beautiful bride with smoky plum eyeshadowLook naturally gorgeous all day, in person AND on camera

Your face will be in the spotlight on your wedding day, and looking your best - but still like yourself - will help you radiate confidence, poise, and personality. In the age of high-definition photography and video, achieving a camera-ready look requires professional makeup that is lightweight, flawlessly blended, and perfectly tailored to your unique features and style. With the proper products and application techniques, your face will stay fresh and smooth all day (and night) so you can relax and enjoy yourself – without constant touch-ups!

I am an award-winning, nationally published makeup artist trained in the art of high-definition airbrush makeup who is dedicated to helping everyday women (and men!) put their best faces forward for weddings, special events, & photography. Based in Western Massachusetts, I work on-location in Northampton, the Berkshires, Springfield, Boston, Hartford CT, Newport RI, Brattleboro VT, Manchester NH, and beyond. I also offer makeup lessons for those who wish to take their look to the next level!

As a professional artist with a flourishing media makeup career, I bring an editorial eye to every job that I do, and I don’t fall back on a cookie-cutter look that doesn’t suit the face (or the personality) that I’m working with. I work very collaboratively with clients to help them look and feel amazing from every angle and in every medium.

If you would like to look like the best version of your beautiful self, make the most of your investment in photography and video, and be able to relax and enjoy your wedding day (without having to worry about your makeup), contact me to inquire about your date.










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Liz-Pat-Wedding240Liz’s Wedding at The Red Barn in Amherst MA

OK everyone, here’s the wedding that succeeded in making me momentarily jealous… of myself! I loved working with Liz and her group – everyone was fabulous and fun. I knew I’d want to track down her wedding photos afterward because they were sure to be beautiful.

But her wedding took place on September 4th, and I subsequently got caught up in a very busy Autumn and so, when Love & Perry posted their blog entry of Liz & Pat’s wedding on Facebook shortly after their big day, my brain didn’t immediately make the connection. All I knew was this bride looked GORGEOUS and I was super envious of whoever did her makeup. Ha!

shannon-grant-photography_62Pre-Raphaelite Beauty with Photographer Shannon Grant

When Shannon showed me a photo of our model Lindsey, I instantly imagined her with loose wavy hair and flushed skin but mostly bare eyes (super-soft sculpting, “invisible” eyeliner and the lightest coat of mascara possible – plus plenty of highlighting to keep things dewy).

Lindsey couldn’t have been more perfectly cast in the role of Lady Lilith, and the three of us had a blast dressing her up and adorning her with flowers!

LE web8281Anatomy of a Bridal Makeup

If you’re new to makeup, or just fascinated by its transformative capabilities, you’ll love this series of behind-the-scenes pictures taken at one of my recent weddings which illustrates the process beautifully, start to finish. (It’s rare that a wedding photographer shoots the entire makeup sequence so I just had to share the results!) Here’s what I did for Lauren, step by step.