When I met Ketonya in Phoenix a few weeks ago, I was blown away by her beauty, her innate sense of grace and poise, and the way light seemed to illuminate her skin and eyes. She is a modern day jack-of-all-trades, excelling in areas such as makeup artistry, styling and modeling. Her monthly fashion blog, Style Stalkers LLC is wildly successful, helping men and women to create an innovative and edgy style. Add being a family woman and entrepeneur, and you have the whole package.
For our shoot with Samantha Moore of Moore Funtography, we shot outside at EDEN GardenHouse. I feel like every time I look at this space, I see a new way to photograph it. I knew that shooting outside would capture the beautiful light I saw in Ketonya’s eyes. When Samantha started clicking away with her camera, I knew we had struck gold. I played up Ketonya’s eyes with a colorful yet blended mix of bright shadows, and a light application of MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation made her skin positively glow with radiance.
Please enjoy the photos of the ever lovely Ketonya.
Kimberly is an Arizona based model with the FORD Robert Black Agency of Scottsdale, Arizona. She’s spunky, smart, sweet, and incredibly gorgeous all at the same time. There is a sweet and humble spirit about her that makes you want to root for her. On this particular day, we met up to shoot at EDEN GardenHouse, a garden-inspired home decor and gift shop in the downtown Phoenix area. It is an absolutely charming house with a lot of unique shooting spaces. For her look, I used a variety of bronzy golden shades to bring out the blue of her eyes. The photographs were taken by Samantha Moore of Moore Funtography, who’s creative eye and attention to detail made for a refreshingly fun and relaxed shoot. The images the three of us produced were absolutely beautiful. Check out a few of them below, and I will be hard at work on new shoots and makeup concepts soon!
I am excited and happy to share a few of the finished photos from the shoot I worked on with Miss Scottsdale USA 2013, Kristina. It was an amazing experience for me to work with such a talented, gorgeous and driven young woman. Be sure to watch for her at the 2013 Miss Arizona USA where she will compete for the crown, the title, and the opportunity to compete at Miss USA with the most beautiful ladies in the country.
And last but certainly not least, Kristina is proud to work with an amazing cause, raising awareness about a serious brain disorder called Chiari Malformation. Please visit www.conquerchiari.org to learn, to get involved, and to support! On September 22nd, people from all across the USA will participate in a walk to spread awareness and to celebrate hope for all who have been affected by this rare but serious condition. Check out http://www.conquerchiari.org/ccwaa/sites-2012.html to find out where you can register to walk!
For every dream, every thought, every passion inside our hearts, there is one all-important question: what’s your WHY? What moves you to create, to love, to build your dream?
I obtained my degree in Cosmetology Arts and Sciences in Arizona in 2004. I was (and still am!) a singer and dancer, and I wanted to obtain a job in a similar field that would tie into the industry. I loved every minute of being a hairdresser, but still struggled to find myself creatively as an artist. I was still missing my WHY. Over time I decided to stretch my degree even further by beginning a career as a professional freelance makeup artist.
I understand my WHY now more than ever! I am a makeup artist because I am inspired, moved, and impassioned by the artistry that it brings!!! I have found bliss in the sweep of a brush or the mixing of foundations to get that perfect second skin. I didn’t know it in 2004, but attending cosmetology school was the best thing I could have done for myself! I have found a true passion in the form of electric colors, foundation palettes and glamorous neutral looks.
This blog is going to be a journey. For everyone who reads it, and for me! I will share what I have learned as a makeup artist over time, and I will be eager to hear from you about what you are passionate about! Stay tuned for product assessments, full makeup looks, my favorite products and much more! Can’t wait to share this journey with you all!