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About the Artists


Washingtonian Bride and Groom’s winner of the Hairstylist’s “Editor’s Pick” and Makeup Artist’s “Top Vote Getter”!!!!

 Team photos and headshots photographed by Maria Vicencio Photography

Amie Decker

Owner and Lead Makeup Artist


Amie Decker is a professional makeup artist who loves bringing out an individual’s beauty through makeup.  Beauty is her business and Makeup is her tool.  Amie has always had an eye for art and design, and a love for people.  This led her to study advertising and public relations during college while working part time doing makeup at a cosmetic counter.  After college she had the privilege of doing makeup for many close friends on their wedding day which led her to find her niche.  In January of 2005, Amie attended Chesapeake School of Aesthetics in Annapolis, MD and received her certification as a licensed makeup artist.

Since that time, Amie’s specialty in Bridal makeup has made her well known in the Maryland and DC area.  She is a beauty contributor for Washingtonian Weddings, Baltimore Magazine, and BRIDES. Amie is repeatedly featured on Style Me Pretty, BRIDES, Southern Weddings, and many more online publications.  She has been published in Washingtonian Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, Engaged, The Knot magazine, Baltimore Weddings magazine, BRIDES Magazine and her work has also been featured on ABC 2 news, WBAL 11 news and Fox 45 Morning News. In addition to working closely with her fabulous brides, she provides makeup for numerous editorial shoots and gives private lessons. Her goal for every client is that they look like them self, photograph well, and of course look the most gorgeous they ever have in their life.

“One of my favorite things to find out about brides when we meet for a trial is how they met their fiancé. Basically, I am a sucker for romance and I get to hear so many sweet stories. My story is pretty simple. When I was in Kindergarten there was an “older” boy, in first grade, who was the cutest thing I had ever seen. My little 5 year old self had no choice but to fall in love with him and he is now my husband. I know this is hard to believe but it really did happen. Of course we did not get married until much later.

So maybe one day I will write a book about all of the beautiful stories I hear about people meeting through school, sports, vacation, websites, friends, work, bars, church and even speed dating. I’d love to hear your story.”

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Kelley Small

Lead Hair Stylist


Kelley has been making people look and feel beautiful her entire life.  After college, Kelley enrolled in the Paul Mitchell Academy and it has been wedded bliss ever since.  While in school, she had the distinct privilege of being able to assist some of the biggest and most influential names in the business.  What an amazing learning experience!

Kelley (a.k.a The Hair Genius) is one of the area’s most sought after special event hairstylist.  Since Kelley started the Amie Decker Beauty hair division in 2009 she has led the company to many awards including “Best Updos” by Capital Style Magazine and “Best Hair” by What’s Up Weddings.  She has worked on countless photo shoots for magazines and print adds. Kelley’s work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, United with Love, Snippet & Ink and many more of the top wedding blogs.  Her work has also been published several times in Washingtonian Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Southern Weddings, Magnolia Rouge and Baltimore Weddings Magazine.  One of her most exciting accomplishments was being able to work on several of the star’s hair for the movie “Step Up.”  In addition to the director, producer, and several other people who made the movie a great success.  And yes ladies, she had the amazing fortune of meeting Channing Tatum!

“I am used to being under a lot of pressure for excellence and precision, so I think that is why I fell into the wedding industry so easily.  I absolutely adore working with brides and their family and friends on such a momentous occasion.  I am very calm under pressure and have an innate sense to keep you peaceful and relaxed, as well.  I feel so blessed to be a part of this industry and want to continue to nurture and grow this wonderful partnership that Amie and I have created!”

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JoAnna Popp

Makeup Artist


First and foremost, JoAnna loves makeup and loves making women look and feel the most beautiful they ever have on their wedding day! She has been working in the Makeup industry for over 14 years and her work has been published in Washingtonian Weddings, Southern Weddings Magazine and The Knot. In 2005 she obtained her Makeup Artistry license from the Chesapeake School of Aesthetics in Annapolis, Maryland where she also got an advanced certificate in Bridal Makeup.

