San Benardino Quineanera Photography

30 Days of Beautiful: Heidi

This 30 Days of Beautiful brings us to the "Beautiful HEIDI". Hairstylist [Extraordinaire], Artist, Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend and the Coolest Lady in the High Desert!

30 Days of Beautiful: Heidi

What does beauty mean to you? Beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. But I believe it encompasses not just how your hair and makeup are done or what you're dressed in; but a state of mind. I believe it starts with knowing the Lord, then knowing who you are in Him. After you can grasp that, beauty radiates from within. Then you can wear what makes you feel your best and jazz up the hair and makeup, and let your beauty shine.

When do you feel most beautiful? Taking a selfie. Lol, yes I can get the best lighting and grab my best angle. Angles on a fluffy girl is our friends. Filters help ease signs of age. And then when all distractions are erased I see me. Lol

What does being a woman mean to you? These are hard to answer, lol, ok I'll try....... Wooooo-Men, yes breaking it down we are life-giving, strong, fierce warriors. We are soft, gentle, and kind. We are seductive, teases, and admirers of the male physic. We may be physically weaker but we are strong in almost every other way as a man. Some of our greatest assets (emotion) are our greatest weaknesses. But I'm grateful I am counted for one of the Woooo-men!

30 Days of Beautiful: Heidi

What do you love about yourself? I'm proportionate. From my facial features to my body, I'm well proportionate. I also love my artsy creative side.

Tell me your story: This may take awhile I'm a women and we love to tell our story's there's not much summing up. Lol, I was raised in a Christian home with loving parents. I grew up in my early years in Anchorage Alaska. I went to a Christian School, was athletic, loved people and was always considered friendly. I moved my senior year to California. I couldn't wait. Beaches, sun, palm trees, but quickly realized people were not the same. I tried to remain myself while being surrounded by very rude people.

I married at 21, had kids cared for a step-son with cerebral palsy. I grew up quickly. 10 years later my hubby decides he doesn't want me anymore. Rough doesn't underestimates the world shattering event. At this point my life takes a radical change. But through it all I learned how incredibly resilient I was with Christ as my Rock and center. Resilient is me through and through.

What do you think was the biggest turning point in your life? My divorce in 2006. It shattered my world and myself. Thank God, He takes what's shatters and remolds it to Beautiful!

30 Days of Beautiful: Heidi

Please finish the statement – I am a person who…: Defines herself as resilient, creative, brave, strong, determined, artsy, kindhearted, and fierce.

Tell me about a goal you are working on: At this very moment I'm working on a 21-day-fix, my health. I realized if I want to continue to do what I love (being creative) I need to take care of myself. I'll focusing on the 21 days but I'm sure I'll be doing it again. I believe this is the beginning of a life changing event for me. To eat cleaner, exercise and live a long happy life.

From there I would love to start selling my art work. 
But I'll need to figure out how to fit this in my schedule. My favorite time is doing my art work. I also want to continue to be the very Best Wife to my hubby, and Mom I can for my daughter who's 16 and my son who is in boot camp for the Marines.

Bonus Portrait: Sister's - Heidi & Charity

30 Days of Beautiful: Sisters - Charity & Heidi

Maternity Shoot

We had an unconventional location and a few brief moments to produce an image worthy of "The Wall". I assert that this is what Wedding Photography will teach you: how to produce hang-able Art in a few moments with minimal equipment.

My clients were troopers!

Brandon & Ashley - July 25, 2015

When you meet the sweetest girl who’s going to marry the nicest guy, you know you’re in for a Fantastic Wedding. That’s the case for Brandon and Ashley. Knowing each other since school days, they tied the knot at the Lovely Edward-Dean Museum and Gardens (in Cherry Valley, CA).

The Visual Artist Studios had the honor to photograph this Wedding and document the beginning of Life Long memories. Special thanks to all of our partners who helped make Brandon & Ashley’s day remarkable.

Photography: The Visual Artist Studios

Videography: Cole Media Productions

DJ Services: Muzikal Solutions

Venue: The Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens

Styling by: Sulma

Make up by: Angelica

Flowers/Design: Center Twine

Bridal Skin Care

First, I'd like to welcome our new Team member, Angelica: The Visual Artist Studios Make Up Artist and Stylist.  In this installment Angelica (who is a Licensed Nurse, Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Make Up Artist [MUA] and Stylist) put together some key points for our wonderful Brides pre-wedding skin care (that's also useful as a daily habit as well).

To our Brides, not only will you receive the Best in Fine Art Wedding Portraiture, but you'll benefit from having a MUA/Stylist available on your day to ensure you look radiant and fabulous! 

[from Angelica] 

                                         New Team Member: Angelica - Make Up Artist/Stylist

                                         New Team Member: Angelica - Make Up Artist/Stylist

Below are a few daily skin care tips for our Beautiful Brides. We want our Brides to glow from the inside out.

Drink a glass of warm water with lemon upon waking each morning. Try to stay away from coffee and sugar. Hot or iced green tea sweetened with stevia throughout the day is a great alternative to coffee or sugary drinks. Incorporate as many raw or steamed vegetables as possible to each meal. Add veggies to everything! (veggie omelets, chopped salads, or you can just juice them).

Here is a list of skincare products that I use and recommend. Some are a little pricey but worth it: 

  • Cetaphil cleanser (Target) AM/PM

The following can be found at

  • Elta MD physical sunscreen
  • Skin Ceuticals C E Feruic Acid - AM before sunscreen
  • Neocutis Bio Serum Intensive - PM after cleansing
  • Nia 24 Intensive Recovery Complex - PM after serum

Avoid any harsh scrubs or chemicals in the days leading to wedding. Retin- A is amazing but I wouldn't recommend it until after the wedding because it will cause some peeling and redness. Get as much sleep as you can and be good to yourself. Delegate as much as you can and enjoy the beautiful moments leading up to your special day.



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Quinceañera Photography

Quinceañera's are a tremendous expression of transition, family and heritage. A great deal goes into planning to bring together a unique day for each Quincea. What stands out, what last past the day are the Photographs. The Visual Artist Studios wants to partner with you to produce photographs that capture the essence of the day. Call us now, and let's discuss how we can assist in making this an Epic Quinceañera.