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We are an on-location hair and makeup company that specializes in brides and their parties. We also do photoshoots, mobile spray tanning, eyebrow design and tinting and various makeup lessons.How did you both get started in the wedding industry?
When I was 14 I was asked to do a friend of my family's wedding makeup and I guess just like in the movie 27 Dresses when Katherine Heigel's character is bitten by the wedding bug when she helds the bride fix her dress at only 7 years old... that's how it was for me! I knew I loved being a part of that special day and have never tired of it, even 16 years later.
I think the biggest factor is quality and professionalism. Believe me, in my 10 years in the Orlando market, I have worked with several of my competitors at some point or another and sometimes when you bargain shop your beauty vendors... you definitely get what you pay for. It has taken year to perfect my team but in 2010 I can now say that I am proud to have 9 incredible hair and makeup artists that are as dedicated to perfection as I am.What is the one question brides don't ask their hair and makeup artists that they should when hiring?
What products do you use for makeup and hair? I say this because I put a great deal of money in buying the top of the line cosmetics and hair products because quality always shows in HD and high pixel photos so I think if a makeup artist has a kit full of no-name brands or drugstore cosmetics than they should be giving you a heck of a deal on the service that they are providing regardless of experience.
Gosh... I can't pick one so my top 3 MUST HAVES for brides is a great skin care regimen leading up to the wedding because no amount of makeup can fake good skin so take the time to get your skin right before you get your close0up and another small, inexpensive items that has a huge impact is a great body moisturizer with either a tiny bit of oil of the slighest shimmer because under the professional flash your skin will just glow from head to toe and who doesn't want that?! It's a MUST for A-listers on the red carpets so it's a no brainer for you on the most important day of your life. And don't forget to get a professional eyebrow shaping right before the rehearsal and NOT with wax so your peepers look alive at your wedding!What is the craziest request you have received from a bride?
I've had 2 and oddly enough, they both happened this year. My first was that my bride described her perfect bridal hairstyle as "peakcock like", yes, that's right my friend... my thoughts exactly and under normal circumstances I would have tried to talk her out of it but with the Russian language barrier, I was forced to give in and surprisingly she loved it and so did her family. It was 100% peacock like! The second was a few weeks ago and I was asked to do Cirque du Soleil style makeup and it needed to be waterproof since it would need to resist a diving mask and oxygen mouth guard for their underwater ceremony.
I would say there are a few... the unique headbands and hair pieces as opposed to tiaras. I also couldn't be more thrilled that birdcage veils and feathers are back!!! YAY!Any special advice to brides when hiring a hair and makeup artist?
ALWAYS ask to see their portfolio. Every hair and makeup professional should have one to show you and an array of their work. I would also suggest doing a trial or at least meet with your artist for an engagement session so that you can see the quality of their work and equally as important, so you can see if your personalities click. You want to have your room filled with positive and kind individuals on your big day so personality is paramount.Contact information
Kara Sanchez: Kara@FabulousFacesStudio.com www.FabulousFacesStudio.com BobbyPinsandBlush.blogspot.com
We are a husband and wife photography team located in Central Florida. We have been photographing weddings together as a team since 2007 but also running our own photography companies at the same time. This year, we decided to stop shooting independently and now we only book as a team and shoot as a team. We also traveled to England, United Kingdom to photograph our first wedding in Europe!How did you both get started in the wedding industry?
In 2007 after photographing portraits and Mike working as a full-time commercial photographer, we began our introductions into the wedding industry; training under some of the best in the industry. We saw that a lot of what was offered in our home town was very traditional and we wanted to add spice and personality to wedding photos to create something we had only seen on the west coast or in other countries.
Us! We bring our own personal styles and mesh those with the clients to create something totally unique. Every single wedding we challenge ourselves to create images more stunning than the previous week. One of our favorite photographers said, "You don't have to be the best, just better than last week" - Jerry Ghionis. We totally feel that Jerry nailed it on the head! So with each client that books us and loves our work, we deliver images to them that always blow them away.What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
Mike's would be the intimate photos between the couple. Mike is a very passionate person and he loves to showcase the couples passion in the camera. Lauren's favorite would be receptions. She LOVES to capture the first dance between the couple and she loves the party!
Our answer? Because we LOVE working with people on the happiest day of their lives! We love being their to capture those amazing moments and guiding couples along to create ones that could slip by with all the stress of the wedding.Other than a photographer, what is the one service or product brides should not get married without?
A wedding planner!
Two photographers that know each other better than anyone else. We've both had other photographers shoot for us when we were running our own photography companies. While we've hired some amazing photographers to assist us, there's nothing like having our spouse their who can just about read your mind. We know what the other is looking for and can make it happen so much faster than a person that is just hired for the day. Plus, we play off each other. So many times Lauren will crack a joke about Mike or vice versa and it just really helps loosen up the day.What is the craziest request you have received from a bride?
Can you arrive at 6 am and starting photographing when I wake up?
Cool shoes! :)Any special advice to brides when hiring a photographer?
Pick a photographer who's work you love and who's personality you love more!Contact information:
Mike + Lauren
407.462.1199 - Lauren
407.462.1220 - Mike