Here at Kara Marie Studios, we’ve got a talented team of hair and makeup magicians on hand for the clients who choose to use them....
….but also, let me be clear, you don’t NEED a makeover.
An interesting discovery, in a world that is constantly telling us to look younger and smoother and slimmer.....is our clients starting their pre-shoot makeup talk with “I don’t usually wear much makeup.” Many feel like they should probably go a little more glamorous for their photo shoot...because it’s a photo shoot and that’s what you’re supposed to do, right?
Not necessarily. Even the lightest of full faces of makeup can be intimidating to someone who doesn’t wear much on a regular basis...and I want you to look like YOU for your session. Not what you think you should look like for this experience.
For some women, that may mean a full-blown glamour transformation, and that’s cool too. But if you’re the type to not wear a whole lot more than concealer and mascara, I encourage you to ROCK that bare face for your session. Yes, we’ll still take out any blemishes and do a very very gentle “zzshush” in retouching, but your natural face is YOU, and that’s who I love to photograph and that’s what I want you to love and appreciate.
Because I love it so much, I’ve been photographing women sans makeover for the last year…and did a call for 4 past clients to come in to the studio on Valentine’s Day and be photographed authentically. I went fresh-faced, too, in solidarity. I am absolutely over-the-moon obsessed with the results.
Can you have one? Sure…but you don’t NEED a makeover. I will capture your personality and your beauty regardless of what you choose to put on your face or your bod (or not put on).
And just in case anyone was feeling a little squeamish about it, I rocked a no makeup face that day as well.
So if you have an upcoming session with me and are thinking you might want to go au natural, YOU SHOULD. With the right lighting and the right photographer (eh hem), a natural face can photograph even more beautifully than a fully made-up face.
The point is, you can absolutely wear a full face of makeup if that’s your jam….just know that you don’t need to in order to look beautiful.
P.S. I also love stretch marks. And tan lines. And freckles. And birthmarks. And scars. No need to hide them on my account ;)