Make Up

I require that my female clients work with my makeup artist. You pay her directly, so its not a money thing.

I require it because it makes the headshots way better.

Do you like my female headshots? THAT is how I do them.

Having my makeup artist Idalia here makes the shots a ton better and makes the experience more fun for you. 

One of the coolest things is that after she helps you with the hair and makeup, she doesn’t leave. She sticks around, watching the shots come in on a monitor.

As we work, she steps in from time to time adjusting the makeup, hair, and clothes. You have no idea how important this is. My clients LOVE it.

Keep in mind that we are going to review the shots after each round of shooting WHILE YOU ARE HERE.

This eliminates the possibility of buyer’s remorse. If there is anything about the hair or makeup that you don’t like, we will figure it out while you are here and be able to change it to your satisfaction.

The usual concerns

What about women with my skin tones?

Not a problem. It’s a good question to ask, and it’s super important that you are comfortable. We work on women with all different skin tones, and they all look great. Check out my portfolio.

What about my hair/makeup team?

You are of course free to use your team with any other headshot photographer. My makeup artist knows what works for my style and how to do it for the way I light women, so I will not work without her. It is one of the reasons I get the results I do.

I was butchered by another makeup person at my cousin’s wedding.

I don’t doubt it. Finding a good make up artist is like trying to find a good photographer. They are rare. It’s even harder to find somebody who is an expert specifically at headshot make up and headshot photography. My makeup artist is an expert at doing it in my style.

I don’t wear much or any makeup in real life

I hear you, but this isn’t real life, and these aren’t candid shots. Headshot world is weird. What works in real life doesn’t work the same in headshots. You have no idea how your normal routine will look in my shots. If you like the way my women’s headshots look, my makeup artist is part of how that look is achieved. Believe me, it would be a lot easier for me to just let you roll your own, but I would create worse headshots that way. I’d rather lose you as a client than let that happen.

NO exceptions?

Nope, and at this point I’m shocked that you would still ask. I may not be the guy for you.