You may know plenty of tips and tricks to apply your makeup for everyday wear, but you’ll find that hiring a pro makeup artist is critical part of your wedding or portrait session! It takes an artful eye to see the beauty and potential in each face. A pro artist is not only trained to apply flawless, enduring makeup, they are also skilled in the art of making you feel at ease in every aspect of the process from detailed wedding day timelines to working with you to create a stunning makeup style that will transcend time.
Professional makeup artists know what products to use, where to use them and in what intensity to ensure you look good face to face, as well as in your pictures. They use a wide range of products from vastly different lines to achieve a flawless look. Education and experience are also a key factors. A professional makeup artist has training exclusively in the art of makeup and will have years of experience in the field. Simply because one is a licensed cosmetologist, doesn’t mean one is fully trained in makeup application (most cosmetology schools don’t offer much makeup training) or has the experience necessary to provide a perfect application every time.
It’s good to have an expert opinion on a day that can be so exciting and emotional. You may be too nervous to apply your makeup properly within the tight time frame of a wedding or portrait session. A pro will take more time and be more purposeful in applying makeup than you would at home; they will come to your location, be punctual and efficient and ensure you are ready for your photos with time to spare. Talk about a stress free environment!
To sum it up, I like this analogy to bring my point home; behind every beautiful movie star, singer or model, there is a talented and experienced makeup artist working hard to ensure they look great in every picture that is taken. Your wedding or portrait session is your mini celebrity moment and you should look and feel as amazing as those stars. Hiring a pro makeup artist is one way to guarantee that!
Q: I DON’T WEAR A LOT OF MAKEUP ON A DAILY BASIS… SHOULD I STILL HIRE A PROFESSIONAL FOR MY WEDDING?
Absolutely! You don’t have to wear a lot of makeup on your wedding day to look beautiful, it just needs to be applied correctly and with the appropriate products. If you don’t want to look too “made up” for your wedding, I can give you a very soft, natural bridal look. It is most important on this day that your makeup lasts, looks great in photographs, makes you feel beautiful and is applied flawlessly to make you feel and look your best on this very special day.
Q: HOW LONG WILL A MAKEUP APPLICATION LAST?
The products we use are designed to last 12-16 hours with minimal touch-ups necessary. Most products are waterproof and many are suitable for HD film/TV and that means they will last throughout your entire day while still looking and feeling incredibly natural!
Q: WHY SHOULD I ENCOURAGE MY BRIDAL PARTY TO ALSO HAVE THEIR MAKEUP DONE?
I think it's very important, and imperative to the beautiful outcome of your wedding photos to encourage the members of your bridal party to also opt to have their makeup done by a professional, and ideally by the same professional makeup artist that is doing yours. This ensures that your photos of everyone in the bridal party, (which I am sure are very expensive to begin with!) have a cohesive look, and they reflect the mood and theme that you desire.
Q: HOW DO I RESERVE MY WEDDING DAY TIME SLOT?
In order to book your time slot, please contact me today and I'll will be more than happy to chat with you over phone/e-mail or in person at a consult to go over what services would fit your needs best!
THE FINE PRINT:
A signed contract along with a 50% deposit is required for all wedding bookings and no time slot can be held without both these items.
Q: WHAT TYPE OF PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
I use a variety of products including Make Up For Ever, MAC, NARS, Smashbox etc., as well as some you might not recognize that are formulated for HD film and TV.
Q: SHOULD I GET FALSE LASHES?
I use false lashes on about 95% of our clientele and they make a BIG impact!
Q. WHAT HAPPENS AT THE BRIDAL TRIAL?
I will go over the details of your wedding and discuss what make-up, if any, you normally wear and any ideas you may have. It’s very common for a bride to not be sure of what style she would like for her wedding and that’s okay! I will work with you to create a look that you are 100% happy with and absolutely love!
Q: CAN YOU PROVIDE MAKEUP FOR LARGE WEDDING PARTIES?
Yes, I can accommodate as many people as you have in your party.