A passion for design, an eye for beauty 

I've always had a passion for design and creative thinking. In fact, when I graduated from college with a degree in Advertising, I had every intention of making my career as an art director. And that's exactly what I did... for one whole year! After my first painful experience with corporate cutbacks, I began to work in marketing but my favorite job function was still graphic design.

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As fate would have it, five years later I befriended a makeup artist in my apartment building who was starting to get very busy with weddings and asked if I'd be interested in learning some simple techniques and becoming her assistant. Lo and behold, the principles of makeup artistry and hair styling are no different than graphic design, and I picked up the skills very quickly. My understanding of balance, proportion, contrast, and focal points... in other words my EYE for beauty - is what makes me great at what I do. Combined with my expertise in product knowledge and technique, these skills have made me one of the most sought after artists in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Amy Karp Photography

Amy Karp Photography

Eight years later I left my corporate America marketing career behind to solely focus on my hair and makeup studio. Not only have I broadened my skill set, I've also assembled a fantastic team to work along side me and to meet the needs of my clients when I can't be available. But the time spent in the corporate world was far from a waste of time. It prepared me with the knowledge to run a successful business with courtesy and professionalism. 

Working with brides doesn't feel like work to me at all. I get a great sense of satisfaction from helping a bride discover the most beautiful version of herself. Of all the elements that go into designing a beautiful wedding, mine is the most important. After all, the bride is the centerpiece of the whole affair! I live for those "gasp!" moments when the bride sees herself as a bride for the first time, especially when those gasps are followed by happy, overwhelmed tears. There is nothing better than discovering your true passion and making a living at it!