After working as a freelance makeup artist for over 20 years, I started JKo Beauty in 2017. I am so happy to share how JKo Beauty has grown in 2 years. A very special thank you to so many amazing couples and clients who have and continue to support my small business.
2018 started with a fabulous wedding on Saturday, January 6. It was the first Saturday of the year and I had the pleasure of working with a beautiful couple, Maya and Fred. Their wedding was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com. An interesting fun fact, not only does this couple resemble the Royal Couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but Meghan’s style was very much like Maya’s bridal style.
In March, I had the pleasure of working with Jamie and Rick for their awesome engagement photo shoot. They had actually won a shoot with an incredible list of vendors. The shoot was not only awesome but so is their story. Check it out here, where it was featured on Philly In Love.
I attended the celebration of the inaugural issue of Modern Luxury Weddings Philadelphia Magazine in June. The party was at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) - which is also an incredible place to have a wedding.
After having won the Philly A-List Best Wedding Hair & Makeup, which was announced in late December 2017, JKo Beauty finished as a Top 3 Finalist in the Philly Happening contest for Best On-Site Makeup which was announced in June. For the second year in a row, JKo Beauty also won The Knot Best of Weddings and Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards.
I attended the launch of the Philadelphia Wedding Magazine at the Barnes Museum in June. I am so happy to be featured in this fun issue dedicated to parties.
In July, Philadelphia Style Magazine published their Best of Style issue and JKo Beauty was chosen as an editors’ choice for Best of Style, Best Makeup. We celebrated at the Kimmel Center for the Best of Style Party…such an awesome party!
I traveled to Las Vegas for a week in November to attend the Wedding MBA with over 5500 other wedding professionals from around the world. My goal was to gain insight and learn ways to better serve my brides and couples. And I certainly did!
In December, I attended the launch party for the latest Philadelphia Wedding Magazine at the new Terrain Gardens in Devon. This new venue is gorgeous and I am so excited to work with couples who have chosen it for their Big Day in 2019. In this special issue all about “What the Pros Know,” I had the opportunity of contributing to the magazine. My section is about how brides can be best prepared for their wedding day makeup trial.
Also in December, the second issue of Modern Luxury Weddings Philadelphia was released. And it is stunning! I am so excited to be featured in this issue as well.
2018 ended with a sweet and beautiful bride and her lovely bridal party on New Year’s Eve. These ladies were so much fun and we had a blast during our glam time. What a perfect way to finish a fabulous year!
Cheers to a new year full of all good things! Thank you so much to all of you who were a part of an incredible year for me and JKo Beauty! May your 2019 be full of joy, love, laughs and many blessings!