I am a make up artist and hair stylist, owner of the Sussex Make up Academy and bridalmakeupbyamy.co.uk I work in Film, Television, Theatre, Fashion, Photographic, Bridal plus anywhere else that will have me!
My blog is an opportunity to share my work with you. - I hope you enjoy looking.
British Heart Foundation Wear It Beat It Campaign
It was really great to be the hair and make-up artist for the new British Heart Foundation campaign - Wear It. Beat It 2017 - https://wearitbeatit.bhf.org.uk
This was a two day photoshoot working with a wonderful team from Killer Creative marketing agency.
On the first day I worked with heart survivor's, consultants and surgeons which was great as I got to listen to a lot of amazing stories that people were happy to share. In fact, this is one of the favourite parts of my work - getting to hear about other people's lives and the fact that people want share with me.
On the second day, a lot of male, female and children models arrived to have their hair and make-up done so that the British Heart Foundation had a variety of photos to share for their next big advertising campaign.
I really enjoyed being a member of the team that created photos for this campaign for the British Heart Foundation and look forward to working on the next one.
This is Joanne
Joanne got married on April 1st at Boship Lions Farm Hotel
Yep, you heard that right - April 1st, April fools day! I think this is my first ever April fools day wedding in the 13 years that I have had my bridal hair and make-up business.
There was no foolery at this beautiful wedding. Joanne looked amazing and it was a joy to be a part of her wedding day with her gorgeous family.
Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE a good wedding shoe and Joanne's are absolutely no exception. Just look how amazing these shoes are. I want a pair for every day wear!
I carried out a trial for both Joanne and her mum a couple of months before the wedding. Both ladies are natural beauty's who don't wear a lot of make-up so were slightly anxious but my trial put them at ease, knowing that I had taken time to listen to how they would like to look for the wedding day and achieving their perfect look. I love making people feel great about how they look and in return thi…
It was great to team up with photographer Emma Jane Lewis, Models Markie Pearl and Wiktoria Salajczyk and Stylist Zoe Van Spyk of We are Water Vintage once more to create these images.
Emma had an illustrator on board, Sneha Kalraand and I had no idea what the final images would look like until they were printed in Elegant Magazine and I got my first few peeks.
The Spec of this shoot was based around 'Colour Pop' with the colour palette and styling based around bright colours, bold lines, lots of pink and light blue. Eyebrows to play a part in the colour pop and to really show. Also to think about the option of using wigs. Styling to be similar - colour pop and retro.
I love the final images and feel that the illustration adds a whole new dimension to the finished photos. I decided to share both illustrated and non side by side for you to form your own opinion as to which you prefer and will explain how I achieved the hair and make-up further down.
I don't ever really get to share photos of brides at their wedding trial stage 1. because we want to keep the look under wraps and keep it as a surprise for the wedding day itself and 2. because the bride always loos so much more stunning in the complete look with dress, flowers and jewellery on so I don't tend to find it useful to share 'trial' photos.
Now, every wedding hair and make-up artist works differently so this post is simply to share the way that I approach wedding trials and what I have found works best for the bride.
1. Each bride and wedding is unique - I always want to listen to what it is that you want for your wedding day and will discuss looks in person but it is always helpful for you to have some kind of mood board to share with me.
2. It is always helpful to see your dress and the bridesmaids dress plus to discuss what flowers and type of wedding that you are having.
3. It is important for me to find out whether you are a neat symmetrical girl, or…