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Professional Makeup | Fredericksburg Va Wedding Photographer

I think most girls have a routine whenever we have a big party coming up!  We spend weeks trying on dresses to find the perfect one and then it is on to search for shoes and the cutest purse we can find. We also book appts to get our nails done and of course our hair. I like to stop off at the MAC makeup counter and have my makeup done professionally. After I’ve spent all the time and effort on everything else it seems wrong to just go with my normal makeup routine. It is fun to have someone who knows what they are doing spice up my look for the night!

So how does this relate to photography? Well I don’t think preparing for a party is that much different from preparing for your photo shoot. Oh and a party only lasts one night whereas you will be looking at your photographs for years to come! I’ve already shared my outfit idea board for my photoshoot and after a trip to the nail place I’m sporting a sweet French mani/pedi combo. So I wanted to share some tips on makeup with you that not everyone may know. I’m not giving actual advice on putting on makeup because let’s face it I’m still figuring that out myself! I’m giving you tips on having your make up professionally done without breaking the bank.

I stopped off at the new Sephora store in Spotsylvania Towne Centre to find out the scoop on their policies for makeup consultations! They offer full consultations and express services that I did not know about. A full consult requires the purchase of a $50 giftcard and an appt be set ahead of time. I look at the purchase requirement as a non issue because if you are like me and are going to be spending money on skin care and makeup anyway then you are really out anything. Instead you are getting a bonus of having your make up done! I tend to purchase products they use on me because I love how I look when they’re done but it is pretty easy to keep that giftcard and when you need mascara or eyeliner then you are all set.  What is really great is that if you aren’t interested in a full consult or don’t want to spend the $50 they offer free express services! Ever wanted to try out a smoky eye look or need help with finding the perfect lipstick they can help you for free!!!! So if you are pretty adept with makeup but want your eyes to pop more in your photos I think it is awesome that you can stop by Sephora and they can help you out. It is a great way to put that extra polish on your makeup for your photos.

I heard a great tip at the Fredericksburg Bridal Show for brides that are having professional makeup is to schedule your makeup trial to coincide with a bridal session or engagement photo session.  It gives you a chance to see how your makeup will look in photos before the wedding day! 

I hope this helped and I plan to stop by Sephora before my photo shoot!

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