Why we Include Professional Hair/Makeup for your photography session | Singapore boudoir photography
It has been an arduous process for me when I first started many years ago (2014?!). I had to trawl the crazy internet in search of reliable and trustworthy hair and makeup artists. I have to admit it was an overwhelming and exhausting process.
There are makeup artists who are poor with communicating. I remembered one makeup artist who gave a patronizing advise to a curvy client to go on a 'diet'. *crickets* So no.
There was an experienced makeup artist who tried to educate me that boudoir photography is over sexualising women. So a big no.
There are a few who ghosted me at the last minute. HELL NO WHY DO THAT?! DIDN'T YOU CLAIM YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL WITH SO MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE?! Mind you, some of them have makeup certificates and an extensive portfolio.
Finally, the stars have aligned. I found my first dependable makeup artist in gumtree. She was quick to respond, and she arrived early for the session. Gosh, I am fortunate to have found her! We worked on so many projects, and that is where I knew how to filter the good makeup artists from the bad ones. And then my list of sincere makeup artists grew. *happy dance*
Henceforth I am glad to share the reason we include professional hair and makeup artists to your session.
1) The Makeup artist understands our workflow. She knows the process of the entire boudoir photography session.
This beautiful babe wanted two types of look for her session -a dark, vampy look and then a romantic look. My makeup artist will usually advise you on which look to start the session so that integrating the next look will be swift and efficient.
Left: Dark and vampy.