxury #women #empowering #fashion #glamour #beauty #boudoir #lovemyjob #magazine #community #articles #spreads #stevensonsranch #stevensonsranchlife #hibu #santaclarita #valenica #ca  (at SchlickArt Studios)

To all our friends in Stevenson’s Ranch, look out for the new Stevenson’s Ranch Life Magazine arriving in your mailboxes any day now. Our photos and articles are all over it. :) Thank you to Melissa White for bringing us on board. We are so excited!!! Woohoo! :) #schlickart #studios #photography #video #pamperingdays #fun #shoots #luxury #women #empowering #fashion #glamour #beauty #boudoir #lovemyjob #magazine #community #articles #spreads #stevensonsranch #stevensonsranchlife #hibu #santaclarita #valenica #ca (at SchlickArt Studios)

FABULOUS FACES OVER 50 - By Denise Van Arsdale-West

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As a makeup artist working in the film, television, photography and beauty industries, my job was to make the celebrities, actors, musicians and actors look their best.

After turning 50, I began to realize the challenges I had while doing my makeup. My skin was drier as well as noticing the fine lines and wrinkles that began to appear. With my experience, I knew how to correct the imperfections, use the right tools as well as the right products. A short time ago, it dawned on me that I continuously hear other women complaining and struggling with applying their makeup. Some give up and don’t even want to wear it! Because I love teaching, I decided to give birth to FABULOUS FACES OVER 50.

Not only do I want to teach women how to do their makeup properly, I am passionately committed to helping women feel empowered by deeply loving themselves while appreciating their own beauty.

Photo By: Bonnie McDermott Photography http://www.bonniemcdermott.com

MAKEUP TIPS FOR WOMEN OVER 50

The first rule is to make sure you keep your skin in good condition by using a moisturizer, an eye cream and exfoliated.

A primer helps keep eye shadow and foundation looking flawless all day.

Highlighter and Illuminators take off a few years from your face. Use them on the cheekbones or under your brow.

Keep your brows groomed. Have them professionally waxed or threaded.

Curl your lashes to open up your eyes. Use a good mascara.

Add a pop of color to your cheeks with blush, preferably a cream right on the apple of your cheek. Blend well.

Under eye concealer is always a must using a corrector in pink or peach tones to cover dark circles.

Try eye pencils for liner instead of liquid. Use along the base of the lid and blend with a comparable eye shadow color.

Lipstick shades should be kept in the medium tones using rosy reds, pinks or neutral tones.

Photo by: Just Maggie Photography http://justmaggie.com

Services:

Makeup lessons are scheduled for 1 1/2 hrs. You’ll leave with a face chart and feeling confident knowing how to do each of the techniques explained.

Special event makeup. This is the time to have your makeup professionally done for that special party, wedding or any other event having you look and feel your best.
Professional head shot. It’s important to have your makeup professionally applied for photography. Every day makeup just doesn’t work!

For questions or more information contact Denise Van Arsdale-West.
Email: denise@beautifulfacesbydenise.com
Phone: 661-714-9404

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfacesover50

Right now I’m offering four Holiday Specials for “Fabulous Faces Over 50”! Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152031164593744&set=gm.536395826450440&type=1&theater

Stay Fabulous,

Denise Van Arsdale-West

At SchlickArt we create Signature Pampering Photo/Video Sessions just for women. Our blog is tailored to women also… Our posts are all about photography, video, fashion, beauty, health, fitness and food. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do: http://www.schlickart.com/

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SchlickArt is the best photography and video studio in Santa Clarita!

This past Saturday Brian and I attended the 4th Annual Empowering HeARTS Gala and Fundraiser at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons. 

The Gala honors 10 women who have gone above and beyond, helped others in their community and excelled in their own ways, often against adversity. To help honor these amazing women, each one of them is paired with an artist who creates a piece of artwork inspired by who the honorees are and what they do. For the second year in a row I have been one of the artists and this year I was paired with Leslie Carr, Director of Professional Development at College of the Canyons. 

