Meleah Nelson-make up artist
Do you really need professional make up to have a successful photo session?
“Makeup can transform your face. When applied properly, it can take 5 years off. Applied improperly, it can add 10!” observes my studio’s make up artist, Meleah.
At Intimate Photography, we offer professional make up artist/hairstylist as an optional service to our clients.
Many clients feel they can do their own make up, like they do every morning, but is often too little coverage and it really doesn’t create the drama needed for a photography shoot. Some clients figure “more is better” so they go to the make up counter at a department store and have a “make over” from someone who isn’t familiar with make up for photography.
Most people want the “natural look,” and chances are, you need the experience and expertise of a professional studio make up artist to accentuate your best features. That’s why Meleah has been part of my team since I started my business 15 years ago.
“I have worked with models, actors, and professional men and women, helping them find their best features,” said Meleah. “I don’t have a magic wand, but people say my brushes perform miracles.”
Photography makeup is very different from everyday makeup. It uses shadows and highlights to bring out your best features and provide subtle camouflage. Using matte products for photography, you can hide a multitude of flaws (or years) and avoid ‘grease shine’.
“Make up artistry is a special skill combining talent with technical expertise. I have a special gift for bringing out your hidden assets and making you look your best.”