FOR YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION
Makeup is an integral part of a successful photo session. One size does not fit all since everyone's normal varies. When in doubt, hire an artist who is trained in photography makeup!
Makeup gets cut or looks less in a photo. Depending on the lighting you're working with, it could even cut what you applied in half.
Intensifying your look for pictures does not necessarily mean piling on more of what you normally do, it's all about being strategic in product and product placement.
Determine what your starting point is or what is normal for you. this is different for everyone.Whatever you do normally should be intensified.
Do I need to wear makeup that day? YES! Makeup is a necessary part of a polished look! A well done makeup job will boost confidence which will show in the pictures. And, while a heavy madeup face is rarely what anyone actually wants, it is entirely necessary to enhance your features so you look like YOURSELF in a photo! I always recommend hiring a professional artist to do your makeup for those special times too so you don't have to worry about it. Even the "no-makeup" look takes makeup and a little extra skill doesn't hurt!
I wear makeup but in photos I feel like I always look like I'm not wearing anything. Why and what can I do to change it? What most people don't realize that the same gorgeous lighting conditions that are great for pictures can also wash you out. Bright awesome light can make a rosy complexion look pallid, a diminish features that seem defined face to face. Makeup is necessary, in fact more than usual makeup is necessary. Here's the catch: everyone's definition of "natural" or "dramatic" is different, and how you view yourself in a photo is not going to be how everyone else views you.