I had such a memorable shoot with Katrina of Kayla Jannika Photography for this Soft Natural Makeup look. It was pouring down rain and we got to the location way out in Greenwater only to find that the bag with the outfits and the lovely floral crowns for the shoot had been forgotten back at home. Cue moment of panic.

Luckly, I was able to think fast on my feet. I made a crown out of various grasses and greenery around by the river. Both Katrina and I couldn’t believe how cool it turned out! Our model, Kristina, was very soaked and kind of freezing, standing in freezing water and slippery rocks, but you wouldn’t know from these gorgeous pictures. I think she looks like a wild river princess, and I love how her look turned out.

For Kristina’s Natural Makeup look I focused on doe-eyes with a soft brown and full lashes, and soft pink cheeks and lips.

We had a fun time, and I’m definitely looking forward to working with Katrina again sometime soon.


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I had the pleasure of doing a Pastel Wedding Makeup look for a shoot at Mountain View Manor in Enumclaw, WA. The location was beautiful, it was a pretty summer day… and the pictures are gorgeous. There were several photographers at this shoot, but my favorite images came from Sarah Anne Photography.

My focus with Melanie was a soft Pastel Wedding Makeup look with luscious skin with just the right amount of dewiness, and oh-so-fabulous lashes. I wanted her hair to be soft and romantic, but off her neck to keep her cool in the summer heat. It’s also the perfect shape for a beautiful floral crown, which was added on later in the shoot.

A big thank-you to Rebecca from Rebecca Anne Photography for putting together the shoot and inviting me on. It was a pleasure working with you all, and I hope to do so again soon!

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Producer & Design: Rebecca Anne Photography
Venue: Mountain View Manor
Dress: Briana by Sarah Janks from The Dress Theory
Flowers: From The Ground Up Floral
Rustic Rentals: The Meaningful Details
Rentals: American Party Place
Hair & Make Up: Wink and a Smile Make Up
Cake: Sugar Daze Bakery
Invitations: 4 Love Polka Dots
Catering: The Upper Crust Catering
Chalk board design: Chalk Artistry & Design 
Models: Melanie & Blake

I’m a little bummed that I only got a few pictures from this summer styled wedding shoot. It was a little rushed and the venue, JM Cellars, needed us out really fast so they could hold an event. The few pictures I received of our gorgeous model, Aakanksha, turned out fabulously. I love this summer wedding makeup look, I can’t wait to shoot with her again and get even more shots of her pretty face.

Model: Aakanksha Gavalli
Photography: Studio Love and Light
Beautiful Gown by: Dream Dresses by P.N.M.

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I got a Facebook message from a photographer asking if I was available for a vintage 1920’s styled wedding shoot the next day, as her makeup artist was very ill and she needed a backup. I’m always super excited to do vintage wedding makeup. It provides a nice challenge with a little bit of research needed and I’ve always loved the little ways the different decades are differentiated and how adding one or two elements can take an otherwise modern look back to the past. The photographer sent me some reference images for the makeup and I brushed up on my pin curl techniques the night before, I made a few calls and squeezed my schedule around, packed up my kit (with lots of bobby pins!) and drove up to Queen Anne in Seattle the next morning for the shoot.

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The Wedding Vendors

I’m super stoked to have met Irene at ijphoto.net, as she’s recently become one of my favorite local wedding photographers to work with. Aren’t these photos gorgeous! The shoot took place at The Clubhouse of Queen Anne, with the amazing design of the wedding done by the amazing Celise of Celise Callahan Event & Wedding Design. The beautiful antique elements were supplied by Vintage Ambience and the gorgeous, gorgeous floral design was by Julia’s Floral. Sarah and David Eno were the wonderful models, and the beautiful dress Sarah is wearing was provided by Cicada Bridal.

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You never know when something good is going to fall into your lap! I’m so glad it worked out for me to be a part of this shoot with these amazing vendors. I had a great time before I had to run back down to Bonney Lake for my other appointments. The pictures turned out gorgeous and I got my vintage wedding makeup and hair fix for a while.

If you are looking for vendors for your wedding in Seattle, please check out the vendors from this shoot. They are all amazing, professional, super nice, super talented people who will make your event beautiful beyond belief. I highly recommend them all!


I had so much fun working again with my friends Staci and Priscilla. We got to shoot in this fabulous place called the Red Velvet Lounge in the Rendezvous, a cool old bar and restaurant (with a very cool old time theater too!) in Belltown (the middle of Seattle). So much glitter and sparkles! The shoot yielded so many fabulous pictures, and I’ve narrowed it down to 20 or so that I just LOVE. Tell me which ones are your favorites in the comments below, or by sharing them on Pinterest!

(Side note: I luuurrrrve Pinterest!)

As you might know, I love doing vintage hair and makeup, so this shoot was right up my alley. I loved how the photos had this dramatic lighting/vintage magazine feel. I edited them in Photoshop to enhance that feeling even more. I’m super happy with how they turned out.

Merry Christmas Everyone! And a Happy New Year to you all!!!


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