Should I Hire a Makeup Artist for My Wedding Day?

Chicago Wedding Photographer

Bridal Hair and Makeup Stylist: Styled by Carla G.

 

You’ve made a big investment in photography (and possibly videography as well) to help capture your big day. You want to make sure you absolutely look your best. Although, I’m sure you do a very nice job on your everyday makeup, I strongly recommend looking into hiring a makeup artist.

 

Here’s why:

 

Even though you’re great at doing your own makeup, a makeup artist can do it so much better. We especially recommend hiring a good makeup artist if you don’t normally do your own makeup. They know what will look good on you and can make it look natural and flawless.

 

Makeup artists use high-grade makeup – nothing runs, shines, or smudges, ensuring that you don’t have any makeup malfunctions during your big day. They also know what works well with the flash, the lighting at different times of the day, etc.

 

On your wedding day, you’re going to be moving around all day and you want your makeup to last. You’ll need to be wearing about 30% more makeup than normal. It may seem like a lot in real life, because you’re not used to it, but it won’t look like a lot on camera. Makeup artists know exactly how much to put on.

 

A professional makeup artist knows how to accentuate your features to make sure you look your best for portraits and close-ups. They know that cameras alter lighting and colors and how to avoid common makeup issues with photography. Some everyday makeups can make you look oily or shiny on camera; makeup artists make sure the makeup they use will photograph perfectly. Also, on your wedding day, you’ll be wearing a lot of white. You don’t want to look washed out in your photos and a makeup artist knows how to make sure that doesn’t happen.

 

And lastly, they know your schedule and can help keep you on track by making sure to have you ready in time.

 

Toma Houston Photography is proud to work with and highly recommends Styled By Carla G.  One of Chicago’s top Bridal Hair and Makeup Stylists!

http://www.styledbycarlag.com/

 

Toma Houston Photography is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Specializing in children’s and portrait photography, serving the Greater Chicagoland area. You can view more of Toma Houston Photography’s portfolio here.

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