Nearly every bride will hire a professional wedding makeup artist on her big day, makeup done well adds the finishing touch to the gorgeous wedding gown and accessories to a beautiful bride.
When we’re photographing on a wedding day we ask to spend around 2 hours with the bride for the ‘getting ready’ part of the day. This occasionally causes concern as to whether the bride is getting ready too early as she wants to look her absolute best as she walks down the isle to become a ‘Mrs’. We can assure you, that professional wedding makeup artists not only can make you look and feel amazing, their markup will stand the test of time, you will look as good at midnight as you did at 10am – other than the odd touch up of lipstick and perhaps a little powder to reduce a shine your makeup should look perfect. Makeup artists who are not professional or who don’t have the proper training will not know how to get your makeup to last.
One of the things we look for when recommending wedding makeup art is, are they punctual. When we ask for a bride to be ready at a certain time, it is very important that she is, if the makeup artist is the cause of things running late, which happens a little too often, we definitely do not recommend their services. Running late means you are eating into your photography time and as you’ve paid us to do a certain standard of work, having less time makes this very difficult and we don’t want to disappoint you. The problem we have is we cannot run late, as the ceremony is not something we want to delay. Of course the bride is allowed to be the traditional few minutes late but if the wedding makeup artist takes an extra hour, we cannot take an extra hour and have you to the ceremony one hour late, that just won’t work.
So, punctuality is a big thing for us as it affects the standard of our work as well.
Of course we then look at the makeup, how well the job was done, how long it lasts etc.
The wedding makeup artists we recommend are people we have worked with many times and who are always on time, we hope our recommendations are useful to you.