Cassandra Kennedy is a professional makeup artist and hair stylist specializing in wedding makeup and wedding hairstyles based in Portland, Oregon. She is also a sought after artist for fine art photography shoots, events and portraits, lending her hair and makeup skills to senior portraits, boudoir photography shoots, styled editorial shoots, etc. A versatile artist who is equally strong with both hair and makeup, she also uses both airbrush makeup and traditional makeup to achieve her signature fresh and lovely look. Her style has been described as “natural glamour” – bringing out the natural beauty of her clients while infusing a touch of glamour for that special occasion. Her goal is for each client to look and feel fabulous without losing sight of their personal style and comfort level. As the former lead artist for one of Manhattan’s top bridal beauty agencies, Cassandra learned her craft in New York City from some of the world’s top artists and spent several years working in the area before returning to her beloved home state of Oregon. Cassandra loves working with and connecting with new people. Her passion is also product research, knowledge, and technique and she is always on a quest to discover the best of everything, no matter the brand. She loves to take advantage of pro trainings through several professional memberships to keep her skills current and get new inspirations. She believes her work with people is really about finding the essence of who someone is and reflecting it through her artistry. Both her love of people and products is chronicled in her beauty blog. She is a licensed esthetician and holds a B.A. in Mass Communication. She also the proud mother of two creative little boys. Cassandra is available to work both on location as well as in her private studio located in inner Southeast Portland.