Frequently asked bridal questions!
Why should I hire a makeup artist?
You’ve gone through the time and effort of hiring a team of professionals for your wedding, so why not hire a professional makeup artist for your makeup as well? It’s not only less stressful, but your makeup artist will have the training and knowledge to make sure your makeup stays on all day and night. It’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about!
To read more about this, check out my blog post: Pros & Cons of Hiring a Professional Makeup Artist
What is your pricing?
Click on the link below to see my packages and pricing! This sometimes varies based on each client’s situation so if you provide me with all of the details, I can provide you with an accurate price. Please fill out my contact form for specifics.
NOTE: My pricing has been updated as of 9-1-21. If you have contacted me before this date, but did not officially book, these new updates will now apply.
Click here: PACKAGES & PRICING
What type of makeup do you specialize in?
I specialize in natural glam makeup….so what does this mean? This is for the brides that want to look like a slightly enhanced version of themselves! I can definitely go full glam if you’d like, but I LOVE the more minimal lit from within classical bridal looks :) The majority of my brides either never wear makeup or wear very minimal and I like to give them the absolute best experience I possibly can (especially if this is their first time getting their makeup professionally done!). I strive to create the ultimate luxury makeup experience for my brides :)
Check out my work: PORTFOLIO
Do you travel and what are your travel fees?
Absolutely! I am a 100% mobile makeup artist so I can travel anywhere you need me to! A travel fee may apply if the booking is outside of the Fort Wayne, IN area.
For my travel fee, I include 90 miles round trip from Fort Wayne, IN to the getting ready location and then it’s $1 per mile over that 90 miles. Please calculate this if you have a wedding that requires travel. I never want my brides to be sticker shocked if the travel fee is outside of their budget.
What is a bridal preview and when should I book it?
Bridal previews are a great way to “preview” your wedding day look so you get the look that you envision for your big day! I want to make sure that the day runs as smooth as possible and having a preview eliminates a lot of stress and scheduling issues. Plus, it also gives us a chance to meet before the big day :) I include the preview in my packages since they are such an important part of your bridal makeup experience!
I typically book the previews about 1 or 2 months before the wedding date. Yes, you may be thinking that this is too late, however . . .it’s actually for your benefit! If you book the preview too far out, you may change your mind several times in regards to your bridal look which normally leads to a second preview as well as more occurring costs. Also, as an artist, I am always constantly revamping and changing my kit with new products so the things I have in my kit at the time of the preview may not be the same as your wedding date if we do it too far in advance.
I recently opened up my in-home studio and all bridal previews will be done there. Even though it is in my home, I will still maintain a professional atmosphere and make sure you get the makeup look that you have been envisioning for your wedding day :)
To learn more about why bridal previews are so important, check out my blog post: Are Bridal Previews Worth It?
How far in advance should I book my wedding? What are your booking policies?
I can book out as far as you wish :) On average, my client’s usually book with me about 6-8 months out, but I would say that as soon as you know when your wedding is and the location, I would book it! Ever since 2020 weddings have gotten rescheduled, I’ve seen a HUGE influx of weddings in 2021 & 2022 so if you want a certain wedding vendor, start reaching out to them for your date :)
Your date is not officially booked until I receive a signed contract and 50% retainer. Both of these items will officially secure your date and the remaining balance will be due on the wedding date. Due to high demand for certain dates, I cannot reserve dates based on previous conversations.
***I do require a minimum of 4 applications (bride + 3 others) for ALL weddings***
Do you offer airbrush makeup?
No, I do not. In my opinion, airbrushing is just another application tool such as a brush or a sponge. Contrary to popular belief, airbrush is also not ideal for all skin types, especially those with more dry or mature skin.
When traditional makeup is done in the correct way, you will not be able to tell a difference between the two forms of applications. I use sheer to medium coverage foundations so it will not feel heavy or cakey on the skin. It is also very high quality and extremely long lasting and I have never had an issue with it not lasting the entirety of a bride’s wedding day.
For more information on the pros and cons of airbrush makeup, check out my blog post: Airbrush vs. Traditional Makeup
Do you do hair as well?
No, I was trained solely as a makeup artist in the past so my specialty is makeup only. I do work directly with a hairstylist in the area so if she is available for your date as well, we work great as a team :) If she is not available, I would be more than happy to provide a list of hairstylists in my area so I can give you a few names for sure!
How long does it normally take you for each application?
Basic package: 40-45 minutes
Luxury package: 1-1.5 hours (bride only)
The time slots also include my clean up and sanitation in between each client as well! I like to make sure that I can fully provide the highest quality of work possible for each person.
PLEASE SEE SANITATION PROCEDURES: Sanitation for Makeup Artists
What makeup products/brands do you use?
I strive to create the ultimate luxury bridal experience so with that comes luxury products! I use all higher end brands such as MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, NARS, Face Atelier, and Too Faced to name a few! I have an in-depth video on my YouTube channel of what I keep in my makeup kit if you would like to check it out!
Link to freelance kit video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpbqceC74Xs
Does hair or makeup go first?
I’ve done it both ways, and it has worked out great either way! The only time makeup needs to go first is if you are getting a hair or headpiece adhered in front of your face. Although, I would highly recommend makeup go first if you are doing the luxury package because of the skincare aspect of it.
Can you accommodate larger bridal parties?
I will do the best I can to accommodate you and your bridal party. However, due to me being a solo artist, I may not be able to accommodate over a certain amount of people due to timing. If you book far enough in advance, I will do my best to recruit a secondary artist to assist me with your bridal party!
If timing does not allow for me to add any more applications, but you are set on me doing your makeup, then I would suggest hiring a second artist to make sure everyone’s makeup is completed on time. I never like to compromise quality for quantity!
If you have any other questions that I have not answered in this FAQ section, please feel free to email me or complete the contact form below.