FAQs- Friends, false lashes, and fake-n-bakes...
Here we are for another round of FAQs! Everything you want to know, answered in three little questions (and drug out over a period of time... of course). Lately I've been getting a lot of questions that revolve around the subject of bringing friends also, makeup and lashes, and tanning. Interested in my opinions? Read on...
1) Is it ok if I bring a friend along to my session?
Yes! I realize that to you I am a stranger, and that sometimes it can be a bit nerve-wracking to get undressed and pose for pictures in front of a stranger. Though I assure you that there is no 'stranger danger' to worry about, I know that bringing a friend can help. Plus, who doesn't love sipping champagne and reading US Weekly while we dance around in pretty things and listen to Michael Jackson? I only have one rule for bringing a friend and that's that she leaves the shoot, styling, and posing up to me. Though I know that she may only have your best interest in mind, you're paying ME to do the shoot and it messes with my mojo when I have a bunch of different voices telling me what to do. Want her help anyway? Have her help you fill out the questionnaire (described here). Win-win for you and my mojo.
2) Should I bring my own false lashes to get my makeup done?
Booking the full-session means everything is going to be taken care of for you. There is no need to bring any sort of makeup or lashes or hair products. I assure you that you'll see more makeup that you've every seen before, and it will be glorious. However, if you have skin allergies or sensitivities please do let me know so that I can relay them back to the hair and makeup artist. Sometimes she'll have you bring in your own goods just in case, but more often that not she will also have something that fits you. If you are opting out of the full session please do not bring false lashes in the hopes that i will put them on for you. I'll glue your eye shut and then no-one will be happy.
3) Is it ok for me to tan a bit before the session? I'm pale!
Congratulations on being pale! You'll likely have minimal wrinkles and no worries of skin cancer later on in life. That being said, I understand being more comfortable with your skin if you have a bit of color.... years of reading girly mags have programmed us to think that way! However, please please pleaseeeeee do not tan right before your session. If you still MUST then make sure you tan no less than 4-5 days out. If you show up with a burn and tan lines I'll cry with you but that will be that. The best option? Spray tans or self tanners! Again with these, please do these 3 days out so as to give it time to even out in case there are streaks or your palms turn orange. There are great places that will even do airbrush-tan contouring... ask me about them! A great spray tan– even the lightest color– can create an airbrush effect on your skin and even everything out. I fully approve.
And, here is an image because I know you want it!