Thursday, November 17, 2011

A passion for fashion

A lot of women consider themself to be a slave to fashion. This was certainly the case for bride, Genevieve, who works in the industry. It can be a little intimidating to do someone's makeup who has such a specific idea and knows their stuff with all things magazine worthy. (I mean, her soon-to-be husband bought her a Burberry trench as a wedding gift!) But Genevieve immediately put me at ease. She said her favorite stores were H&M and Forever 21. (Mine are TJ Maxx and Target FYI). And I forgot that I was dealing with such a gorgeous stylish person and just felt like we were friends working together to create her vision. She was all about matte, matte, matte. Typically I am all about glow, glow, glow. I gave her what she wanted and it actually ended up being one of my favorite bridal looks I created this year. It's good to step out of your go-to and stretch your vision of "bridal". She showed me a SUPER smokey look on Blake Lively (major runway look), but said "I'm afraid of eyeliner". That, my friends, is what I get paid to do: Strike a fine line between what you show me, what you say, what my abilities are and what you will end up loving. A little tweak here, a little tweak there (she did end up with eyeliner, but very soft)....and voila: A subtle smokey matte look with major lashes. Love the photos. And I completely identify with the bridesmaid who has has eyes closed. Haven't we all been THAT girl? :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Engagement session perfection

Picture the Love referred an awesome client, Amanda and here's a glimpse of a shot from her engagement session last week. Stunning!

Theatre or Theater?

As a Theatre (er?) graduate it was fun to revisit Kenyon college yesterday and work with some Seniors who were getting their headshots done. Thanks to Braden Moran and his great photography both of these actors will be getting better roles in their future acting endeavors!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Referrals are my favorite!

I love getting to work with people more than once, which is another reason why I absolutely adore referrals! These pics are from a wedding last weekend featuring a bridesmaid who booked me last year for her friend's wedding. This time around she's the bride and the client from last year is a bridesmaid. Not only do I get to work on the same face again, but I feel as though I'm "in the family" in a way, getting to experience both days with them. It's pretty cool. For some reason, the pics of the bride didn't turn out so well due to lighting, but I got some shots of the bridesmaids, including the bride from last year (with the super pastel skintone). One of the girls had a funky personal style and I wanted to bring that out (with the bride's full approval, naturally) and she let me do greens and golds. For the other girls I focused on making the eyes pop with natural tones. Pretty!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Granville is so cute!

The last 2 weekends I've been out in Granville, OH for wedding parties and it is such a quintessential small town. So adorable! This past week was at the Byrn du Mansion for Sarah M's wedding. She had such great taste and I absolutely loved all the girls' dresses, the decor and whole vibe. Sarah's a doll and we had a great time! Thanks to Julian Allen Photography for sending me some pics so quickly, too!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Picture the Open House Love

Thank you SO much to Picture the Love for coming to our Open House a few weeks ago and taking these photos!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Now THAT'S a trial!

Yesterday I had a bridal trial with Chelsea, who is an avid horseback rider and cares for/bathes and grooms horses. She told me that after the trial, she would be putting the makeup to the ultimate test when she went to bathe and ride her 2 horses in a heat advisory! I was so excited that I told her to take lots of pictures. I was hoping it would hold up well, but didn't know for sure with that type of activity.

The results were fantastic. Behold, the progression of photos of Chelsea throughout the day as she rode, bathed, brushed 2 horses over the period of 6 hours in 95 degree weather. Amazing!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pro shot of bride Casey and More from Summertime Shoot

I had to share these pics that just came to me. There were pics of Casey (bride) loaded to my blog right after her wedding because she looked so pretty, but this pic came from the actual wedding photog and not my little cheapie camera.

Then a few more pics were edited from photographer Allyson Keenan on a shoot with model Bre. These show a few more looks we captured- enjoy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Open House was a success

Last Friday, we here at State of Face had a great turnout for the first ever Open House. After this one, we are all jazzed to partner with our vendor buddies for another one in the depths of winter.
A BIGGGGG shout out to the following vendors for making this possible:
-Picture the Love for taking photos throughout the evening (pics to come!)
-Jessica from Lavish Spa and Salon for giving facial treatments
-Jennifer King from Salon Lofts for doing hair styling
-Carrie's Cake boutique for sweetening up the evening
-Ashley Miller with Sweet William Floral Design for bringing beautiful arrangements
-Lea Gray for hanging one of her origami lanterns (she's in the pic below, makeup done by me and wearing an origami dress!)
-And I cannot forget the awesome interns that busted out the last couple of weeks to make it a success!! Thank you to Kelsie, Jillian, Nicole and Marlowe.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summertime photo shoot

This was a collaboration from a couple of weeks ago with model Bre and photographer Allyson Keenan.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New record

Dr. Jessica's wedding was THE largest party (by 3 people) I've pulled off solo or otherwise. I knocked out 14 faces (though, to be fair 2 of them were 11 and 13 years old) in under 5 hours. I sort of can't believe the whirlwind came together so beautifully. Jessica was a beautiful bride and so relaxed and happy. I had a wonderful time working with Jess and her girls- best of luck Dr. G! The middle pic is right after she attempted to put on her shoes, but her girls realized that after walking around the hotel barefoot- they weren't exactly looking wedding ready. She kept a good sense of humor about it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Doctor, Doctor

Sometimes I get the pleasure of working with brides who are not only accomplished, but also humble. A recent bride, Cherie, was just that. She is an ENT doctor and her only bridesmaid was an OB/GYN. Such a pleasant and easy-going day. Also, the photographer, Christy Gibson is always a pleasure. She already posted a few pictures and I wanted to share.

Tattoo, you say?

Now you see it!
Now you don't!
This is a recent tattoo that I covered. I had the pleasure of sitting in on a class given by Kett Cosmetics on covering tattoos with their airbrush makeup a couple of weeks ago in NYC. It was so fortunate since those are the foundations that I love. It's not always going to look invisible, but it will not read to wedding guests and in pictures.
I provide this service starting at $40 per area.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011 brings lots of new brides

I've been so focused on booking, trials and early season weddings that I have not updated in a long time. These pictures are only a few of the many girls who I've worked with lately. Wish I always remembered to take pictures!