THE IMPORTANCE OF HAIR & MAKEUP | RICHMOND VIRGINIA EMILY BARTELL PHOTOGRAPHY

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Wedding and Portrait photography are a huge investment, so why not make it the best experience it can be? Trusting the professionals with your hair and makeup will not only make you look your best, it will leave you feeling more relaxed and confident. Read more about why I recommend professional hair and makeup services for photography. 

Reduce Stress

Sit back, relax and enjoy being pampered.  There is no better excuse to indulge in a day of beauty than a photo session.  Take the guess work out of the process and leave it in hands of a seasoned expert.  You will be so much happier with the results, and it will show in your photographs.  

Confidence is Key

When you look and feel your best, you radiate confidence.  Posing for portraits will be a breeze, and your photos will look so much more natural.  You can rest easy knowing that despite the elements, your hair and face will be flawless from start to finish.  

Save Time and Money

The less time photographers spend on editing, such as facial retouching, the more time they can spend serving their clients.  This means you can expect to receive your photos much faster if you show up camera ready for your session. You will also be less likely to request complex edits from your photographer, which could end up costing you more money in the long run. 

 Before and After of Professional Hair and Make-Up

Before and After of Professional Hair and Make-Up

TAKE IT FROM THE PROFESSIONALS

Words from hair and makeup artist, Kelsea Dayberry

“Your wedding day is easily one of the most stressful days of your life.  Hiring professionals will decrease your stress level. Therefore, hiring a professional hairstylist will help to turn your day into the most carefree day as you celebrate your love with the most important people in your life. Hiring a trained professional for hairstyling will guarantee that each woman in your bridal party will look fantastic. You will probably have a variety of hair types throughout your wedding party, and a trained professional will know how to handle each type. Whether you are worried about frizz control or creating more volume, there will be no problems when customizing each style. The latest trends are to have a soft, romantic look. These styles are created to give an undone, not too formal look.  However, there is actually a lot of skill required to make this look flawless. Whether you are going for a loose, whimsical look or something more transitional a professional hairstylist will also know the ins and outs of making your hair, the bridesmaids' hair, and the mothers' hair stay all day. Everyone's hair will continue to look fabulous through dealing with the heat, to dancing the night away!”

You can contact and view more of Kelsea's work here.

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Words from makeup artist, Nicole Laughlin:

For the Client

“Many of us think we can apply our own makeup beautifully, and while we often do a great job, we can fail to understand that our everyday makeup is very different from what professional makeup artists apply.  Professional makeup artists are trained in contouring the face, thus accentuating your best features. They are amazing at reshaping your face using brushes for shadowing and blending, much like an artist does on canvas. They use top quality products giving you perfect coverage that will last all day. This is essential if you are to continue looking your best throughout the entire day, with your lipstick being the only makeup required for touch ups. 

While all of this is very important, a valuable result of having professionally applied makeup on your wedding day will be the results shown in your wedding photos. Bridal makeup is renowned for a soft dewy look, radiating a youthful and almost pure complexion. Perfect coverage foundation, contouring and concealing will ensure a flawless looking you, allowing your photographer to capture the best shots of you in the timeframe allocated. A professional makeup artist will know what is required to suit both wedding and portrait photography." 

From a Photographer’s Standpoint

"All flaws will be exposed through a camera lens. Face shine, mismatched foundation colourings and prematurely worn makeup will show up more through the lens than will be viewed by the naked eye. While you can fix a number of errors with digital photography, these flaws will take a considerable amount of time for your photographer to correct, which can be costly and unnecessary. If you choose to not use a makeup artist you're likely to be a flat image in your captured memories. If you use a makeup artist that is not experienced, or your makeup is applied and styled improperly, you'll also appear flat and in some cases - orange! Lastly, you don't want to appear shiny, gray, over or underdone. Perfection is the key." 

Words From the Heart…

"My main objective is to provide every single client with a dependable, detail-oriented, and flawless makeup application.”

You can contact and view more of Nicole's work here

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