Cassie and I recently had the opportunity to train with Robert Jones of Simple Beaute. Robert is an international makeup artist known for his looks on the Dixie Chicks, Leann Rhimes and Sherry Crow. It was an "unforgettable" experience (Cassie can attest to that). Since about 80% of our work is brides I thought I would share some suggestions for when choosing a look for your wedding.

I. Morning Brides:
Morning brides will photograph in the most natural light. This light has a blue tint to it. Because of this everything will photograph darker than you see it therefore do not make bold color choices for this time of the day. Also warmer shades photograph better in this light because of the contrast of the cool light.

II. Mid Day Brides:
This is the harshest light to photograph in. THe light source is directly above you therefore it can cast shadows in the under eye area. Choose a highlight with a touch of shimmer to avoid looking like you have under eye circles. Keep liner as close to lash line as possible again to avoid the shadows. Use false eyelashes this will open up the eye more. Avoid dewey or sheen looks with your foundation and don't be afraid to blend, blend, blend. You can not blend enough when photographing in this light.

III Late After Noon Brides:
This is by far the best and most flattering light anyone can be photographed in. This light is so forgiving that you can do more intense color choices.. The flash will however wash out your face so don't be afraid to put color on! Blush and Bronzer either or are a must in this light. Lip color can be richer for this time of day.

IV. Evening Brides:
This is the time to let the Diva in you out!! Feel free to choose more bold colors. This is the only time a bride can get away with wearing a smokey eye. This is a great time to define your features. Shimmers are great for this time of day and false eyelashes a must!

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