Sharing the Joy....

Many people ask me if I like being a makeup/hair artist. Normally I answer back with a quick "yes", but truthfully that doesn't really cover the half of it. I don't "like" my job, I LOVE IT! Why?...well if you were in my shoes you would know exactly what I meant.
Even though I'm a makeup/hair artist, I wear a variety of other hats in my life as a mother, daughter, sister, wife, artist, teacher, beauty expert and a business woman. All of these elements add a lot of flavor to the mix, so I just thought to myself "you've logged a lot of hours on this interesting journey of yours, so you might as well share the ride". So I am! That will be the only way for you to understand what I love about my profession and why I love living in the moment....



Kynzie my first winter bride! And, what a beautiful bride she is. When I asked Kynzie what the theme of her wedding would be, she said 'chic, romantic elegance' and did she ever look so elegant! This photo session is her bridals/formals. She looks stunning and with the winter landscape it really makes it look that more romantic.
I always love getting the opportunity to work with so many beautiful brides and new photographers. It really does allow a collaboration of talent, emphasizing the art in all individuals that results in true beauty that is cherished for a lifetime.
Photography by Ashley Mae www.ashleymaephotography
Airbrush Makeup; Me
Hair by Kynzie's personal stylist



Print work for Golds Gym MMA products. He is always one of my favorite models :).



These images are for box art for some Golds Gym light weight products.


These photos are from an Icon shoot for this new equipment called RIP 60. The images will be for the DVD covers.



I can’t say enough about Carrie Purser and her amazing talents! This past July was one of the biggest days of my life… wedding of course! Luckily I was introduced to Carrie, and she was able to make my day magical! After our consultation, I knew she was the one. I had no worries after that, and had complete confidence in her. When I went for my trial, I didn’t really have any hair ideas in mind. My hair is long and extremely thick. Most of the time it is unmanageable and thrown into a ponytail. My only suggestion was that I wanted it all up, but I didn’t want it to look like a big “blob” on my head. She was able to create an impressive “up-do”. Not only that, she was able to re-create it 3 other times: our wedding photo session, our wedding day, and our reception in Idaho. Carrie is also an amazing make-up artist. She is a perfectionist, and it shows in her make-up. I can’t even remember all the compliments I got on how beautiful I looked. I am reminded of this each and every time I look at a wedding photo. I owe it all to Carrie! Carrie is so fun to be around, and she is truly concerned about her brides. Not only did I get to spend time with here on my wedding day, but she also traveled with us to California for our photo shoots and our Idaho reception. I would recommend Carrie to any bride. It is your day to shine, and Carrie can make it happen! Thanks Carrie!!!

Jocelyn Taylor Hamilton


Kelsi and Chris, what a fun couple! The energy between these two is very contagious, they could not have been more fun to be around. Their theme was 'Fiesta' and did they ever pull it off with great food and flare of a real Mexican fiesta. Photography by http://www.momentsbykellee/



This wedding turned out to be most amazing, and one could have predicted that when it came to a Hamilton event. I cannot be more honored that Jocelyn and Justin had chose me to be their personal artist for the biggest day of their life together. With destination pictures in California, wedding day and out of state wedding reception this union together for the two of them could not have turned out more beautiful. Jocelyn was a gem to work with and she was one of my most beautiful brides to work with. Her inner beauty is something special. Jocelyn had a beautiful dress with a very unique hat created personally for her. I loved the hat! For her reception we took the flowers and wrapped them all the way around from one side to the back, loved it. Thank you Jocelyn and Justin for allowing me to share this special moment with you. Photography by Kellee Smith~ Flowers by Andi Saxton



I had the opportunity to be the makeup artist for this bride for her wedding day. In being hired last minute for wedding day makeup, it gave me the opportunity to have an example of the differences in makeup. The first picture is a DIY (do it yourself application), the second photo, traditional salon makeup application. The last picture is my Airbrush makeup application. Click on each photo so you can see the differences. If you are interested in knowing more about Airbrush Makeup, email me. Airbrush Makeup does make a difference!



As a professional photographer, I am always looking for the best vendors in our business. I was referred to Carrie by another hair stylist and have since referred her to all of my brides for their wedding day. Then I thought I wanted to look great for my family pictures and got the air-brushed make-up and she also styled my hair. I was SO pleased with how it looked natural, felt like I had no make-up on and really looked so fabulous. I didn't want to wash it off that night! Carrie is not only an amazing hair/make-up artist, but is so sweet and really dedicated to making you look your best. I will start referring her to ALL my clients for whatever pictures they are doing because it really makes such a huge difference in the pictures and how you feel about yourself while taking them! I don't like being in front of the camera, but that day I didn't mind! Thanks Carrie

Terra Cooper
Magnifque Photography
(Family pictures are an example of before and after my services)