5 Reasons You Absolutely Need Pro Makeup For Your Shoot

There are some who do and there are some who don't. From my experience, after almost 5 amazing years of shooting professionally, I've realized one thing... that everybody SHOULD!

Greenville NC Portrait Photographer | 5 Reasons You Absolutely Need Professional Makeup For Your Photo Shoot |Preparing For Your Shoot | Bryant Tyson Photography | Senior Photography | Wedding Photography | Head Shots | www.memoriesbybryant.com

If you don't know by now, I'm talking about having your makeup done for your photo shoot. It is absolutely imperative. I've noticed a difference in my clients attitudes when they have their makeup done, even down to the way she greets me when we first meet for the session. Now don't get me wrong, all of my interactions with my clients are amazing, but I've noticed that there's a distinct difference in how people approach their session when they've invested in a little extra pampering before the big day.

"I'm not really into all that makeup, I want to look like myself and keep it natural!" I've heard this soooo much and I get it... I know β€” some of you aren't necessarily makeup girls but, again, when it comes to makeup for your photoshoot, it's imperative and here's why:

+ Complete The Investment

This is your moment! Whether it be a celebration of your engagement, your senior year in high school, you're graduating from college, or you're getting married... this is your moment! You're investing in professional portraits already so you need to go professional all around. 9 times out of 10, you're getting a hair stylist to lay that hair, so it doesn't make sense to scrimp when it comes to makeup. 

Investing in professional makeup will only add to the photos, not take away from them, it makes everything look polished and.... well, professional.

+ Minimize that stress

Save the stress of figuring out your look for the days where you're going to work or doing something else. Again, this is your moment, congratulations! This experience is supposed to be pure bliss so the day of your photo shoot is not the time to be stressed about how you will look, which brings me to my next reason...

+ Feel Pampered

I want each and every person who steps in front of my lens to feel like a celebrity (and not just any celebrity... an A-lister... BeyoncΓ© status). I can't even put into words how amazing I feel when I get a pedicure or a massage, or whenever I go to Chick-fil-A πŸ˜‚... they just pamper me and make me feel like a KING! Where's my fan?

I'm sure having your makeup done by a professional feels the same way, it just makes the moment so much more official. Like you're on the set of your first film and you're boiling over with excitement. Well, this moment for you is supposed to feel just like that! 

+ Feel Confident

I'm a firm believer that when you look amazing, you feel amazing, and in turn β€” you carry yourself with so much confidence. That's so important when it comes to your photo shoot. I'm telling you, there's not a more awkward feeling than posing for a photo and the whole while you're thinking, "I wonder if my dark circles are showing" or "... I hope that toothpaste worked on that zit last night" or "I hope I did an good job matching this foundation color to my skin!" Trust me, those thoughts β€” even if they're only in your head β€” will come out on camera.

When you hire a professional makeup artist, you'll eliminate all of those insecurities! Trust me, your makeup artist will know how to perfectly match your skin color, choose colors that go perfect with what you're wearing, emphasize your most attractive features while hiding the features you aren't so crazy about, and how to make sure you stay looking flawless from start to finish.

What I've noticed is that when the look is complete... you feel more light, alive, you stand taller, your smile is brighter, and your eyes translate much more joy. It's all in how you feel... how confident you are! 

+ No Regrets

After the session, I typically go through the images with my clients. I've heard everything from "these photos are beautiful but I wish I didn't have such dark circles under my eyes" and "Ugh, that dang pimple literally popped up the night before." Although I do light retouching to my images and I can easily remove a pimple, there are some things that I just can't do that your makeup artist can. When you get your photos back, you don't want to be left thinking, "... I should have got my makeup done!" I'm not the type to say, "I told you so"... well at least not blatantly anyway πŸ˜‚, but I will say "yeah... makeup creates a more polished look but you're still beautiful!"

Luxe Beauty by Anayely | Anayely Ochoa | Greenville + Eastern NC Makeup Artist | www.memoriesbybryant.com

I've seen all of this first hand and I know how much of a difference professional makeup makes in your photos. Even if you don't want a full glam look and you want to look au natural, a great makeup artist will know exactly how to create that look for you! I've been toying around with the idea of requiring professional makeup before each shoot, but I didn't want to feel like I was putting all of the responsibility of finding a MUA on my clients, so I decided to include makeup in all of my sessions...

Anayely Ochoa | Lux Beauty by Anayely | Eastern NC Makeup Artist | Bryant Tyson Photography Team | www.memoriesbybryant.com

Meet AnayeLy

I had the pleasure of working with Anayely on this year's Class of 2016 Senior Model Styled Shoot, I planned the entire shoot at the last minute and Anayely came through in the clutch! I was so worried things wouldn't come out as visioned but she quickly let me know that everything would be fine and we had so much fun! The magic unfolded!

After the shoot, I asked Anayely if she'd join the BTP team and I'm excited about our partnership! She's already taught me so much about stage make-up, make for photos, and products to use for both. Her work absolutely speaks for itself. 

When you book your sessions with me, you'll meet Anayely, and she'll have you looking AMAZING! So there's absolutely no need to stress about your look on your day, just show up and we will handle the rest! Ready to book? Click here.

Check out her work at Lux Beauty by Anayely!

Have you ever had your makeup professionally done? How did it leave you feeling?