I am a licensed esthetician and freelance makeup artist in Hood River, Oregon. I serve the Columbia River Gorge region, one of the most beautiful places on earth, where so many people come to get married and make merry.
I have been an artist and beauty nerd for my whole life. My first career as a graphic artist and marketing director honed my eye for visual aesthetics and color theory, while beauty and wellness have been my passions for as long as I can remember. For more than 15 years I have researched and road tested the diverse range of green skin care and makeup brands to find the highest quality and highest performing products.
In addition to esthetics and artistry, I was trained in western herbalism at the New York Open Center, studied vegan and vegetarian nutrition at the Natural Gourmet Institute, and obtained a certificate in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. When you work with me, you are working with an artist who brings a whole-person approach to beauty.
As a makeup artist, I choose products, color palettes, and application techniques that enhance beauty without compromising your health or the environment. I am deeply inspired by artists like Katey Denno who are committed to promoting the use of ecoluxe brands that are cruelty-free and free from the vast array of questionable ingredients lurking in personal care products.
Some of the nontoxic, cruelty-free brands I use:
...and many others. I select the best products for the purpose.
I will collaborate with you to find a look that will enhance your radiance, make you feel beautiful, and hold up throughout the long and extensively-photographed day of your wedding. When you look back on your photos, my goal is for you to see the most joyful and beautiful version of yourself.
Sensitive, allergic, vegan or gluten-free? I can work with you to accommodate special product requests.
Of special note: I welcome all races, nationalities, and gender identities. If you have a face that you want to be painted beautifully, then I am here for you.