Meet the Artist

A mobile freelance makeup artist who is also a happy wife, proud girl mom, lover of plants and flowers, and an ice cream fanatic.

Elina Hope Photography

Christy Renee Photography

An interview with Nelle:

Q: Are you married?
A: Yes I am! I married my best friend and hunk of my life on February 24th, 2018. It was a beautiful winter wedding, with “enchanted elegance” as our theme.

Q: How did you meet your husband?
A: We met at my local church. Once he graduated from college, Aaron began attending my church. Almost immediately, he spotted me in the crowd. He pursued me; however, I was a bit slower to catch up in my affections. After a few years of gradually getting to know one another as friends, I finally decided I would like to date him. We dated for 7 months, got engaged, and 7 months later we were married. I can now say I am so blessed to love and be loved by this man!

Q: How is “Nelle” pronounced?
Rhymes with bell, not belly! A nickname I received on the soccer field in middle school.

Q: Do you prefer to be called Janelle, or Nelle?
Either! I like both.

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: Born and raised in Lancaster County. It really is a small world here.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I love getting away on mini road trips and exploring new places. I also love thrift shopping, being a plant mom, spending time with my sweet almost 1-year-old baby girl, and relaxing with my hubby watching our favorite TV shows (Monk, Fixer Upper, Psych, and This is Us–to name a few!)–of course with a bowl of ice cream in hand.


Q: What makes you happy?
A: Here are a few: sleep, being outside and enjoying the sounds of nature, flowers!!!, my family (especially my sweet baby girl), and everything Fall!

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Do I have to choose just one? I’ve always been a sucker for ice cream (thanks Dad!), but one restaurant item I love is the Chicken Tikka Masala from Himalayan Curry and Grill. It’s the best, especially when ordered with a side of Naan bread! For quicker options, Chipotle or MOD pizza will do just fine, which are both less than a mile away–eeeek, so dangerous!

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: I love any shade of blue. I find it to be so calming.

Q: Where do you like to shop?
A: Thrift stores, Old Navy, Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Home Goods, and FB Marketplace.

Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: As a Christian, the Bible influences the way I aspire to live my life. One specific verse that has encouraged my walk with God is “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3: 5-6

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