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Planning a Destination Wedding

Destination weddings have become increasingly more common. With a touch of added romance, zesty adventure and of course the sultry GETAWAY, a destination wedding can be just that little special touch you're looking for. Planning and organizing a wedding in another city, state or country can be overwhelming and downright nerve-wracking. Trusting wedding professionals is scary enough, but depending on those not within reach can be quite intimidating.  As quoted from in their Destination Wedding Basics: Top 13 Destination Wedding Tips, the Knot highly suggests  to "Bring pros you trust from home to handle critical aspects such as the wedding photography, hair and makeup, and design (lighting, flowers)." There are so many things that can go wrong; no-show vendors, inferior skills, misunderstandings due to a language barrier, makeup artists not familiar with your skin type, strange and unregulated cosmetic products, and of course, fear of the unk

Upcoming production - GUIDE

Next weekend I will be working on a new film entitled, Guide.  " Guide " is an upcoming short film about Susan, a trainer of guide dogs; and her search for love. Directed by Armand Petri from a script by Art Arutyunyan .  Share the Facebook page for GUIDE - Although these actors are adorable, I don't think they require any makeup! Dempsey from Animal Actors of Hollywood  and Cooper, whose on-screen credits include 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua Too' I will however be on set for makeup for the following actors: Rachel Wolf, Daniel Button, Hailey Chown, Garrett Longley, Alexandra Stocks, Armand Petri and Carrie Preston

Planning Your Wedding

I am sure you realize your wedding isn't a dress rehearsal and there is no do-over, but take it from someone who has seen her fair share of weddings, there are just some things you want to be sure you've got down pat because you won't have a second chance to get it right. Consider your wedding to be comparable to the workings of a feature film. You've got the Leading Lady role and your groom is up for Best Supporting Actor. Your Cast of Characters encompasses your bridal party and immediate family members and don't forget the Background Actors, your guests. To create a blockbuster hit, you'll need a Full Crew; including but not limited to: Director and Assistant Director (wedding planner, banquet manager, officiant) Technical Crew (photographer, videographer) Production Support (accommodations, food) Location Selection (venue, church) Soundtrack (music selection, DJ, band) Hair and Makeup Team Special Effects (lighting, decor, details)

On the set of Ganymede Pan

Alan J. Levi and Sondra Currie Eric Larsen, David P. Johnson, Jason Sims-Prewitt Steve Schroeder, Guerin Piercy Sondra Currie, Matt Doherty, Jess Allen Matt Doherty and George Benedict Jessica Duffy and Sondra Currie Loni Anderson and Stephanie Mazzeo Matt Doherty and Stephanie Mazzeo Dirk Benedict and Stephanie Mazzeo

Your Makeup Services Cost How Much?!?!

Are you completely in shock by the price quotes you are receiving from makeup artists for your wedding day? It can be extremely confusing, overly bewildering and downright baffling. Let’s be real, it’s just makeup… If you’ve never had to inquire about having your makeup professionally done, you may find these makeup prices to be a bit over the top. By now you are probably thinking this makeup artist has got to be from another planet and you are bound and determined to find someone with lower pricing. Perhaps you are on a super strict wedding budget and you just can’t imagine why any bride would want to drop that much dough on making herself look gorgeous for her wedding. It’s just one day after all…nothing super special, right? If this is you, then stop reading….But, if you are the bride that wants to know why it’s going to cost a pretty penny to be flawlessly perfect, then please, read on…. Let’s begin by diving into the nitty-gritty world of makeup artistry for brides. When contac

A day in the life of a makeup artist...

So far, 2014 has been a very busy year. I started off the New Year by relocating to Los Angeles, CA. Don't worry, I still have my makeup studio in Florida and will continue working in both CA and FL. I guess you could say I'm bi-coastal! Shortly after arriving in L.A., I hit the ground running with makeup jobs. Here's an update on some of my latest projects to date: Key Makeup Artist on the film " Babysitter 9.0 " written by  Art Arutyunyan  and directed by  Armand Petri . Special Effects Makeup Artist on the "Febreze Commercial Parody". Concept by Matthew Brown . Makeup Artist for the last two days of filming on the film " Monkeys " written by Clark Schaefer  and directed by  Christopher Soren Kelly . Special Effects / Key Makeup Artist on the short film " Passing It On "  written and directed by  Cameron Mitchell  and  Mari-Liis Userdnov . Key Makeup Artist on the TV series " Tujunga Horror Story " Episode 1 writte

Make Up for the DIY (Do It Yourself) Bride

If you're a "Do It Yourself" kind of girl, I may venture to guess that your wedding is no exception. Whether for financial reasons or just the hesitation of letting go, you may decide to take wedding day beauty into your own hands. Here is where I can help. Let me give you a few insights into creating a picture perfect bridal photo. There's nothing wrong with doing it yourself, if you're well-informed and excellent at applying your own makeup. I've been doing makeup for well over 20 years and even still I would never attempt to do my own makeup for my wedding day. But to those who are more adventurous, I will provide you with a few important tips. Flawless makeup begins with flawless skin. Get routine facials, wear sunscreen, avoid harmful tanning, drink lots of water, watch what you eat and take care of your skin. We can always make our skin darker with bronzers and spray-on tans but once you damage your skin with UV rays, there's no way in reversi

The Legacy

Hidden Key Production presents The Legacy - A Web Series with a realistic take on Vampires in the modern world, unlike anything you have seen before.

Babysitter 9.0

"In an idyllic and hedonistic future society where artificial intelligence beings perform most jobs, a lonely boy and his little brother await for the arrival of their brand new nanny. - Babysitter 9.0 " I just finished working on this fun film with Director, Armand Petri . Written by  Art Arutyunyan  and starring  Catherine Canillas . Filmed a The Ranch in Tujunga, CA.