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....


Featured Engagement Session~ Kade & Allie

You know you always have that one person you meet in life and they will always have that special place in your heart. I had met Allie a few years ago when she became the receptionist at the salon I was working for. It was not soon after that this young woman became my right hand person in so many ways. It was an honor for her to ask me to do her makeup for her engagments. As you can see it is not hard to make her inner beauty shine. Photography by Cathy Clayton.


Featured Bridal Session~Chalis

Chalis is a country girl at heart, but she makes one beautiful bride too!!I was so happy she had asked me to do her makeup for her wedding and bridal session. I had met Chalis through her sister in-law/coworker and it has been such an honor to share my artistry with this amazing and fun family.  Her  bridal session was photographed on her family property. Her brooch bouquet was made from brooch's that guests and family gave to her at her bridal shower and her necklace was made from her Grandmothers jewelry. I loved everything about this session/brides look it truly exemplifies what a genuine cowgirl she truly is. Her wedding was unbelievable and I cant wait to post pictures from that. Until now enjoy these wonderful images from Tonya Peterson at Tonya Peterson Photography and check out more of her beautiful work at Hair by Hillary Smedley