This year I won six bronze awards from The Portrait Master Image Awards out of the eight images that I entered. Although the images were shot and edited by me, I have an amazing team behind the scenes that helps make this all possible.
Hair and makeup: Sarah Iwinski owner of Serenity Salon Makeup: Kristen Byers from Beautiful Skin by Kristen of Serenity Salon Makeup: Melissa Montana formerly of Serenity Salon Self Styled Hair and Makeup: Tori Humphries of Serenity Salon Self Styled Hair and Makeup: Olivia Hyde
Hair and Styling Assistance: Sarah Iwinski of Serenity Salon Makeup: Kristen Byers, Beautiful Skin by Kristen Model: Kealey Williams
Hair, Makeup, and Styling Assistance: Sarah Iwinski of Serenity Salon Hair Assistance and Dress Thrower: Tina Roether Model: Janessa Holway
Hair and Styling Assistance: Sarah Iwinski of Serenity Salon Hair and Styling Assistance: Kaitlyn Gehring Makeup: Melissa Montana Model: Emily Bethel
Hair and Makeup: Tori Humphries Makeup Artist Model: T…
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