July 06, 2015

Makeup for World Cup Champion Ali Krieger

If you were doing anything last night, you were probably watching the US Women’s National Team dominate the FIFA World Cup Final. Even if you’re not a soccer fan, these ladies are addicting to watch.

I, however, had my eye glued to one player in particular, the beautiful Ali Krieger. I had the honor of spending the day with her a little over a year ago, doing her makeup and hair for the interview portion of a documentary series by Comcast SportsNet about her and fellow Penn State Alumni, 2x US Wrestling Olympian Kerry McCoy. Since I never got the chance to share this with you- I thought no better time than to do so now!

June 30, 2015

Ivey Rebecca Photo Shoot with Travis Curry

Earlier this year something major happened- powers were combined, magic was made, and my heart melted. I’m speaking specifically, of course, of the photo shoot with the incredible Travis Curry and the beautiful Ivey Rebecca of Major Models NYC. We did three different looks, with no particular style to aim for- just big hair and bold makeup! I used MAC Cosmetics lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous for the bright pink lip. Lashes used are #41 by Red Cherry.  Hair by Kayleigh Burton of Xtreme Hair Salon.

Here are some of my favorites, all photos by Travis Curry Photography!








April 15, 2015

Caitlin & Michael’s Nautical Wedding at The Inn at Perry Cabin

Caitlin was a dream to work with for her wedding day makeup for her big day at the Inn at Perry Cabin. She was vibrant and excited and her makeup looked flawless. I’m really happy with how everything turned out and the photos look amazing thanks to their wedding photographers, Daysy Photography!

I’ve included a few photos from their wedding below but you can check out the full feature on Daysy Photography’s website!

Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin
Photography: Daysy Photography
Hair: Serendipity Salon & Spa
Makeup: Kelley Unthank Makeup

January 19, 2015

Anabella & Andy’s Kentlands Mansion Wedding

First of all, Anabella was a dream bride to work with. So beautiful, so fun, and I can not forget to mention her beyond precious daugther, aka my makeup partner in crime.  I loved working with her to find a makeup look for her wedding and so happy to see how amazing her photos by Maureen Pacheco Photography turned out. Kentlands Mansion is such a beautiful venue and it looks like their day was absolutely perfect.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the feature on Bayside Bride:

Venue: Kentlands Mansion
Photography: Maureen Pacheco
Planning: Weddings with Willow
Makeup Artist: Kelley Unthank Makeup
Flowers & Decor: Butterkup Flowers
Catering: Well Dunn Catering
Cake: Stella’s Bakery

January 17, 2015

K-Pop Photo Shoot for Be Scene Studios

I’m so lucky to be able to do makeup for a living. You get to work on a variety of amazing projects with such wonderful people like this DVF Fasion Week showcase, or these engagement photos, or this totally random but ridiculously cool photo shoot.

This time I’m happy to share this amazing K-Pop photo shoot for Be Scene Studios that I did the makeup for. David Dang’s photos are incredible and I especially loved the before and afters. Here are some of my favorites, but be sure to check out the whole gallery.

January 08, 2015

Behind The Scenes at Andrea’s Beau Photo Shoot

This past summer I worked on another photo shoot for Andrea’s Beau, a hair accessories company in the DC area. I’ve done makeup for their photo shoots before, but this time a good friend and awesome videographer (Jon Armstrong of The Documentist) was there to capture some behind the scenes. So, I guess, check me out, doing my thing… Thanks again Jon!

Oh, and here’s how the photos ended up on the Andrea’s Beau website:

January 06, 2015

Queen of the Forest Photo Shoot

Can NOT believe it’s already 2015! This year flew by and seemingly under the radar, so did this photo shoot I did with Andrew Boon Photography. It was a little boho, a little woodland nymph-y, a little… Awesome! The model was absolutely stunning and I loved doing the makeup for this shoot. Here’s a few of my favorites, but check out the rest of the photos on Andrew’s site!

