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3 Reasons You Should Hire Professional Hair and Makeup For Your Senior Session || Loudoun County Senior Photographer

This summer I’ve captured seven beautiful senior sessions! Around half of the girls decided to have professional hair and makeup done for the portraits. Investing in hair and makeup for your senior session makes a huge difference! While it is an expensive addition it’s worthwhile to make the most of your experience. How often do you get your professional photos taken? It’s great to get the most out of your portrait session and insure you walk away with photos you love. Below are three reasons you should invest in professional hair and makeup for your senior session!


Reduce Stress

As fun and exciting as your senior session will be it’s totally normal to get a little nervous! It’s not every day that you get professional photos taken or spend two hours in front of the camera. Getting your portraits is an exciting part of senior year, but it isn’t surprising to get a few butterflies. On top of all the nerves, you need to think about picking out outfits, shoes, jewelry and any extra props you’re planning on bringing. Investing in professional hair and makeup allows you two less things to worry about! You’ll arrive for your photos with flawless makeup and a hairstyle that’s perfect for all your looks!


Professional hair and makeup artists spend years honing their craft. They’re comfortable contouring any face to make it look the best in all light in front of the camera, choose colors that are flattering to your skin tone, and prepare hair so no humidity can kill your curls. They practiced and trained to create makeup and hair that shows up well on camera and in-person!  Professional hair and makeup artists are skilled in preparing clients for photoshoots. Makeup that looks amazing in person photographs very different. These professionals built up the years of experience and the high-quality products to make you look your best in front of the lens! If you don’t usually wear a lot of makeup they will apply an amount that you’re comfortable with. Professional makeup can still be very natural looking. Having someone experienced preparing you for your senior session is priceless!


Added Confidence

Getting your hair and makeup done for your senior session will add tons of confidence to your senior session! You can arrive feeling excited about your look. The confidence will show in your photos! It’s not that you aren’t beautiful without professional hair and makeup. Or that you aren’t capable of doing your makeup on your own! Rather it tends to reduce stress and increase confidence! You arrive at your shoot with your best features enhanced, hair that won’t frizz in the heat or wind, and hair and makeup that will match with all the outfits you’ve chosen.  After being pampered prior to arrival you’ll be ready to rock your senior session!



If hair and makeup is not in your budget don’t panic! Instead I encourage applying your makeup a little heavier than normal. This includes fake eyelashes and lipstick that is slightly darker than your lip color. These small details make a big difference in enhancing your portraits. No matter what you choose to achieve your look I encourage you to practice it a few times before your session and to leave ample time on the day of your session to prepare!


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