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Randi Lyman, A Helping Hand

[Continuing with our series from Austin’s chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, meet Randi Lyman, of A Helping Hand.]

“A Helping Hand is committed to serving our clients in a confidential, non-judgmental way, with kindness, compassion and respect for them and their belongings. Randi and her associates offer the highest caliber of service and are committed to their client’s well-being and satisfaction.”

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Randi is a member of the NAPO Golden Circle and an active volunteer with Austin’s NAPO chapter. One thing that sets Randi apart from other organizers is her membership in the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.

Not only does Randi specialize in chronic disorganization, she also offers virtual organization. Read up on what Randi’s clients have to say, and then go find her on facebook, Twitter, and Yelp.

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Jamie Steele, Steele Organizing

[We are sharing images from Austin’s chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Meet Jamie Steele, owner of Steele Organizing.]

Jamie Steele focuses her professional organizing talents on “busy women and their families to find the order in their lives and their keys on the way out the door so they can enjoy their time together.”

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

One of Jamie’s more unique offerings is “Girls Night Out.” In her 2-hour workshops, Jamie teaches essential organizing skills for the home and office. She does this in a “home party” format, but instead of stuff, you leave with skills and tools! She focuses on busy moms, a family command center, eco-organizing, purses, and stress-free holidays.

Who among us can’t use help in those areas? Check out this lovely testimonial of Jamie’s work with a local Austin business.

“Jamie is a genius….She can physically organize any space making it more efficient….She also has the ability to organize you from a technical standpoint. Jaime synced all my devices, got an email system and calendar that worked for me.
– Deborah Donovan, GM The Frisco Restaurant”

You can learn more about Jamie on SteeleOrganizing.com. You can also find her on facebook, follow her on Twitter, and Pin her ideas on Pinterest.

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Lita Daniel, Regain Your Space

[As we continue sharing images from Austin’s chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, we bring you Lita Daniel from Belton, Texas.]

Lita Daniel of Regain Your Space in Belton offers her services as a professional organizer–decluttering/organizing, maintenance, packing/unpacking, and paper management. She offers “cost-effective and easy-to-follow solutions for your home and office organization and storage challenges.” What sets Lita apart is that she also teaches workshops on the topic.

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Lita’s retouched headshots ©2015 AsYouWishAustin.com

“I started my company, Regain Your Space, because I love helping people who want to enhance and de-stress their lives. By decluttering and organizing your space and using the skills that I will teach you, your life will be so much more productive and functional. Once you get organized, I’ll help you stay organized. ‘Every journey begins with but a single step.’ (Chinese proverb). Take that step now.”

You can learn more about Lita on RegainYourSpace.com (be sure to see this Pantry makeover and this one for a concession stand), or follow her on Twitter. You can even find her on the cover of a back issue of Central Texas Woman magazine.

Amy von Andrian, AVA Designs

[Amy is next up in our series of from Austin’s chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers.]

Amy specializes in staging homes to maximize sale prices for owners and to help homes sell more quickly. She’s also skilled at general organizing, re-designing, and lighting. Amy sports a fabulous attention to detail that will take your home to the next level…whether that’s for you or for potential buyers.

Amy’s retouched headshot ©2015 AsYouWishAustin.com

Staging Sells! – Staging is not an option.

It’s a competitive market in todays economy — buyers expect homes to be ‘staged’. Often these homes project more selling power and sales price! Don’t put your home on the market without me! Too many objects detracts from the home and confuses buyers. The first step to listing your home is to prepare the exterior for great curb appeal. Interior changes make a good first impression. By removing and repositioning furniture, the buyer will see your architectural details and focal points of each room. Having years of experience, I can create an openness and appealing look buyers require. On vacant homes it is just as important to place some furniture and accessories in areas that show the buyer what the potential layout can be. Vignette staging is available for these homes with my inventory constantly changing to keep up with the new trends.”

Learn more about Amy von Andrian and AVA Designs and read the glowing compliments from her clients. You can also find her on Pinterest and Linkedin.

Jennifer Lava, Professional Organizer

As part of our professional headshots package, we like to share a little about our business-owner clients along with their retouched image. First up is Jennifer, who organized the kickbutt headshots for Austin’s chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Thank you for all your hard work on the dual event, Jennifer!

Jennifer Lava is a Professional Organizer who specializes in working with creatives and their unique organizing challenges. We met Jennifer back in 2009 and have really enjoyed getting to know more about her and her work over the years. If you are overwhelmed by any of your stuff at home or work, give Jennifer a call. Her sweet nature and calm demeanor will put you right at ease.

Jennifer’s retouched headshot ©2015 AsYouWishAustin.com

Creative professional organizing for creative people

I work with creative, and not so creative, people who are ready for a one-of-a-kind organizing system for their home or office that reflects their uniqueness.

  • If you are feeling overwhelmed, I will help you be more at ease in your space.
  • If you can’t find your stuff, we will craft a system together that will make it simple.
  • If you can’t work the way you want to, we will develop a system that allows for you to be as organized and productive as you want to be.
  • If you are moving, I will help you make your house presentable for sale. I will help you save money on moving costs. I will help you unpack in your new space and set up new systems to get you off on the right foot.
  • If you need more space where you are, we will work together to reclaim the square footage you have been losing to clutter.

