Behind the Makeup
Roses and Lace Makeup Artistry is a licensed and registered business in the state of Tennessee, with Kimberly Mathes as the sole owner. She has over 8 years of experience as a licensed Aesthetician with professional experience at Ross the Boss and Sephora. She has worked with over a dozen local wedding and commercial photographers while also pursuing her own photography interests. She is a member of Gage Talent Agency and prides herself in being a published makeup artist in HUSHH magazine's Fall 2017 issue.
Her favorite aspect of her job is getting to know clients. "I enjoy meeting new clients, but most of all, I love getting to know them. I would say the most rewarding aspect of my job is talking and connecting with clients, but also, seeing how beautiful they feel once I am done. That is why I continue to love doing what I do!"
Christina - Makeup Assistant
Hair Stylist with "Reflections by Christina"
Christina Damron is a licensed Cosmetologist through Regency Beauty Institute with 4 years of experience. She assists with bridal party makeup (when needed) and performs on-site hair styling.
Not only is she educated in the beauty industry, but she is also educated in the photography industry with an Associate's Degree in Photography from Pellissippi State Community College. She owns her own business called "Reflections by Christina" where she does up-dos and photography. Her photography interests include Fine Art, Commercial, and Stylized Photoshoots.
"I love doing up-dos and I love photography. Both passions came together when I was 15 years old, I can remember it clearly as if it was yesterday. In my kitchen I was discussing my future with my mom and a family friend whom I call Aunt. My aunt recommended why not both? Go get my degree in photography and go to cosmetology school for hair. See what happens. Because of her advice, I went to Pellissippi continuing to learn to do up-dos while I was getting my photography degree. When I was in cosmetology I was practicing my craft. Yes, I can do only up-dos and hairstyles. Yes, I can only do photography. Quite often the two skills are separated, but I love it most when I use them together."