"Melissa possesses a talent like no other. I found her through word of mouth while seeking someone out to do my bridal makeup. First, I should say I am very selective and particular, some might even say difficult to please. That being said, Melissa exceeded my expectations for making me feel like the most beautiful bride on my special day. I don't normally wear much makeup, so I was worried about looking overdone. I scheduled a trial two days before my wedding, and she proved herself to be stellar at what she does! I was beyond pleased even just with the trial. I was so in love with her work, I did not even want to wash my face that night! She really listens to what look you want, and you can tell she loves what she does. These are all very important qualities! To top it off, you feel like she's a friend, since she's so personable. On the big day, Melissa worked with me to exceed what she did for me on the trial run. Not only did my makeup last, it photographed so exceptionally well. I literally felt like I came out of a magazine, because of how well she did my makeup. I felt like a million bucks and so beautiful, just as every bride should on her wedding day! I am normally quite self critical, but Melissa gave me nothing to criticize! I wish she was local for me, because I would love to have someone like her available to do my makeup for all of my special occasions. I will most definitely seek Melissa out again, the next time I'm in town. I don't even normally care for pictures much, but she makes you up so well, it makes you want to be photographed! :-) I highly recommend Melissa for any and all makeup needs...do not hesitate to hire her for whatever occasion you may need to look your very best. I have literally never been made up so gorgeous, as when Melissa made me up both on the trial and my wedding day!"