Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Updates & More Beautiful Brides

Boudoir Photography Marathon this past Sunday with Photography by Ivona was a huge success!!  So much fun!!  If you've ever considered doing Boudoir Photos, don't hesitate!!  You won't be disappointed and neither will your significant other!! :)  
In the upcoming months, I may have more session dates to announce and will post them on my website, blog and facebook page.....Check back for upcoming dates possibly this coming spring or summer!!!

More beautiful brides!! 
Thanks again to all of my wonderful brides and photographers for sharing!!!

 KGM Expressions
 J&R Guarino Photography

Friday, November 5, 2010

Boudoir Photography Marathon-Another Date Has Been Added

Due to the overwhelming response to the original date for the Boudoir sessions on 12/19/10, another date has been added.  There are 9 more time slots now available on Friday, 12/17/10.  Don't miss out on the fun!!!  The first date booked up in less than a week!!  Hope to see you there!!  See below for details!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Boudoir Photography Marathon-December 19, 2010

So excited to be doing makeup for a Boudoir marathon taking place on Sunday, 12/19/10,  in Central NJ with Ivona, an amazing photographer specializing in Wedding, Boudoir and Family photography.  Visit her site to see some of her amazing work.

Boudoir photos are the latest craze!!   Fun, classy, intimate photos for your boyfriend, fiance, husband or that special someone in your life!!  Makes a great wedding, birthday, Valentine's Day or any day gift that he will LOVE!!!!  There are 9 time slots available and your boudoir albums will be delivered by Valentine's Day.

Join in the fun!! Surprise that special someone and reserve your time slot today!!  See below for more info!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More Bridal Photos

Much thanks to my wonderful brides for sending me photos from their amazing day and letting me share them on my site!!  Stunning!!

The Pros Photographers
J&R Guarino Photography

J&R Guarino Photography

Hallmarc Photography

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free Wedding Giveaway

So honored to be a participating vendor in a Wedding Day Giveaway for someone who is on active military duty or is a recent veteran living in Ocean or Monmouth County. Contest details, as well as other participating wedding vendors will be announced beginning this week on 105.7 FM The Hawk. The lucky couple will be chosen by the listeners!! Very excited!!   

For more details and contest info visit :

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Few New Pro Pictures

Had the pleasure of working with Stephanie for her beach themed wedding this past June.  Her pro pictures at the beach and on the boardwalk in Pt. Pleasant were amazing.  Here are a few shots that I loved.  Photos taken by Dove Photography.
Check them out at

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome Fall!!

Ended the summer season this weekend with two wonderful brides.  Congrats to Kathleen and Jennifer!!  They both chose dramatic eyes with big beautiful lashes and a soft lip....Love it!!! 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bridal Work and Then Some.......

August is flying by with back to back weddings, bridal trials for 2011 and more exciting work at the TV studio.  Provided makeup last week for the host and several guests appearing on the series "The Best Years" airing monthly on Ocean County's local cable network.  The shows that will be airing in 2010 are now complete.   In the fall, taping will begin for the 2011 season....can't wait!!!! 

Had such a great time this week, once again, working with the crew doing makeup for a video production which will be presented at Ocean County College's Gala Event taking place this September.  So much fun and such a great experience!!! 

Best Wishes again to all of my summer brides!! Here are a few new photos... Waiting on many pro photos...stay tuned for more!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Vanessa's Pro Pictures

Thank you to Jason of Jason Rhee Photography for providing these beautiful pro pictures of Vanessa married on 6/18/10.
Vanessa's look was soft and natural using light purples combined with neutral colors on the eyes topped off with liner and big beautiful lashes.  A soft lip completed her classic bridal look.  Stunning!!  Wishing her much happiness always!! 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Brides and TV

Busy, busy week filled with bridal bookings for 2011 as well as Makeup applications and touch-ups for two days of taping at the cable TV station where I currently freelance as Key Makeup Artist. 

Did makeup for the host of the show and several guests appearing on the show for their original series "The Best Years".  The Sept. & Oct. episodes are complete and I'm so excited to be a part of it.

Will be finishing up this week with Caryn's Wedding in Northern NJ for herself and 6 other lovely ladies. 

Life is Good!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Recent Reviews & Notes of Thanks

Nothing makes my day more than a thoughtful note of thanks from one of my recent brides.  Thought I would share a few...

