About this pro
For over 30 years I’ve worked all over the country as a key makeup artist for Television, Video, Film, Print, and Events of every kind. I work with clients of all ages, and I have extensive experience with all skin tones and ethnicities. My signature style is a polished “clean beauty” look that can be natural or glamorous, depending upon your preference, which brings out the individual beauty in every woman. And my special techniques in highlighting, contouring and precise blending will make you look far more photogenic than ever before! I come to your location on the special day to service your entire group and give each of them individual attention. For weddings, prior consultations with a trial run application at my studio are recommended, so we can work out exactly the look you have in mind. I’ll design a personalized look for you and your party that coordinates beautifully with your event colors and theme. It's a great joy for me to bring out the unique beauty of a bride on her wedding day, and make her entire group look amazing. I use professional quality products and sanitary tools for a great result that lasts all day. I also love to work with actors, models and members of the news media to help them create a strong signature look that shows them off to best advantage.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My work is high-end in look but my pricing is very reasonable for the mid-Atlantic area. I try to keep my fees reasonable so the average bride can afford a seasoned pro to make her look gorgeous on her special day. I am also able to take credit cards on location for my clients' convenience. Pricing for weddings and events is determined by the number of people and the distance to be traveled, as well as any special extras desired (see price list for events in photos section). Pricing for professional production work (for TV, video, film, fashion & editorial print work) is priced by the full or half day. Headshots and photo sessions for model/actor/news media is priced by the number of looks desired. PLEASE NOTE that I DO NOT do hair for weddings -- only for production work for photo and video shoots. Wedding hairstyling is a specialty in itself, and too much for one person to do on a bridal party along with makeup.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to have a phone conversation with the bride initially to learn what she is interested in, and find out about any special issues such as sensitivities or skin problems. Then we schedule a consultation and trial run appointment at my studio where we can spend time working out the exact look she has in mind. I record all the colors and details of her makeup look, and make notes of any new products or colors I need to obtain for her. The bride is welcome to bring her mother, sister, maid of honor or a friend to the trial run session to lend another opinion and share the fun!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I began as an artist, drawing and painting since childhood. In college, I studied graphic design and illustration at CCBC and MICA in Baltimore. I worked in advertising and marketing for a number of years, and then got my training in makeup artistry with the Von Lee School of Aesthetics. Since then, I have taken numerous additional training classes in all types of specific makeup techniques, such as: highlighting and contouring, glamour, bridal beauty, complexion work, corrective work, period looks and color theory.