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 non-refundable retainer and a signed contract are required to secure service(s) for your wedding date. Popular wedding dates in May, June, September and October book up the quickest. Please fill out the "Contact" form for availability, to book your trial, or to book your wedding date.
Q: Is there a minimum number of services required to book onsite services for my wedding?
A: Generally, there is a bride plus 3 attendant services or equivalent value ($500) to book onsite services. If you have no bridal party or less than 3 attendants interested in having makeup services rendered, please contact me directly for more information on your options.
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 to see a skincare professional (dermatologist or licensed esthetician) for specific product recommendations.
Q: How many services are you able to complete on my wedding day?
A: As an independent artist, I can complete up to 6 services on my own. Should you need makeup services for more than 6 people, or have an extremely short timeframe for getting ready on the wedding day, I am able to hire a second makeup artist or assistant to help complete services. There is a $100 fee to vet, secure and schedule each additional artist needed to fulfill your request.
Q: What makeup brands do you use?
A: I use various professional makeup lines, as well as prestige/luxury brands in my kit. Some of my favorite brands are RCMA, Face Atelier, Nars, VISEART, Charlotte Tilbury and Hourglass.