The art I created was inspired by all the wonderful work Leslie has done for College of the Canyons over the past 26 years and I wanted to pay homage to Leslie with a canvas for her to cherish forever. (See a digital copy of the canvas above.) 

The Empowering HeARTs Gala exists to bring awareness and to help raise money for the Single Mothers Outreach Foundation, which provides emergency stabilization for families who are in real danger of losing everything. SMO provides families with donated food, emergency housing placement, donated clothing, free back-packs filled with school supplies and critical service resources for mothers struggling with basic living skills or mental illness. 

This is such an amazing charity that we are so proud to be a part of and we had so much fun at the Gala catching up with old friends and new; and creating a great piece of artwork for Leslie. The Gala was a huge success. Thank you to DaAnne Smith (Director of Single Mothers Outreach) for allowing us to be a part of such a special occasion and we cannot wait to do it again next year!

The 10 women who were honored were:

Leslie Carr - Director of Professional Development at College of the Canyons 

Margo Hudson - Founder of The Closet on Main

Heather Stewart - Academy program coordinator at Princess Cruises.

Jenny Ketchepaw - Vice president and corporate trainer of Community Bank

Michele Emerick Buttelman - Journalist 

Anna Frutos-Sanchez - Public affairs region manager for Southern California Edison

Stacie Locke - Executive assistant to the CEO of Help Worldwide Inc

Marsha McLean - Santa Clarita City Councilwoman 

Gloria Mercado-Fortine - Board member in the William S. Hart Union High School District

Rachel Rodriguez - Psychology graduate from California State University, Northridge

To learn more about Single Mothers Outreach visit there website: http://singlemothersoutreach.org

To watch a video we created for Single Mothers Outreach Click Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF9kRQq9ROI

To make a donation to Single Mothers Outreach Click Here: http://singlemothersoutreach.org/donate/

To learn more about Brian and Lindsay Schlick and SchlickArt.com see below…

At SchlickArt we create Signature Pampering Photo/Video Sessions just for women. Our blog is tailored to women also… Our posts are all about photography, video, fashion, beauty, health, fitness and food. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do: http://www.schlickart.com/

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SchlickArt is the best photography and video studio in Santa Clarita! 

Happy Halloween Everyone! 

Love Brian and Lindsay Schlick

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The First Step In Purchasing A Home - By Becky Sill

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My name is Becky Sill, Realtor with Troop Real Estate, and I am a full time real estate coach in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Coaching athletics and helping families find homes are two things I am passionate about so I have implemented my coaching philosophy with the way I help my clients.  The best way I can help people is to find out what your needs are.  I then create a custom “game plan” and coach my clients through the process.  Same as no two athletes are alike, no two transactions are alike and no two buyer needs are alike.  My ability to adapt to each client need is what makes my success unique. 

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Purchasing a home is a very exciting process and can also be overwhelming at times if you don’t understand how it all works.  Today I would like to talk about the very first step which is to get pre-approved for a loan.  This will enable you to search only for homes in your price range so your search is realistic.  Here are a few tips to get you started.  If you follow these simple tips, it will assure your loan process goes smoothly. 

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-Avoid making an Expensive Purchase

It’s best to avoid making major purchases like furniture, cars, appliances, electronic equipment, jewelry, or vacations until after the closing. Financing furniture with a credit card could jeopardize your credit worthiness during the time it means the most. Using cash to purchase big items can also create a problem because many banks take into consideration your cash reserve when approving your mortgage.

-Hold off on a new job until after closing

Lenders like to see a consistent job history. Generally, changing jobs will not affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan-especially if you are going to be making more money. But for some people, getting a new job during the loan approval process could raise some concern and affect your application.

-Keep your money in one place

As your lender reviews your loan package, you will be asked to provide bank statements for the last two or three months on your checking accounts, savings accounts, money market funds and other liquid assets. To eliminate potential fraud, most loans require a thorough paper trail to document the source of all funds. Changing banks or transferring money to another account could make it difficult for the lender to document your funds.

