Tuesday, December 28, 2010

American Beauties Calendar shoot

Here are a few more shots from the American Beauties Bike Calendar shoots. I was key makeup artist for the calendar, shot primarily in Syracuse, NY. I used Temptu Airbrush makeup on all models I worked on in the calendar.
The model, Chelsie Miller, is amazing. She won a modeling spot with ELF cosmetics and has been making a huge impact in the modeling field in Upstate NY.
She was recently in Syracuse Magazine in an editorial spread. Unfortunately I was booked with another client and unable to do the makeup for the magazine shoot. My partner in beauty, Tifffany Dewald was the hairstylist on the magazine shoot. Will post pictures if I can get some.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bridal makeup & hair at Syracuse Sheraton



Had an amazing shoot at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel. Models Jackie & Chelsea made beautiful brides wearing gowns from Spybaby's Boutique. I did airbrush makeup on both girls to create  flawless bridal makeup.
Tiffany Dewald worked her hair stylist magic, creating modern bridal hair. Chelsea had an amazing peacock hair piece borrowed from Showoff's Boutique, located in Armory Square, Syracuse, NY. The hair piece is from a local designer.
All of the beauty was captured on film by Kim Cook of Big Paw Photo.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Katie's wedding day makeup

Katie and her girls looked amazing for her August wedding! I was her makeup artist and had my assistant Stephanie offer a hand as well.
The photographer is the amazing Meghan Thomas. Thanks Meghan for the beautiful shot!
Hair was done by Encore Salon & Day Spa in North Syracuse.
Thanks to Katie for asking me to help her make her day a little more beautiful!

Lilipad Creations Fall shoot Pt2

A few more from Lilipad Creations fall line photo shoot.



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bridal Shoot for Big Paw Photo

This was such a fun day! Got to work with some of my favorite girls! The dream team of Tiffany doing hair, myself as bridal makeup artist & Kim behind the lens means magic is happening. Two of my favorite models were scheduled with us and it was poetry to watch!
Model- Jackie

I really enjoyed "staging" a bridal session. I made bouquets both brides with artificial flowers. Had some fun with feathers in the hair, including a peacock hair piece on loan from SHOWOFFS BOUTIQUE, Syracuse.
Model- Chelsea
After the bridal gowns the ladies did a bridal boudoir shoot. All was shot on location at The Sheraton at The University. Alexis did a great job setting up the day for us to use various areas in the beautiful hotel.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lilipad Creations Fall Fashion Photo Shoot

This was my third time as makeup artist for Beth @ Lilipad Creations. Her Fall line is complete and she has been busy with multiple fashion shows featuring her designs. If your looking for a holiday dress, get your order in!
Model- Kayla
Hair by Tiffany Dewald. The master stylist!               Makeup Artist- Holly @ A-List Artistry



 Thanks to Kim @ Big Paw Photo.... again for a wonderful shoot!

Makeup Artist on Photo Shoots around Syracuse

So this Summer and Fall have kept me busy! Here are some shoots I worked on. I was makeup artist and did hairstyling on the following models

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photo Shoot with Morgan Marini

Model Morgan Marini

As a makeup artist I love collaborating ideas with photographers and hair stylists to get the perfect look. This shoot was so fun! Done at The Gear Factory, where Big Paw Photo has a new space, there were tons of interesting places to create some magic. Tiffany Dewald came on board as hair stylist for the shoot. Morgan Marini is the kind of model I love to have in my chair. She is open to anything and enthusiastic about her work. Her skin tone was perfect for the orange lip I wanted to do.

Monday, September 13, 2010

American Beauties Calendar now for Pre-sale!

Model Charlene Hall

 The American Beauties Calender is in the final stages for production. The calendar is available for Pre-sale at a discounted price. This is an amazing calendar celebrating incredible motorcycles and beautiful women from Upstate New York.
model Chelsiearyn

Model Diane Jensen
 Calendar shot by Kim @ Big Paw Photo. Stylist/ wardrobe assistant for calendar Mz Jai (except September, Chelsie Miller), Bike Shoot Assistant Thomas Kearney.
Mz Jai doing her thang after one of the bike shoots. Makeup by Holly @ A-List Artistry

Photo by Kim @ Big Paw Photowww.modelmayhem.com/1219724

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bike Calender shoot for April featuring Genesis

The lovely Genesis is Miss April for the American Beauties calendar. Photo courtesy of Kim @ Big Paw Photography. MakeupArtist/ Hair Stylist, Holly at A-List Artistry. Shot in Syracuse, NY

Jen & Kurt"s wedding

Jen is from Arizona and found A-List Artistry while searching for a Syracuse makeup artist on the Internet. She booked me for her wedding makeup artist and asked for a wedding hair stylist as well. I called in Tiffany Dewald. We never met Jen before her wedding day. She did a great job emailing her ideas and images during the planning stages.
Jen's fair skin and garden style wedding called for lighter fresh looking makeup. The amazing detail on the back of her dress called for a beautiful up-do infused with fresh orchids.

Photos are courtesy of Fly Me to The Moon Photography. Jonathan  is a great photographer and so easy to work with!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Behind the scenes Makeup Artist at work with local magazine

One of my goals this year was to get my work in local magazine, The Good Life Central New York. I was ecstatic when they agreed to have me be the makeup artist for their Fall Fashion issue. The shots below are from my personal camera. The model is Suzanne Schaub. She is gorgeous and destined to become a familar face to all.

