So, we’ve talked a lot about how an intimate wedding allows you to be truly present, keeping you focused on the true meaning of it all. And considering
you’re planning an elopement, it totally makes sense that you’re probably wanting to keep your wedding squad small too.
Guess what...when you choose to have me as your elopement photographer, you’ll also have the option to add on my bridal hair and makeup services too! Yup, you read that right. As a professional makeup artist and hairstylist with over 10 years of experience within the wedding industry, I’d love to become your personal beauty team as well.
Airbrush or hand-applied, you can rest assured that I’ve got all the cheeky camera-ready beauty tricks down pat, so you can look and feel as amazing as you are on the inside. Photographer. Tick. Makeup artist. Done. Hairstylist. Yep. That’s 3 things you’ll be ticking off your elopement planning to-do list and 2 fewer vendors hovering around you on the day. Win-win!!
** all Makeup above is by me, Hair has been styled by various artists
Absolutely! If you’re looking for peace of mind and one less thing to worry about on the day, let’s organise a trial! I often suggest organising your Bridal Trial in
conjunction with an event that you have on so you can test its longevity, and see how it looks in photos over the course of a day.
P.S. A Bridal Trial is totally optional! If you’re super chill and trust in my epic skills, we can skip it altogether. Up to you!
Don’t stress if you haven’t got an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Hair & Beauty looks! You’d be surprised just how often I get people in the makeup seat, who have no idea what they want. We can’t all look like Kimmy K or Rosie Huntington-Whitely (unfortunately 🥺 but god wouldn’t it be nice to wake up with a mug looking like either of those options!) - but we can have a chat about when you’ve looked/felt your absolute best, and unpack how comfortable you feel in makeup and how you would usually wear it, to come up with a solution that best suits you!
Look, I’ve been in the Makeup Industry for over 10 years and have worked for a lot of makeup powerhouses. But I still don’t think there is any brand that does the best of everything! I stock a whole lot of different brands to make sure I’ve got all bases covered, regardless of your preferred style, skin type, skin tone/shade etc.
I have everything from Charlotte Tilbury, Georgio Armani, Stila, By Terry, Bobbi Brown and a million different others! I’ve also got plenty of Vegan and Cruelty-Free options if that’s also important to you.
If booking in conjunction with an Elopement or Intimate Wedding Photography package - I like to keep my focus on my couple, making sure they’re looking and feeling their best for the day. However, I totally understand that for these more intimate celebrations, we often want to spoil the special people in our lives! I can still cater to any sized group, adjusting our timeline to accommodate your needs. If we need extra hands for larger groups/ extra peeps, I can bring in another artist to ensure we get everyone ready on time!
Please allow 1.5-2hrs per person for a complete Hair & Makeup look.
This depends entirely on what we have planned for the day. I like Hair and Makeup to be finished with plenty of time to relax, so you can get ready at your own pace prior to the ceremony (and to allow time for touchups etc).
Don’t worry - when doing up your personalised timeline, I’ll be taking your whole day into consideration to make sure all our bases are covered.
The good thing about Elopements and Intimate Ceremonies is that they are generally less complicated logistics wise, with far less running around and planning on the day. When doing Hair/Makeup/Photography, I tend to start hair and makeup earlier in the day, giving us lots of time to lead into the “Getting Ready” portion - this also frees me up to capture everything that’s unfolding organically. The last thing we want is for someone to be frantically dashing about trying to get all of the things done, so I tend to break up our timeline with plenty of consideration to keep your wedding day free of stress and overwhelm. Easy Peasy!