-Pay close attention to Lenders Requirements

You may have been pre-approved for the loan but your work with the lender is far from over. Your lender will need copies of your bank statements, W2s and other paperwork. It is up to you to get it to him or her as soon as possible. Failure to submit certain qualifying documents could cause you to lose your loan and the financing you need to buy your home.

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Following these few simple tips will assure you a smooth transaction and put you in a strong position in the eyes of your lender.  Competition in the housing market drops during the holidays as many people put their search on hold until spring!  Less competition means more opportunity for you. Give me a call so we can start working on your game plan.  I can be reached at 661-373-3875, email becky@beckysill.com, or you can learn more about me at www.beckysill.com.  I will help you find a home to hang your beautiful photos from Schlick Art!

Becky Sill, Realtor

Real Estate Coach

Troop Real Estate

Cal BRE# 01802609

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Thanks Becky for being a fantastic new guest blogger for us, we love having you on board and you sharing your knowledge with us. We can’t wait to read your next installment! :)

At SchlickArt we are known for our Signature Pampering Photo/Video Sessions just for women. Although we capture other occasions too! Our blog is tailored to women also… Our posts are all about photography, video, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, SCV local businesses and female empowerment! Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do…

To find out more about SchlickArt or to book your very own SchlickArt Signature Pampering Photo Session , visit our website: http://www.schlickart.com/

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Tricks To Say No To Treats! By Joy Chen Sanders

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I walk into Costco to do my weekly food shopping of chicken breast, fish and spinach and I cant believe that I’m looking at Christmas lights and blow up Santa Claus lawn decoration already.. This year is really flying by. And the holiday that starts the ball rolling for me is always Halloween.

Spooky decorations, costumes, makeup.. and CANDY. Not to mention cookies, brownies, pies just to name a few things that will be tempting me next week as Halloween rolls up on me. So, what can you do to avoid going down a sugary, and sadly fattening path? Here are a few tips I follow both for me and my kids to celebrate but stay on track:

(Photo Courtesy of David Schlick)
For me:
1. Do enjoy a piece of candy, be smart about your choices. For example, if you like chocolate is there a dark chocolate alternative? Don’t over indulge, one piece is enough. 
2. Do bake your favorite cookies/brownies/pie, don’t eat the whole thing yourself, set a limit to have one a day.. maybe one a week? Bake responsibly, can you use a sugar substitute? Research some healthier recipes to try.
3. Do attend Halloween parties, do eat your planned meal before going. Don’t go to a party hungry, you’ll end up eating all the chips and drinking the nacho cheese.
4. Do keep a picture that reminds you what your goals are on the fridge, on the pantry door, taped on the candy bag to keep you on track. I still have a picture of myself that I never want to look like again on the freezer door of my fridge so that I see it when I go to reach for ice cream.
5. Get your spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, roommate, family involved. Give them the right to tell you NO. 

For kids:
1. Plan out your trick or treating path - Do go out and have fun, don’t go for 3 hours and come home with enough candy to feed a small village.
2. Put the candy away, allow your kids to have one to two pieces per day. Pack it in their lunch as their treat and avoid giving it to them in the evenings. 
3. Just say no. Just because they got it while out trick or treating doesn’t mean they have to eat it. Sort through and keep only “approved” treats.

And lastly, a great coach once told me “Strong will is like a muscle, the more you work it, the better it gets.” So exercise your will power… like I do every time I come to Costco and all the nice little old ladies offer me snacks while I go and pick up chicken breast, fish and spinach.

Be strong. Be beautiful. Be YOU.

Joy Chen Sanders

Previous Blogs By Joy: 

Got Iron

Okay, so you’ve decided to lose weight… now what?

Make Time For It 

It All Starts In The Kitchen

Follow Joy…

Instagram: joycsanders - http://instagram.com/joycsanders

Twitter: @Phoenix_Girl704 - https://twitter.com/Phoenix_Girl704

Thanks Joy for a great new guest blog post, we can’t wait to read the next one! :)

At SchlickArt we are known for our Signature Pampering Photo/Video Sessions just for women. Although we capture other occasions too! Our blog is tailored to women also… Our posts are all about photography, video, fashion, beauty, fitness and food. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do…

To find out more about SchlickArt or to book your very own SchlickArt Signature Pampering Photo Session , visit our website: http://www.schlickart.com/

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This is 50 - Lisa’s SchlickArt Luxury Pampering Photo Session

Lisa did it right! She asked us to tell her story for her 50th birthday, and she held nothing back.

