BRIDAL BEAUTY EXPERTS

makeup artistry & hair styling

SERVING DC, MD, VA

available worldwide

Why Choose Us

The Amie Decker Beauty Standard

Here at Amie Decker Beauty, we are proud of our incomparable quality and exceptional work values. Our artists are of the highest calibre and are selected with great care to be a part of our team. As such, our standard guarantees our service will be second to none.

Washingtonian Weddings “Top Vote Getter” and “Editor’s Pick” for the past six years, the talented hair and makeup professionals of Amie Decker Beauty have extensive inside knowledge when it comes to industry styles and trends. We use superior, high-performance products to achieve finished results that always translate for the camera.

Expertise and fashion aside, did we mention that we absolutely LOVE what we do?! 

The ADB team truly believes our work is much more than skin-deep beauty. From the Champagne popping and pajamas, to your loved ones’ tears of pride when you put on your dress, we understand how much these candid interactions count and we consider it an honor to be there experiencing them with you!

Long after our job is done in person, our artistry remains for every memorable moment. Your laughter throughout speeches, that sweet caress of your face during the first dance, and finally at the end of the evening when your smile shows how perfect your celebration has been. 

It’s a joy to have made you look and feel beautiful throughout it all.

The ADB Team

We are women.

We desire to appear attractive, to feel assured.

We wish to see ourselves at our best and in turn, be seen.

We know that looking good makes us feel good and that together, 

our inner and outer beauty nurtures true self-esteem. 

We are women, and we believe in being beautiful.

The ladies of Amie Decker Beauty are not just cherry-picked for their artistry, but for their devotion to beauty, to one another, and to you. Award winning hair stylists, makeup artists, and genuine friends, what makes this all-female team stand out is their commitment to each other and to the women they pamper. 

Lovingly referred to as the “ADB family”, Amie leads a fun and charismatic group of individuals who intertwine talent, trust, creativity, and sisterhood for a deeply-rooted friendship that extends beyond the confines of their close-knit team. 

Not uncommon for a client to become a companion or for a makeup session to evolve into a social soirée, the ABD ladies love to have a great time together, while extending an open invitation for you and your girlfriends to join the party!

Get that just off the beach glow with a custom organic airbrush spray tan.

 

 We only use the best organic solutions on the market, which give you a natural, never orange, glow. Airbrush tanning can simply not be duplicated by spray tanning booths or creams. A certified spray tanning professional will come to your home or office and provide you with an instant tan that will last for days. An Amie Decker Beauty client is never orange.  Within 10 minutes of your tan you can be on your way. No need to hide and wait. Our quality cosmetic bronzer gives you an instant glow while our organic solution is working its magic. We specialize in natural looking tans for Brides and special occasions. If you have a special event or just want to look smashing give us a call or email us for an appointment.

Tanning@amiedeckerbeauty.com

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

You and your team are so calming, relaxed, efficient, and kind! So many of my ‘maids commented on how sweet your team was, and everyone looked so gorgeous!

I have truly never felt more beautiful in my life, so thank you. You nailed the look I was going for, and I felt like I looked like myself, just a prettier version! Thank you for helping me look and feel my best on my big day. Even Sam commented on how great my makeup looked during our first look; he was so worried I’d be caked in makeup and not look like myself! 

I would 100% refer you to any of my friends that have upcoming weddings and hope I get to see you soon!

HAILEY
COLUMBIA COUNTRY CLUB, MARYLAND WEDDING

THE HEART BEHIND THE Makeup

Faith in a Feeling. 

In feeling empowered. In fostering confidence. 

In being ready to weather the storms,
and ride the raptures of life.
In believing that at this moment,
you’re capable of fulfilling every fanciful hope and dream.
In being the best version of yourself and celebrating the joy that brings.
In saying goodbye to self-doubt
and hello to the countless opportunities that will define who you are.
In simply feeling good,
and always feeling beautiful.

If you have the choice to be invisible or to welcome beauty,
I hope you choose beauty every time.
Amie xo

Amie Decker

Owner

Amie@amiedeckerbeauty.com

I expect you’re here because you’d like to know more about me, well hi there! It’s great to meet you! 

Like most of the ladies on the team I love good conversation, especially when I first meet a Bride and we chat about how they found their fiancé. I get to hear so many sweet stories of romance! I’ll gladly talk at length with anyone, but my favorite company would have to be my dearest (and rather handsome) husband, Gabe, who has been in my life forever. 

