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....



Cancun Mexico and over my birthday??? Why would one second guess the opportunity right? Well this bride wasn't just a bride who found me and hired me. This bride was a very special bride to me, this wedding was as close to experiencing my own daughter getting married. This bride is like my own daughter. I have known Amber since the day this beautiful girl was born and when the time came she announced she was getting married I was one huge ball of emotions, (even though we had a year to get ready, emotionally) it still never made it any easier. I could not have been more honored to have been with Amber on her special day in the way I was and it was not hard to capture the true beauty of Amber, but wow was she ever an incredibly beautiful bride! Her destination wedding was all she could have dreamed of and making her radiate the way she did was all I could have asked for. Amber was my signature bride and she will only be replaced when my own daughter begins that chapter of her life, but thankfully that is a long ways away. So until then I will continue to enjoy making all my future brides beautiful and capturing their beauty as they have never seen it. Thank you Amber and Josh for having me share such a special day with you two. Photography by Kellee Smith

The emotions really got to me here.


Meagan was my first 2011 bride. I was so surprised when she came to me with interests in my services for her upcoming wedding. Surprised only because it was hard for me to realize she had grown up. I knew Megan way back when, as her mother was my daughter's kindergarten teacher. So yes it was a surprise. But, what a beautiful bride Megan was going to be and she truly shined! She is a beautiful girl inside and out! Megan wanted romantic makeup with detail on her eyes. We kept her hair formal with a hint of softness in her updo. She found her prince charming and they made their fairytale wedding come true. Congratulations Megan and Taylor, and kudos to Taylor for being a real team player :)
Photography by Cascio



A few professional photos I purchased to preview my work.