Amy is a wonderful makeup artist! She made me feel my most beautiful on my wedding day. She also did my mom and sister in laws makeup and I have never seen them look so amazing! Amy listens to her clients to understand how they want to look and what makes them feel beautiful. She individualizes each persons look to bring out the best. She is widely respected in the wedding industry and her talent shines through in the pictures. Amy is a super sweet girl, easy to work with, and I will use her again for any special occasions!
I have always been a fan of anything "girlie" and have loved make-up and learning how to apply, tips, etc for most of my adult life. I have been to many different make-up artists, but Amy is truly an "ARTIST" in every sense of the word. Her demeanor and overall energy is calming yet fun - what a great combination! Her knowledge is overwhelming of products and application - YOU will love her and wish she could be with you every day as your personal beauty assistant!! Amy is the best - you will not regret your choice for the most important day in your life :-)
I am a wardrobe stylist and fashion writer who also hosts events for a living. There is a lot of pressure to look my best whether for photo shoots, covering events as press or hosting my own style events.
I've worked with a lot of makeup artist and Amy is simply the best. No matter how stressful my day is, in the time I got to sit with Amy for my makeup, her comforting and calm demeanor never fails to calm my nerves. She is an amazing talent who instinctively knows how to bring our your best features, always highlighting your natural beauty. And if you are in need of a little more drama, period makeup, etc., she's on it.
Between her experience, talent and knowledge of skincare (she was the first person to spot the telltale signs of skin cancer on the side of my face), there is noone else I trust like Amy to make me look my very best.
- Jess James
I first met Amy when she did our makeup for my friends wedding. Our makeup was flawless from 9 am to 2 am! When I got engaged I went straight to her for lessons on how to do my own make up for showers and my pictures turned out amazing! She did my bridal portraits and I have never felt as beautiful as I did at that time! When my wedding day came she did my make up, my moms and my bridesmaids. Amy came to us and was early! (always makes a bride feel good!) Amy was calm, friendly, and a perfect addition to our pre-wedding party! Once again our makeup was flawless and we all looked amazing! I felt like a princess and couldn't have been happier! I always go to Amy for my special events!!!!
Amy is by far the best makeup artist I've ever worked with. She did my wedding makeup and I absolutely loved it. I wish she could do my makeup every day! Amy is also very kind and such a pleasure to be around. She is not only a great make up artist, but a wonderful person as well. If you have a special event or just want to look fantastic, I definitely recommend Amy!
Amy is the most professional make up artist I have ever hired. She is extremely technically gifted with an impressive knowledge. That, combined with her warm and funny personality make Amy the perfect choice for any bride. I loved what she did with my make-up. She listened to exactly what I wanted and made me look glowing and beautiful!
Don't you hate to read a review that seems too good to be true? I mean, C'MON, a rating of FIVE stars in EVERY category??!!
Well, Amy Kennison IS TOO GOOD to be true. Amy was our beauty consultant for our daughter's most special day --- her wedding. Our daughter, at 27, hadn't quite shed her tomboy looks and attitude. She knew the very basics of makeup and styling. She was terrified to "look like a clown". I contacted Amy, after meeting her (and having a MAC makeup consultation with her) at BELK'S Department store in Wilmington, NC. I never contacted anyone else.
Amy arrived the morning of the wedding --- full of reassurance for our Jordan's wedding day heebie-jeebies and confident to be able to deliver a 'natural and elegant' bridal look. Amy brought top-of-the-line products and her own presence and style was enough to relax our bride's anxieties. She was the calm inside the morning's storms of activities and appointments.
Jordan was photographed by one of Wilmington's Best --- BellaRose Photography -- and her portraits and photographs are amazing. Amy's talent lasted through a hectic day of photo shoots, a 1 1/2 hour mass and a 6 hour reception.
Amy Kennison can do it all! Such an amazing and talented professional!!!
Amy made me look so natural and beautiful on my wedding day! She is very professional and has such a talent for makeup!
Love love love Amy and her makeup! Amy did so well on my makeup for all my wedding events that my best friend used her for her wedding. Amy can give you any look you are going for and made me look my very best and feel like a model. She gave me a bit of a sexy look for my engagement pictures then a classic look for the wedding portraits and day and both looks were fabulous! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist!
I am a hairstylist and I have worked with Amy on several photo shoots and weddings, she has been my number one go to-girl for make up, or if i needed application for a certain event or just tips on the latest techniques. Amy is the only make up artist I refer my clients, I know that when I refer my clients to her she will give them her undivided attention as well as knowledge in the beauty industry. Her transformations are amazing and her print work proves that! Amy is the most talented make up artist in this area by far!
Tracey Thomas @ Bellezza Salon
Amy is truly the best! She is the first person I refer to all of my brides, so they will look there best for their photos. She makes my job a lot easier! A flawless finish helps with the amount of photoshop work involved in editing photos and my brides just have an overall polish when Amy is their makeup artist. She is able to translate your vision into a final look that is even better than you could imagine. Another great benefit is that she is able to work quickly, which is a huge asset on hectic wedding days.
Amy has also worked on numerous modeling shoots with me and she always does a fabulous job. She also did an excellent job on my sister's wedding and helped all of the women in our family look our best. I can't wait for her to do my makeup for my upcoming wedding this...
Makeup is an art and Amy is a true artist. Her experience, education and skill make for a flawless look. Amy also brings a calm presence to what can be a very stressful day for brides and their families. All the work I have seen from Amy, be it wedding day or editorial work has always been beautiful.
Amy Kennison is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of makeup, fashion ,video and print. Amy has been in the makeup industry for 20 years and had the opportunity to work with with Mac cosmetics for 14 years and Estée Lauder 6 years.
Her training and experience along with her passion for makeup artistry provides her clients with a dependable , detail- oriented and multi faceted approach. She has the innate ability to translate your vision into a customized look that incorporates your natural beauty no matter the gender,ethnicity,or character portrayal.
Wether her responsibilities take her on location to a studio,video session or to a photographic makeup shoot for editorial or bridal , Amy displays her mastery for creating the right look,a "flawless look on film" by using the most advanced products created for HD film in addition to creating dimension through Advanced makeup Techniques and tools . Her ongoing training and makeup certifications allow her to provide her clients with current trends and classic makeup looks From all time periods.
Amy provides TRADITIONAL and AIRBRUSH makeup services. Available for travel on location in Wilmington , surrounding areas to the triad. Travel fees including flight for all destination weddings outside of the state or country are required.
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Bridal, special events ,headshots, makeup lessons, skin care consulting, personal makeup artist, and in home makeup organizing.
Please note: I make house calls for all events