Our own love story is simple and sometimes hard to believe even 35 years later, but I met the apple of my eye when I was an unknowing 5-year-old girl. That “cute first-grader” later became my husband of 17 years and a father to two gorgeous girls, which makes the man in the Decker household no stranger to cosmetics! Thankfully, he agreed to a spacious powder room when we built our forever home on the family farm! 

My enthusiasm for beauty first began at the age of 21 when a friend asked me to do her wedding makeup because she liked how I did my own. I gladly accepted without hesitation. One Bride led to another and what began as simply making my friends look beautiful for their Big Day soon became my niche. In 2005, my passion took me to the Chesapeake School of Aesthetics, where I received my certification as a licensed makeup artist. To date I’ve pampered close to 5,000 women, and while many are simply clients at the beginning, most have become friends by the time my job is done.

When I first started out, I had high hopes and dreams of being known for my artistry. Today, I’m a beauty contributor for Washingtonian Weddings, Baltimore Magazine, and BRIDES, as well as being repeatedly featured on Style Me Pretty, Over The Moon, and The Knot. My work has been published in local print numerous times, as well as nationwide in Martha Stewart Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, and BRIDES. Beyond print and online publication, I’ve appeared on ABC 2 News, WBAL 11 News, and Fox Morning News. 

For over two decades now I’ve been using makeup to enhance each client’s individual beauty, yet I still pinch myself when I contemplate how far I’ve come. Whether it’s real weddings, editorial features, or advice and beauty consultation, every accolade has been an honor. The greatest honor of all, however, is the people I get to meet along the way and the stories I get to hear, stories like yours.   

But back to that good conversation. If we’re hanging out, I’d like it to be over fine food and even finer wine, because who doesn’t love a little bit of culinary indulgence? I confess that there would likely be some soulful country music playing in the background and if my female relatives were present, we’d be rounding out the occasion with a game of Mah Jongg.

In short, quality time is my love language. Oh, but perhaps most importantly, I’m an expert Champagne popper; a skill I’ve learned to perfect during my years of making ladies like yourself look beautiful! So, pass the bubbly and let’s chat!

Joanna popp

senior makeup artist

Joanna.amiedeckerbeauty@gmail.com

JoAnna has been making brides feel beautiful and look like the best versions of themselves since 2004 (although she doesn’t like to admit that it’s been that long). 

She got into wedding makeup artistry when she was given the opportunity to work along side a relative who was a hairstylist in Northern Virginia. Traveling onsite to brides on their wedding day was just up and coming- and so fun! JoAnna realized that her role on the morning of these weddings wasn’t just to apply makeup, but to fully pamper the bride and start her day feeling as special as possible. 

 

JoAnna’s been apart of Amie Decker Beauty essentially from the beginning. She and Amie have been friends since childhood and even trained at the same Makeup Artistry School in Annapolis, Maryland.

 

Although she lives in Baltimore with her sweet pup Bocephus, DC feels like her second home. You’ll typically either find her working or spending time spoiling her nephews and niece. However, she’d always prefer to be sunbathing at the beach! 

 

Hundreds of weddings and thousands of faces later, JoAnna still loves being in this industry and learning better techniques and trends to keep her clients and their loved ones happy. JoAnna’s work has been featured in The Knot Magazine, Washingtonian Weddings Magazine and Southern Wedding Magazine to name a few.

Maria DeCesaris

senior makeup artist

Maria@amiedeckerbeauty.com

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. Her eagerness to learn new skills and trends hasn’t faded, in fact it’s grown!

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. She finds the beauty in everyone and loves when a woman can see that beauty for herself.

Maria loves to travel around the world but her home is in Annapolis with her Labrador, Baby. Wherever Maria is, you will find Baby right next to her; whether she’s going for run, cooking and especially while watching a movie.

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.”

Kristin Burns

associate makeup artist

Kristin.amiedeckerbeauty@gmail.com

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!

 

When Kristin isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and stealing away for a little wine time with friends.

 

“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.”

Sarah Loeschke

senior hairstylist

Sarah.amiedeckerbeauty@gmail.com

Sarah is a licensed cosmetologist who graduated from Robert Paul Academy in 2009 and joined Amie Decker Beauty shortly after. 

From a young age she has loved all things hair and makeup and luckily has a younger sister she could convince to be the subject of her beauty experiments. 

