Q: How can I reserve my wedding date?
A: After you set your wedding date, it is suggested that you book your makeup artist immediately. Most clients usually book 6 to 9 months in advance, after the wedding date is confirmed. A deposit is required to secure service(s) for your wedding date. Popular wedding dates in May, June, September and October book up the quickest. In order to book your date, a signed contract with a non-refundable deposit of $250 for wedding day services is required. Please fill out the "Contact" form for availability, to book your trial, or to book your wedding date.
Q: Is it possible to schedule a trial prior to signing a contract?
You may schedule a trial before booking your wedding date. Please note that a soft hold will be put on your date until the time of trial, after which you will have 24 hours to book your wedding date. If you choose to go this route, it is recommended to schedule the trial well in advance. Bookings are on a first come, first serve basis.
Q: Why do I need a trial if I already know exactly what I want?
A: This is a common question all bridal makeup artists hear! Magazine photos (and internet photos) have the help of Photoshop and retouching to give the illusion of perfectly smooth skin. The truth of the matter is, until I have seen you in person and have a chance to work on your skin, it is hard to tell if what you have in mind will work and the look the you have in mind can be achieved. I also want a chance to work with you to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your look prior to the wedding day! Another important reason to have a trial is to make sure you do not have any adverse reactions to the products used. Lastly, you will want to make sure the makeup lasts well throughout the day.
Q: What if I need a second trial? If so, will it be discounted?
A: I allow for 90 minutes at the initial trial. 99% of the time, I can achieve what you want if you are well-prepared with images and styles of makeup you like. If you aren’t sure, or are at a loss for what you want, wait until you have some idea to book your trial. If for some reason you believe you require like another trial, the rate is the same as the initial trial.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, credit card, and checks are accepted. Credit card payments can be made online using the Square website.
Q: Do you have suggestions for my skincare leading up to my wedding day?
A: I am not a licensed esthetician, so I can only provide some general suggestions which may be beneficial. It is best o see a skincare professional (dermatologist or licensed esthetician) for specific product recommendations.
Q: Do you sell the makeup products you use?
A: I am a sales representative for Limelight by Alcone, whose line includes botanical skincare and professional-grade makeup. While I do carry other brands' products in my kit, I am only authorized to sell Limelight by Alcone at this time.
Q: Do you use cruelty-free products?
A: I try to use products which are cruelty-free when possible.
Q: Do you have recommendations for other wedding vendors?
A: I would be happy to provide you with a list of vendors who are wonderful at their professions. Please let me know if you are interested.