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Pro Headshots & The Authentic You

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-6

$75.00 - $150.00

We are pleased to bring back one of our most popular events of the season!

Professional Headshots!

Join us on March 14th at Classic Kids Photography in Winnetka, IL when we capture our authentic selves with professional headshots!

We all know the importance of a professional headshot.  From Linked In to Facebook to Instragram and Twitter, our headshot is part of our personal brand.  It represents who we are.  When we think about our personal brand, we need to think about authenticity.  Who are we and what do we represent?  And are we representing ourselves in an authentic way?

To kick off our event, we will hear from one of our very own members, Irena Persky who is an expert in helping women (and men) identify true happiness and what it means to live an authentic life.  With a Ph.D in psychology, Irena has over 20 years of experience in clinical psychology.  She is known for her expertise in research and in practice on the foundation for true wellbeing.  Due to her research and years of clinical practice, she has develop a formula for wellbeing that all of us can practice in our daily lives.  This May, Irena will be leading an in-depth workshop for Blazin’ Babes’ members and non-members and will be introducing and touching upon a high-level overview of her platform at this event discussing the importance of authenticity and the pillars of wellbeing.   We welcome and anticipate Irena and her expertise!

We are also excited to have Classic Kids Photography capture our authentic selves during our headshot event!  Classic Kids is an official partner with Blazin’ Babes.  Founded and operated by Julie Floyd, one of our advisors, Julie launched Classic Kids Photography after leaving a life of law.  Like many of us, she had a chapter 2.  (To learn more about Julie’s story, click here.)

We are excited to have Classic Kids Photography host our event and capture our truest selves!

We are also grateful for Jaycie of MakeUp By Jaycie, one of our very own members who will be offering make-up touchups to all attendees throughout the event prior to their headshot.  Please come with your make-up foundation already applied and Jaycie will work on your eye and lip make-up giving you the look that represents the look that you want, your authentic self! (For those interested in full make-up application, you can let Jaycie know at the event and that will be a separate additional fee).

Featured Member Businesses!


MakeUp By Jaycie

In addition to being a Blazin’ Babe, Jaycie has worked on music videos with a national recording artists, television shows for companies such as ESPN, The Travel Channel, National Geographic’s, WTTW, MTV2 and WCIU. She’s earned “The Knots” Best Of Weddings and Wedding Wire’s “Couples Choice” awards several years in a row. Jaycie also freelances for Chicago’s very own NBC morning news. However, it won’t stop there, Jaycie’s talent and dedication will definitely see more awards and achievements in her near future. We love her and her amazing talent in making us look and feel beautiful!

Irena Persky

Apart from being a Blazin’ Babe, Irena Persky, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology and Research Methods from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Wellbeing Treasured, Inc., a boutique consultancy, is the culmination of Dr. Persky’s experience as a research scientist, university psychology lecturer, published author, clinical practitioner, healthcare program developer and evaluator. Irena conducts various wellbeing workshops and has wide-ranging expertise working with community groups and organizations as well as with management and upper leadership in hospital and business settings. Irena is passionate about translating modern science and her knowledge of psychology into practical strategies. As a wellbeing champion, Irena is committed to empowering people to optimize their wellbeing and realize their potential for happiness and a life full of meaning and purpose.

Sarah Sommers

A Blazin’ Babe, Sarah Somers is also the Founder of DESEDA, a new, modern silk scarves and accessories brand.  Before launching her own business in 2018, Sarah had an extensive 16+ year career in the Finance industry, having served in various early stage tech investing, marketing / IR and strategy roles. Prior to DESEDA she was Managing Director of Direct Investments at Romar Capital, a Chicago-based family office.  Previously, Sarah worked in New York for both Perella Weinberg Partners and Silver Lake Partners in Marketing & Investor Relations capacities.  She started her career at Morgan Stanley, with roles in Investment Banking and Firm Management. Sarah holds an Honors B.S. degree in Finance and International Business from Marquette University.

Bindu Joseph

Bindu Joseph is the newest member of Blazin’ Babes and founder and owner of a new cashmere line of wraps.

Event Ticket Information:

Blazin’ Babes Member: $75

Non-Members: $175


Ticket includes:

  • 1 digital headshot by Classic Kids Photography

  • Make-Up touch ups by MakeUp by Jaycie

  • Wine, appetizers, cocktails

  • Shopping from our featured member businesses

  • Classic Kids Photograph promotion

  • Guest speaker, Irena Persky

  • Networking

RSVP and purchase your ticket by March 11th

Check out our 2016 Pro Headshot event with Classic Kids. For more pics, click here  and check out our blog!




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