I can save you time, by creating a system that will make your processes easier and eliminate the time wasted by looking for the things you own, and I will save you money, by making it easier to find the things you own so you don’t have to repurchase them. By making your bill paying system easier, you don’t waste money on late fees. And I have an extensive list of resources and contacts that I enjoy using to help people solve their problems and dilemmas, and receive discounts at several retailers that sell organizing products and tools that I am happy to pass along to my clients.

You can learn more about Jennifer in Austin Monthly Magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple (Sam’s Club) Magazine, and of course, on Jennifer’s site: JenniferLava.com and blog.


NAPO Austin kick butt headshots

It was a joy working with the members of NAPO Austin and their guests at the recent Kick Butt Business Bootcamp presented by Lisa Montanaro. Lisa is a Productivity Consultant, Success Coach, Business Strategist, Speaker, and Author. Whew! Lisa wears many hats!

During breaks from the bootcamp, attendees were able to join As You Wish photography for a headshot mini session. Here are a few of our favorite pre-touched from the day.

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

Kick Butt headshots for NAPO Austin

If you ordered a kick butt headshot, look for an email from us with instructions for viewing your gallery and selecting your favorite for a full re-touch.

And if you are in the market for a new headshot, let us help you create one that is just As You Wish!

Kick-Butt Business Bootcamp


Attending the NAPO-Austin Kick Butt Business Bootcamp? Add kick-butt headshots to your kick-butt day!

Headshots by professional photographer Lori Luza of As You Wish Photography will be taken onsite. This makes it ultra convenient for you to just show up looking your best, and get your head shot taken for your promotional materials.

Special Rate for Attendees = $40 for the photo session (plus taxes and fees).

  1. Purchase your headshot. You will receive one retouched printable image for brochures, business cards, annual reports, etc.. You’ll also receive a web-friendly version and a square version for social media profiles.
  2. Select your timeslot. Headshot appointments will last 15 minutes and will be available after the event and during the lunch break

NAPO-Austin presents Kick-Butt Business Bootcamp

February 17th, 2015

Hosted & Sponsored by NAPO-Austin Chapter

Presented by Lisa Montanaro. Productivity Consultant, Success Coach, Business Strategist, Speaker, Author

Are you Ready to…

  • …kick your business into high gear?
  • …create the business model you’ve been striving for?
  • …stop working so hard and, instead, work smarter?
  • …charge what you’re worth, and reach the levels of income you’ve dreamed of?

If you answered “yes”, then you can not miss this event!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What do you get when you combine an attorney, mediator, trainer of entrepreneurs, business coach to organizers and other entrepreneurs, and an owner of a successful organizing business? You get a kick-butt presenter that you can’t miss!!

During this bootcamp, you will:

  • Go through an in-depth business building assessment to get really clear on what’s going on in your business and where you need to be putting your attention.
  • Make some powerful mindset shifts that will have you think and act like a 6-figure business owner.
  • Leave knowing exactly what to do, with a clear plan to take your business to the next level.
  • Topics include: Define Success/Your Role in Your Business, Passion/Unique Areas of Brilliance, Marketing/Unique Selling Proposition, Ideal Client/Target Market, Multiple Streams of Income/Leverage, Outsourcing/Delegating, Accountability Checks/Tools, Business Systems/Operations Manual.
  • Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, join us for some invaluable expertise for your business!

Bootcamp Registration

  • Early Bird Rate = $149 (until January 6, 2015)
  • Regular Event Price = $169 (until February 3, 2015)
  • “It’s Not Too Late” Rate = $189 (until February 13, 2015)

Registration closes on Friday, February 13

Space is limited to 60 attendees.

First come, first served!

Bootcamp Details

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early at 8:45am to settle in before the workshop begins.
  • Complimentary parking is available.
  • Complimentary morning coffee & tea service will be available.
  • A complimentary lunch will be served to all attendees during which you can network with other attendees, and ask Lisa more questions.

Special Offer!

Add on Private Coaching with Lisa

Lisa will be offering one-on-one, targeted 2-hour private coaching sessions after the Bootcamp to assist you in applying everything you learned in a focused way to your business. Lisa’s process with clients is like a laser beam to help you blast through issues holding you back, come up with a solid plan, and give you the tools to implement, so you know that in 2 hours, you can experience a huge shift.

Special Rate for Attendees = $300 for a 2-hour private session (regular rate = $400)

• There are only 6 live session spots – so first come, first served!

• Choose your slot when you register using Lisa’s Time Trade link.

Wednesday/Thursday February 18-19, 2015

• Coaching Sessions at 9am, 11am, and 3pm

Can’t make any of the live slots?

Don’t fret! If you are a Bootcamp participant, you can do your coaching virtually by phone or Skype with Lisa within 30 days after the event, and still get the special rate. Just register now, and then you and Lisa will choose a mutually convenient date and time to do your session.


