(Closed) Engagement Photos – Did you get pro hair and/or makeup?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Did you get pro hair and/or makeup for your engagement pics?
    Yes - Hair only : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Yes - Makeup only : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Yes - Hair & Makeup : (22 votes)
    31 %
    No : (34 votes)
    49 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I got both, but I was hoping to make the make-up into a trial for my wedding.  Unfortunately the make-up was horrible and so I didn’t go with that person.  But I guess it was OK for the engagement photos.

    Post # 4
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I used the e-shoot as a makeup trial with my MUA.  I thought it was a great move, since I needed to do the trial anyway!

    ETA:  I think having your hair/makeup done makes you feel your best and that will show in the pics.  Is there a reason you are thinking you don’t want it done?

    Post # 5
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    One of my regrets is that I didn’t get my makeup done professionally for my e-pics.  I did my own and I wasn’t that happy with the way it photographed.  

    Post # 7
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I did my own hair and makeup and it looked great! (You can find a post about them somewhere in my profile if you are curious) But, I am planning on doing it myself for the wedding as well–the engagement shoot was a great opportunity to try all the fancy makeup out on myself. If you DIY, get a foundation that is good in photos, like mac.

    Post # 8
    1642 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yes! It looked like this:

    I was very happy with the way it came out. I SHOULD be getting professional pictures back today *fingers crossed*…so hopefully I can see if it translated well in the good pictures (not ones from my phone!)

    Post # 9
    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    No. I wanted to look like myself & be casual.

    So I braided my hair & it worked well with the fall & horse theme I do believe. But then again I did my own hair on my wedding day as well. Not braids though! haha

    Post # 11
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Maid/Matron of Honor is a hairdress/makeup artist so I was spoiled 🙂

    If I didn’t have her I don’t think I would have gone to a salon, or if I did maybe just a blowdry.

    Post # 12
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I did but only bc a girl I went to hish school with does hair and makeup and I was using the e photos as an opportunity to see if I would use her for the wedding… I wont be… the make up wasnt bad or anything, just nothing like the pic I showed her. But by all mean it is not needed if  you are capable of doing your make up and hair. Although ur photog may have suggested bc in photos make up doesnt show up the same so if you want it to show you should go a little heavier.

    Post # 14
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Yes, I did both.  However, when I was engaged, I didn’t know about the big outdoor, photojournalistic e-pic shoots that all of you ladies have now.  We just had portraits taken in studio, and I wanted to be sure that I would love them.

    Post # 15
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I had my makeup done by a friend who works for clinique. She also ended up doing my wedding makeup so it was kind of like a trial. I did my own hair which was good because it was so humid and I ended up a sweaty mess. So I’m glad I didn’t spend money on that ha.

    Post # 16
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted no but then realized that I’d scheduled my regular trim for th morning of our esession so I suppose that was a professional blow out. 

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