JoAnna has also freelanced with Smashbox Cosmetics for over three years.  She learned many tricks for photography with makeup as she traveled the region with their National Artistry Team.  In 2009 JoAnna obtained her Esthetician license upon completing the highly esteemed program at The Baltimore School of Massage and found her home with Amie Decker Beauty.

“My favorite part of working with bridal parties is being able to take care of the bride. I love helping her feel beautiful and look beautiful.”

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Sarah Loeschke

Hair Stylist/ Makeup Artist


“My name is Sarah Loeschke and I am a licensed cosmetologist.  I love making women feel and look beautiful especially on their wedding day!  Ever since I was a little girl I have enjoyed doing hair and makeup.  The first haircut I gave was to my younger sister when I was five.  Fortunately, my skills have much improved since then!  Although hair and makeup were always an interest of mine, making them my career did not come as easily.  After high school, I attended Towson University to begin my Speech Pathology career.  After changing my major to Elementary Education and Deaf Studies, I thought my life was finally falling into place.  Two and a half years later, on vacation with friends, a conversation about loving classes and internships made me realize I was the only one that was not excited to begin my career.  It was on that trip, while doing hair and makeup for my friends, that cosmetology school was suggested.  The week I returned, I made the scary and exciting decision to follow that path.”

Sarah graduated from Robert Paul Academy in Timonium, MD in August of 2009.  While in school, she found that updo’s and formal styles came quite easily to her and she enjoyed the challenge of looking at a picture and recreating it.  Since joining the Amie Decker Beauty team she has styled hair for many high profile weddings and worked with some of the area’s best known photographers and wedding planners.  Her work has been featured in Washingtonian Weddings, the cover of Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Bride Magazine and What’s Up Annapolis!

“I feel extremely lucky that I was able to find a career that is fun and stimulating.  I am honored to be a part of the Amie Decker Beauty team and excited to help you feel amazing on your special day!”

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Maria DeCesaris

Makeup Artist


Maria’s love for makeup started early- with four older sisters, she’s always been surrounded by all things beauty! One of her sisters was also a makeup artist, and Maria found herself in awe of her makeup kit: wanting to learn more and more about techniques and colors, asking her how to use every brush.

Maria graduated from Towson University with a degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations, but always knew that her real passion was makeup and making women feel beautiful. After being asked by friends and family to do their makeup for weddings and other events, Maria realized she could make a career out of doing what she loved.

Maria went to Chesapeake School of Aesthetics in Annapolis, Maryland and became a Certified Makeup Artist in 2011. After that, Amie took her under her wing. Maria apprenticed under Amie, being thrown in the exciting world of weddings!  Maria was hooked the instant she worked with her first bridal party and knew this was the right fit.  Maria’s work has graced the runway, well known blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Elizabeth Anne Designs, United with Love, Magnolia Rouge and esteemed publications such as Vogue, Washingtonian Weddings, The Washington Post and The Knot Magazine.

“There’s something so special about walking into a room full of excitement and love, it is such an honor and a privilege for me to be a part of one of their happiest days.”

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Crystal Dorsey

Hair Stylist


Crystal is perfectly named…multi-faceted, brilliantly creative, and very colorful! Naturally enthusiastic, she welcomes any hair challenge you may be having and will execute your style with innovative success. She is always excited by a good hair mystery and enjoys the individuality of every style from the difference of hairlines, to hair texture, to lengths!

Crystal has been styling hair professionally for over 15 years in the salon and for weddings.  Since becoming a lead stylist with Amie Decker Beauty in 2013 Crystal has styled hair for 100’s of happy clients.  Her work has been featured in the prestigious Vogue Magazine, Washingtonian Weddings, Southern Weddings Magazine, The Knot and BRIDES.  As well as local blogs such as Style Me Pretty and United With Love.  She will consult with you thoroughly prior to getting started, reflecting clearly by asking the right questions. She will always offer you the opportunity to make a change, whether major or minor, incorporating interest into every image.

