Picture Perfect

Since wedding season is in full swing and many of you will be getting glam for your big day or your pals day I thought I would share some of my tips. MK and I have been photographing wedding for nine years and I've been doing a ton of makeup (and hair) throughout the years. After over 150 weddings shot, I sure have seen just about everything. From spray tans gone wrong, black marks on a dress, or even shoes breaking walking into the church. I know how to handle just about everything. I could go on and on about that but for now, I'm sharing my pro makeup tips for your next event.


1. Stay away from shine!! Keep it matte all the way. Now that the weather is warmer lets face it, you can get a little sweaty. Thats a bad combination with shiny make up and being photographed.  

2. If you aren't having your makeup professionally done, make sure your foundation matches your skin tone perfectly. If not, the photos will show that it doesn't.  

3. When I do a brides makeup unless requested otherwise I always try to keep her as natural as possiblele and as close to what she looks like normally with just a tad more glam. You never want to look at your wedding photos in 20 years and say "What was I thinking with that makeup?!".  At the same time you don't want to go too light on the makeup because even if you feel like your eyes look a little heavy with makeup, it won't photograph that way. I call it natural glam. 

4. When it comes to liner, I always use a gel because I like the way it looks. Also, I'll start the liner in the middle of the eye because lining it all the way to the corner can make the eye look smaller. 

5. Never ever skip the primer! Not only does it smooth, you know like spanx for your face, it will keep your makeup on so much longer. Don't forget eyelid primer too! The smoothing effect really makes for much better photos

I hope my tips helped! Hoping everyone has a great wedding season no matter what part you play! 


Anything But The Blues

Happy Friday Everyone!!

We made it to the weekend! This is the second weekend that I'm not shooting a wedding so I get two days off!

Today I'm talking beauty and booze since it is after all my Martini Moment. I keep noticing that blue eye colors are back. This would be an easy trend to mess up that's for sure. So how do you know what your shade of blue is? It's all about the eye color! I've made a quick how to blue guide:

Brown Eyes: You lucky ladies can wear any blue you want because any shade compliments brown. 

Blue Eyes: Stay dark like a midnight blue

Green Eyes: Stick with turquoise

Hazel: Bright blue!

Fast Tip: You don't have to get crazy, if you want to try this trend out just wet a thin makeup brush and line your top lid with your chosen blue. Plus, it's Halloween weekend so there no better weekend than to play with some fun eye makeup!

In the spirit of it being Halloween on Monday I'm sharing a very fun and very delicious martini.

Have a super fun weekend!


Luscious Lashes

Get ready to bat those eyes pretty ladies. Today's Fast Tip is all about the lashes and how to make them perfect. Here are a couple lash hacks that will do wonders! Sometimes when I am professionally doing makeup my clients will say "Wow I've never thought of that!" so I figured why not share some of my tips?

Right when you start doing your makeup put your mascara in hot water. It will come out more liquid and not clumpy.


Don't underestimate lash primer. Its worth it. Here is a great one:  

If you don't have any, dust powder in between coats of mascara so that they will look even longer.

If you are rocking faux lashes but don't want a full on Kim Kardashian look all you have to do is cut the full lash in half and apply it to just the ends.

Many don't realize that you should coat the top and bottom of your lashes for more va-va-voom.

For this Tuesday, I hope your coffee is strong and your lashes are long! xoxo