About me

Jodi Vaughn is a professional hair and makeup artist, with over a decade of experience. As a celebrity stylist, her work has been seen in outlets like Vogue, on a ton of tv shows, various stages, and in movies shot in Portland and around the world. A plus size and body positive badass, Jodi is experienced with all hair textures and skin types.   

About Jodi Vaughn,
Professional Stylist

Suma Jane Dark,

Hi, I'm Suma!

I grew up in a multicultural family in the foothills of South Carolina. I have always been fascinated by fashion and beauty, as well as social issues and how they relate to media. I majored in Cinematography at Columbia College in Chicago.

I bring my cinematic eye to every photo session. I believe in amping up the drama, crafting beautiful colors, and capturing light in ways that look like stills from a movie. I am particularly inspired by the colors and moods of vintage film photography. There is no one size fits all here. I create meaningful art of my beautiful clients, each session as unique as my clients themselves.

I did not grow up feeling beautiful. I know what kind of burden the lifelong social narrative of being "not enough" can be. I have dedicated my career to celebrating the beauty in everyone- all sizes, all shapes, all ages, all backgrounds. It is my life's greatest joy to help others along their self love journey!

 Myself / my work can be seen in places like The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, Metro UK, Bustle, Ravishly, Paper Magazine, Forbes, Der Spiegel, Plus Model Magazine, and more.  

When I’m not in the studio, I can be found fashion blogging, taking long road trips with my partner, and vigorously drinking iced coffee. I’m the world’s chillest Aries, a total dog person, and the go-to friend for vegan restaurant recommendations wherever you are. I also love to write about body positivity, ED recovery, and plus size fashion!

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Laurel Dickman,
Studio Manager

When she's not answering emails, jumping on calls, helping clients with their styling questions, or juggling our calendar, Laurel is a writer, consultant, and plus size model. Her work has been seen in Ravishly and Wear Your Voice. She is also our resident cat person!