About the Owner

Astrid Photography 


A lifetime of Beauty

Modern Bridal Studio was created in 2007 with the desire to bring luxury on location makeup and hair services to the Washington DC area. With an esthetic of modern, clean beauty and a love for flawless hair and makeup in photos the vision was born. 

Carolyn Laura has always been lover of education and advancement, she likes to make her own rules. With 15 years of professional experience in the industry and a DC bridal following, Modern Bridal Studio was founded. Carolyn is behind the brand managing 25 artists for events. The team's work is published on a bimonthly basis in modern bridal publications. She is currently a freelancer with CNN & HLN and regularly performs grooming for the nations capital for all types of media.  

She is a developer at heart and loves to teach. She held positions as the Education Coach at the Aveda institute and as a regional corporate beauty trainer with Walgreens. After years in the business Carolyn is still in love with what makeup can do for the spirit, bringing her talent, professionalism & enthusiasm to every job. She is certified as a master esthetician and licensed educator with a focus on holistic health and wellness. She is a reiki master, ICF certified life coach and also loves to teach yin yoga. She also produces makeup, hair and business workshops at her studio location in Old Town Alexandria.


2017 Owner Rates: 

Bridal Hair and Makeup with Carolyn $750

Additional Hair or Makeup Services $150

includes airbrush + lashes  

$1000 Day of Minimum



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