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When people think of Colorado their thoughts are invaded by rolling hills, whispering creeks, and a sloped horizon. They think of beauty. In Denver there are two artists whose work lives to reflect the beauty of the nature that surrounds us.

Angie DeFrancis-Cox and Kori Schell of AK Studio work to reveal the beauty within each client that walks through the door through innovation, creativity, and passion. Together Kori and Angie collaborate with talented photographers to get their work published across an array of mediums.


kori-headshotA Colorado native, Kori Schell is a concept designer. Her creativity is abundant and evident in her rich ideas for photo shoots and fashionable wearable accessories. From still photography to film, runway to live performance and special events Kori showcases her skill as a makeup artist/ hair stylist.

She has been a makeup artist since 1997 and full cosmetologist since 2003. Her passion for revealing the beauty within is the reason why she thrives as an artist. Kori’s work has graced the covers of Rocky Mountain Bride, twice, Her Life Magazine, and The Knot alongside countless commercial advertisements. Across Denver she has worked with the top wedding planners ensuring that every bride’s beauty is incomparable.

Working behind the scenes with the most talented photographers in Denver has allowed Kori to hone her skills as a concept designer. Kori is behind the makeup stage looks for: Matrix hair shows, The Denver Bronco Cheerleaders, Vista TV, ESPN, Jute Magazine, Gaiam, and other commercial clients. If you are need of a spectacular look for a commercial shoot or special event in your life she delivers flawless and amazing results every time.

angieAngie Defrancis-Cox a Colorado native has been a stylist and makeup artist for over 20 years, working at some of the most premiere Denver salons. No matter how long she has been doing hair and makeup she feels she is still learning new and inventive ways to make her client’s beauty experience better. “I continue my education by taking advanced technique classes, learning new things, helps me expand as well- rounded stylist” It is Angie’s belief that every woman can feel like a Rockstar, all it takes is the right look.

In the many years of styling Angie has been full of creative ideas that she felt the need to get out of her head and bring to life visually by way of print media. When she opened AK Studio with her business partner Kori, that opportunity became more clear. Since taking the time to document her craft the beautiful imagery AK Studio has produced has been published several times in 2013 in such magazines as Her Life and Jute . “Working with photographers to bring a concept to life is truly a passion for me. Taking an idea from start to finish is so rewarding.”