Ande Castaneda Makeup & PhotographyFacebook.com/AndeCastanedaMakeupAndPhotography Instagram.com/OohAnde Featured On Fab You Bliss
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Ande Castaneda is a self taught makeup artist and a formally educated photographer located in Central California. Growing up surrounded by art of all mediums, Ande pursued photography and makeup in junior high and her passion has since flourished.
Describe your style
I enjoy helping women discover their natural beauty. I want her to be comfortable with her look, so I like to ask for a photo of her every day makeup to use as reference. Then from there I like to work my magic.
My favorite part of doing both makeup and photography is hearing her coo at how beautiful she looks, hearing the awe in her voice and watching her face light up when she sees how beautiful she naturally is. I believe that all women are beautiful. Not in that “You’re at least beautiful on the inside of you’re ugly on the outside” kind of way, not at all. I really believe that all women are beautiful and I’m determined to bring out the confidence and natural beauty of every woman I come across though my makeup and photography.
What do you love about weddings?
The food! Well, besides the food I love that indescribable feeling that every bride shows on her face before, during and after the wedding. It’s a look of excitement and being ready to spend the rest of her life with her love, all mixed in with giggles, dances and uproarious laughter. I love that I am the one who gets to either help her look her best on that day, or capture all of those silly giggles and kisses on camera for her to treasure forever.
What’s something fun we should know about you?
I have rainbow hair, I love glitter, I have a great sense of humor, I’m always optimistic, I love kids and animals, and I am proud of everything I have accomplished.
I set goals and reach them. I have reached every single goal I have set for myself. From working with amazing, quality, internationally published photographers to buying the makeup kit and camera of my dreams.
I’m a mild germaphobe. I’ve been invited back to specific photographer’s studios because of this, because they know that I am adamant about cleaning my brushes and makeup. If there happens to be some down time at a shoot or wedding, you can catch me cleaning and sanitizing my kit.