If you read this blog on a regular basis you’ll know that I tell you the facts straight up based on my experience in the wedding industry.
We all have one of ‘those’ friends that always looks like a million bucks everytime you see her. She knows how to apply her own makeup and seems to know everything there is to know about makeup products and all the new makeup trends. She’s a good resource for you no doubt but she isn’t the right person to do your wedding day makeup and here’s why…
Unless your friend is a professional full time working makeup artist with an extensive portfolio he/she won’t have the knowledge, experience and understanding of how makeup translates on camera. Why does this matter to you? It matters because your photographer will be photographing you using various lighting sources. For example, some of your photos may be taken inside your home before you leave for the wedding (check out the blog I just wrote on getting ready photos) while other photographs may be taken inside the church using flash while other photographs may be taken outside the church using natural light. (be it sunshine or clouds or even rain) This will be followed with more artificial lighting used during the reception. Each time you’re photographed in different lighting, you will look different. There are appropriate pro products that are camera friendly and actual makeup techniques used to ensure a bride is picture perfect ready throughout her day in all types of lighting and only an experienced professional will understand this.
Your friend may be outstanding at her own makeup and may apply beautiful makeup on you but on this day…your wedding day, you need something more.
Vicki’s tip: I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “don’t hire a friend to work for you.” That saying couldn’t be more true. Hire amateurs on your wedding day and risk disasters. Hire friends instead of professional vendors on your wedding day and you’ll quickly lose your friends. This is one of the most important days of your life, hire the best you can afford and invite your friends to celebrate with you instead of work for you. Let them do their own makeup! You know better now!