Makeup Artist for Studio Shoot

Here are a few more images from a shoot I did with Kim @Big Paw Photography. She does beautiful work! I was makeup artist and styled the models hair for the shoot. Shot in Syracuse, NY

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Studio Shoots can be so fun!


had some fun with GENESIS and CHARLENE. All images shot by Kim from http://www.bigpawphoto.com/
You may see that I do a lot of work with Kim. She is a photographer that I respect a lot. I like her style and she is a breeze to work with. She gives hair & makeup artists creative freedom with their craft. I did makeup and hair for this shoot. LOVED using the feather lashes on GENESIS! I also brought the feather accessories. I love texture against the skin. Both girls are a dream to work with!

American Beauties Calendar Update- Claire Spengler

The lovely Claire. Her eyes are sooo stunning! Makeup artist is me, Holly. I also styled hair for this shoot. I loved Claire's enthusiasim. I make it clear that I am not a hair styist and I only do simple styling for shoots. Claire told me "you can't style my a$$!". Guess that means she liked it. This shot doesn't highlight my talent, ha ha. Shot in Syracuse, NY

Monday, July 26, 2010

American Beauties Calendar shoot

Last week started a project of shooting for the American Beauties Calendar. It is a "motorcycles with beautiful models" calendar.
I was asked to join the group as makeup artist by Kim @   http://www.bigpawphoto.com/ Since I have worked with her before, of course I said yes. Tiffany DeWald is doing hair on the shoot when possible & I stand in for her when needed.
Some shots not being used in the calendar, but beautiful none the less
GABBIE (hair by Tiffany Dewald)Holly C.(Hair by Tiffany)Julianne (hair by Me)
The calendar will be available for pre-sale in the near future. More to follow!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A-List Artistry gets rave reviews

A-List Artistry is now WeddingWire Rated for 2010

Syracuse, NY -July 3, 2010 - WeddingWire, the nation's leading site for wedding reviews, just announced that A-ListArtistry is WeddingWire Rated 2010 for Makeup Artist. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program for wedding professionals based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews.

WeddingWire Rated, the industry's first formalized review program, is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to locate wedding businesses. The award program recognizes wedding professionals across the country, like A-List Artistry, that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to service.

A-List Artistry has 6 reviews on WeddingWire. These reviews have been written by past clients of A-List Artistry, and include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions of the newlyweds' experience. From quality of service to overall level of professionalism, these reviews showcase the high level of service newly engaged couples can expect from A-List Artistry.

"We are excited to unveil WeddingWire Rated, now in its fourth year, as a way to recognize wedding professionals for their commitment to service," said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire's CEO. "WeddingWire Rated allows wedding businesses to clearly differentiate themselves in their market, while providing engaged couples an easy way to find the best services for their wedding."

A-List Artistry would like to thank their past clients for sharing reviews of their weddings on WeddingWire. Reviews for A-List Artistry can be found across the entire WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee.

For more information, please visit A-List Artistry on WeddingWire at http://www.weddingwire.com/vendor/VendorViewProfile?mode=edit&tab=profile
of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tiffany Dewald Syracuse Hair Stylist joins forces with A-List Artistry

I am pleased to announce a new collaboration with Tiffany Dewald, master hair stylist. Tiffany & I have worked together on several projects over the last year and I find her professionalism & style to be outstanding. We spent 5 months working on designing & creating makeup & hair for the METANOIA project with Kelly Bogan. Spending 9 hour days together on a film set lets you see what a person's true personality & work ethic. Tiffany did an amazing job. 
Tiffany is one of Syracuse's "in demand" wedding hair stylists as well. We are working together on numerous bridal parties in Syracuse & throughout the Upstate NY area. Choosing a makeup artist & hair stylist that work well together and collaborate can make any wedding day or photo/film shoot a better experience.
Tiffany also shares my love of philanthropy. She was a stylist for the Ophelia's Place fashion show & was on the ARTISTS for AIDS team this year as well.  Look for us to continue that volunteering spirit in future events.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lilipad Creations Spring line Part 2

A beautiful day for a shoot! Kim @ Big Paw Photographyhttp://www.bigpawphoto.com/ took advantage of a perfect day to shoot Lilipad Creationshttp://www.lilipadcreations.com/ newest collection for Spring/Summer 2010. I was honored to be asked back for a repeat performance of my makeup artist skills at Thornden Park in Syracuse. Beth's ideas for hair & makeup were perfect for her collection. I love working with Beth & Kim because they let me build on ideas & "do my thing".
Hair was styled by Stephanie Davis from Adagio Salon in Syracuse. She is a genius!http://www.facebook.com/adagiosalon
Shoes & bags available at Lilipad as well. Got my first bag last week & can't put it down. Now waiting to pick up my wristlet & wallets! Beth has so many fabrics & prints to choose from, it is like having a costume made bag!
Models are; Charisse, Char, & Cassie. Stunning & sweet at the same time. a great combo to work with!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

behind the scenes at METANOIA film set

METANIOA- a glimpse of the makeup created as a collaboration of makeup artist Holly @ A-List Artistry & designer Kelly Bogan.

Meghan Thomas Wedding

Wonderful bride (& photographer) Meg Thomas chose me to be her makeup artist for her bridal portraits & her wedding day. Beautifully photographed by Crystal Herry.
Bridal Portrait
Wedding day at Mirbeau. It's March 2010 & freezing but you'd never know it from Meg's smile. Gorgeous!