Irene's Wedding Hair & Makeup + Bridal Party!

Courtesy DKWedding Photography

Courtesy DKWedding Photography

Who: Irene
What: Bridal Hair & Makeup + Bridal Party
Photographer: DKWeddings 
Videographer: Motionscope 

Oh my goodness!!! Where has the time gone?!? Friends, it has been a busy BUSY time in my life, but I MUST share with you this wonderful morning with some beautiful ladies that I had the privilege of spending some time with a while back. Fun, spunky, hilarious, warm, lots of laughs... all words that come to mind and make me smile when I think back to Irene's wedding morning prep :) The time flew by for sure, and it was nice to catch up with some of these ladies again since the last time we had met during Carol's wedding prep!

Video courtesy Motionscopehttp://www.motionscope.tv/
A little aside here, I LOVE working with Motionscope! We've been vendors for several of the same weddings, and I'm always so happy when I find out we'll be working together!  Francis and the Motionscope crew are beyond professional, yet easygoing and personable at the same time. They're just a cool bunch of guys that really know their stuff and love what they do! Look them up if you're looking for some awesome video coverage of your special day :) 

Apologies for the lack of photos for the bridal party hair and makeup! Thankful for DKWeddings in capturing these action shots. We had SIX girls that all needed their hair and makeup done on time. All of the girls were so easy and flexible with when I needed them. We ended up doing all of their hair first, and then switching over to do all the makeup. This actually worked well for quicker transitions. 

I'll slide this one in here for a great shot of how Helen's hair turned out :) The bridesmaids were able to e-mail me pictures of updos that they liked prior to the wedding day. The photo on top is the photo Helen sent! During the morning prep, I'd try and give the bridesmaids their hair request if possible! 


Before and After


Time to get those lashes on :)

Final perfecting touches with the lips




When one of your best friend's is going to get married!!!

One of my most favorite girls in the whole world is getting married!!! And I get the honor of helping her get wedding ready! Yay!!!

Let's take a trip down memory lane :)
 Last day of Middle School 1993 :)
Ahhhhhh, so young.

High School Orchestra Concert 1998

No words. No words to describe the deep amount of love I have for Er and how she has impacted my life, blessed me, given me so much to laugh about, to be happy about, and to be amazed about. We are opposites, and yet the same. I can be my complete honest self when I'm around Erin, and I feel safe and at peace... even as we're laughing so hysterically that we're wiping tears away and holding our sides. I love this wonderful girl with the most beautiful soul, and I couldn't be more ecstatic as she and Chad make plans for their special day and their lives together!

Okay! So now to the makeup part! This turned out to be a semi impromptu trial, but I think it turned out really well :) 

Before and After
Fun fact: Er has THE BEST skin ever. She will always try to make me feel better by texting whenever she has a pimple (which is almost never) so that I won't feel so bad about my skin :)

Eyes closed with a closer look at the eyeshadow

Three differences about these two photos:
1. Indoor vs. Outdoor
2. Natural lip color vs. a more rich, pigmented lip color
3. Hair not styled vs. Hair styled

I personally like the richer, more pigmented lip color. We'll play around more with the lip color though since she'll be changing her blue hair to PURPLE HAIR! :)


Since this was an impromptu session, we didn't have any of the hair accessories that would really be used during the wedding. This style with the bobbi pins was just to complete her look and give her some added interest in the hair. We'll figure out something out for the actual wedding day that will work for her!

Love you ErBear! Thank you for being by my side all these years! Can't wait to celebrate with you and Chad on your special day :)
Er was one of my bridesmaids!!! 2007


Adrienne's Wedding Hair & Makeup!

Courtesy Stewart Uy Photography

Who: Adrienne
What: Bridal Hair & Makeup
Photographer: Stewart Uy Photography

Have you ever met a person for the first time, and your conversations just flowed so smoothly that it felt like you've known them forever? Yep :) That's how it was with Adrienne! What an absolute pleasure it was to meet her and be able to help on her special day! From the easy laughs, to the quirky yet chill vibe she and Christian have, to their love of all things Disney and shoes, this was definitely a fun one for me!

Photo courtesy Stewart Uy Photography

When Adrienne first contacted me about a trial, one of the things she asked about was whether she'd be able to wear her GLASSES for her wedding.  We had fun during the trial, figuring out which of her glasses looked the best in combination with of the options of lashes I had. Some false lash trimming was required, but we were able to pull together a beautiful creation together so that she could wear her glasses comfortably, while still having an enhanced eye for her wedding day!

Before and After - with glasses

Photo courtesy Stewart Uy Photography

 Getting the lashes JUST right :)
Photo courtesy Stewart Uy Photography

Eyes closed, eyes opened

Before and After


The shoes... THE SHOES!!! :)

 Find the Tsum Tsums!

 Everything about this makes me smile!

Happily ever after to you two!