one of my favorite couples! more amazing work by McKenzie (grab the tissues)



Daniele is a beautiful girl who had a vision for her big day.  When I met her at her trial-run, she was anxious about how everything was going to come together and not sure about her makeup look.  After talking about her style and seeing a picture of her dress, we decided to go with a very natural look with pinkish hues.  Her skin tone was enhanced by using a neutral eye shadow and the look was up to date with soft, smoky contouring.  Pink lips and a custom blended foundation to match her skin perfectly completed the image she had in mind.

On her wedding day, I met Daniele at the W Hotel where they had a very large room for all the ladies to get ready.  I had the distinct pleasure of doing her mothers makeup (a non-makeup wearer) and could feel the joy as the room buzzed with girlish giggles.  Daniele was calm, confident and glowing as we went through the makeup application process.  I had the opportunity to see the bride once more as she opted for my touch-up service just after her ceremony.  It was a warm Texas day so I cleaned up her skin, gave her a little powder, re-applied her lipstick and even added slightly more dramatic touch to her eyes for the evening reception.

It is needless to say that I was blessed with having Daniele and her mother as my clients and I would be thrilled to be able to work with them again, anytime, anywhere.


A sneak peek video of my bride Daniele (a vision really) VideoHere

Thanks to McKenzie Miller for the video link.  Check out all of McKenzie’s work at


Here is a link to Daniele’s photo’s.  **Notice the makeup and how it stays “picture perfect” throughout the night.  Enjoy!

Photographer: Caroline Plus Ben


Austin Fashion Week!

Fashion Week is almost upon us once again and I am really happy to be a part of a Mash Up Team for the 3rd year!  Each team is made up of: a model, a clothing designer, a hair stylist, a makeup artist, a photographer and a jewelry designer (we had a stylist thrown into the mix as well).  Some groups have known each other and worked together before but some groups like The High Beams (that’s us), were thrown into the mix and picked randomly by the fashion week staff.


I am so proud of our group as we came together like true creatives and came up with this fun image and concept idea.  We shot this at a club in downtown Austin and used flashlights and smoke to create this tunnel effect.  The jewelry is all hand-made with gorgeous beads, dress was designed with an art deco feel and hair and makeup was glam and blown out but still shiny and playful.  We came together and feel proud of the image we submitted:


We would love your vote for the Best Mashup Team photo! VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT:)

The Austin Fashion Award Show will be held on August 18th and Golden Boots will be given to the winners of each category.  To be recognized in front of our peers and colleagues would be priceless.  It only takes two clicks from you (one vote per device) and we could be up there thanking YOU for your support in our acceptance speech!


Here’s the link: VOTE HERE    (vote before it closes August 10th!)

Here are some more photo’s from the shoot, enjoy!


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