We just love it when two things Austin come together! …and even more so when we’re one of them! tee hee heee! :) Today, we share the spotlight with the Austinista!

We were thrilled when the Austinista herself asked for some wardrobe shots for her blog where she writes about “Style, Beauty, and Exponential Growth from the Violet Crown” as well as a few other nuggets of goodness. And today is the day she launched a new series.

Christine is a delightful person that I’m proud to call my friend. Go subscribe to her blog. Your wardrobe and makeup collection will thank you!

Christine Linial, AustinistaTX

Christine Linial, AustinistaTX


From the Austinista herself:

“Austinista.net was established in 2013 to share my love of fashion, beauty, the arts, and becoming your best self.  There are many roads to empowerment: wearing a favorite shade of lipstick, self reflection, and remembering to take risks in real life.

Over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to explore my love of fashion and beauty.  Growing up, my mother taught me to sew my own clothes. As a result, I have a keen eye for silhouette and lines that will make anyone look their best!  In my singing career, I’ve had the chance to swap roles and work behind the scenes. I’ve enjoyed my time as a makeup artist for stage and photographers but worked several studio photography jobs.”

HR Career Connects

We have been involved with Career Connects since the first one three years ago. This year’s event had a special focus on Human Resources professionals and provided some very interesting content. It was our pleasure to be involved once again with this fine event. Kudos to the planning committee for a job well done!

As the event was winding down, the Long Center was coming alive for that night’s show. Austin is such a great place to live and work!

See all the images in an online gallery.

Door Prize Headshots winners: go to this gallery and enter the password to select your favorite image.



I had a great time with #HRCareerConnects yesterday and learned a lot, too. Images will be ready early next week, but in the mean time, I wanted to share some information that I got a lot of questions about yesterday: portraits.

Whether business headshots, family portraits, or an engagement session, we offer a uniquely customized service so that everything is As You Wish!

  • Most sessions are 1 hour: $275.
  • We bring the studio to you for unique images in your business setting or in your neighborhood.
  • Portrait sessions come with a digital print package of 5 personal images or 1 business image.
  • Buddy up and save: grab a friend for the same location and adjoining time slot; you’ll both save 30%.

We believe in keeping it simple and easy.


This week, we are honored to attend and photograph CareerCONNECTS hosted by Austin Human Resource Management Association.

It’s about navigating your career in human resources.  The more meaningful connections you can build, the larger your network becomes. It gets easier to find gainful employment and advance your career.

Tickets to this event are only $15 or $35 and the agenda includes 3 workshops and some evening networking. So, whether your resume is well-worn or needs dusting off, join AHRMA and eighteen sponsors for a day of learning.

Finally, if you need an updated headshot for your Linkedin profile, stick around for the Happy Hour. We’ll be snapping freely!

1K1day event with headshots by As You Wish

When we learned of the 1K1day event to help women set up WordPress sites for their small businesses, we knew we had to get involved. WordPress is our go-to software for website management for both personal and commercial sites. It’s robust, feature-rich, intuitive, and free. It is constantly getting better with new features and upgrades. Best of all, it’s easy to change the whole look of a site with a few clicks.

As a sponsor for 1K1day, As You Wish donated headshots for participants. These are perfect for the About page of their brand new website. Participants, you can find the “special hotel guest” images at the end of the gallery. 😉

We all owe many thanks to WP Engine for hosting this wonderful event in Austin. Shayda and her team were great to work with. If you are looking for a host for a WordPress website, we highly recommend WP Engine.

Austin 1K in 1day – a thousand websites

Brides, Do you have a killer business idea, but need a website to launch it? Are you overwhelmed at the thought of creating and launching a site?

Get your website up and running in one day at this local Austin meet up for ONE K in 1 DAY

1k in 1day

On September 9th, 1,000 women around the world will be getting their website up and running in StartupTrainingSchool.com’s ONE K in 1 DAY event. For an extra dose of community and support, Austin-area women will be gathering at the Austin offices of WP Engine located at the new Capital Factory Startup Accelerator to work through the steps together, and access the knowledge of local web experts.

*WP Engine will also have their awesome support team on hand for the event to answer any questions that may come up along the way.

Bonus: As You Wish photography will be giving headshots to participants. So, while you get your pretty face on your About page of the site, you can also update your LinkedIn profile!


10:30 am: Network and enjoy a brunch with fellow participants, and get your computer set up for the live-stream event.
11:00 am: WP Engine will project 1 K in 1 DAY’s live 90-minute webinar, guiding you through the process of getting started.
12:30 pm: Debrief from the day’s activities, and have your questions answered by local web experts. Based on interest from those attending, additional follow up workshops may be scheduled to explore additional topics in-depth.

Client Work: B2B Magazine blogger Kathy Mandelstein

Kathy was getting ready for her debut as a blogger for B2B Magazine and needed an updated headshot for the gig. We met her at her office so we could photograph against several backgrounds in her environment. For this use, we both liked series of her from the building lobby. Doesn’t she have the greatest smile? Oh, and she has a way with words, too: just check this out.

Kathy Mandelstein, blogger, B2B Magazine