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I am a full time makeup artist in Greenville SC. I label myself first as a makeup artist but am also proficient at styling hair. I've been studying and doing makeup professionally for the past 12 years. I resided in Los Angeles for quite some time working in the Fashion and Entertainment industry but also have work and credits in other areas of the country (most notably Chicago and New York). I moved to the Upstate of South Carolina after starting a family with my husband. I work all over the upstate of SC (including Greenville, Greer, Spartanburg, Anderson, Gaffney, etc) but am willing to travel with expenses paid. Please contact me for those rates.
I have extensive experience in lots of different makeup mediums. I frequently use airbrush for foundation, but do use traditional foundation as well. I have worked with all ethnicities and am well equipped for it in my kit.
Having worked in the entertainment and modeling industry, I am able to help in many aspects in a photo shoot. I can help guide models with posing, body postion and overall comfort in front of the camera. I can help with wardrobe styling if necessary. I excel in being able to change a models look within a shooting session, so you can get various shots and concepts from 1 shoot. I also am developing my photography portfolio! You can find my photography portfolio here on MM at #1946569.
I am OF COURSE still available for bookings as a makeup artist only! Thats the first passion! So photogs, please dont feel that because I am learning the camera that I don't want calls from you too!
Open to all areas of makeup artistry! I love weddings! I love making a bride's day perfect! I can also style hair and am very adept at doing the entire bridal party. I travel to you, so less stress on you for your wedding day!
I have worked all ends of this field from politics to well, you name it! I love love love everything to do with makeup! I love to have FUN! I am bouncy, smiley and just a tad hyper when i've drank too many latte's but still professional of course.
At this time I am not accepting any shoot where I am working for free. Please remember the cost of makeup (i use high end cosmetics, airbrush and top quality hair products, and these are not cheap). I know that everyone has costs in this industry (the photographer's camera and lighting equipment, model's wardrobe, etc) And everyone has talent they are donating. The difference for me is that I am using up product that I will not get back. I AM willing to work on a test shoot with a set creative concept for a very minor kit fee to cover product costs when all the ingredients (concept, model, photographer) are in my interest. Thank you for your understanding on this! If I contact you about a creative shoot idea, and i am more or less the creative director of the shoot, of course then i am paying myself!
You will definitely perk my interest when the shoot has a guarantee tear sheet or is for a magazine submission.
CURRENT CASTING CALLS:
Jewelry Ad Shoot: I am organizing a couple shoots for a Jewelry Designer. The pictures are for her promotional use (as well as the models, etc). This is not being backed by a production company and there is no money being made off of the photos, so this is a TF shoot, however the model WILL get all of the finished photos for her personal and promotional use. Please feel free to contact me if interested.
Ongoing Casting: As previously mentioned, I have taken up the camera and am building up my portfolio. In these photos I am doing the photography and the makeup/hair styling. I am looking for models for this, though I will be casting for the ideas I already have in mind. Shoot days and times will most often be weekday mornings or sundays, other times are negotiable.
This is a test/trade shoot. I am NOT asking for a kit fee for this. If you are interested in modeling, please contact me!
Current Shoots Ideas: Bollywood, 1920's, 1940's, 1950's, classy boudoir, avant garde makeup ideas are always abounding in my head
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