One the most magical and memorable day you will get to experience in your lifetime. It is such an honor to be a part of so many couple’s special day. Especially sharing those last moments of being an individual to a new beginning as a partnership! I’ve been so blessed to work with numerous brides for the past 13 years. Even ’til this day, I remember so many of them and how special their stories were. I myself remember that specific moment right before I saw my now husband. I felt a rush of emotions. I was nervous, excited, and never felt so vulnerable to love someone and to be loved by someone. To have all my loved ones surrounding me that day was unexplainable. It’s definitely a moment I’ll never forget.
Many brides forget that looking your very best is one of the key components to a flawless wedding. You’ve invested so much in every category of your wedding, but the spotlight will be on you the entire time! You deserve to feel and look the most beautiful you have ever imagined. Below, I share a glimpse of my bridal photo shoot in Georgetown, Texas by my talented friend and photographer, Jenny Fu.
You can see the rest on my feature on Style Me Pretty! Here are just some of the weddings I had the pleasure and honor to be a part of and also featured on Style Me Pretty!
To find more photos of my portfolio, information about my services for wedding hair and makeup, or current rates, please refer to my business website Studio Tilee.
10 Top Reasons for Hiring a Hair & Makeup Artist for Your Wedding Day Makeup
1. Get Your Best Skin & Hair
A professional hairstylist will be able to give you the best advice for the best length and haircut to achieve your desired hairstyle on your wedding day. Also, finding the most flattering color enhancements or hair treatment can go a long way in having a beautiful hairstyle on your wedding day. A professional makeup artist will be able to examine and give recommendations for improving your skin, so you can have the most flawless makeup application on your wedding day. This is one reason why a trial makeup is so important. Your makeup artist will be able to tell you if your skin is dry and needs to be exfoliated, give tips to avoid flaky lips, and suggest if you need to make a visit to your esthetician or dermatologist.
2. Knowledge is Power
A professional hair will be able to flatter your best features when creating your hairstyle. Creating volume where its needed to elongate any wide features or create a sweeping side swept fringe to cover a large forehead is just an example. A professional makeup artist will be trained in the art of highlighting your best features and contouring any imperfections. They will know how to fix your brows to best frame your eyes and cover that last minute pimple. Did you know that using a foundation with SPF in it will make you look like a ghost in flash photography? If not, then you should consider leaving your wedding makeup to a professional.
3. You Are Worth It
You have spent so much money on your photographer, your dress, your venue…why would you skimp on your face and hair? You will be looking at your wedding photographs for the rest of your life. Although you may do a great job on your everyday makeup and hair, for your wedding day, hire someone who specializes in beauty for photography.
4. It’s Not About the Money, Honey
If you are planning on DIYing your wedding day makeup and hair, you should have a professional hair and makeup lesson first, and then plan on spending hundreds of dollars on hair and makeup and products that you may never use again. You will most likely be nervous and shaking on your wedding day, so keep that in mind, your nerves may get the best of you!
5. You Get What You Pay For
You will find a large range of prices for hair and makeup artists in your area. If there is a hair or makeup artist sporting super cheap prices for on-location weddings, they are most likely lacking experience. Book with a professional with a portfolio, reviews, and a good reputation, because it is not worth hiring the wrong person for your wedding day!
6. Camera Ready
A professional hair and makeup artist will have you looking gorgeous in person and in photographs. Your makeup will be flawless and last all day and night! They can suggest false lashes when your natural ones just won’t cut it. As artist we always keep in mind that your hair and makeup should look outstanding at any angle. You will be amazed at how gorgeous you can look in your wedding photographs, just by hiring the right hair and makeup artist!
7. Be Stress Free
An on-location hair and makeup artist will come to your location of choice (travel fees may apply). They will create an environment where you will feel pampered and totally relaxed before the festivities begin. They will save you time from having to run from one location to the next and will keep everything on a scheduled timeline.
8. Your Party Will Be Perfect
A professional hair & makeup artist will take into consideration each bridesmaid’s coloring and personal style to create a unique but uniform look for your entire bridal party. By having the right hairstyle can flatter their best features and make your vision for your wedding complete. This will avoid the issue of the one bridesmaid who loves shimmery silver eyeshadow and looks like she has disco balls on her eyelids, or the one bridesmaid who refuses to wear makeup and looks half dead in your photographs. I’m not even kidding!
9. Be the Center of Attention
Just because you have a cousin or bridesmaid who knows how to style hair or apply makeup, that doesn’t mean that she will do a great job on your wedding day. Most likely she will have a lot going on and things to do that day to get herself ready, you won’t be her center of attention, and your hair and makeup may suffer because of it. A professional hair and makeup artist makes it his or her job to make sure that the bride is the most important face of the day!
10. Trials, Reviews, and Attitudes
With the exception of being an out of town bride, all brides should have a trial with their hair and makeup artist before their wedding day. You will want to meet them and make sure that your personalities are compatible, because they will be the one person all up in your face at the most crucial part of your day. You should be able to communicate your ideas or concerns and receive timely responses on emails and phone calls. They will be willing to work within your comfort zone, but will also advise you on your best look, so you know you will look and feel amazing!