Taken by: Kayla Esslinger

Taken by: Kayla Esslinger

A little about myself,

 

Hey I'm Samantha, you can call me Sam for short! I'm 26 and born and raised in southern California. I'm also totally in love and married to my amazing husband Allen (who is also my assistant on occasion, haha). Most of all I have a deep love for photography and makeup! A few of my other random hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, traveling, and painting. 

I graduated Biola University with a BA in Communications in 2014. Shortly after I graduated I worked as a Project Coordinator for an Engineering firm. After a few years doing something that did not feel like was my passion I realized that there's so much more out there for me. As I continued to work full time in the fall of 2014 I completed an Intro to Makeup course with Enzo academy. This corse taught me all the basic makeup practices and proper cleanliness I needed to know when working with multiple clients. Two years later in the fall of 2016 I made my first steps into creating my own business and pursue the passions that felt closer to my heart. I finally decided that I was meant to go after my creative talents that God had given me. I knew that I enjoyed makeup and photography but had never fully committed to them as a full time profession until that point. I quickly purchased my first professional camera and lenses and have been self taught ever since. 

Since I began my journey pursing makeup and photography I have been hired for so many amazing jobs and opportunities. It has been so incredibly amazing photographing families, couples, weddings, as well as engagements and graduation sessions. I have also had the the pleasure of applying makeup for weddings, photo shoots, high school dances, special events, and styled shoots. My works has been published in Inspired By This for both my makeup and photography (click the links to check them out!). I feel so incredibly blessed that I get to witness and capture the happiness of others during the special moments of their lives. Offering my services is not something I do just as business but something I do with my whole heart. Thank you for taking the time to check out my website, I look forward to the possibility of working with you in the future! 

Warmly,

Samantha Rae Genido