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Life & Work with Rachel Bruno

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Bruno.

Hi Rachel, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My journey as Makeup Artist began in 2018.
 I took Makeup School Academy at Pasadena called Cosmo Makeup Academy. Long before that, I always loved makeup fashion styling and this since an early age. I just never been pursuing this professionally as a career. When I retired from performing as Professional Singer (oh yes, I was a singer too) I started to focus on the fashion industry. I’m a type of person who loves to learn new things. In 2020 during quarantine, I also learn about photography. I had So much free time on my hand  and I wanted to be a great photographer in a short amount of time. I have been mentored by two friends who I could relayed on when I had questions about photography.
So here I am today. A Professional Makeup Artist & Photographer as well.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, 
but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Becoming an Entrepreneur / freelance makeup artist & photographer is definitely not easy. I have to know how to advertise my business with limited funds. I utilize Social Media platforms such as Instagram & Facebook for advertising. Building a client database is hard, I rely on giving the best impression From scratch. When clients are happy with the first work, they become repeat clients.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a Professional Makeup Artist for almost three years. I have been featured in 50+ Music Videos, Serving High Profile Celebrity Clients in Los Angeles. Since I lived in LA with so much diversity, my range of clients is also diverse. I don’t specify my work as Makeup Artist, I can do any makeup for specific work. From Bridal, Fashion Photoshoot, Music Video, TV or Films.
Besides being a Makeup Artist, I also do Photography. My specialty is a Beauty Shoot, i do their Hair, Makeup, Styling & Photography for them. My clients have always told me that all they ever need is just a one stop shop for everything. From hair to makeup to photo and etc. However, when I have multiple clients simultaneously for weddings and such, I have had to hire some assistant to help me out.
As for my photography, I have been published in the several magazines Internationally.
As of right now, I’m planning to move to the East coast,I am hoping there will be as much demand for beauty makeup & fashion photography industry.
In the interim, if the demand is less than expected, I will also switch to more family services-oriented such as make up and photography for Weddings, Maternity, holidays, etc.
So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
God & family are my definite priority at all times. I’m a huge believer. I’m a Christian. God is the Pilar of my life before anything. I am surrendering my life to Him, all my burden in life feels lighten when I surrendering my faith to God. My motto is Dream big, have faith & make it happen, and to make it happen I need god in my life.  My husband also comes first ,he is my muse and my rock. He’s the one who always supports me no matter what. He always believes in me and definitely sees big potential in me while sometimes I even doubt myself.

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Margarete Kirk Nora Salim Anastasia Polish Chuck Andry Ikhsan Nikki Kemp Kat Taylor

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