Should I spend the money and hire a MUA (makeup artist) for my Love Story Engagement Session as well as for my Wedding Photography?
Yes..Yes..Yes! Did you ever notice that no matter how carefully applied, your makeup just never looks as good as it does when a professional MUA does it? They use top of the line products for staying power, and they know how to properly apply it so that it doesn't look overdone, looks natural and looks great when photographed.
We are asked quite often whether a bride should wear more makeup than she normally does for her wedding photographs. We suggest wearing a little more than normal, however if not neatly applied, properly shading the areas that need shading, it can often look messy, especially if done by someone who doesn't usually wear makeup or a friend who is used to applying her own makeup and not that of someone else’s.
Although we are quite skilled with Photoshop, cleaning up messy smeared eyes, toning down blush, etc. can be quite time consuming and may end up costing you more money in the end.
A suggestion is to schedule your makeup test run the day of your Lovestory Engagement Session. Oftentimes it won’t cost as much as a normal makeup session since it is a test run, and you will then get to see how it photographs before your wedding day. You’ll be able to decide whether you need a lighter or heavier application, how the colors photograph, and the staying power since you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors for the Lovestory Engagement Session.
If you need any referrals, we've worked with some great MUA's....we'll be more than happy to suggest a few!