Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Petalo's Floral Design

I had the amazing opportunity to work on a project with Kacy Kizer. The shoot was for Petalos new line of paper flowers. Dresses by the amazing Kate Towers.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Gorge

Location: Columbia River Gorge, OR
Photographer: Jared Birt
Jacket Designers: Devon Berrong, Resi Hammerer
Hair & Make-Up: Austie Eckley
Stylist: Billede Design by Kimberly Brandt
Models: Natalie Morris & Paul Greer

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sofia Kondilis Hashem’s Wedding

I don’t normally blog about my brides, however, I couldn’t resist with Miss Sofia Kondilis! I love wedding hair and makeup because it’s so pretty, soft and timeless. Yet, sometimes I crave a little Kardashian spice, if you know what I mean! It was love at first sight when I first met Sofia at the bridal show 2 years ago. She straight up looked at me and said, “Listen, I got a big family, a lot of sassy girls, and I want to look amazing for my wedding, can you handle that?” Let me tell you... she wasn’t kidding! Big hair, fabulous makeup, incredible dresses, and a sexy Greek Groom to boot! Sofia is half Lebanese and just beautiful. She also has a family who are stunningly irresistible. There is nothing like hair and makeup for one Queen bee bride and seven fabulous bridesmaids!

xoxo Austie

The beautiful images were shot by:

Kathryn Elsesser

Friday, January 21, 2011


My husband recently spoiled me with a trip to NYC and the East Coast for my first time. When I got there it was love at first sight, so it was only natural that when I was approached by an East Coast magazine I was thrilled! Getting to work with ELEGALA was truly wonderful. Not only did they feature my headpieces in their beautiful magazine, but they also did an incredible write up on their blog. Here are the pictures from the magazine, as well as a link to the blog write up. Thank you Elegala! Your magazine is truly exceptional

Model: Jessica Hansen
Photographer: Kacy Kizer
Dress: Maggie Saunders

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Portland Bridal Show

As most of you know I will be on maternity leave for most of this summer welcoming our little girl! In preparation for this, I have had the privilege of working with a small group of wonderful ladies for the past year, and am now training them as interns. I am so blessed to welcome Shannon Berecek, Courtney Rogers, and Destiny Taylor to my team. They have all been assisting, going through training, and getting their license in order to become Hair and or Makeup artists. This year the Portland Bridal show was all about them! It was a huge success, with lots of fun, lots of makeup, lots of brides and lots of laughs!

I also had an amazing opportunity to have Maggie Saunders feature her dresses in my booth with her models wearing my hair pieces.
Along with my booth there are a couple other vendors I love to support every year. One new one that I had the opportunity to get to know was Eric Sundstrom with smile photo booth. Eric was new to the show this year with amazing energy, a great smile, and such an easy going personality. I would recommend him to anyone, for any special occasion. Some of the pictures featured are from Eric’s smile booth at the Portland Bridal show.
Here are just a couple of my other favorite vendors at the bridal show.
Powers Photography studios
Wrightberry's Cakes & Cupcakes
Forte floral artistry
Again, I have been so grateful to work with such gifted and talented people.

Much Love,