How Bridal Makeup Photographs
There are SO many options to choose from when selecting your wedding photographer. Some edit in styles that are dark and moody, and others edit their work to be light and airy. Whatever your aesthetic may be in a photographer, your makeup should still stand out! Let's chat some more about this:
1- Lights, Camera, Color: If your wedding makeup style is going to be a light, peachy, romantic look, you should know that you may need to go a bit deeper with tones than you think! If your photographer's style is light & airy, the already light peachy tones will be washed out, and may not show up well in photos. Using a cream blush AND powder blush with deeper peach tones will help ensure it shows through in photographs. If the photographer's style is deep & moody, we may need to take those peach tones down a bit, because they will likely be enhanced by the saturation that the photographer uses to edit. It's all about color play!
2- Tones & Layers: Another thing to look at with how photographer's edit, is what under tones and tones they apply. This means, do they have a more golden/ yellow edit style, black and white style, pink, etc. Once we know that, selecting colors like: eyes, lips, and cheeks can change a bit! Previously, I've applied a mauve lip, and had the photos come back showing up almost as an ORANGE lip. This photographer's style was very heavily saturated with a gold / yellow tone. Layering blushes and lip products can help us to achieve the perfect outcome that will photograph as the color YOU want.
3- Considerations: If your photographer's style is light and airy, be prepared to have on a bit more blush and dimension on your skin than you might be used to. Of course, there is a fine balance with looking good in person AND in photos; that's my job as a Pro MUA to make sure this happens! As an artist, I just don't want to see you looking washed out or pale in your photos. Dimension, depth, and color can help ensure this doesn't happen. On the contrary, if your photographer is the moodier style, and you want a dramatic look, I might suggest toning it back to a neutral level because in heavily saturated pictures, it will appear deeper & darker.
To wrap it all up, it's all about communication and your vision. I want to know how YOU want to look in your photographs, and what colors will suit you and your wedding style. I will take the time to review your photographers edits, and make suggestions for you. That's my job as an artist and professional! Let's create some magic. XO.
This photo is a great example of light, pinky makeup tones brought out enough to stand out in a lighter/ airy style of editing. This is three layers of cream blush, two powder blushes, and light contour shades. It appears very natural and romantic, while still standing out enough to provide dimension and depth to the face.
Photo by: Rodeo & Co Photography // Hair: Down the Aisle Upstyles // Gown: Everthine Bridal Boutique
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Hillary Fay, Vermont Makeup Artist.