Meet Shawn, the creative mastermind behind Couture Black. Shawn is a genius behind the camera and the images that he creates are unique. Couture Black grew out of an already successful sister brand, Shawn Black Photography where he works with brides to capture their vision. He was struck by how many women had body confidence issues and just overall how much the media affected a women’s attitude toward herself. This is where his skill behind the camera became so much more then pretty pictures. He has been able to help women in a unique way to see their true beauty and see that beauty isn’t defined by a number, a look, a color or anything else. Beauty comes from within and when a women sees herself as the powerful beauty she is, everything changes. Shawn is helping to change the definition of beauty one woman at a time.
When Shawn isn’t behind the camera, he is being daddy to a Eva,7 year old little diva and Colton, 3 year old 100% boy. Michelle, his wife of 8 years who you will meet below, is also a strong proponent in his mission. Shawn is also an avid runner and loves to race. His goal is someday run a marathon, the only distance he has yet to tackle.
STUDIO MANAGER - MICHELLE
Meet Michelle, the studio manager and the creative mind behind The Couture Black Design Studio. She does everything from client support to web design, marketing, photo editing and much more.
When she is not supporting Shawn in the studio, she is support their family at home.
GLAM GIRL - CRYSTAL
Meet Crystal, Certified Freelance Makeup Artist and owner of Crystal Blaze Makeup. From a very young age she has always had a passion and fascination with the magic of makeup. From ever so slightly enhancing the features, to downplaying those you don’t love, to being able to become a completely different person..it truly is magical! Though she was for the most part self taught, Crystal went on to study under Celebrity Makeup Artist, Debra Macki. Taking away from the experience further excitement, confidence, tips and tricks of the trade and most importantly the proper sanitation techniques. While Crystal will take on her fair share of bridal work, the Boudoir industry is where she really shines! The drama and intensity that is the Boudoir look is her happy place. Crystal's career has been rewarding in many ways, but the most rewarding of all is meeting so many beautiful, smart, inspiring women. To say some of the things she takes away from these hour long beauty sessions will stay with her always, would not be an exaggeration! To listen to someone's story, while making them feel their best, and call it work is why she loves her craft.
When Crystal is not creating art through makeup, she can be found behind the bar making art in a glass! When she has time off work, it is spent with her husband and two very busy, extremely sassy little girls, Layla 8 and Lilly 10! She hopes to raise her girls to be beautiful in the ways that really matter, through kindness, patience and acceptance.