Wedding Photo Hair & Makeup... Yes There's a Difference!

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1. What’s key is to allow the skin to look like actual, real skin.
Prep with the right skincare for her skin type, and apply foundation in a way that binds the makeup as closely as possible. I use a combination of my fingers and a sponge so the foundation is seamless, texture-free, and looks even in person and in photos. Another trick is to bring definition to the eyes and lashes. This doesn’t always require eyeliner, in fact, I often skip eyeliner altogether if the bride wants a soft, romantic look. I won’t, however, skip the opportunity to define the eyes with customized individual lashes. In-person and in photos, you can’t miss the joy in the bride’s eyes! Finally, we always recommend keeping your makeup artist on hand to make sure you’re picture-perfect during photos and in real life. Your photographer will be looking at so many details within each frame, and having your artist standing by to add gloss, bronzer, powder, etc. is invaluable when you look at your photos years from now.” – Tanya Bures, Owner, Page Beauty    
2. Know you will lose 25 percent of dimension to the look.
“First thing to mention when getting your makeup done for anything where a professional photographer is involved is to know that you will lose about 25% of dimension to the look, but do not fear! This just means that you need to add a little bit more coverage and definition to the finished look. A great way to see how the look is translating is to ask the photographer to take a quick pic to see how everything is translating on camera. It's a quick easy way to see what is happening and your artist can adjust from there if needed!” – Amanda Tomczak & Carissa Tomczack, Veiled Vanity Artistry 
4. Try out your stylist before the big day.
“Let’s talk hair for your big day! I cannot press this enough but as laid back as you say you are it's so important to try out your stylist before your big day. Carissa our resident hair expert recommends both a hair and makeup trial so that way you can not only get acquainted with one another but so you can feel confident with your wedding day glam. Spending a few hours together to go over details with your look will get all the questions out of the way as well so you can sit back, hang with your bridal party, and enjoy just getting pampered your big day! Generally, a travel size hair spray and a travel-size comb are good to have in your purse throughout your big day! Depending on where you are getting married and weather conditions if you are not having your stylist come along for touch-ups these are a good go-to.” – Amanda Tomczak & Carissa Tomczack, Veiled Vanity Artistry 
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