My 26th birthday is next week (whoop, whoop!) and coincidentally I stumbled upon this:
Here I am, coming up on the 2nd half of my twenties and I find out that I'm dying. Quick! What's on my bucket list?
I actually don't have my own personal bucket list (although my husband and I have one together). But in all honesty, I don't really need one. My spontaneity and impatience is exactly what keeps me going every single day, the magnitude just varies.
As it relates to my photography, I'm always looking for opportunities to improve, be it technical skills, business and marketing strategies, or on personal projects. I'm forever curious. This is how I met Kiara Oramas, a make-up artist in Greenville. In fact, this is also how I met one of my mentors, my friend and co-founder of QPSC, Sierra, and several others. I came across Kiara's (Key) Instagram page and was amazed at how flawless and consistent her make-up skills were. She's a true artist in that she works with a range of skin tones and still beautifully enhances her clients with the touch of her brushes. I don't wear make-up myself, but I just HAD to reach out to her. At this point, I typically expect a 50/50 chance of a response that will either be friendly and inviting or immediately guarded. To my benefit, she was really pleasant and excited that I'd contacted her. She viewed my portfolio & found it to be something she liked (yay!). I'd mentioned to Key that I was looking for a local MUA to refer my clients to. But that wasn't all. I wanted to shoot her...like STAT.
I'm always grateful when people see past my awkward and sometimes aggressive invitations to shoot together. I mean no harm. I'm just impatient, especially if I have a clear vision of what we could create. And boy, did we:
Excuse me while I pick up my jaw... Key absolutely rocked our "getting to know you" session. Impatience does the body good sometimes. You get to meet beautiful people (inside and out) and also plant the seed for future partnerships and collaborations. I'm 100% positive that I've found my go-to chick whenever I or my clients are looking for a make-up artist who's knowledgeable and creative.
Follow Key on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/key_mari
Book her on Styleseat: https://www.styleseat.com/kiaraoramas
And since you've booked a great make-up artist, make sure to capture your beat by booking a session with Latoya Dixon Photography at www.latoyadixon.com