Have you ever thought you don’t photograph well? Maybe it isn’t you – maybe it is your makeup. Have you ever been putting on your makeup while getting ready for work, only to drop the mascara wand on your cheek and have to start all over again? Or have you been getting ready for a date and a huge blemish pops up? It happens…and these are just a couple of the reasons I recommend my brides hire a professional make-up artist for their wedding day.
There are plenty of affordable make-up artists out there, many that offer package deals if your wedding party joins in. No fighting over the make-up mirror in a cramped bridal room. Just a bunch of friends sitting around sharing funny stories of escapades past while someone else does the work. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
Not only can a make-up artist help you maintain your calm prior to your wedding, but he or she is an expert in camouflaging blemishes and highlighting your assets. It shouldn’t be heavy-handed – you, only better. And your make-up artist will be familiar with camera ready make-up to make sure your professional photos turn out that much better.
Case in point: Jenny Wible of Creative Edge Bridal is an expert in wedding day beauty and make-up application for photography. She has tried and true make-ups that not only hold up throughout the course of the day (heat, tears and all) but look great on film as well. I recently had Jenny do my make-up while she was being interviewed for another blog. Check out the before and after!
Whether you choose Jenny or someone else, give careful consideration to hiring a professional. Don’t just trust their photos on their website – be sure to arrange a consultation with a full make-up application to make sure they are right for you. Don’t be bullied into a look that isn’t you: if you don’t wear a lot of make-up on a daily basis, your wedding day is probably not the time to try out a smokey eye for the first time.
It isn’t just about the make-up – remember you should love your professionals!