I like to make up, not make over. Think red carpet beauty- timeless looks that are clean, chic, and classic. I love to create beautiful looking skin, defined eyes, a pretty flush on the lip and cheek. You, at your very best.
I specialize in creating real beauty for real life, and connecting one on one with my clients to help them identify what will make them look and feel their best-in person, on camera, or for any day or occasion.
My makeup service is unique to each individual in my chair. My pro kit is carefully curated and stocked to accommodate any age, tone, type, and need. I start every makeup session with a thorough skin prep designed for your needs, and I create custom blended complexions for global tones. My goal is to create looks that are as flawless in person as they are in photos-with minimal products, that deliver maximum results.
If faux lashes or my airbrush are used to achieve your look, they are always included in my service at no additional cost to you.
If you follow me on social media, you'll know how obsessed I am with the cleanliness, organization, and beauty of my beloved pro kit. Only the best prestige and professional brands make the cut, and I definitely have my tried and true favorites that I've used for years to create the natural, long lasting beauty work you'll see in my portfolios.
Some brand names you may recognize in my makeup and hair kit- Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, MAC, NARS, Stila, Becca, Hourglass, Laura Mercier, Christian Dior, Davines, Oribe, R & Co, Bumble and Bumble, to name a few. I also use professional brands and products you may not have had as much access to like TEMPTU Pro Airbrush makeup, Kryolan, Viseart, Alcone New York, and Ben Nye.
Of course! This optional (yet highly recommend) service is available Tuesday-Thursday only by appointment in my Midtown Sacramento studio. Your bridal trial is the perfect opportunity for us to connect one on one to create your perfect bridal look. In the privacy of my studio, we'll consult about your vision, go over your options, and I'll create a look for you that we'll fine tune to perfection for your wedding day.
For best results, reserve your date while I have it available, and book your trial session 2-3 months before your wedding day. Most of my brides like to coordinate their trial session with their engagement photos, or a gown fitting.
Bridal Makeup & Hair Design Trial | $250
Makeup Only Trial | $125
I use both traditional and airbrush techniques in my work, and I often combine them to create my looks. An airbrush is a tool, not a product, so its superiority to traditional foundation is relative to the artist behind it! I personally think of my airbrush as any other important brush or tool in my kit, much like the way a photographer might use different lenses and tools to create and refine an image to achieve the desired result. My airbrush allows me to build coverage where needed with fine layers of product, so I usually reach for it for more hard-to-cover situations. I use a pro formula in mine that is long wearing, comfortable, and like every foundation I work with, it looks like skin, only better.
Vegan and cruelty free options are always available, by request.
I love a way a lash can enhance even the most natural makeup. I create custom temporary lash looks that are comfortable and natural looking, and they photograph beautifully. My lashes and design service are included with every makeup application.
I do! I love using faux hair, and in fact, many of the hair designs you'll see in my portfolio and social media platforms are created using hair extensions and pieces. I'm here to help you decide what will be best for your desired look.
Not at all! A lot of my brides have a strong relationship with their stylist like I do, and they hire me for their bridal makeup if their stylist is experienced with bridal styling.
You're more than welcome to meet my booking minimum with makeup services only.
Many couples are now doing a "first look", and/or the bulk of their photography before their ceremony, which results in the need to be ready several hours before. This service is especially beneficial for this scenario, as well as hot days, and longer events. Most of my brides meet my $875 booking minimum with my "Photo Shoot Experience", which is hair and makeup for just themselves, and three additional hours of touch ups and assistance during their photography.
Alternatively, you can meet my minimum with any combination of hair, makeup, and/or hourly touch up services. For example-makeup only for you ($250), plus 5 others ($125/each) will meet my minimum rate.
Trial run sessions are a separate optional weekday studio service, and do not apply to my weekend booking minimum.
I can personally accommodate up to 6 total hair or makeup services on my own. For example- you plus two for both hair and makeup.
If you'd like me to build a team for you, I require a $250 fee to vet and secure each additional artist required to accomplish your contracted services.
Most of my services require 45 minutes each, and I'll need 15 minutes to set up, and 15 minutes for finishing touches.
For an average party of 6 total services (3 women for hair and makeup) I personally need 5 hours from set up to finishing touches.
Should your venue not be available at the time we'll need to begin your contracted services, you'll need to secure an alternate location, or we can work in my studio, located in midtown, Sacramento.
Should you decide to transfer your services from point A to point B to accommodate your photography schedule, there is a $125 time, travel, and transfer fee per artist scheduled to come to your second location.
For brides that book my "Photo Shoot Experience", my fee to transfer to your second location is included.
Absolutely! I field at least one call a week from panicked brides and wedding planners that have "a friend that does makeup" that cancelled last minute (AKA: there was no contract).
My service is not secured and your date will not be held or reserved without a signed contract and date retainer of 50% of your contracted/scheduled hair and makeup services.
This ensures that you are my only commitment on your wedding day, and that I am absolutely going to be there.
My service includes up to an an hour of local roundtrip travel within Sacramento county.
My travel rate is $125 per each additional hour.
I'd love to discuss your bridal beauty vision, and the unique needs of your wedding day. If my service is a fit, and my esthetic is in line with yours, I'll send you my contract to save your date, and together we'll start your beauty planning process!