Model: Alison Clark
Photography: Andrew Boon
MUA: Kelley Unthank

July 30, 2014

Jenny & Jimmy’s Lost Creek Winery Wedding

Jenny was such a pleasure to work with. She was absolutely stunning, the venue was gorgeous, and I was so happy to do her makeup and be a part of this huge day for them. So excited to share some of the photos from their photographer Marirosa and you can see many more on her website.

Photographer:  Photography by Marirosa
Make Up: Kelley Unthank
Venue: Lost Creek Winery
DJ: Jamology
Florist: Wedding Muse
Cake: Sweetz Bakery

May 09, 2014

Makeup for Fashion Week with Tory Burch

Who doesn’t loooove Tory Burch? I guess that question was more reciprocal since the answer is obvious. That’s why I was super excited to do makeup for the Tory Burch showcase in DC!

I’m a little late to posting this but back when I did the Lash Bar for Diane von Fürstenberg’s DVF showcase during DC Fashion Week, I also provided makeup via an eyelash bar for the Tory Burch showcase at the W Hotel as part of the Nectar crew.

Here are a few photos from the event by photographer Daniel Swartz, but feel free to check out the whole gallery.

February 27, 2014

Gift of Life Photo Shoot with Kristen Berset

I get to do a lot of cool things as a makeup artist, but nothing is as satisfying as raising awareness for a great cause. I was stoked to be a part of this shoot with photographer Walter Grio, to raise awareness for the Gift of Life Project which encourages women to get regular mammograms at the Capital Breast Care Center.

The shoot features TV personality and former Miss Florida, Kristen Berset and was inspired by a shoot for Vanity Fair featuring January Jones for Mad Men. Also with me on the shoot was Consuella Lopez, a hairstylist from Nival Salon & Spa.

Here are a few of my favorites, but check out the rest of the photos from the shoot on Walter’s site.

February 19, 2014

Lash Bar for Diane von Fürstenberg’s Fashion Week Showcase

As you could probably imagine, I am obsessed with fashion week. So, when I was asked to join the Nectar Skin Bar crew and present a lash bar for Diane von Fürstenberg’s DVF showcase at the W Hotel in DC, I said… “I’ll think about it.” Just kidding, I said yes, I said HELL YES!!

Unfortunately, I was too busy doing lashes to take any photos but no worries, photographer Daniel Swartz captured lots of good photos. Here are some of my favorites:

Check out the rest of the photos too!

February 13, 2014

Kristyn & Nick’s Baltimore Engagement Photos

Let’s just say that Kristyn knows a thing or two about weddings. As someone with a background in wedding planning who now works for WeddingWire, I’m super stoked to have been chosen as the makeup artist for her big day. We planned the makeup trial for the day of her engagement shoot and it couldn’t have been better timing.

Kristyn and Nick hit the streets of Fells Point and Federal Hill for their Baltimore engagement session with photographer Paula Bartosiewicz. It’s been a pleasure working with Kristyn so far and can’t wait to do her and her bridesmaids’ makeup on her wedding day.

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot. Enjoy!

February 04, 2014

Christine & Kevin’s Comus Inn Engagement Session

Christine and Kevin were amazing to work with (well, I guess I only worked with Christine, but I met Kevin and he was great). The two are such a fun and energetic couple. I loved doing her makeup for their engagement session at the Comus Inn in Dickerson, Maryland and I’m so excited for their wedding.

True story: Their “first date” came unexpectedly when mutual friends invited them both out for drinks and karaoke in Annapolis. As the story goes, Christine’s friend bailed on her during their turn at karaoke, so Christine had to sing Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” all by her lonesome. Kevin must have enjoyed it, because the two have been together ever since.

Anyways, on to the photos. Here are a few of my faves, but you can check out more on Washingtonian Bride & Groom! Also, check out more of their photographer’s work at Emily Clack Photography. Enjoy!

January 28, 2014

Flying Bridge Wedding in DC

Yesterday I shared a photo from a shoot I worked on at The Flying Bridge in DC with a number of great wedding professionals. The photos came out amazing and there’s a whole team behind the end results that really made this shoot click (no pun intended). Here are some of my favorite photos from the shoot:

More photos below, but gotta give credit to the amazing people who worked on this shoot!

