So as many of you know, I myself am a photographer, and in this amazing industry I’ve had the pleasure of both working and collaborating with some incredibly talented people. In a field where it’s easy to become isolated due to long hours in front of a computer screen editing images, or spending time driving from shoot to shoot, one can easily become detached from the other creative minds around them. One of the best things I’ve done in this industry is also one of the simplest, though as we get older some people find this task harder than it sounds.
What is this task, you might ask?
One of these friends that I’ve had the chance to work with now on multiple occasions is Christina Amador of Christina Amador Beauty. She is one of the most talented and caring makeup artists I know. Now you may be wondering to yourself, what does Charlie know about makeup artistry? The answer my friends is not much! But I do know when someone cares about their work and Christina exhibits this talent in spades. Her warm and bubbly personality exude an approachable confidence that immediately make you feel great to be in her presence. I’ve seen some of the most nervous of brides, bridesmaids, mothers of brides and more be immediately put at ease by her calm demeanor. All the while I am running around during bridal prep with the bride’s shoes, dress, jewelry and other various accessories to photograph. I had the pleasure of meeting Christina for the first time at one of my first weddings ever and she even made me feel more calm about what I was doing!
Not only is Christina a talented makeup artist and a devoted mom to one of the most adorable and sassy girls in the world (Miss Bella, more on her in a minute) but she is a savvy entrepeneur as well. Not one to settle for the status quo, look for future rumblings from Christina as she launches a new brand that is based solely on empowering women and making them feel not only beautiful but strong, MIND BODY AND SOUL. The secrets of this brand I cannot currently divulge but it will be absolutely amazing once off the ground.
One of the biggest reasons I recommend Christina to all of my brides is because of her concern for all of her clients. She treats them like family and to me that is something to look for in your not only your vendors but friends as well and I consider myself lucky to have Christina in my corner. She has become an industry peer, but even more an incredible friend. I’ve had the pleasure of watching and photographing for the last few years as her daughter Bella has gotten bigger and brighter than the stars themselves and most of that is due to some awesome parenting by Christina and of course Bella’s father Alexi as well.
All in all if you ever need an amazing makeup artist for your wedding day or just a day you might want to feel beautiful just as much on the outside as you are on the inside giver her a call, you can not go wrong. She is a fellow Best of Long Island Winner as well as other awards from Wedding Wire and The Knot as well.
You can see her website here at
and of course on instagram