IT ALL STARTED WHEN...
"Make-up has always been a huge part of my life, ever since my mother (also a trained make-up artist) taught me how to apply winged eyeliner at aged 12. She taught me a lot (although I hate to admit it!). But, I actually started my career in Fashion and trained at The London College of Fashion, going on to work in styling at The Face Magazine and freelancing at Vogue. Make-up was always my first love and something I always did alongside anything else I tried. But I always came back to make-up as my talent always seemed to be in demand.
Once I had decided to take the plunge and do make-up full time, I trained in session hair styling & photographic make-up at The London School of Make-up and started working in TV commercials, for free at first until I proved myself.
I was so lucky... I assisted some fantastic make-up artists in TV over the first 2 years and learnt everything I could from them. I worked with some big name brands such as Snickers, Mars, Google, Instagram, Halifax and Walkers to name a few. I've powdered the noses of many celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Cold Play, Gary Linekar and the English Football Team.
Fast forward to now and I've worked with many famous faces, including some international music stars at The Brit Awards and now have many private and V.I.P clients that rely on me for their public appearances and events. I can now laugh at all the hideously early starts to be on set for 5am, standing in freezing fields whilst shooting on location, and making endless cups of tea for people who never remembered my name. It was not all glitz and glamour, but it was all worth it in the end.
I've always loved working with brides. I feel so honoured to be part of their most special morning. I can't help it - I'm a hopeless romantic, a perfectionist and i'm completely obsessed with all things bridal. As I experienced first hand in 2015 when I married my amazing husband (featured on LoveMyDress) it really is the most incredibly special day... and the perfect wedding hair and make-up is absolutely crucial to how beautiful a bride feels when she walks down that aisle. It really can transform the most nervous brides into beautiful, radiant swans.
On your big day you absolutely need to trust your chosen hair & make-up artist to completely handle every aspect of your look so that no matter what, you look & feel amazing. I take great pride in being that person who will always be making sure you look flawless, discreetly behind the scenes.
We recently left London (although i'm still working in London regularly) and moved to Maidenhead, Berkshire, where we are slowly renovating our Victorian home. When i'm not working with my brides, we are so lucky to now have a beautiful, bubbly 1 year old son who keeps us very busy! I love to waste a day shopping for quirky antique furniture to fill our home, coffee in hand, or having a cosy lunch in one of the beautiful country pubs. And hopefully soon - a dog to join the family to lie by the fire..... but i'm still working on my husband on that bit (wish me luck)!"