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Barbara MacFerrin Photography

Barbara MacFerrin Photography

I'm Amy, a bridal beauty specialist based in Boulder, Colorado and I love my job. Like, a lot.


Bridal hair and makeup is such personal, delicate work. Weddings hold an enormous amount of emotional weight and there is no one-look-fits-all. I strive to not only amplify your natural beauty, but to dive deeper into creating this memory of yours as something artistically crafted just for you. Your wedding day is one of the most intimate, happy, (and most photographed) days you’ll ever experience. It’s important to know your hair and makeup artist not only as a stylist, but to feel like you know something about them as a person, too. The last thing I want is to feel like a stranger to you. I’m going to be spending hours with you the morning of one of the most important days of your life. How you feel that morning will set the tone for the day - lets make it a magnificent one!

 

I have always loved hair, but it took me a while to find myself doing anything with it. I was a dancer throughout childhood (no really, about 30-40 hours of ballet a week) and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Dance. At 20 years old, I was 98% positive that I wanted to join the circus (I still haven't ruled out that possibility). A few years and a handful of injuries later, I decided that being the wigs and makeup manager for an opera house was the best way for me to stay in the performance industry (Spoiler Alert: It didn’t really work out that way), so off to cosmetology school I went.

Upon graduation from the Aveda Institute I continued to develop my skills under celebrity makeup artist, James Ryder, in Los Angeles, California. I left the salon life in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2016 and am now focused on site specific work, such as weddings, special events, and editorial or film projects. I've realized that my passion isn't limited to the art of dance, hairstyling, or makeup; but expands beyond outer beauty into the heart and soul of each woman I meet. I love that I still cry at almost every wedding whether I'm a guest or a stylist, and hope for this forever. I am so excited that you stopped by, and I truly hope that our paths cross soon. I would love to hear from you!

 

what Do past clients have to say?

Amy is fantastic! She genuinely invests in each bride, getting to know them before working with them. The trial run went great! The wedding day was awesome! I felt fantastic and my bridesmaids and both mom of bride and groom looked GORGEOUS!!! My hair and makeup held up from 11AM until 2AM! My hair even made it through a rugged 4WD/off-road photo shoot and some major wind! It still looked loose and elegant even with all that movement!!!! I enjoyed the whole experience with Amy. She made everything easy and was also so much fun to get to know and be around. She’s just a fantastic gal all around. Thanks for making my day perfect Amy :)
— Molly
Amy and her team were AMAZING to work with!!! From my trial to the day of I felt so taken care of and comfortable with Amy’s level of expertise and intuition. She custom makes the foundation so it matches your complexion exactly and looks flawless in person and in pictures. My favorite part about working with Amy is her extension rental program. As a girl with thin short hair I have always had extreme insta-envy when I see all of those full buns and braids, but with Amy’s extensions she was able to create the mountain mermaid braid of my dreams! Amy is the best!!!!!
— Isabelle
Amy was amazing! I cannot say enough great things about her. She was extremely accommodating, prompt, responsive and flexible. Her personality is fun and makes you feel like you’ve been friends for years. She really listens and cares about what you want and will go out of her way to make sure you are happy. To give you an idea of her quality of hair and her flexibility: I had a mountain sunrise wedding, Amy came to our house at 2:15am to do our hair. Once our hair was looking perfect, my now wife and I hiked up/down a mildly windy mountain for 1.5 miles. We were outside in the mountains until 12pm and we didn’t need any hair adjustments at all. Overall, we had the best experience with Amy and would hire her in an instance again.
— Mandy
As a photographer, it’s important to work with a dependable and personable hair and makeup stylist and Amy is a pleasure to work with! She is fun and always makes sure the client is happy! If you’re in need of a hair/makeup stylist, I highly recommend Amy!
— Barbara MacFerrin
Amy is so fun to be around and just as talented! As a photographer I get to see her work UP CLOSE and it is flawless! Thanks Amy!
— Cara Bartelme Portrait Design
Amy was amazing and I would recommend her to anyone!! She was super patient with me during my trial and really listened to what I had envisioned. I had an outdoor summer wedding and it was HOT! But my hair and makeup lasted the whole night and I only needed to touch up my lipstick once (and she provides a complimentary touch-up kit). Not only did I love my hair/makeup, my all of my bridesmaids looked stunning as well. I highly recommend Amy!!
— Mikaela
Amy styled both mine and my daughter’s hair for her wedding. Oh my!! Gorgeous! We each told her what we wanted and she took it step further! Our hairstyles were elegant - just as we envisioned! My simple French twist was much harder than it looked since my hair is long and thick but Amy made it seem effortless!! Meredith had a beautiful style that lasted all night long. Amy was fun and efficient which gave us plenty of time for pictures. I would choose Amy again (and again) and highly recommend her!
— Karen
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