kalin & alan // downtown cartersville, georgia - atlanta makeup artist

Happy New Year! Yes, 2018 is here! I'm still absorbing that fact, but I am excited for a new year!

I thought I would start the new year off with a blog post that eloquently displays Corianne Elizabeth bridal beauty. 

When Kalin first reached out, she explained that she and Alan had already tied the knot. She was interested in working with Michelle of Michelle Scott Photography, but Michelle was unavailable for her wedding date. So, she decided to do somewhat of a styled shoot after her wedding day, to allow for some photographs with Michelle. Great, inventive idea, right?!

After taking a look at Kalin's wedding gown, the other dress she had chosen for the shoot, and speaking with her about her style; I knew a classic look was the way to go. It was amazing working with Kalin to create this look. We had a great time chatting about the work she does in school nutrition and beauty, of course!

Kalin has very thick, healthy hair; so, we weren't limited with styling options. I wanted something that added to the delicate, gracefulness of her Jenny Packham gown, but wasn't distracting. I figured some glamorous Hollywood waves were the way to go. 


With her gorgeous eyes and lips that are perfection, I chose Mauves and rose golds for her eyes, with a simple black liner. That, plus a slightly muave-nude lip color, was perfect. This was my first time really working with the various highlight products from Becca cosmetics. Let me tell you, from that day on, I was truly a fan . . . You should see my kit :-)


There are so many photos that I adore of these two. Which is your favorite?

Michelle not only took shots of Kalin and Alan on the streets of Cartersville, but also amidst the lushness of Barnsley Gardens. So be sure to stay tuned for part 2 of these two! 

For those newly engaged ladies, feel free to contact me here! I would love to discuss with you the #CorianneElizabethBride experience and create something exceptional, just for you.

Happy New Year!  . . . Blessings, Corianne 


Luxury Wedding Inspiration: The Hay House

I am so excited to share this with you! This past October, I had the opportunity to work with what I like to call, "The Dream Team!" I was invited to be a part of an amazing shoot with Michelle Scott Photography.

As this shoot began to come together, I became more and more excited. Michelle sent me some photos for inspiration and I was thrilled to do something a bit different.

Image provided by Michelle Scott Photography

Image provided by Michelle Scott Photography

Being a makeup artist, one of the things I enjoy most about my career is the opportunity to travel. Sometimes that means a road trip, sometimes it's a long flight and I love both! For this shoot, it meant a short road trip to Macon, GA. And it was completely worth it.

The Hay House is gorgeous! It's a historic residence, that is a museum; and an exquisite mansion with Renaissance type architecture. 

Image by Michelle Scott Photography

Image by Michelle Scott Photography

I will say I have never worked so hard at a photo shoot LOL! And yet I loved every minute of it! There are a lot a staircases at the Hay House, and let's just say I definitely got my workout in that day.

I was so excited when I left the shoot. It was a long day, but I was beyond pleased with the way things worked out. And the ladies I worked with were so talented!  We were all excited when Weddings Unveiled wanted to publish our work!

Image by Michelle Scott Photography

Image by Michelle Scott Photography

When I'm at a photo shoot, I literally take over 100 behind-the-scenes photos. So I wanted to share a few of my favorites.

What I love the most about this shoot was not only working with some amazing individuals, but that there was a moody, but classic feel to the look. I am all about classic brides. It's important to be able for my bridal clients to look back at their photos in 30 years and see elegance.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on what you think the perfect bridal look is, so let me know below in the comment section.

And if you're a bride-to-be in search of vendors capable of such superb work, I've listed everyone involved: 

Here is the feature on Weddings Unveiled! http://www.weddingsunveiledmagazine.com/2016/01/wedding-inspiration-the-hay-house-in-macon-ga.html

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out.