Professional Hair & Makeup: Why It Matters for Your Session | Atlanta, Ga Photographer

Hiii! Raven here! For those of you who don’t me I am, among many other things at MLC, the professional hair and makeup artist that creates the stunning looks you see photographed on our website and social media pages!

Everyone wants to see their best self reflected back at them in their portraits. We know when you look and feel your best, it just shines through on camera! That’s why it just makes sense to have the best of the BEST creating that beautiful look for you 😉 There are probably thousands of reasons why we include Professional Hair and Makeup for your shoot, but here are just a few::

1. It’s an Immediate Confidence Boost.

There are very few women who have the confidence, knowledge and talent to say that they FULLY trust their own hair and makeup application skills. Most women are at best average with their own hair and makeup application, and that’s OKAY. It’s exactly the reason why there are people, like me, who’s primary full time job is to have this product and application knowledge. We include professional hair and makeup in your session to ensure that you not only look your very best, but you will FEEL like you look your very best. I know which products to use and which styles will look best for you. I will ensure that not only will you look your best, but it photographs best and it will stay put for your session. The last thing you want is makeup that smears and lashes that lift (cringe…) I promise I will make you look amazing for you and for ME – to ensure that you will LOVE your portraits.

2. Less Stress for you.

We begin your professional hair and makeup right at the studio prior to your session! You will receive all of the pampering of two glorious hours in my hair and makeup chair. I will create an amazing full face makeup application with lashes and a beautiful hair style will will last through ALL of the posing. I also take you to any level of glam that YOU desire to ensure you’re feeling amazing for your session! And best of all, you get to just sit there and enjoy the experience. So relaxing. It’s nice to be pampered 🙂

3. Less Edits.

So, you know in the beginning when I said “among many other things”, well I’m also the editor/retoucher here at MLC! What this means is better hair and makeup for you, and less edits for me. The better you look on camera, the more you will love your portraits and feel like yourself when you look at them each and every time. You will also feel more confident sharing and displaying your final images knowing that it looks just like YOU, and not a photoshopped version of yourself. Additionally, I am there for your ENTIRE shoot to ensure you feel amazing and that your makeup is perfect in all of our studio and natural lighting, plus you get unlimited touchups if needed! Not many other photographers can offer that!!

4. Get Pampered. And enjoy it.

It’s not everyday that you treat yourself to a full face of makeup and a head of perfectly styled hair!! When you book your MLC experience at Atlanta’s Exclusive Boudoir & Maternity studio, we think you deserve every single second of it. No one can deny how much easier it is and how much better you feel when you let a professional help you get all dolled up. You are going to hold onto these photos forever, meaning that you will want to be confident about how amazing you look each and every time you pull out your photos. When you invest in a session with Melissa Lynne Couture, I invest in the BEST hair and makeup products for you. Because you deserve it. You deserve a day to feel like the most beautiful you. 

5. Nervousness disappears in the Hair and Makeup chair.

Everyone shows up nervous. EVERYONE. Even the women who have shot with us before. There is always a little self doubt that we won’t be able to see the beautiful woman that you are through our camera.. But those are lies every. single. time. While you are in the hair and makeup chair, not only am I there getting you fixed up, but Melissa is right there with us. For two hours you get pampered while listening to your favorite music, and we’re just all hanging out chit chatting about life. You will feel like you had the needed girl time a lot of us crave, especially during this icky pandemic. It’s a good feeling!! You feel great about YOU and that feeling gives you the confidence to start your session like a glamorous rockstar. By the time it’s time to start, you are ready and you are excited!!

6. Extra Bonus

There are two more extra benefits to being photographed at Melissa Lynne Couture. First up, your style will be set to last all day, not just a few hours in our studio. Your face will be Southern proof (PTL!) – it won’t sweat off, melt off and flake off. This means you and your partner can plan a romantic evening for the both of you! Or you can plan an exciting adventure with your girlfriends! The most important thing to remember is this look is yours, until you scrub it off.

And lastly, my hair and makeup skills are not limited to just your beautiful face. I will highlight your body for our lighting to ensure you look like a delicious glazed donut. You will not regret your time at Melissa Lynne Couture… I promise!! 🙂

If you are thinking about your very own Boudoir or Maternity Photoshoot then let’s chat!! We would absolutely love to talk with you about the MLC experience! Just click the button below to set up your very own Phone Consult with me!! I cannot wait to talk to you!

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