Boudoir. Engagement. Photoshoots. Walking your dog. There are special occasions in life when your everyday make-up routine just isn't going to cut it. And that's ok! Take it as an excuse to treat yourself to an appointment with me. Maybe even get extra fancy with a pair of false lashes!






Some of my current personal favorite products : 

Makeup By Mario Eyeliner pencil 
Tom ford Foundation 
Christian Dior glow Highlighter 

oh Sh!t Workshops



yes you!

Charlotte TIlbury LIpstick
Chanel Le Volume Mascara
Tower 28 cream blush

All clients welcomed. 
age. race. guys. gals. equal love.

Gaylin is an absolute dream to work with. From the moment I sat down, she made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Most importantly, she listened to what I wanted. I didn't want traditional, soft, bridal makeup--I wanted to look like I came straight out of an issue of Vogue. Sultry, dark eyes and amp up the drama please! As I explained what I wanted, it was obvious that Gaylin was getting excited, so I told her to run with it--and she NAILED it. Gaylin made my vision come to life more perfectly than I could have hoped for, and I felt so beautiful, so sexy, and so radiant when I walked toward my groom. 

The whole experience was phenomenal: Gaylin is professional and extremely talented, but she also listens to you and makes your vision come to life. I am so glad I hired her. I cannot recommend Gaylin enough.

"I wanted to look like I came straight out of an issue of Vogue."

rachel + Ty
an intimate seattle dream wedding

I was struggling to find the right person to hire to do my wedding make-up. I'd walk away from a trial run looking orange and super cakey. 

Then I met Gaylin at an Oh Sh!t, We're Sexy event. When it was my turn to get in the chair, I described the "look" I wanted and she started doing her thing. I was nervous to look in the mirror, but I was blown away with her ability to recreate the look I had been longing for. I instantly knew I had to hire Gaylin for my wedding! She helped me fine tune my vision. She even sent me product recommendations and gave me skincare tips on how to achieve that perfect wedding glow. On my wedding day, I felt more beautiful and confident than ever before. Her precise technique, quality of products, and ability to connect with me are the main reasons why I would recommend her in a heartbeat. 


"On my wedding day I felt more

than ever before!"

Kathrina addison
Seattle bride magazine

I came across Gaylin's work from a mutal friend. I could tell right away there was just something about her & her work. She is truly an artist. 

I had the honor of finally meeting Gaylin at a workshop she co-founded. She is the most kind and caring human. 

The attention, the desire to get to know people goes into all she does. For me as a photographer, I often offer makeup artistry services in my packages. The work and quality matters, but also the makeup artist is often the first person my clients have interaction with prior to their shoot. The people I chose to work with are part of my business and my client experience. I always know that my clients are safe with Gaylin. That she will listen to them, really see who they are and the final look will reflect that. Gaylin is always on my referral list for my brides and clients. 

"The people I choose to work with are part of my business and client experience."

tiarra sorte

To put it simply, working with Gaylin is easy. 

The last thing I want to worry about as a photographer is if my make-up artist is doing her job correctly and making my clients feel comfortable. Gaylin has such a calm energy about her that makes everyone in the room feel relaxed and happy. I can always count on her to be punctual and professional, but at the same time, real and relatable. Having her by my side makes things flow smoothly and keeps me calm, I absolutely love working with her. I feel very lucky to have such a talented friend who helps me and my clients achieve kick-ass photos. xo. 

"To put it simply, working with Gaylin is easy."

tonhya kae photographer
creator of la femme forte

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