So why should you hire a professional hair and makeup artist? Let’s talk about it. Here are 6 reasons for hiring a professional hair & makeup artist!
These are a few reasons as to why I, a photographer, think you will be glad you hired a professional hair & makeup artist!
I also wanted to take a moment to introduce a hair & makeup artist who is a regular at the studio! Katie and I met years ago when I was working as a wedding photographer. Since then, we’ve become friends and she has made many a mama feel beautiful for a family photo session with me.
Please enjoy this Q&A:
Q: How long have you been doing hair & makeup?
A: “7 years!”
Q: What hairstyles do you recommend for people with long hair for in the studio? For outside?
A: “Hair down, with loose wavy curls is always a beautiful choice. However, if you are going to be outside on a hot or windy day – pulling your hair half-back or fully up could be a good idea & can be equally as beautiful as hair down. I’ll make sure that whatever we do with your hair, that it frames your face well! Some ideas include: a pretty pony, an elegant textured updo, a fish-tale braid or a halo braid! These styles of course aren’t just for outdoors – they can be beautiful in the studio as well.”
Q: What makeup styles or techniques do you recommend for family photos?
A: “I always recommend a soft, natural glam look for photos, however if you want full glam, let’s go for it!”
Q: Do you recommend anything specific makeup wise for sessions that take place in the summer heat?
A: “I recommend airbrush foundation! It’s sweat resistant and water resistant!”
Q: Are you comfortable working on darker skin tones?
A: “Yes! I have a lot of experience working with darker skin tones & I enjoy it!”
Q: Do you have experience working with BIPOC hair types?
A: “Yes, I have experience working with hair of all types.
I’m always happy to talk with you prior to the day of your photo session so that we can come up with a plan for your hair & how you can prep it before arriving at the studio.
If you are Black, you can come with your hair relaxed & I can add curl OR come with your natural curls and I can use the wand to add definition to a few curls + add product to smooth areas if needed.
And if you already have a specific hairstyle (or feel more comfortable using your normal hairstylist), you may only need me to do makeup. No matter what, I’m there to make you feel comfortable & confident!”
Q: Why do you think booking hair and makeup is helpful for family photos?
A: “I think it is very necessary to book a professional to do your hair and makeup for a photography session simply because I can offer above and beyond what most people can do on their own. A professional makeup artist and hairstylist has a better vision for what the photographer needs to capture as well as how your hair + makeup will best be conveyed in the photos.”
Alright y’all, that’s it from Katie today! I hope you enjoyed this information – as well the photos included from families that have chosen to work with Katie! If you want to follow Katie’s work (she’s both an esthetician AND a hair & makeup artist) you can do so here.