jaime + adam.

Jaime has known my wife since their church camp days in elementary school. We are all often reminded by the random outbursts of church songs. 

I met Jaime my first holiday season with Bianca. From all the stories, I was very excited to meet this gal and she certainly lived up to the hype. 

No joke, my face hurts from laughing so much with every visit. 

Maybe a year later, we heard about this Adam guy. They appeared to really enjoy one another, and what more could you want for your friend? We were excited to meet this guy.

Halloween 2015, Las Vegas. We met Adam. 

Remember my face hurting from Jaime? Yea, now add my abs to the list too! They are cut from the same cloth.

Jaime and Adam truly make a dynamic pair! They are tailor made for one another. Which was confirmed by Adam's friends upon meeting them at their joint bachelor/bachelorette weekend. Again, hurting cheeks and abs before the weekend was over. 

When the two got in engaged during a vacation in Italy, we were overjoyed. And I even more so when she asked me to do her bridal makeup! 

It was such a special day and I really pampered her. From a cleansing facial massage to hydrating sheet mask, I gave Jaime the full luxury experience. She was a glowing bride and I felt honored to be with her on her special day. 

The day was beautiful, but what's even more so is their growing love for one another and now with their dog, Gordo. I feel honored to call this couple my dear friends.

nina + eric.

At the start of my makeup career, I was working with a photographer once or twice a month. Our models were our friends. The first time Nina was sent to my house, we hit it off immediately. She was an absolute sweetheart and quite hilarious. We worked together several times and kept in touch through social media. 

Nina was also the one to refer my first solo bride, Sarah, and again referred another bride a year later. 

Nina has seen my business grow from a small sprout to the blooming flower it is now. 

When she asked me to be her bridal artist I was so touched and over the moon excited. I knew we would have a blast together. 

And of course we did!

The trial was fun, and I created a look Nina liked. But I don't do just "like", I do LOVE! I knew I had to make some changes. And, boy, did I hit the nail on the head! 

Using the same color palette agreed on at our trial, I simply added drama with the eyeliner. She was over the moon with the completed look, which is the biggest compliment that I can get! 

What was even more touching, and often my favorite part of a wedding, was seeing Nina with her best gals. Especially on this day. Nina had gone through some hardship leading up to the wedding, including a trip to the ER that week. Her friends truly rallied around her in the most beautiful way. And to hear how her man was such a support brought tear to my eyes. 

I left Nina's bridal suite with a full heart that day.