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Skincare Basics1



** Shana is a licensed cosmetologist and specializes in make-up artistry. She trained on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts.** Makeup Artistry by Shana


As a make-up artist, I can’t stress how important skincare is. I work with brides almost every weekend, and the women who have the most glowing complexion are those who follow a good skin regimen. For this reason, I truly believe that the skin that wears the make-up should be taken care of. Below I have listed steps that you can take to be on your way to better skin. Enjoy!


Cleanse, tone and moisturize twice daily.

*Keeping your pores clean is going to help your skin stay free of breakouts. Cleanse your face in the morning after you wake up to remove any oil buildup from when you slept. Always remove your make-up before bed. NEVER go to sleep wearing make-up, it is one of the worst things you can do for your skin!

*Toning is important because it balances the pH of your skin. Whether you tend to have dry, oily, or combination skin, toning is important. Toning will also help tighten pores after they are cleansed.

*Moisturizing is the last important step. Just like you hydrate your body, you want to hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer. Something with a SPF is good for daytime, and before bed use something heavier that will really moisturize your skin overnight. Products such as serums or face creams specifically made for nighttime are ideal. It doesn’t hurt to use a night cream with retinol which boosts collagen production and helps fight wrinkles and pre-mature aging.

*Exfoliation is a great step for putting that glow into your skin. Buffing off the dead layer of skin every couple of days will bring healthier skin to the surface. This helps make-up go on much easier, and allows for a more flawless coverage.

One thing that’s important to remember is that it’s never too early to begin new skincare, but DO NOT attempt any new products or processes a week or two prior to the wedding. You want there to be plenty of time to figure out what products to switch to in the case that you have a reaction to anything new. Begin good skincare months before the big day!


– Shana Christoforo { Makeup Artistry by Shana }

Thank you Shana for writing up this piece on the importance of skincare!

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Marthas Vineyard Wedding Kate and Brendan’s Martha’s Vineyard wedding was not just a day that celebrated the coming together of two people but it was a celebration of life for all of Brendan and Kate’s closest family and friends. Brendan and Kate spend all their summer days hanging out in Oak Bluffs either lounging on the beach, riding their boat around the island or eating at one of the many fabulous restaurants that reside around town. That’s why it was the perfect place for them to get married. Their ceremony and reception was held at Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs. Kate and Brendan decided to have a first look so that we could have plenty of time to explore the island and get some great pictures of them in some of their favorite Martha’s Vineyard spots.

A quintessential Martha's Vineyard Background.

A quintessential Martha’s Vineyard setting.

I love the gingerbread homes on this side of the island.

I love the gingerbread homes on this side of the island.

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The Sweet Life.

The Sweet Life.

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As a surprise for Brendan, a fire fighter, and their guests, Kate and the girls arrived in style on an antique fire truck!

As a surprise for Brendan, a fire fighter, and their guests, Kate and the girls arrived in style on an antique fire truck!

Sailing Camp Place

Sailing Camp Place

Martha's Vineyard Wedding

A perfect ending to a perfect day!

A perfect ending to a perfect day!

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Feb 18, 2014
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Her style is timeless and the quality of her photos speaks for itself. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She has a keen artistic eye for light and composition and knows how to work with you to capture that “perfect shot.”

Newport Rhode Island Wedding Photographer


Are you looking to add some fun to your wedding? I present you with Chloe, the PhotoBUS by PhotoBooth Planet!

“Chloe is a lovingly-restored, sea-foam green, 1967 VW bus that has been converted into a rolling photo booth. Like our traditional, vintage-style photo booths, guests sit down inside, close the curtain, and push a button to have their pictures taken. Two identical strips of three, high-quality, glossy photos (black and white or color, and customizable to include text) print out in seconds (they take one as a wedding favor and you keep the other, if you like, for a “photo guest book” which is assembled on-site by our attendant).” – Owner, Geoff Gordon





Here’s a great video made by Buzz Media Co. (Amazing Wedding Films) which features Chloe.

I can’t wait to see Chloe at my weddings!

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I think this is a fitting story to post today since it is the day we celebrate LOVE! This past Fall my husband and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary with a trip to Lenox, MA. While we were there enjoying the amazing Apple Festival, the beautiful foliage in the mountains and the amazing food Berkshire county has to offer. We also had our pictures taken! I realized a while back the most recent professional photos of my husband and I were from our wedding.  As a photographer and a person I strongly believe in the importance of documenting life and here I was doing it for other people and letting my own life go undocumented. I made a promise to myself to start documenting my own life and we started with our 5 year wedding anniversary. I had my friend and fantastic Berkshire photographer Tricia McCormack take our photos and I am so happy that she did. I love them!! Here are a few of my favorites below.



Happy Valentine’s Day!

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