Next up in our introductions to local wedding and event services is Katherine Elizabeth Salon out of Saranac Lake, New York. While Katherine 'Kat' calls Saranac Lake home, she is one of just a few "traveling" hair and make up artists in the area. And her work is amazing! I had the pleasure of working with Kat on a wedding last summer, and she joined us for the floral jewelry shoot here on the farm last month.
Katherine Orapollo, Katherine Elizabeth Salon
Q: Why do you love what you do?
Kat: I absolutely love doing hair and make up for weddings. It’s a passion of mine. I love making people feel so glamorous - like they're a movie star on their big day. When I see their reaction to the styles that I’ve made it just makes me feel so complete.
Q: What life experiences led to you to what you do? In short what's your story?
Kat: I've been playing with hair since I was three years old. That was the first time I cut my own and my sister's hair off. I also always played with my mother's hair before I went to bed. So, I feel like it has always been in my blood and been a creative outlet for me. I've been doing hair and make up for 15 years now. The last nine years have really centered on wedding and event work. Before we moved to the Adirondacks four years ago we lived in Hawaii where I owned my own salon focused entirely on wedding work and styling for photo shoots.
(Be sure to check out Kat's Instagram feed linked below to see some images from photo shoots and see her work featured on Style Me Pretty .) Here are some photos from our shoot, too.
(Images above by Kleigh O Photos)
Q: Fill in the blank. When I'm not at work I'm....
Kat: Running around after my kids! Or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and beachin' it at the lake in the summer.
Q: Where can people learn more about your services?
Facebook: Katherine Elizabeth Salon
Thanks, Kat! It was great to learn more about you. And thank you for all of your dedication and hard work for Adirondack wedding clients.
(Photos above courtesy of Katherine Elizabeth Salon)