After graduating with a degree in Illustration Photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, I took my knowledge of lighting, styling and art and began my career at MAC Cosmetics. I had the privilege of working with some of the most talented artists in the industry. I will always appreciate the extensive training I received from MAC and the artists who helped me refine my skill. I continued my education at Aesthetics Science Institute in 2008 and I am now a Licensed Esthetician. Since 2003, I have focused on building a strong portfolio and a successful freelance career.
I specialize in seamless airbrush makeup application to ensure that your wedding photographs will be timeless forever. I was recently married in 2010 and I fully understand the importance of choosing the best of the best in the wedding industry. It is extremely important to feel comfortable and relaxed around the vendors you choose for your wedding day.
I am so happy to be working in the wedding industry and making people feel flawlessly beautiful on such important days in their lives. I adore each of my brides and I am so lucky to call this my work.
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Pat · Married on 09/08/2018
My daughter booked Niki for her wedding party! She was on-time, prepared, incredibly nice; putting us all at ease and responding to our input! She accentuated each person's natural beauty in a very natural way. (no barbie dolls ;) All the girls looked gorgeous, and I have never felt so pretty! And my daughter, the bride, was absolutely radiant! Thank you Riki!
Meghan · Married on 08/18/2018
Riki and her team at Syracuse Makeup Artistry did an absolutely amazing job on the makeup for the bridal party and myself on or wedding day. They were extremely flexible in coming to our location and even staying through the ceremony and photos to do touch ups to make sure everyone looked their best! They did such an amazing job the touch ups weren’t even necessary, but it offered so much peace of mind. The girls all looked beautiful. The woman that owned the B&B we got ready at even mentioned it was the most beautiful wedding makeup she had ever seen - everyone looking glam, but natural and not too made up or fake. I can’t recommend Riki enough.
Liz · Married on 04/27/2018
My wedding was on April 27,2018, Riki was amazing!!! Riki was amazing!!! I cannot our into words how awesome Riki actually was!!! There is not one word I could use to describe her!! Riki is very kind and sweet! Riki knows what makes you look the best even if you’re not used to it! You need to trust her and trust what she does!! Remember you are a bride so you need that “bridal glow” that every bride has!! She will give that to you!! You will look amazing!!! She is an amazing person and will help you along the way! She will not steer you wrong and make you look and feel your best on the day you say “I do”!!! When she says her makeup will last for 24 hours it really lasts for 24 hours or longer! Well I guess it also depends on when you shower the next day but still I woke up the next morning for breakfast with our family and everyone kept commenting on how beautiful I still looked since the makeup was still on my face! It was a little less but just enough the next morning!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better makeup artist on my wedding day and of course if I need to go back to her I will only go to her and her only! Spray tan was amazing! I got it on the lightest just to give that bridal glow again and it was perfect! Everyone thought I was way darker than I actually was and they all loved the tan!! I will be getting a spray tan when we go on our honeymoon!! I also got my eyebrows waxed by Riki and they looked awesome as well!!! I’m just going to go to Riki for everything from now on!
Simply the best makeup artist in central NY & in the Syracuse area available for travel.
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As a photographer I feel a professional makeup artist is a must for weddings. I highly recommend Riki to all my brides. This is not your average salon makeup. She does a fantastic job, will come to your home and you'll feel like a model for the day. Your pictures will thank you for it!