Brianne got married on Thurs. 5/27.  Brianne had her makeup done early on the morning of her wedding to leave for the cruise ship where she was to be married as well as have her reception...Loved the unique concept of her wedding!!   Here is what she wrote:

I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous job you did on my makeup for the wedding. It was absolute perfection! I got so many compliments on my makeup, by people who see me everday & complete strangers. You were worth every penny and I can honestly say that I LOVED how I looked that day. When I look at the pictures I am stunned at how beautiful you made me look. Thank you so very much for being a part of my special day.
Thank you again, I will never forget it.

Kristy got married on 6/4.  I actually had the pleasure of meeting Kristy for the first time on her wedding day.  She booked my services very close to her wedding date leaving very little time for a trial run.  Kristy writes:

I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful job you did on both mine and my mother's make up. We had a great day and our make up looked beautiful.

Vanessa got married on 6/18.  Truly enjoyed working with her, her mom and her mother-in-law...All a pleasure!!  Vanessa writes:

Hi Denise,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did. You did an amazing job on my mom and mother in law and I felt beautiful.My makeup looked great the whole time and the makeup on my tattoo stayed too. I will recommend you to anyone. Your great!!
I will email you a couple of pics when I receive them. Thank you again.

Thanks ladies for all of your kind words!! It means the world to me and I hope to continue making many more brides feel and look just as beautiful on their wedding day!!

To see more reviews, visit the "Reviews" page on my website or click on the Wedding Wire Rated Logo button on the right.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lovely Summer Brides

I've had the pleasure once again of working with many wonderful ladies over the past few weeks on their most special day.  Congrats to all and thank you for the photos Brianne, Jackie, Ashley and Erin!!!
                                                   photo below: Hair by Daniela of The Beauty Team

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Height of the Season

Welcome June....such a busy, busy month and it's only just begun.  This past weekend included 5 weddings along with bridal trials in between during the week.  I have also been actively working for Channel TV 20 shooting commercials and video shoots, as well as a promo makeover event at Hair Friends & Company, a wonderful salon here in Ocean County.  Loving my job more and more each day!!

Here are a few new photos of some of my recent brides!!.....and waiting on some pro pictures....Congrats Ladies!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Recently Hired as a Key Makeup Artist for Channel TV-20

Very excited to have recently been hired as the Key Makeup Artist for "in-studio" shows airing on local channel TV-20.  Had a great first day today doing makeup for the taping of a TV commercial for the channel.  It is always amazing to see how much time and manpower goes into a 60 second taping.  Every small detail counts and it was a great experience seeing it all come together.

 It was a pleasure meeting the staff and crew at Ocean County College.  I'm really looking forward to the additional dates booked this summer to do makeup for the hosts and guests appearing on the channel's upcoming TV shows.

Stay tuned for updates......

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nicole's March Wedding

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Nicole, her sister and her mom 14 months prior to her wedding date this past March.  Nicole LOVES makeup, I think as much as I do, and we had a great time trying out different looks throughout the year leading up to her "Big Day" including her engagement photo session and makeup for her and her sister's birthday celebration. 
Myself and Nicole, one of the other wonderful makeup artists I  work with, provided services for a total of 12 ladies. 
Nicole was kind enough to call me just 2 days after her wedding to thank me and let me know how much she loved her makeup and how pleased the other 11 ladies were as well.  Here are a few pro pictures taken by J & R Guarino Photography.  Nicole looked absolutely stunning!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Makeup For TLC's New Bridal Show "Four Weddings"

What an exciting weekend!!  Spent Saturday and this morning in  beautiful Atlantic City doing my bridal client, Lisa's makeup for her wedding day and  the TLC shooting of  the new series, "Four Weddings".  Nothing better than working from a hotel room with an ocean front view.  Lisa looked absolutely breathtaking!! 

Wishing Lisa and her new husband the Best of Luck today while taping the grand finale of the show.   I was flattered to be asked to do her makeup again for the grand finale.  Hope they are the winning couple!!!! 

Friday, February 12, 2010

Beauty in the Making

Being "snowed in" gave me some free time to organize my photos and my portfolio....way overdue!! 

I came across some of my favorite Bridal Prep shots captured by the fantastic photographers I have worked with through the years.  It's funny how I've been told I make their job easier and yet they too make my job easier by providing the perfect shots of my work. I love seeing the final proofs and when possible always order a headshot or 2 of my brides.  Every so often there is a "Beauty in the Making" shot that just captures the moment... I can't resist and well, order a few of those too. 

And of course a big "thank you" to the photographers that send me courtesy photos. 

These are a few of my favorites:

Craig Photography

David Lau Photography

David Lau Photography

Michael Dempsey Photography