A wedding is usually the most photographed day of your life. You want to look your best in person and in photos. This applies whether or not it is your own wedding; If you are going to be heavily photographed, hire a makeup artist. Doing your makeup for everyday is not the same as for photography while also bearing in mind the different ambient lighting that you will encounter throughout your fabulous event. Whether you are getting married in your backyard or in a castle, you want to look like a better, more polished version of yourself. A professional makeup artist will keep all of these things (and more) in mind when designing a look for you and can make sure that your look lasts throughout your event with little to no touch up involved. Allow me to bring out a classic yet glamorous version of yourself. You will not be disappointed.
The best time to hire and inquire about a makeup artist is as soon as you hire your photographer. This will also help you to ensure that you budget accordingly for the best makeup artist that you can afford. I recommend 6-9 months ahead, although for popular dates, those tend to be booked a year or more in advance. May to October weekend dates book up quickly as that tends to be popular “wedding season”.
I will use a large variety of brands to accommodate different clients and their needs. From the youngest to the oldest, from the lightest to the darkest, from non-vegan to vegan, I have the products for you. Most of the brands that I use in my kit are professional brands and the names may not sound familiar, although some consumer brand names you may be familiar with. I also try to condense products into smaller and lighter packaging as much as possible. I also keep a large selection of disposables and disinfecting supplies to keep my professional kit clean and sanitary for your health and peace of mind. The brands and types used will be selected by me to create the best look for you based on your needs.
If you have never had makeup done for a special event that was not at a makeup counter or a beauty salon, you may be a bit surprised by the cost. Rates should be commensurate with experience, skill, time in the industry as well as demand. My rates are on par with the artists in my area with similar experience. I use the best products to perform the job that I love, the time communicating with clients, replenishment of product and disposables, keeping up with new trends and application methods, labor time, as well as continuing education. I have invested thousands of dollars in my profession and continue to do so with my client’s best interests in mind.
In order to hold for you a date and time slot (a booking), a signed contract along with a 50% non-refundable retainer of your day-of cost are required. The retainer goes toward your balance owed for the day-of event. Once I commit to one event, I cannot take any other for that date and time. Submitting an inquiry does not guarantee you a date or time.
Any cancellation requested within 30 days of event date, the remaining balance owed is due in full within 7 calendar days. Once contract is signed, services cannot be removed but may be added (as long as time permits). Please contact me as soon as possible with any changes and I will always try my best to help accommodate. Some changes may incur an additional fee. A new revised signed contract will be provided reflecting those changes.
Whether you have a large party or have a short time frame to get ready, or a multi-day cultural wedding (such as Indian and South-Asian weddings) I will be able to accommodate. Timeline and finer details will be discussed during the booking process and I can customize packages for you based on your needs.
My pricing is based on my 10-plus years of experience and what I bring to the table as an artist and a business person. I provide a mobile beauty studio including makeup chair, table, lighting and well stocked makeup kit comprising of a variety of brands to suit all clients sitting in my chair as well as disposables. My rates are inclusive of a complimentary touch-up kit, lashes, and airbrush (if applicable). I certainly realize that you are going to spend quite a bit on your event and you will want to look your best in the photos for which you also invested quite a bit on. The bottom line is, if you have a budget in mind then go with the makeup artist that fits that budget as long as you are not compromising quality or your health.
Yes, all of the makeup displayed on my website has been applied by me and are of past clients. None of the images of clients are ‘stock images’. I pride myself in being able to showcase some my work reflecting the artistry and passion which I bring to every client. Most of the clients that I work with become repeat customers and become friends. I’ve had clients where I’ve done makeup for their engagement photo session, wedding, baby shower, maternity photo shoot, and boudoir.