Makeup Artist for Your Wedding Day: Necessity or Luxury?

Hey! It's Covesa and if you know me, you know that I really like things done a certain type of way (the right way). Having a makeup artist for ANY occasion where a camera will be pointed in your face is the right way. I totally understand that many women are hesitant about makeup because they are inexperienced, had a bad experience one time or feel beautiful without it. All good stuff, but when done properly it's a great way to enhance your natural features for a finished look.

I have had the absolute joy of working with makeup artist Kelli Williams on my own personal photoshoots, client weddings and more. I'm super excited to introduce you to her on the blog!

There are a few things brides consider right away when they begin wedding planning.

Venue? Check. Wedding dress? Check. Hairstyle? Check.

What I’ve noticed in my years as a makeup artist servicing brides is that makeup is sort of an afterthought. While other details are decided upon rather quickly - sometimes a year in advance - makeup tends to be one of the services booked last as brides decide if they really need a makeup artist or if one of her girlfriends is ‘good enough’ to do her makeup.

When compiling a budget, they must decide, is this something I really need?

Well I’m here to tell you. Yes. Yes it is!

There are many reasons why hiring a makeup artist is not only a luxury but downright imperative! Here are just a few.


Any photographer will tell you emphatically, that good makeup equates to quality photos. An experienced MUA considers how the makeup we apply will look in your wedding album. Certain products do not agree with the camera’s flash. Because the flash can “wash out” your skin, proper pl