January 2023 ushered in one of the highlights of my career! Turning a NFL legend in to Bob Ross. @NickWenck from @TheGoodStuffFilms production company has brought me on to do hair and makeup on some incredibly fun shoots.. and I am thrilled that he trusts me over and over to meet his clients needs. While I have always been a fan of Bob Ross when you are recreating a remarkable/memorable personality you need to go back and pay attention to details and do your research! I hand built Gronk’s beard. The process was so fulfilling I built a second one to use as a backup.. just in case. (Always a good idea) Then I went out and purchased the most amazing wig in the perfect shade of Bobs hair and texture, and then fro’d it out to a Bob Ross perfection. I will say, while Gronkowski was impressed with my work, as it really helped him to get in to character .. wearing a beard and all it entails was not his favorite thing.
Love working again with Beekman’s VP Creative Ayesha Bshero. This time
doing hair and makeup at their Beekman headquarters video production
studio, located in Orlando, Florida. Such a gorgeous set! Producing
video content for Beekman’s natural skin care line means makeup must be
flawless, light and natural in their signature dewy-skin finish!
Conferences are a lot like Live TV. Whether the presenters are going on stage or being broadcast virtually, it’s all live and there are no redos, edits or retakes. As an artist, that means gauging your talent’s mood, comfortablility and concerns for what their about to do.
Professional speakers like Miss Katie Linendoll (pictured below, @KatieLinendoll), host of this year’s SAP Conference, need nothing more than an artist they enjoy chatting with who can make them look as great as they already feel! Others need a quiet space to continuously visualize and rehearse their lines, with little patience for sitting in a chair for very long, while I quickly create a look that’s not distracting and one they feel comfortable in while speaking.
This was my 3rd year working with SAP (after 2 years of covid cancellations), one of Orlando’s largest conferences… and it was so reassuring to see the familiar faces of some of the crew and producers whom I have worked with year after year. We’re back!! SAP Conference 2022 - with virtual host @katielinendoll
Men’s grooming is often overlooked for photo or video shoots. Most men are no fuss simply because they don’t have the “know how” to best present themselves. But ALL of them want to look their best in their final product. Putting your client in the hands of a skilled hair and makeup artist (which includes both personality and artistry) can set them at ease, let them know they are being cared for and feel comfortable that any makeup application (or hair style) will never look “too much” so they can move ahead confidently to enjoy the shoot and focus on their interview/presentation.
Corporate Video + Photos.. and more! Photography - Rich @SpectaclePhoto (Unique style, extremely creative and highly recommended!)
This was shot with Florida’s amazing production crew Crawford Entertainment. Love working with Chad and Katie… always… 100%! Captain Ames created the company back in 1774! And we zoomed back in time by filming at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Laying beard to add to, and historically correct, the actors modern (beard) look was what it was all about for me. I loved how authentic they made this scene look with costume, tools and set design! Sparks, smoke and all!!!!
February 2020 ~ Chewy.com 3-day national commercial, out-of-town clients shot right here at Orlando’s @UniversalStudios lot. If you listen, you can hear the screams from the roller coasters throughout! And regardless of what they say about working with animals.. when you have trainers on set, some times they do better than the actors! Such a fun time keying hair and makeup, with a great crew. #chewy #commericalmakeupartist #Orlando #commercial #makeupartist #orlandomakeupartist #universalstudioslot #crew
Behind the Scenes shoot at Universal Studios Orlando lot.
I have had the pleasure of working with photographer Marliese Marie since 2012! When we are not doing production/commercial gigs in Orlando, Miami, (NYC - Marliese) and internationally! we are doing model headshots, actor headshots, and more headshots! This type of hair and makeup is a subtle art… Your sole objective for this type of shoot is to learn the clients style and personality, and bring out their natural and unique features with a light touch. Enjoy!
My job brings me to so many unique places (in and outside of Orlando) to carry out my love for hair and makeup… So grateful to have been able to work and visit this incredibly beautiful country TWICE now with Photographer Marliese CarmonaAND wardrobe stylist Argie Mitra … and what an amazing experience for these young girls. Child Model Magazine and Marliese selected these two wonderful, fierce little souls to voyage on this international shoot, and not a peep out of either of them regarding the cold or wet.. they both were clearly enjoying themselves, and totally down to do whatever necessary to get the shot. We could not have asked for more.
Super fun doing hair and makeup (men’s grooming) for these back to back events with Fox Sports. The MLS Championship broadcast Live on television hosted by @AlexiLalas, “The Demon” @FinnBalor, @MauriceEdu and @RobStone and was held in the @OrlandoCitySoccer stadium. Several of them had just come from hosting the Women’s World Cup for the past MONTH in Paris.
Hmmm… now how do I get on that gig. ;-D
and… the Jr. NBA Championship where so many incredible NBA legends (Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Dwayne Wade, Grant Hill, Vince Carter) and the NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, came together to get a good look at some of the youngest rising stars from across the globe.