“I have learned so much over the past 13+ years about hair and makeup but also about people and relationships. 

I am lucky to have the opportunity to work with so many incredible women, both the ADB team and our brides, their families and friends while doing something that I absolutely love. 

I feel that my personality and experience help me a lot. I am very calm and easy-going which helps to keep people relaxed. After working with so many brides, I’m confident that together we can achieve your perfect wedding day look!” 

When Sarah is not helping others feel beautiful, Sarah spends most of her time with her husband Cameron, their two puggle’s Olivia and Charlie and their supportive families and friends. They love to workout, try different restaurants, find new adventures, and take the pups on hikes.

Since joining the Amie Decker Beauty team, she has styled hair for many high profile weddings and celebrities. As well as worked with some of the area’s best-known photographers and wedding planners.  Her work is featured consistently in Washingtonian Weddings magazine and blog, Martha Stewart Weddings, Baltimore Weddings Magazine, Style Me Pretty and the cover of Baltimore Magazine.

Crystal Dorsey

senior hairstylist

Crystal.amiedeckerbeauty@gmail.com

Crystal has been enthusiastic about hair styling long before she began her official training during high school. She has been playing and experimenting with hair since her pre-k days with the hair of grandparents as well as fellow daycare children. There are pictures to prove it!

When she did begin official training, she was the first in her class to become a recognized professional in 2004. Other fun fact: she styled her first bride at age 19.

 

In her work, she’s passionate about getting to know the hair she’s working with, and discovering the complimentary shape to suit the guest. If she had a dollar for every time she heard the words, “I didn’t know my hair could do that”, she would retire and begin charity bridal styling to continue making hair dreams come true in a whole new atmosphere. 

 

Crystal has the social energy of a butterfly but the intuition of an old soul. It’s uncommon to catch her without a smile on her face. If you do, it’s because she’s honed in on her canvas. Yet she organically becomes one of the girls at the party while conjuring her hair magic. After everyone has been ‘Crystalized’ and the wedding bells have rung, she most likely heads home to spend quality time with her family. They enjoy seasonal type outings, lazy Sundays, and escaping to the shore when possible!

 

Crystal‘s work has been featured in the prestigious VOGUE Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Washingtonian Weddings Magazine and Southern Wedding Magazine to name a few.

Brianna VanderVeer

associate hairstylist

Brianna.amiedeckerbeauty@gmail.com

Brianna has had a passion for all things hair since she can remember and has been
doing hair almost as long. A graduate of Madison Institute of Cosmetology in 2006, Brianna started her professional career in an exclusive salon and soon became a premier stylist. She is able to effortlessly style all types of hair regardless of lengths or textures in order to achieve the perfect look for her bride to be on their special day. 

“I love the idea of being able to make a bride feel like the best version of herself on the day she has been dreaming of since she was a little girl! This is such a fun, joyful, and rewarding job and I feel so blessed to be on this team!” 

Since joining ADB in 2015, Brianna has been featured in prominent publications such as The Knot magazine, Carats and Cake, Eastern Shore Weddings, as well as Style Me Pretty.

With the utmost attention to detail, Brianna is able to make your hair dreams a reality with almost unnatural ease. She will tirelessly work to ensure that your style is reflected exactly the way you imagined for your big day!

Sierra Field

associate hairstylist

Sierra.amiedeckerbeauty@gmail.com

Sierra might have started her love of hairstyling as a little girl, bribing her baby sister with York peppermint patties so she could learn how to French braid, but it wasn’t until autumn 2015 that she was first introduced to the Amie Decker Beauty team. From classic and structured to whimsical and avant garde, Sierra dedicates herself to make each style she creates one that flatters and delights each person who sits in her chair, as well as makes sure they won’t have to
worry about it lasting through a night of celebrating on the dance floor.

With a background in theater, Sierra is no stranger to making the impossible, possible. She loves exploring historic places and learning new things. She takes after her grandmother in that she never stops taking pictures, but in almost every other way, she is her mother’s clone, baking treats for everyone she knows and always being ready with a smile and a hug for whoever needs one.

Since joining the ADB team in 2015, Sierra has been thrilled to see her work published in Washingtonian Weddings, Southern Wedding and on Martha Stewart!

Stephanie Smith

Tanning Artist

Tanning@amiedeckerbeauty.com

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.

AMY & DAVID

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