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There are times when I am scrolling on Facebook memories and a photograph will stick out and I have to go back to it!  This was one of my first few photoshoots with studio lighting.  Aaron and I met at a ‘vendor mixer’ in Hampton.  He has an amazing eye for fashion and photography.

Model Kristina M

Photographer Aaron Ni’jai
Makeup Carly C Vega
Hair Jeff Harris
Mikasa La’Charles
— with Carly Vega, Kristina Marie Welch, Mikasa La’Charles and MikAsa.


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Photographer – Aaron Ni’jai


Foundation – Face Atelier – Click HERE for cruelty free, flawless foundation.

Eyes – Urban Decay – Click Here for palette used

Eyebrows – Ardell – Click HERE for soft and diverse colors in one palette.

Cheeks – Coastal Scents – Click HERE for blush palette used

Carly Vega - Makeup By Vega

Carly Vega is the premier Hampton Roads based makeup artist. Growing up the daughter of Marines, she never grew up playing in hair or makeup. Always being a very creative soul, she attempted various outlets looking to fill a void. It wasn’t until 2007 that she found an appreciation for makeup and her new life was born. Being able to empower people through makeup during some of the biggest events in their lives is what she lives for. Throughout her years of training, she has repped for some of the biggest makeup brands in the world. Carly has traveled around the United States lending her creative talents in major ad campaigns, media, and print. She now spends her days dedicated to her craft and the opportunities to help people put their best face forward.