I believe in a full service approach to photo sessions which means I strive to provide excellent customer service and handle all aspects from start to finish. The last finishing touch to providing that experience is adding the option of professional makeup and hair.
Why is professional makeup needed for a family or newborn session? This isn’t a modeling gig, right? Let me explain why it makes such a big difference in not only how you’ll feel more confident in front of the camera but how it will elevate the look of your photos. In real life there is nothing bouncing light off your face and washing out your features. The camera never captures makeup and color in quite the same vibrancy as is visible in real life. Therefore it is very important that you apply makeup strategically for photoshoots than you ever normally would . Even if you want a subtle makeup look in your photos, you still need to exaggerate your makeup or will features will look washed out and tired. It’s about enhancing your features and making yourself feel like MORE yourself, like the days before kids. Plus, the human eye sees differently than the lens of a camera, which is why you look different in the mirror than in a photo. A professional makeup artist like Naomi Zwelling from Rapunzel’s Radiance will highlight your natural beauty so you show up on your photos as a happy and glowing Mama. While you get a little pampering from your stylist Naomi, you will set yourself up for a great photo session because you won’t have to rush around the house trying to get yourself ready which often makes us irritable. So without further adoe I introduce Naomi Zwelling of Rapunzel’s Radiance!
BEFORE & AFTER
Below is the Before & After of a photo session client. Her Before photo is WITH makeup she did herself. After is with professional makeup by Naomi of Rapunzel’s Radiance. It’s not that her Before makeup is in any way bad. It’s that it’s not defined and vibrant enough for the camera.
House Call Photo Session Makeup = $120
Naomi uses the highest quality makeup and brushes for beautiful application with staying power. Service also includes false lashes. Naomi knows exactly how to apply makeup for a photo session while still staying true to your style.
Add-on a blow-out and hairstyle for $35
There are 3 hairstyles that women choose for photoshoots because they photograph so beautifully. #1 Waves with lots of bounce, volume, and texture. #2 Braids of any kind. They add detail and interest and ensure your hair looks good no matter the weather. #3 A beautifully arranged top knot or chignon. This hairstyle is always in style, looks great even if you get flyaways, and shows off your jawline. Naomi knows how do choose the best option for the type of hair you have.
Emily Dowell is a seasoned family
photographer and print designer living
in Central Ohio. She specializes in
creating intentional artwork to
preserve irreplaceable memories that
can be beautifully displayed and
shared for years to come.