As a professional makeup artist and hairstylist, I have the honor of being part of the most special day of a woman’s life, her wedding day. I experience an incredibly inspiring feeling making someone feel confident, beautiful and radiant during such an important occasion. In addition to weddings, I am often hired for other special events and photoshoots. I am often told that I am fun, professional, and make them feel relaxed and calm on their wedding day. The greatest pleasure I take I when a woman looks in the mirror after her makeover and says, “I love it!”.
My love for beauty started as a child, sneaking into my mother’s makeup kit at an early age. My dolls, my friends and family, they all got makeovers and we’d take often photos afterwards. I was frequently reprimanded as a school girl for wearing makeup to class, and you could find me in the high school bathroom doing hair and makeup on my friends, sometimes for our class pictures. As obvious my passion for makeup and beauty was, there was an internal love for photography that I had. When burying a time capsule with classmates in 1986, at the time I wrote that I aspired to be a photographer.
Photography has always been a passion for me, but remained a hobby. I never imagined that I could combine my passion for hair & makeup and my passion for photography. In order update my portfolio, often times I photograph my clients after they’ve received a makeover.
This is when I had a watershed moment, and realized this is the perfect opportunity to capture the feeling of confidence, beauty and radiance that a woman has from her new makeover. The comfort of the personal relationship I form with my client during her makeover would carry over into the photoshoot, that could otherwise feel awkward. I love helping a woman embrace her femininity, her beauty, her confidence and connect with her romantic and sensual sides. An amazing experience for a bride to be, and a gift she can share with her Groom.
I am so excited to announce a new makeover and photography service I am offering, I call “Boudoir by Ali”.