While creating your look, Crystal makes your comfort her objective and delivers her full attention to every guest. Protecting her work and your investment, she will always offer her professional recommendations that suit your texture, hairline, hair density, hair length, face-shape, dress style, and atmosphere. You will surely arrive for your event ‘Crystallized!’

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Kristin Burns


Makeup Artist

Kristin has always loved and excelled in art and design which is what lead her to Von Lee School of Esthetics in Pikesville MD, where she became a licensed Esthetician in 2006. Since then she has enjoyed making women look and feel beautiful on their big day. From 2009-2015, Kristin lived and worked in Savannah GA where her work has been published in South Magazine, Savannah Weddings and Martha Stewart Weddings. Her work could also be seen on local television as well as an episode of 48 Hours. In March of 2015 Kristin moved back to MD where she joined the Amie Decker Beauty team. Since then her work has been seen in Baltimore Bride Magazine, Washingtonian Bride and Groom and Style Me Pretty!

“I feel so lucky to have a career that allows me to be creative and meet new people, and so blessed to be apart of such an amazing group of women all doing what we love. I love working with brides and their friends and family on such an exciting day and can’t wait to make them all feel even more beautiful.”

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Brianna VanderVeer


Hair Stylist

“Aloha my beauties! I am a veteran Hair Designer that has been spreading my passion for beauty for well over 12 years. My love for hair started as early as I can remember, begging my mom to let me style her hair, and has steadily grown since. “

After Graduating from the Madison Institute of Cosmetology, Brianna was fortunate enough to start her professional career at a high-end salon in the central Maryland area where she was able to perfect her coloring and cutting techniques. Soon after starting at her dream job, life decided to take a turn and she married her now husband of 11 years. Being an active duty Marine they were stationed at various locations, the last of which was on the stunning island of Oahu. During their travels she continued to work as a cosmetologist, learning differing cultural styles and flairs. After 8 years of service Brianna and her husband decided to plant roots and raise their 2 children in their hometown. Shortly after, she found her home at Amie Decker Beauty where she has been working with bridal parties since 2015. Since joining the ADB team, Brianna’s work has been featured in The Knot magazine and on popular blogs like Carats and Cake, Eastern Shore Weddings and Style Me Pretty!

“I am beyond excited to be a part of this amazing team and have the opportunity to spread my love for hair to beautiful brides-to-be. It truly is a passion of mine to transform a bride and her wedding party into exactly the look they imagine for their own special day.”

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Sierra Field


Hairstyling Assistant

Sierra Field believes that every person on earth should know they are loved, they are valued, and that they can change the world. By making people feel beautiful through her work as a hairstylist, she hopes she can communicate this truth to everyone who sits in her chair. She’s come a long way from bribing her little sister with York peppermint patties to play with her hair when they were kids, she has since been featured on the social medias of popular hair brands including Pulp Riot and @nothingbutpixies. Sierra began assisting the Amie Decker Beauty team in 2016 and since that time her beautiful work has been featured in Southern Weddings Magazine, The Knot Magazine and several blog such as Carats and Cake and Style Me Pretty! Every weekend she is assisting one of our talented stylists and bringer her expertise to the event.  She has the ability to make her clients feel relaxed and pampered and her joy on a wedding day in contagious.

Sierra pays attention to each detail so you feel your very best when you look in the mirror. From the tiniest flower girl to the proudest grandmother and every bridesmaid in between, Sierra will give her personal touch to make this special day the happiest ever.


Stephanie Smith

Tanning Artist


Stephanie is a certified spray tanning artist who loves making women look and feel glamorous by giving them a natural and safe tan for all their important moments. She is certified by the National Tanning Training Institute and is licensed to perform mobile spray tanning in any one’s home or office.

She’s an expert because she’s tried it all! After personally struggling with being pale and self conscience her whole life, she finally found a way to get relief. She spent many hours sunbathing using oils and in the tanning salons trying to make her alabaster skin appear tan.  Now after discovering spray tanning, she can be tan without damaging her skin! Stephanie loves the healthy glow spray tanning gives her otherwise pale skin and is determined to help you feel confident in your own skin on the most photographed days of your life.

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