Venue: The Flying Bridge
Planning/Coordinating: VME Events and Troyal Events
Photography: Hamilton Photography
Makeup: Kelley Unthank Makeup
Hair: Behind The Veil
Floral: Studio H Floral Designs
Catering: Amorpha Catering
Rentals: Rentals to Remember
Music: Radio King Orchestra
Design/Accents: 2 Hands Studios
Video: Toy Box Productions
Photo Booth: Chesapeake Photo Booth
Lighting/Gobo: Frost Lighting
Plants/Trees: Plants Alive
Stationary: The Dandelion Patch

Whew!! Now, on to the photos:

These are just a few of the photos. Please check out the rest of them on Hamilton Photography’s blog!

January 27, 2014

Shout Out to Hamilton Photography

As a makeup artist, I work with photographers all the time but wanted to give a quick shout out to our friends over at Hamilton Photography. Not only are they amazing photographers, but they’re fantastic people to work with.

The reason for the shout out is that after working with Mark from Hamilton Photography, he so graciously sent over photos from a shoot we worked on at The Flying Bridge in Washington, DC so that I can use them on the website (you’ll see the one below has been put up in the portfolio already). I’ll post more of the photos from this shoot soon, but wanted to share this one right away!

January 23, 2014

Hair Accessories Photo Shoot in DC

As a makeup artist in DC, I get to work on a lot of cool projects. I recently posted a photo from an older shoot for Andrea’s Beau that I got to work on. I’ve provided makeup for a couple photo shoots for this company and wanted to put up these photos from a product shoot we did towards the end of Summer 2013. I loved working with my team on this one, hope you like!

It’s always cool to see the application of your work. Since this shoot was for product images for the website, you can see many of the photos used on the Andrea’s Beau website. Here’s a screenshot but head on over to their shop to see their whole line.

January 20, 2014

Andrea’s Beau Photo Shoot

I’ve worked with Andrea’s Beau a couple of times now and wanted to share this photo from one of the first shoots I did for them. Andrea’s Beau makes a full line of hair accessories for women. The model was stunning and had gorgeous hair (perfect for showing off their product line). For the launch of their spring/summer line they wanted a Mad-Men-inspired look, so in terms of makeup, I went with a sculpted brow and strong cat-eye liner.

January 16, 2014

Michelle & Kofi’s Evergreen Mansion Wedding

I know this is an old one but I came across the photos from this wedding today and I thought I’d better post it while it’s still fresh in my mind. Michelle was a gorgeous bride and I distinctly remember how much fun doing the makeup for this wedding was. It was a beautiful summer day at the Evergreen Museum and Michelle was just as excited as ever.

Here are a few photos from their wedding day, you can see more over at ReadyLuck!

April 21, 2013

Wedding Day Makeup at Billingsley House

Ok, ok, I know, I know… I never update this blog (and that’s going to change, I promise) but in an effort to make a change, I wanted to post some pictures from a wedding I did at the end of September, 2011 (yikes)!

First of all, a big THANK YOU to Natalie of Natalie Franke Photography for the amazing pictures and another HUGE thanks to April for having me there to do her makeup on her big day! I’ve known April since high school, so this wedding was especially fun for me and a great experience to be able to do makeup for a friend on such an important day.

Now, on to the pictures:

Check out more of Natalie’s photos from the wedding!

November 09, 2011

Almost a New Year, Why Not a New Website

Well, 2011 is rapidly coming to a close, and while some of us may have started our holiday shopping early, I’ve been busy getting my new website ready. 2012 is going to be a busy year full of beautiful brides, photo shoots and much more so a big thank you to Ryan Deal for the website and Tommy Davis for the logo. You guys did an awesome job and I can’t thank you enough.

Kelley Unthank Makeup provides professional makeup services to clients in Maryland, Washington D.C., and parts of Virginia. As a makeup artist, Kelley has done hundreds, if not thousands of faces over the years and has been the go to Bridal Makeup Artist in Maryland and DC for quite some time now.

To book Kelley, click here.

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