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Amy had her bridal portraits done after her wedding for a few reasons. Before the wedding, things were too hectic to get them done, and the August weather wasn’t very pleasant for outdoor photos, which were her preference.

We met at Shampoo salon in Fort Worth, where Kari Kinney did her hair, and I followed with her makeup. She wanted a similar look to her wedding look, but less theatrical, more timeless than vintage.

Photographer Jill johnson met us at Shampoo, and discussed Amy’s vision for her photos and they went on location (LOVE the shiny red garage door!) and then back to Jill’s studio for variety.

I think the photos came out great. I love working with all the stylists at Shampoo, and with Jill. It was a fun day, we were relaxed, and I think Amy enjoyed it as well, and she got some great shots to remember this special time. I think she looks lovely, and like she is enjoying herself in the photos!

Diane and Merrit called me to do their makeup for Diane’s son’s(Merritt’s brother’s) wedding in Grapevine.

Neither woman wears much makeup on a regular basis, but wanted to be “freshened up”, and evened out.

These are 2 examples of simple wedding attendee makeup, strong eyeliner on the top lashline only, a little color on the lids, lots of mascara on curled lashes, brows filled in with powder.

NARS PRIMER, a light application of foundation, powder, concealer, blush and bronzer on the face

On lips I used NARS velvet matte pencils with gloss to finish.

I want to thank Merritt for bringing her adorable kids to their appt, Harper had a blast!! HAve a safe trip back to Washington, it was great meeting you!

I hope the wedding was fun, and the rain didn’t put too much of a damper on things. If it did, at least your makeup stayed put!

Amanda Before

Amanda after
  1. Be honest

Have a run through a few weeks before the wedding, and tell the artist EXACTLY what you like, don’t like, and if they apply it in a way you don’t like, be specific as you can about what you would like changed. Don’t worry about hurting feelings. There’s no room for ego when you’re a makeup artist, I consider myself providing a service to you. If someone asks me to “do whatever you want, you’re the expert” I may not make them feel confident on their wedding day.

2. Get groomed

Have a facial a week before, get brows threaded or waxed by someone you TRUST, I have a list of people I trust to groom my brows, and they don’t include the back room of a nail salon. Don’t go to someone for the first time just prior to your wedding. Amanda’s brows are really beautifully groomed(photo) I filled them in slightly, but the shape fits her face.

3.Trust your makeup artist!!

If you have been specific about what you want, and don’t like what they’ve done at the run through, give them the opportunity to change it. This is not ┬áthe time to worry about hurt feelings. A good makeup artist has their client’s satisfaction first on their mind, and shouldn’t take it personally if you need something tweaked.

You would not believe the number of times a client tells me, “I had a bad experience last time I got my makeup done” or”They painted me up like a hooker” or worse,” He/She got mad when I asked them to tone it down”

Your comfort is my #1 priority.