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Skyla Arts by Elizabeth Chang is serving the Bay Area and strives to provide makeup and photography that satisfies the client 100%!

For initial consultation and appointments, please email liz@skyla-arts.com or call 323-346-7599 between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Laura Tillinghast x MicheStyle x Skyla Arts featuring Mackenzie

Photography: Laura Tillinghast.
Makeup: Elizabeth Chang (Skyla Arts)
Hair Styling & Wardrobe styling: Michelle Tan (MicheStyle)
Model: Mackenzie Drazan with Stars Model Management.

This is my first time working with the amazing Laura but I worked with Michelle on the shoot with Yifei Gu and I am happy to be able to work with her again! Michelle had the outfits planned and told me she was going for a teen vogue girly punk look. I thought the clothes looked great and the accessories were very cool! Mackenzie is 5'10, and with the shoes, she was 6'4! It was awesome! To think that Mackenzie could keep growing taller was cool too! I love to admire tall people! lol~ i'm weird huh?

The first photo is Mackenzie getting her hair and makeup done. The second is when she was studying some poses on Laura's computer. We did 4 outfits, 2 hairstyles, and 2 makeup looks! :) Mackenzie was awesome, and with Laura's professional posing pointers, I was thrilled and inspired on set! I am so happy for the 2nd "Beauty" look with the red lips, inspired by Alexis Bledel. When I saw Mackenzie's blue eyes, I was so excited to put some bold lips on her! I can't wait to see the photos, and special thanks to Laura, for being a great leader on set. I can't wait until the next time I work with either Laura or Michelle. :)

By the way, I added a Cbox on the right hand side of my blog, so if you get a chance or have any questions, please leave a comment or a shout out! :)

For more photos, please visit the Behind the Scenes gallery! :) Enjoy!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jeah & Jay's Wedding Photos

You might remember Jeah from here and here. The images posted here are a courtesy from dK Weddings! I apologize for the delayed posting of the images! I was just caught up launching my website, and with a few things here and there that I'm a bit backed up with my postings! On the last photo of this post, you can also see Jeah's mother-in-law and her step-mom, whom I also did makeup on but didn't get to capture the before & after. I really love the photo of Jeah and her father; Actually there are many photos that I loved but I didn't want to bug Jeah to send me so many! Can't be too greedy! I'm very happy to be a part of Jeah's special day. Enjoy the images, and you can see a few more at theBridal gallery! :) Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bride's Choice Award 2010!

Some more great news! Yesterday I received the announcement from WeddingWire about receiving this award, and below is my edited press-release for this! I look so matronly in the photo above! hehe~ I'll be receiving the custom badge in February and I'll wear it with pride! :)

Mountain View – 01/19/2010 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Skyla Arts has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Beauty and Health! The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds. Skyla Arts is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

I am happy to announce that Skyla Arts is among the very best Beauty & Health vendor within the WeddingWire Network,. I would like to thank my past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fabulous News + New Testimonial

Very exciting news! My former client Simi, after posting the photos I took (with the hair and makeup I did as well) on her online portfolio, she has been landing tests with prestigious photographers! Here is a new testimonial from Simi that reflects her latest success.
"What started off as a simple makeup and portraits session, based on a whim, led me to sit in the apartment of Matthew Jordan Smith—the photographer who kick-started Tyra Banks’ career in the 90’s and appears on America's Next Top Model—five months later. Matthew was amazed with my pictures and that I had only modeled for a few months; he usually shoots agency represented models with years of experience. Many of the photographers I have worked with since—including Howard Rosenberg who has shot everyone from Justin Timberlake to the Dalai Lama—saw Liz's picture online in passing before asking me to model. Liz is extremely talented with beauty shots and she accidentally launched my modeling career; I now place her photos in the beginning of my expanding portfolio." - Simi Dhillon
:) Congratulations to Simi! My first reaction was: "Can I please meet Mathew Jordon Smith???" I love his work. Hopefully in the near future we'll see Simi in a magazine! Hurrah!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


After months of hard work and torment, Skyla-Arts.com, my official website, is now up! Of course there's some edits here and there I'll need to fix, but in general, it is a much better platform (and organization method) to find the information you need about my services in the simplest and most efficient way possible. Not to worry, I will continue updating this blog as usual, and also include different kinds of articles, like tips, product reviews, health related, etc! The possibilities are endless. Since I was using the blog as my website as well, I wanted to keep those articles to a minimum. Well, now I can be free and professional at the same time! Feedback will be appreciated! :) I should go celebrate or something!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A & N's Family & Maternity Portraits

You might have seen A & N in my portfolio under weddings. I never got a chance to discuss them previously, but they are actually my sister and brother-in-law. My sister was my first ever bridal client! (Although she paid me in Makeup instead of money! ^^) I was very touched that she chose me as her makeup artist even though I wasn't a working artist then and I feel very honored to be selected to work with them again! (even though we are related!) My sister & brother-in-law have been tremendously encouraging and supportive throughout my career and I would always talk about photography with my brother-in-law, who is also passionate about photography! With their approval, I am sharing these images with you. Enjoy the images, and you can see a few more at the Family & Maternity gallery! :) I hope you like them!