Should I hire a professional makeup artist for my wedding day?
It is very important to hire a professional for your wedding day. Even with the best of intentions, your wedding day is not the day that you or a friend should apply your makeup. Only a professionally trained artist can ensure that you will look and feel your absolute best on this special day, the one you will remember in your thoughts and through photographs for years to come. With 10 years of experience doing makeup for photography and bridal, I will make sure that your hair and makeup will last all day and photograph beautifully. I’ll also be sure to provide you with a fun, enjoyable and relaxing experience on your wedding day, because I can come to you!
Should I schedule a bridal preview and consultation?
Absolutely! During your customized bridal preview, I will work directly with you to determine which hair and makeup look will fit you and your wedding party best. Based on any photos that have caught your eye, your personal style, best features and overall wedding day look, I will then design the perfect wedding day look for each bride … whether it’s a very soft, natural look, or full on glam! Trials should be scheduled 4-6 weeks before the wedding day for the best results.
How far in advance should I book you?
I start booking for the wedding season (May-September) up to 18 months in advance, so please plan accordingly.
Is a deposit/retainer or contract required to hold my wedding date?
Yes, a signed bridal contract and a 50% retainer from the total amount due on your wedding day are required in order to reserve your date. Be advised that no date will be reserved until the contract has been signed and the retainer has been paid. The retainer will be put towards your final bill and it is non-refundable and non-transferable.
What brands of makeup and hair products do you use?
All of the hair and makeup products that I use are professional brands that were designed to give long lasting results and photograph beautifully. They are bought through professional retailers and are not brands that you will typically find in the stores. Please contact me if you would like more information on brands carried.
I don't wear a lot of makeup, but I still want to look beautiful on my wedding day. Should I hire a professional makeup artist?
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’s important that your makeup lasts, looks great in photographs, is applied flawlessly and makes you feel beautiful on this very special day.
How do you keep your products sanitary?
It’s very important to ensure that the person you hire for your hair and makeup uses sanitized tools. A good makeup artist will sanitize their hands right in front of you, have clean brushes, and a tidy makeup kit. I always begin applying makeup using cleaned and disinfected brushes and products. Lipstick and other products are never shared among clients. Products are removed with spatulas and then mixed on a sanitized cosmetic palette. Eye Shadows and eye/lip liners are disinfected with cosmetic sanitizer between uses, as well.
Do you provide on-site services?
Yes I do! Why worry about getting yourself and all of your party shuffled around and off to the church on time when I can come to you?! All wedding day services are all done on-site and bridal previews can be done either in studio or on-site, depending on your location. I can come to the church, hotel, your home, or wherever you are most comfortable and is the most convenient for you and your wedding party!
Do you provide services for large parties?
Yes, I can accommodate as many as possible before your photos, depending on how early you are willing to start. If there’s not enough time to provide beauty services for your entire party by myself, I will bring another professional stylist.