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As a Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer, I feel it is my responsibility to offer you more than just pretty images.  With photography being such an investment, I want to make sure you are making the most of your images. Usually this will include things such as your venue or your timeline, but brides- have you ever thought about your makeup? Professional makeup is extremely important for your wedding day! Today on the blog, I will discuss the top three reasons why you should have professional makeup applied for your special day.

The Coverage Lasts All Day

When it’s your wedding day, you want to make sure you look your best. Am I right, ladies? After all, you did invest so much into your photography you want to make sure you photograph at your best. Not to mention, it is going to make you feel that much more confident & beautiful in front of the camera! When you have professional makeup done, the makeup artist has certain products that they use to ensure your makeup lasts through the entire day. I like to think of it as “facial hairspray”, lol. This is especially important for days that may be humid, or rainy. It is also important because throughout the day, you WILL be touching your face! It could be because you’re crying from reading a sentimental letter from your groom (have those tissues handy!), it could come from being in close contact with guests, & of course with being in close contact with your groom. As a Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer, portrait time usually results in a lot of face, nose, & forehead touching 😉 With professional makeup applied you won’t have to feel self conscious about the longevity of your makeup!

Get Pampered

This second key point is pretty simple. It’s your wedding day. RELAX! All brides deserve to be pampered on their special day. Makeup is just one less thing you need to worry about bringing with you. You deserve to sit back & be pampered. In the past, I have known several makeup artists as brides who still hired other professional makeup artists to apply their makeup. I guess you could say that us photographers do the same. Instead of taking our own portraits, we tend to hire another photographer to get the job done. Why? Because it’s so much nicer being able to rely on another professional to take care of us for a change. Oh, and also because setting a camera on top of a tripod using a remote or self timer would take SO much longer 😉 In a nutshell, this is just one more way of lifting off the stress when it comes to your special day. Enjoy it!

Makeup That Is Made For Photography

Last but not least, this third point is probably the most important. When you hire a professional makeup artist, they will only use product that is made for photography. I’m sure some of you are wondering, what does this mean? Not only do they apply product that will last, but they also use makeup that is made to resist the flash of a camera. Again you’re probably asking, what does that mean? For example, if the bride is wearing a certain brand of highlighter it can react to the camera’s flash in a negative way. I saw this happen a few years ago to one of my brides, and her entire bridal party. Highlighter was applied around the eye region, & when flash was used they had white halos around their eyes. It was incredibly difficult to remove in photoshop. Try doing a google search of celebrities on the red carpet that this has happened to. It is definitely a real thing! I do believe this is rare, but certainly possible. When you hire a professional makeup artist, you shouldn’t have the risk of this happening. Be smart, think about your photography investment, & hire a professional makeup artist!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Stay tuned to read more educational blog posts like these on the blog. If you are a bride & wish to learn more about my wedding experience, you can contact me here!


3 Reasons Why You Need Professional Makeup On Your Wedding Day

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