Best advice I can give any bride is to PLEASE GO FOR A TRIAL for both your hair and make-up. I have heard of too many brides after the wedding being very unhappy and not what they expected. You cannot expect to look like a Pinterest photo if you haven’t gone for a trial.
Some of my wedding packages include a bridal boudoir photoshoot and it is a perfect time to do your makeup and hair trial. A word of warning, if your makeup artist does not colour tone your foundation to match your neck line and chest, I will unfortunately have to charge you an additional R350.00 per photo for colour toning and correction per photo.
It’s always best to check with your chosen make-up artist/hairstylist, but as a rough guide, allow 45 minutes for make-up and 45 minutes for hair per person. Usually, the bride has her make-up done last but remember to allow time to get your dress on. Bridesmaids usually help with the dress so it’s best that bridesmaids and your Mum all have their dresses on before they help you in to your dress. If your dress has a zip with buttons, have a crotchet hook handy as it’s easier to do up. If your dress is a lace-up style, ensure the person who’s helping with that on the day has attended your dress fitting.
I will start off by taking photos of all your detail which include your wedding rings, shoes, garter, wedding dress, jewellery and your wedding stationery. Please make sure that all of these are grouped together so that I can do this first at my arrival. This includes the groom detail.
I will take photos while you are getting ready during your hair and make-up session. Please make sure your room is tidy at all times. I normally suggest that the venue assigns a staff member to be available at all times to make sure everything is neat. You do not want your photos with clutter and mess in the background. If I make use of a 2nd shooter, he/she will attend to the groom getting ready photos, otherwise I will pop out briefly (+- 30 minutes) to visit the groom’s room.