Charlotte HAMU

Wildflower Photography Senior Shoot

In January, I was contacted by the talented, and super sweet, Hailey Kemper, of Wildflower Photography. And what do you was another senior photo session. I seriously think these are becoming a "thing" for me and I am totally OK with that! SO we get to planning and have everything squared away for this creative shoot. We are going to set up outside, in a field, orchids in bloom, all whimsical ( I hope I painted the picture for you), and BAM! Mother nature messes us up, not once, but TWICE! I mean seriously!!! So Hailey, being her creative self, comes in with the ultimate save and plans this industrial, editorial and fun shoot...Indoors! Fast forward to April and this shoot finally took place at The Laboratory Mill in Linconlton, NC.

Since we changed the venue...we had to change the makeup. What was once going to be light, bright and clean, was now edgy and dark. I enjoyed experimenting with some color and textures on the eyes for this shoot. Since the majority of my clients are brides, it was fun to do something different. I used a combination of creams and powders to create dimension on the face. I loved the willingness of the models to go with any ideas I had for their look. They really embraced the creativity. Hailey did an amazing job of editing this shoot and using lighting to create such magic in these pictures. If you are looking for an amazing photographer who can  in any space...Hailey is your girl! 

Clothing provided by : The Cheeky Bean

Hair Styling: Jody Fallows 

Furniture: Carolina Charm Rentals





Nikki and Sean's Garden Wedding

Being a wedding makeup artist has so many perks...The excitement, the dresses, the bridesmaids,  the joy of making a woman feel her best on her big day. All the feels and happiness from loved is such a special feeling that I enjoy more than I can probably express adequately through words...

But the greatest perk of all is to share those feelings with  family. To be the Bride's makeup artist, friend, bridesmaid,and now sister, all in one day....well that's just perfection!

I have known Nikki for many years, as she has been an important person in my brother Sean's life since college. It has been a wonderful experience to watch them grow in friendship love, faith and now marriage. Despite the events happening around Charlotte the weekend of their wedding, September 24, 2016 was a beautiful day. We had a fantastic suite overlooking Uptown Charlotte at Center City Marriott to get ready and have fun before the ceremony.

The ceremony and reception were held at the McGill Rose Garden in NoDa. The venue was beautifully decorated with custom vintage pieces, well placed lighting and just the right amount of charm for a garden wedding. The bride and groom shared personalized vows under a clear blue sky. We danced the night away with friends and family.

For Nikki's beauty- we went with a soft look to compliment her stunning blue eyes. Her hair was elegant and really complimented her dress. During her trial we decided that airbrushed makeup was the best option since her wedding would be outside in a humid climate. 

Hair stylist was Lizzy Barrett of Ups and Dos

Photographer: Jennifer Steele of J-Lynn Photography out of Greensboro, NC

Venue: McGill Rose Garden 

Wishing my brother and sister a lifetime of love and happiness <3