Have these thoughts crossed your mind when thinking about doing a Glam Session?
"I hope I like my makeup....I've had my makeup done before and it was awful!"
"I don't want to look like a clown or a floozy or (insert the H word)"
"If I don't like my makeup am I going to be able to tell the makeup artist?"
You've probably had a bad experience in the past with getting your makeup done...maybe for a wedding or a special event and you felt weird or didn't look like yourself at all, right??
Maybe you didn't like your makeup and you didn't want to hurt the makeup artist's feelings, so you settled for makeup that you didn't like or feel good in.
I get it. That's why I take extra measure to make sure you like your makeup and feel good in your skin before your photoshoot even happens.
1. We will have a Planning Session over video so we can talk about why you want photos, what you are using the photos for, and how you want to look in your photos.
For instance, if you are a Realtor and you want photos for marketing purposes, you're not going to want full glam makeup or a smoky eye. You're probably going to want a very a natural makeup look that is casual, friendly, and approachable, right?
If you are doing a Boudoir or Glam Session, then you probably want to go with a more dramatic look, lashes, and a bolder lip. 💄
2. You can do 2 makeup looks.
Let's say that you'd like to do a mixture of some casual shots and then some dressier shots. We can start out with a natural makeup look at first and then we can transition into a more glam look with a smoky eye for the dressier/sexier shots.
Yes, we can change your makeup during the photoshoot! We can do 2 different looks in my Signature Glam Session. 🙌
3. We play soft meditative music during the makeup process.
Ahhhhh. I want you to relax and feel comfortable before your photoshoot so I play soft, spa-like music while you are getting your hair and makeup done.
It's so relaxing. I've had women say that it's so relaxing and they are so glad they did this. (All that's needed is a massage haha!) 💆🏼♀️
I know getting pictures can be a nerve-wracking experience so my number one concern is to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
This is your time, this is your day.
"But Debbie, what if STILL don't like my makeup after it's all said and done?"
Right. Here is where the magic happens.
4. The makeup artist asks you questions before she even starts.
My makeup artist will ask you a bunch of questions as to how you want to look and what you using the photos for. She includes you in the process and explains alot of why she's doing what she's doing along the way.
She understands that you don't want look like a clown or the H word and she doesn't want you too either.
And a bonus to this process is you will learn new makeup tips and tricks!
Now, the number one reason why you will like your makeup is.....
5. You have a voice during the makeup process.
You have permission to speak up in my studio.
You have a voice in how you want to look.
You are part of the process.
I want you to feel comfortable saying "Can we change the lip color, it's not really me" or "Can we add more eyeliner under my eyes?", and so I ask you questions to get a feel for how you like it.
I want to make sure you are liking everything in real time.
I want you to feel comfortable and safe in my studio.
So during the makeup process I check-in with you to make sure you like everything that you see in the mirror. And yes, you get to look in the mirror while your makeup is getting done so you are not worried about what you look like the entire time.
I can tell if someone is not liking how they look. They will avoid looking at themselves in the mirror, some will get a crinkle in their eyebrow, some will stare at themselves in the mirror with no expression and I can see them "thinking" something doesn't look right.
So I ask you:
Anything is changeable. Makeup is changeable.
I want you to like how you look in the mirror before we ever get started with the photos because if you don't like your makeup before the shoot, you won't like the pictures. 😉
I hope this eases your mind about the makeup process. Next, I'll be talking about hair styling.
If you would like more information about a Glam or Boudoir Session, you can go here or sign up for my email list and you'll get info sent straight to your inbox.
Hi I'm Debbie
Glamour Photographer in Christiansburg, Virginia. Specializing in expert posing for women so they feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful in pictures. I also do Personal Branding and Headshots in the New River Valley and Roanoke, Va.