Ever since I can remember I have always wanted a job in the arts; something creative. As a child I was always doing something artistic. Whether I was painting or cooking, I was at my happiest. After school I went to college to study fine art and photography, this was where I found my love for makeup. I then went off to university in London to complete my Degree in Specialist Makeup and Hair. Whilst in London I believed that would be my new home, until I came back to Cornwall for a year and realised how beautiful it was here. As a child and a teen I hated Cornwall and didn’t think there was anything beautiful about it. Maybe that was a teenage thing?
Anyway, the fashion industry was where I originally wanted and thought I'd be but Cornwall wasn’t really the place to be for this. So I decided to start a business in wedding makeup, which I thought was crazy because I wasn't the kind of girl who wanted to get married. So why would I want to work in the wedding industry? Well, because I realised how beautiful and romantic it all was. And who wouldn't want to work with beautiful flowers and dresses and get to go to stunning locations.
But the real moment I discovered I loved working in the wedding industry was when I started working with photographer Olivia Bossert (who of course became my bestfriend). Olivia asked me if I wanted to create the hair and makeup on a bridal editorial. I had worked with Olivia a few weeks before on a fashion shoot and I loved the images so much I couldn't say no.
These are the images from the shoot. You’ve probably seen a lot of them before so you'll know how much I love them. And it was the first time I’d been published on a wedding blog. After this I starting following all wedding blogs I thought were beautiful and hoped one day I would get featured on a lot of them. I can now say I have been featured on a lot and had a front cover of a bridal magazine.
So just because I don’t want to get married doesn’t mean I can’t love my job. I love the wedding industry. I love making brides feel amazing on their big day and I love seeing their eyes light up when they see their whole look come together and that emotional moment when the bridal party see the bride. I never thought I’d say this but my favourite kind of editorial is and will probably always be bridal.