Beach Styled Shoot - Upstyle Hair + Makeup - Ashley Caroline Photography

There's just something about the New England shore during the winter months. Props to the ladies for braving the bitter cold, because these are stunning!  We were so excited to be included as the beauty arm on this project to help Ashley's vision come to life. We'll let the images speak for themselves xo

Photography: Ashely Caroline Photography
Model: Victoria Shaefer  
Florals: Jakkelyn Iris
Styling: Allison Koehler 
Beauty: Brittany + Jess of Upstyle 
Dresses: Rebecca Schoneveld +
Tara Lauren   


Last month, on a Monday - we got our newly formed group of like-minded beauty gurus together for a photoshoot with our friend Victoria of L'amour Fou Wedding (follow her!) who graciously offered her time and skill, shooting new portraits of us in our studio. (Thanks Girl, We're obsessed!)

without further a-do, meet the team! These ladies are committed to making our brides
shine their brightest on one of the happiest days of their lives. 



Analisa began her beauty journey in Los Angeles under the tutelage of celebrity hair and makeup artist Elvis Zavaleta. She completed her certification through the Makeup Designory, and then moved cross country to NYC where her passion for bridal blossomed. She shares our love of the beauty industry, plants, food, travel and cats, so naturally she was a no brainer addition! 





With 10 years experience in the industry, Evie comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in makeup artistry and skin care. When she's not dabbling in bridal she can be found at a popular spa in Farmington, CT where she is an esthetician. Her passion for people and eyebrows runs deep. Her amazing work ethic is fueled by good coffee and her love for her two adorable sons.


After Amber graduated the International Institute of Cosmetology she spent 4 years with Blo -  Blow Dry Bar in West Hartford where her passion for bridal began. She specializes in braids, blowouts and updos. Described as a free spirit who loves traveling + Icecream (or traveling to get ice cream). We're fortunate to have her on board + her keen eye for styling and ability to work with people, making them feel especially comfortable and beautiful.




Rebecca is a CT native, where her passion for her craft started just over 7 years ago. Ever since she's been submerged in the world of hair artistry. She's constantly educating herself on current trends and best practices and has an incredible eye for color and styling. She's best described as breath of fresh air: bubbly and outgoing with a permanent smile. She's our current fitspo as she's training for the Newport half marathon! 

Not Pictured here: Abbey | Makeup Artist + Kellie | Hair Stylist
We will update this page with their photos + blurbs very soon! 

Katie + Russ | Beach Wedding | Steve Depino Photography | Upstyle Hair + Makeup Artists

As the New England weather fluctuates between winter + spring, we're left longing for those warm, summer days spent in the golden light, barefoot with salty hair. Katie + Russ's wedding brings us back to that scene, as Steve so perfectly captured on their wedding day this past year. 

We spent the morning with the girls in Katie + Russ's beautifully renovated cottage by the beach in Rhode Island. Katie's look was romantic + bohemian with loose waves and warm brown tones - the definition of a natural beauty. 

If you are looking for some decorating inspiration (and like cats, of course) be sure to check out Katie's Instagram handle, @driftwoodgypsy - It's full of pictures of their cute cottage and life by the sea, not to mention she's one of the sweetest people you'll meet! (if you can't tell we're probably her biggest fans, we love you Katie!) 

Hair + Makeup: Brittany and Jess
Photography: Steve DePino
Dress: Everthine Bridal


Danielle + Colin | Lace Factory Wedding | Upstyle Onsite Hair and Makeup

We had the pleasure of hanging out with Danielle and her closest friends and family the morning of her wedding this past summer at the Griswold Inn in downtown Essex, CT. Danielle and Colin tied the knot at the Lace Factory - one of our favorite venues by the Connecticut shore. Their boho/industrial wedding was something out of a dream - beautiful rugs, wild bouquets and lush greenery that covered candlelit tables and hung from the ceiling. Danielle was gorgeous in an intricately fringed + beaded gown, loose curls, and flowers in her hair. 

Shout out to this insanely talented team who helped curate this beautiful day.

Photography: Zac Wolf Photography
Florals: True Vine Studio
Venue: The Lace Factory
Planner: Lovely Day Events
Beauty: Upstyle Onsite Hair + Makeup
Styling + Rentals: KLW Design Co.