ABOUT OUR TEAM

Prepare to have your needs thoughtfully met and expectations thoroughly exceeded. Our studio staff offers consistency, professionalism, and integrity in all that we do. We take pride in being the crème de la crème in the industry. The studio’s team of exclusive artists is well versed in accommodating large groups and is flexible to customizing solutions to all requests. The studio team is staffed with professionally trained and certified media makeup artists, fully trained in all areas of makeup, studio hairstyling, and airbrush.

The range of talent, experience, customer service, and expertise are unparalleled — plus everyone is really fun to work with!


  BRETT DORRIAN BENEDICT   Owner Lead Artist (makeup, hair, and photography)   I am a glamatron #bosslady that is unabashedly feminine.  I'm the least under-dressed person at any event (yes, I'm wearing pumps to your picnic).  I love kickboxing, a good pair of Fluevogs, and putting together tablescapes for dinner parties.  My Michael and I live in NE Minneapolis just 1.5 miles from downtown in a charming neighborhood.  Whether we're biking to happy hour, catching dinner reservations, or checking out local music, we love city life.  We travel internationally twice a year and enjoy discovering new food, fashion, and sites in different countries.   My favorite thing about the studio is making dreams come true for our clients for all their important shoots and events, as well as for our employees through wonderful career opportunities.  I love to help others be their best selves living their best lives.    #bourbon #bacon #brunch  

BRETT DORRIAN BENEDICT
Owner
Lead Artist (makeup, hair, and photography)

I am a glamatron #bosslady that is unabashedly feminine.  I'm the least under-dressed person at any event (yes, I'm wearing pumps to your picnic).  I love kickboxing, a good pair of Fluevogs, and putting together tablescapes for dinner parties.  My Michael and I live in NE Minneapolis just 1.5 miles from downtown in a charming neighborhood.  Whether we're biking to happy hour, catching dinner reservations, or checking out local music, we love city life.  We travel internationally twice a year and enjoy discovering new food, fashion, and sites in different countries. 

My favorite thing about the studio is making dreams come true for our clients for all their important shoots and events, as well as for our employees through wonderful career opportunities.  I love to help others be their best selves living their best lives.  

#bourbon #bacon #brunch  

  SHANNON HADY   Studio Artist   (photography)   I enjoy working with Brett and the awesome team that she has put together! We put love into what we do and have fun doing it! I have an energetic two-year-old child that keeps me busy and laughing. I love to travel and to try new restaurants. I went to China this year and Turkey last year and want to go pretty much everywhere. I would also go out to eat every night if I could! I am passionate about education and the doors that it opens. I also love art and seeing beauty in simple moments.

SHANNON HADY
Studio Artist (photography)

I enjoy working with Brett and the awesome team that she has put together! We put love into what we do and have fun doing it! I have an energetic two-year-old child that keeps me busy and laughing. I love to travel and to try new restaurants. I went to China this year and Turkey last year and want to go pretty much everywhere. I would also go out to eat every night if I could! I am passionate about education and the doors that it opens. I also love art and seeing beauty in simple moments.

  SARAH CHRISTINE   Studio Artist (makeup and hair)   I've been with the studio since 2010; in fact Brett was my very first makeup instructor!  I live in NE Mpls and love going out to see live music.  Summertime is my favorite so I try to take trips to warmer places during the winter.  I'm a proud dog mom to Lavern, who is the sweetest and silliest pup you'll ever meet.

SARAH CHRISTINE
Studio Artist (makeup and hair)

I've been with the studio since 2010; in fact Brett was my very first makeup instructor!  I live in NE Mpls and love going out to see live music.  Summertime is my favorite so I try to take trips to warmer places during the winter.  I'm a proud dog mom to Lavern, who is the sweetest and silliest pup you'll ever meet.

  MEGS WICK   Studio Artist   (makeup and hair)   First and foremost I'm a huge David Bowie and cinnamon fanatic. I love Art, baking/cooking, getting my sweat on and being near water. My family is my world...they are the glaze to my donut (did I mention donuts are a weakness of mine?). I reside in Cottage Grove with my husband, three year old and a little one on the way!  I love helping to set the tone on such a memorable day. I'm honored to be apart of a team that specializes in the best of the best for bridal makeup and hair in the twin cities. Connecting with all different walks of life keeps things exciting and unique to each job.  I'm so excited to get to know you! 

MEGS WICK
Studio Artist (makeup and hair)

First and foremost I'm a huge David Bowie and cinnamon fanatic. I love Art, baking/cooking, getting my sweat on and being near water. My family is my world...they are the glaze to my donut (did I mention donuts are a weakness of mine?). I reside in Cottage Grove with my husband, three year old and a little one on the way!

I love helping to set the tone on such a memorable day. I'm honored to be apart of a team that specializes in the best of the best for bridal makeup and hair in the twin cities. Connecting with all different walks of life keeps things exciting and unique to each job.

I'm so excited to get to know you! 

  FRANK   C.C.O.   (Chief Cuddle Officer)   Frank enjoys sitting on laps, receiving pets, and snuggling up wherever the sun is coming in through the studio windows. He is available for cuddles at your appointment upon request.

FRANK
C.C.O. (Chief Cuddle Officer)

Frank enjoys sitting on laps, receiving pets, and snuggling up wherever the sun is coming in through the studio windows. He is available for cuddles at your appointment upon request.

  PAMELA HERNANDEZ   Studio Artist   (makeup and hair)    I live in Mankato with my significant other, Wesley, our six year old, and our baby-to-be.  My favorite thing about working with the studio's clients is getting to meet all the special people in the bride's life and hearing all the stories of how their friendships began and all of the memories they share together! I also enjoy that there are plenty of opportunities for advancement and education. Brett always ensures we are at the top of our game!

PAMELA HERNANDEZ
Studio Artist (makeup and hair)

I live in Mankato with my significant other, Wesley, our six year old, and our baby-to-be. My favorite thing about working with the studio's clients is getting to meet all the special people in the bride's life and hearing all the stories of how their friendships began and all of the memories they share together! I also enjoy that there are plenty of opportunities for advancement and education. Brett always ensures we are at the top of our game!

  CARISSA ESPEY   Studio Artist   (makeup and hair)   I was born, raised, and still reside in St. Paul. I am raising two sweet and sassy little girls, Nadia and Lyla, with my fabulous fiancé Tony. As a family we love to explore and have as many fun adventures as we can together. I'm a huge foodie and love cooking in my spare time. It is exciting and refreshing to be working with Brett and her team. I have always had a passion for hair and making people feel good. I feel lucky to have such an important role in making someone's big day so special. 

CARISSA ESPEY
Studio Artist (makeup and hair)

I was born, raised, and still reside in St. Paul. I am raising two sweet and sassy little girls, Nadia and Lyla, with my fabulous fiancé Tony. As a family we love to explore and have as many fun adventures as we can together. I'm a huge foodie and love cooking in my spare time. It is exciting and refreshing to be working with Brett and her team. I have always had a passion for hair and making people feel good. I feel lucky to have such an important role in making someone's big day so special.