Lisa wanted to challenge herself on this milestone birthday by stepping out her comfort zone. By the time we finished the shoot she felt the accomplishment of truly capturing what it felt like to be 50!
We were so proud to show Lisa her video, it is the perfect way to preserve her legacy and the memories of what it felt like to be 50 years old.


Happy birthday Lisa enjoy this story of your 50th birthday.

If you want to see all the photos from Lisa’s day with us Click Here

Thank you to the amazing Kathy Tengono for her fantastic hair and makeup work for Karina’s maternity shots! If you have any questions for Kathy her website is:http://kathryntengono.carbonmade.com or you can email her here: icckt@yahoo.com

At SchlickArt we are known for our Signature Pampering Photo/Video Sessions just for women. Although we capture other occasions too! Our blog is tailored to women also… Our posts are all about photography, video, fashion, beauty, fitness and food. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do…

To find out more about SchlickArt or to book your very own SchlickArt Signature Pampering Photo Session , visit our website: http://www.schlickart.com/

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YogaWorks Blog Post: Workshop - Staying Grounded During the Holidays

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Yogaworks Instructor Toni Kuhn Photo by SchlickArt

On November 2nd 2013 Yogaworks Instructor Toni Kuhn is hosting a workshop at YogaWorks Valencia. This is a workshop that will be open to everyone, you do not have to be a member of YogaWorks to register for this class. The workshop is all about staying grounded through the holidays.

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Photo Courtesy of YogaWorks 

We all know what a crazy and emotional time the holidays can be. Yes its exciting, fun and often magical. But a lot of the time it is also stressful and straining. Whether you are traveling, overdoing it on the shopping or dealing with testy relatives it can all add up and affect you without you even realizing. You often just need to take a few minutes for yourself and rejuvenate.

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Photo Courtesy of YogaWorks

Toni Kuhn knows exactly how this feels and she is using her yoga training and knowledge to create a series of yoga posing to help you stay grounded and bring you back to yourself again. In this class Toni is going to show you a series of poses that are designed to help restore peace and clarity within. She is going to coach you on the foundations for each pose and give you variations for all levels of fitness, so you will be able to tailor them to your needs. 

This workshop might be exactly what you need this holiday season.

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Photo Courtesy of YogaWorks

Workshop details: 

Staying Grounded During The Holidays

Saturday November 2 2013

Time: 1:45 - 3:45pm

$45 Per Person

At YogaWorks Valencia

Yogaworks Membership Not Needed, Open to all!

To find out more about this workshop Click Here Or Call Yogaworks Valencia: 661-799-2645

Register Now.

Thank you to Lauren Finton and Toni Kuhn for letting SchlickArt interview you today. If you want to know more about YogaWorks Valencia Workshops or YogaWorks Valencia Classes please contact them at: Email: jeffc@yogaworks.com Tel: 661 799 2645 Website: http://www.yogaworks.com

If you would like to give YogaWorks a try, here is a special offer for our SchlickArt Blog readers: Click on the image below to receive this offer….

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Older blog posts about YogaWorks:

~ Ever Tried YogaWorks??? For this Blog Click Here

~  What is YogaWorks and YogaWorks Valencia? For this Blog Click Here

~ YogaWorks Has More To Offer Than Just Yoga! For this Blog Click Here

~ YogaWorks Specialty Classes. For this Blog Click Here

To View Toni Kuhn’s Personal Yoga Website Click Here 

At SchlickArt we create Signature Pampering Photo/Video Sessions just for women. Our blog is tailored to women also… Our posts are all about photography, video, fashion, beauty, health, fitness and food. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do: http://www.schlickart.com/

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SchlickArt is the best photography and video studio in Santa Clarita!