From performing on stage to working in commercials, Michelle has always been around makeup and the entertainment industry. With her extensive background as a performer, Michelle has a good eye and sense of perfection that is required for makeup and photography design. Her love and passion for the performing arts took her to New York City to pursue a career as an actor, singer and dancer. In between working as an actor, Michelle’s interest in makeup and behind the scenes lead her to train with top artists in the industry.
Michelle is a Certified Makeup Artist specializing in airbrush techniques and traditional makeup. She is also a Licensed Esthetician and a certified airbrush artist. Michelle is experienced in all areas of makeup. Michelle has worked in various divisions of the business and has a wide range of clientele including high profile talent in the media. In addition to her training in makeup design, she has worked with many talented photographers throughout the years and is trained in photography and lighting.
Michelle freelanced as a makeup artist with sought-after cosmetic lines such as MAC, Chanel, Laura Mercier and Bobbie Brown cosmetics. She also trained and worked with celebrity makeup artist, Eve Pearl. Some of her credits include, The Today Show, Extra, Man vs. Food, Food Wars, 48 Hours, The National Latino Show, A Girl Named Guy-Health and Wellness Show, and Confessions of a Match Maker. Her print work has been seen in Punk Rock Confidential, Solis Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Syracuse Bridal Magazine, and Rochester Wedding Magazine. Michelle has also worked with many advertising clients such as, The Seneca Casinos, New Era Cap, WebMD, Hodgson Russ and Cellino and Barnes Law Firm.
As an Actor, it was my job to learn the character’s story in order to portray the role I was playing to make it as truthful as possible. As a Makeup Artist, I pick out the best colors for your skin tones to help bring out your natural beauty so you look your best in front of HD camera’s (which we all know, shows every little thing). As a Photographer, it is my job to capture who you are and tell your story through a photograph. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, performer, graduating senior or a family looking to have amazing photos taken, I will make sure from start to finish, 1. We have fun, 2. Work together as a team to create the vision you have in mind, 3. Make it happen! I’m your own personal makeup artist and photographer that can get you camera ready, in one place! Michelle’s studio is located in the Village of Orchard Park.