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 Owner Lead Artist (makeup, hair, and photography) I enjoy the sweet Northeast Minneapolis lifestyle of biking around to breweries, eating at local restaurants, and hearing live music with my Michael and the sweetest Chihuahua you’ll ever know, Frank (also our CCO, see below). 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. And nobody brunches harder than Brett Dorrian.  

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

I enjoy the sweet Northeast Minneapolis lifestyle of biking around to breweries, eating at local restaurants, and hearing live music with my Michael and the sweetest Chihuahua you’ll ever know, Frank (also our CCO, see below). 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. And nobody brunches harder than Brett Dorrian.  

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.

MEGAN BURKE Studio Artist (makeup and hair) I live in Northeast Minneapolis, just down the road from the studio, with my accountant boyfriend and little dog Vinny. Helping to build and manage our brand at the studio is so fun and exciting, and I love working with our clients and vendor friends alike. In my spare time, I do ceramics, create illustrations, read, and travel.

MEGAN BURKE
Studio Artist (makeup and hair)

I live in Northeast Minneapolis, just down the road from the studio, with my accountant boyfriend and little dog Vinny. Helping to build and manage our brand at the studio is so fun and exciting, and I love working with our clients and vendor friends alike. In my spare time, I do ceramics, create illustrations, read, and travel.

MEGS WICK Studio Artist (makeup and hair) I live in Cottage Grove with my husband, Justin, and our funny, smart, and opinionated 18-month-old daughter, Scarlett. I love helping to set the tone on a very special day for happy people. Creating and enhancing in an environment that's full of love and excitement energizes me. Getting to meet people from all walks of life is interesting and a fun part of the job. I also enjoy watching movies, baking/cooking, going on dates with my hubby and loving up my baby.

MEGS WICK
Studio Artist (makeup and hair)

I live in Cottage Grove with my husband, Justin, and our funny, smart, and opinionated 18-month-old daughter, Scarlett. I love helping to set the tone on a very special day for happy people. Creating and enhancing in an environment that's full of love and excitement energizes me. Getting to meet people from all walks of life is interesting and a fun part of the job. I also enjoy watching movies, baking/cooking, going on dates with my hubby and loving up my baby.

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 (hair) I was born, raised, and still reside in St. Paul. I am raising two sweet and sassy little girls, Nadia (seven) and Lyla (four), 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 (hair)

I was born, raised, and still reside in St. Paul. I am raising two sweet and sassy little girls, Nadia (seven) and Lyla (four), 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.