Morgan and I flew out to Seattle WA a couple of weekends back for an audition to become educators for Davines Hair Color. We are so obsessed with this color line we wanted to represent and help others fall in love with it as much as we have.
We were in training during the day but at night we checked out Seattle. My best bud from beauty school just happens to own one of the hottest salons in Seattle (Source Salon in Ballard) so she was our tour guide for the weekend. It was such a blast. We stood at the top of the Space Needle, placed our gum on the gum wall, ate some amazing food, watch the sunset on Alki beach and got a private tour of Pikes Place.
Seattle is gorgeous! Reminds me of southern Cali with pine trees instead of palm trees. I would of never thought I had to wear a coat in the middle of June but disregarding the weather, this trip was such a blast.
As fate would have it, both Morgan and I got the job. We are so excited to be a part of Davines and look forward to our growth with them!

Shooting with Camilla Binks for Branches Floral Design - The pictures


Carissa - wedding

As mentioned previously, we had the chance to be a part of Carissa's wedding. She photographed extraordinarily in her bridals yet decided to do a different look for her wedding. I thought we were going to change up the whole thing but she actually just wanted her hair in a side pony instead of pulled back. I actually managed to get a before and after shot!
You can check out how her pro photos turned out here and here, as she had two AMAZING photogs follow her around like the paparazzi on her wedding day! (Jarvie digital and David Terry)

Donna and Aria Photography

A couple of weeks ago I posted on twitter that I had the opportunity to be a part of a really great maternity shoot.
I love all things couples but specially babies! Its not everyday I get to take part in something like this, so for me it was a real honor.
Donna called us to get her all dolled up for her shoot. During the trial she asked me to accompany her to her shoot to make sure everything went perfect. I was so excited. When I saw her get into the Utah Lake, I knew her photography was going to be amazing


Photographed by the talents of Aria Photography, take a look at the rest of her set here.
Donna has got to be the hottest mamma I've ever seen and one of the coolest people I've ever met! I thank her from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to take part in such an intimate moment in her life.
She's not finding out what she's having until baby arrives. I can't wait to hear what she ends up having.


CELEBRATE!! One of my best buddies is engaged!

Today I just want to share my joy for one of my best friends who just recently got engaged.
Dave, Lesley and I all used to hang out in HS. Last year, they reconnected and he swept her off her feet and well... you can figure out what happened next.

Lesley and Dave are scheduled to be married this December. I can't hardly wait for this wedding.
Check out how awesome her engagement session turned out here. The session was so awesome it was featured on Brooklyn Bride!
Lesley, I love you and I am so happy for you and Dave!
Its gonna be a joy for me to be able to be a part of a wedding so close to my heart!



I had the chance to come back for season 3 of Bully Beatdown, the crazy MTV show where bullies get the crap beat out of them by MMA fighters. Never seen or heard of the show? check it out here.
This season was crazy. I laughed, I cried, & undoubtedly had a great time. Jason was crazier than ever, the crew was a riot, and I LOVED working with Kathleen and Nancy again. We really had a great time.
Heres some pics for you all. I have some behind the scene video that I will try to get up soon ( soon meaning sometime before the end of the year ;D its wedding season. lol.)

Here I am with Nancy. Nancy is the wardrobe stylist for the show. I love her to pieces.

Kathleen Tesori is the Ring Girl for the show. Here she is getting ready to film.

This is Chris from MTV. He was one of my buddies on set. Here he is gawking at Kathleen during one of her photoshoots for the website. She's being photographed by Mitch Meyer and Lucas Kane


Nick Gaston


Getting Kathleen ready for showtime

Morning coffee, hair and makeup for Jason.
(Hes usually a lot happier than this in the morning)

Touch ups before another fight goes down

Thats a wrap!
Be sure to check out the show when it airs this fall. Even I am going to be watching this season. Its going to be awesome!

Featured - Carissa

Carissa contacted us a while back to take part in her wedding. Because she was from out of state, it made it difficult to arrange for a trial session so we had to hit her look spot on the first time around.

She brought several pictures as her inspiration pieces and we decided on a very vintage hairdo that was sculpted and very intricate. Stephanie gave her golden eyes with a pink lip that tied everything together perfectly.
For her wedding, Carissa has sent a new set of photos for a more modern, fresh and fun look. So I will have a whole new Carissa to show you next time around!

I've been dying to show off Scott Jarvie's work so Im glad he ok'd me to use these. If I could describe his stuff in one word it would be breathtaking.

Thank you to Carissa and her parents for allowing us to take part in her wedding.

We are excited for Carissas wedding this tuesday when she will marry her childhood sweetheart. Their story is the sweetest thing you'd ever heard.