I am constantly being asked why professional hair and makeup is best for your Senior Portrait Experience. I am always touting that my senior portrait session is all about you. What if you are a more natural girl who doesn’t like all the makeup and the glam?
Here’s the long and the short answer… Having professional hair and makeup done the day of your session does several things.
First of all, it takes the pressure off you. You can sit back and relax and enjoy the experience.
Secondly, you get to be pampered and have the whole Model for a Day Experience. Who doesn’t like to be pampered?
Third, this is a professional who knows what they are doing. And, not for just fancy, going out makeup. There is a HUGE difference between regular makeup and CAMERA READY makeup. Believe me, it is best left to a professional who knows exactly what they are doing. Regular makeup can cause unsightly undertones and splotches that are very hard to get rid of, even for photoshop geniuses. (SEE EXAMPLE BELOW)
Here you can see the difference between AIRBRUSH CAMERA-READY MAKEUP and REGULAR LIQUID FOUNDATION.
Finally, it makes a huge difference in the final product. Not only do your photos look more natural, but it really makes a difference in how confident you will feel during the session and that confidence translates on film. It also makes the editing much simpler, meaning your skin remains natural looking.
Having professional hair and makeup doesn’t mean that you’re not going to look like you. You are completely in charge of what you want your hair and makeup to look like. Whether you choose a natural look or a glam look – it is your choice!
This is an experience of a lifetime and something I know you will remember for the rest of your days. It should be special and you should look and feel your VERY BEST!!
Professional Hair and Makeup isn’t going to make you beautiful – we all know that it’s what’s inside that really matters. But it sure is going to make you look and feel your best and who doesn’t love that?
Again, it isn’t about what look I’m going for as a photographer. It is about what look you want (whether it is natural or glam).