Being in front of the camera can be intimidating. Especially when you're shooting real life people, there can be a false insecurity of, "But I'm not a model..." When you book your clients an appointment with me before their photoshoot, it brings them out of their shell and excited to take their shoot to the next level. Which, in turn makes your work more likely to get published. 

Have a personal project or collaboration in mind? I'd love to be a part of it! 




I want to make your job easier.

Some of the luxury products I'll use on your clients include...

charlotte tilbury
giorgio armani 
mac cosmetics
yves saint laurent 

oh Sh!t Workshops



yes you!

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

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

Working with Gaylin is like wearing that perfect cashmere sweater that you got forever ago but still fits you perfectly and is flattering every time. As a photographer, part of your job is to constantly handle every personality type, adapting your energy and style to each person who trusts you to turn your camera on them. Before shoots, nerves tend to run high, and the best thing you can offer your clients is the equivalent of that cashmere sweater, wrapping them up and making them feel like a calm collected babe before they get their photo snapped. 

Walking into a shoot isn't just about looking bomb, it's about feeling hella bomb too, and she's got you covered on both fronts. Gaylin's sweet spirit is rivaled only by her impeccable skills with her makeup kit. The girl will make you look like you were born with bomb cheekbones, perfect brows, and even skin tone-- all while calming your clients' nerves and reminding everyone in the room that at the end of the day, it's about being comfortable in your own skin; and remembering that loving each other and yourself is the key to any good project. I've been lucky to not only have Gaylin work her magic on me and feel her calming good vibes before a shoot-- not an easy feat for all makeup artists. This amazing woman is the total package, and she'll bring nothing but good things to  your shoot, whether you're the subject or the photographer. 

"Gaylin's sweet spirit is rivaled only by her impeccable skills with her make-up kit."

Sullivan and Sullivan Photo

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

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

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

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