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Hello, I'm Deon the "D" of A&D, my wife Alayza is the "A". I'm a full time fashion and headshot photographer and Alayza is full time makeup artist. And we had nowhere to put our creative stuff. We do cool projects the never really see the light of day because they wouldn't work on feeds so they end up sitting on my hard drive. Every once in awhile we would submit to magazines for publishing but honestly its a hassle. Magazines can be very restrictive and it kind of leaves your hands tied creatively. And you can still be rejected on top of all of that. I decided we needed our own platform, and just like that A&D magazine was born.




I was born and raised in Michigan. I first became interested in photography during undergrad so I pursed graphic communications as a minor while earning my B.S. from Eastern Michigan University. Once I was finished with school I started pursuing photography full time. So all of that hard work has brought me here to Dallas TX, Where my wife Alayza and I create beautiful, and stunning images of people.


The "A" of A&D


Hey! Thanks for visiting my page! I want to tell you a little about myself so you know who you're booking. I relocated to Dallas from COLD Michigan to pursue my dream as a makeup artist. I have always had a creative streak since a very young. I even did my first wedding at the age of 16. Something I'm very proud of lol! Now being here in Dallas I’ve achieved so many of my goals and continue to do so! I recently hit some of my goals of

-Doing makeup for a high end brand, Dolce and Gabana, fashion show in Oct 2019

-My work being displayed on a billboard in Uptown for Infinity Vodka

-Hitting 20k on Instagram

-Attending Mario Dedivanoic (Kim K makeup artist) Masterclass

-Doing Vivica Fox, Adrienne Bailon, Angela Simmons makeup

These last 5 years being here in Dallas have truly been a blessing and I look forward to many many more experiences and growth with the upcoming years! I hope this gives you a peak into who I am and hope to work with you one day.

Thank you, Alayza


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