So I thought it would be fun to share what a Freelance Makeup Artist's schedule is like, especially on a huge day with a beautiful bride, her lovely mother & her loyal bridesmaids. In this post, I'm going to take you along on one of my favorite jobs of 2018... Let's go!
Friday evening (the night before) start to prep, clean my Pro Kit, get things in the car & make sure everything is all ready. Foundation shades, work outfit is laid out & extra brushes are packed.
4:00am - Wake-up & get ready for the big day ahead! The nerves & excitement are overflowing as we have all been prepping for this day for months.
5:15am - Time to leave & pick up my lovely assistant for the day. I just love this part! To leave when it's dark out before anyone else is awake is pure heaven! There's something about seeing the morning dew that adds something to the day. So, after picking up Alana, we allow extra time to grab a bite to eat & head out for the 1 hour trip north to Harbor Beach.
7:00am - We're here! The getting ready location is on the lake, yay! So we snap a few early morning photos & get our stuff out of the car.
7:30am - After setting up the lighting, chair, skincare & makeup as well as a nice gift for our lovely client, we are ready to get to work! While my assistant Alana does some filming & photography for marketing & social media, I'm working from this point onward non-stop for the next 5 hours. Our lovely hair stylists arrive to work their wonders on the ladies, which looking at the photos they did a beautiful job! We have lots of laughs, someone puts on the music, coffee and we're good to go!
11:45am - 1 bride, 1 mother-of-the-bride & I think 4 or 5 bridesmaids later, we finished on time, yay! The photographer Christine, from Captured by Christine Photography has arrived, ready to do her thing. Not forgetting to give business cards away, getting everyone's social media & contact info for future jobs, we are ready to leave. The girls start getting their dresses on, and everything starts to look put together. There's a buzz of excitement in the air, as everyone is rushing to get ready. People are coming in & out as the flowers arrive, such fun!
So all in all the day went very well. The satisfaction of seeing your clients 100% happy & knowing you've achieved the look they wanted, feels amazing! Jennifer was truly one of my favorite brides to work with, we got along really well and that's so important when you're working 3 inches from someone's face or personal space. I could go on, but this is all you needed to know. I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about this lovely work & the work that goes into helping someone's special day even more special. Until next time,
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