When and how should I book you for my wedding? Because I begin to book at least a year in advance, I always suggest contacting me as soon as possible. During May through October it is my busiest time and only book one wedding per day. Please also note that I only book parties of 4 or more; no exceptions. Please email to check your date. If available, I will send you a contract and where to mail it along with your save the date fee which is a $50 non-refundable fee. Once received, you are officially booked.
I don't wear a lot of makeup if any. Why should I hire a makeup artist? This is your big day and not only are you going to be the center of attention but you are going to have a ton of pictures and maybe even videos taken of you. You will want to look your absolute best. A trained makeup artist knows what will look best in person and on film, how lighting works, what colors compliment your skin tone and features, and which professional products will stand up to humidity, tears, and lots of kisses. Plus, by hiring a professional you reduce stress!
Which brand do you use? I use many brands. Over the years I have loved many products but not necessarily the entire makeup line. Brands you will likely find in my kit are RCMA, Cover FX, Cinema Secrets, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Temptu, among many others.
Will you travel to my location? Yes! Because I am a freelance artist, I travel throughout New England and New York and have worked at various locations from homes to hotels. I travel to you for the trial and the wedding day/event.
What do you charge to travel? Please ask if travel fees apply at time of booking. Depending on your location, travel fees can be applied to the trial, wedding day, or event.
When should we hold the bridal trial? I typically book trials Monday through Friday evenings depending on my schedule and availability. Trials should be booked within 1 to 2 months prior to the wedding.Trials can only be booked once the non-refundable $50 save the date fee has been received.
Who can be at the trial? Makeup trials are held for the bride so we can create your look and discuss in detail the day of the wedding. Please invite a family member or friend who you trust and who can give positive guidance. Makeup trials are not held for the bridal party but they are encouraged to bring pictures the day of the wedding.
We are a diverse or same-sex couple. Will you work our wedding? Absolutely! I believe love has no labels or boundaries. I pride myself in remaining open-minded and respectful to all clients and their families and friends.
Do you provide a contract? Yes, always. During the trial we will go over all the details of the day and a contract will have been completed and signed by both the artist and client.
The day of the event all members of your party getting their makeup done will have to sign a waiver as well. This will be sent a few days prior to your wedding or earlier if requested.
What forms of payment do you accept? To save your date, I accept checks. The day of the event is cash only. Please plan accordingly as I do not carry change.
What about tips? Tips are welcome but not expected. If you tip your hair stylist, please tip your makeup artist.
Do you work with other vendors that you can recommend? I have worked with a wonderful variety of vendors throughout Berkshire County. I will be posting a collection of those vendors in the future but in the meantime you can email me for references.