I LOVE YOUR STYLE! WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING DAY SERVICES?
We would love for you to book your wedding day as soon as you have your date set. Most brides book 6 to 9 months out, and Kelly’s schedule is open 9 months in advance for wedding bookings. If you are interested in working with Kelly, contact her a soon as you can to find out her availability.
DO YOU COME TO ME ON MY WEDDING DAY?
Yes. Please inquire for travel fees.
HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
To book Kelly for your wedding day, she requires a 50% non-refundable deposit and a signed contract.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY PRE-WEDDING TRIAL?
The best time to book your bridal trial is as soon as you have set your wedding day. Kelly’s schedule is open 9 months in advance for wedding bookings. All trials take place at Kelly’s studio in Santa Clara, CA. During wedding season, March to October, we ask that you book your trials during the week days.
MAY I DO A PRE-WEDDING TRIAL BEFORE I COMMIT?
Absolutely! We want you to be 100% sure of your decision. Please keep in mind that Kelly cannot hold a date without a deposit and contract.
WILL YOU TAKE BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS AT MY PRE WEDDING TRIAL?
Yes. Before and After picture’s help you to see the difference that makeup and hair can make. Kelly also keeps your images on file to reference for your wedding day. Your photos will be shared with you and they will be emailed to you within 7 days after your trial.
CAN YOU HELP ME WITH COORDINATING MY WEDDING DAY TIMELINE?
Of course! Once all of the the services have been decided upon, you can make sure that your timeline will be tailored to you wedding day needs.
WHAT MAKEUP BRANDS DO YOU LIKE TO USE? DO YOU SELL MAKEUP?
Here are some of Kelly’s favorite makeup brands that she has in her bridal kit: Giorgio Armani, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Hourglass, Kat Von D, Anastasia, Laura Mercier, MAC, NARS, Shu Uemura, Temptu airbrush system and etc.
Kelly does not sell makeup but is more than happy to let you know products she loves and where you can purchase them.
WHY DO I NEED TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST FOR MY WEDDING?
Makeup for photography is different from your everyday makeup. A professional like Kelly understands camera, lighting and reflected light, that is, not just the way you look when seen with the eye, but the way your makeup will translate when the light bounces off your face and is refracted back to the camera in your photos and video. Understanding this, Kelly brings out and play up your good features, correcting and changing face shapes and proportions, if necessary, using cosmetics. This assures your face won’t appear ‘flat‘ in your photos. Hiring a professional makeup artist with the knowledge of creating these cosmetic illusions for the camera, even lightly applied, will insure that your photographer will capture your most beautiful self. Kelly’s makeup application can be very subtle and natural; or bold and glamorous; either providing you with a flawless, glowing complexion and confidence in your appearance on your special day.
On this special day, how you look and feel is most important. You will find that most people won’t remember what brand of crystal or linen you chose or which expensive wine and champagne you poured, but they will be looking at you, the bride; in person and in your photos and videos. These pictures in your wedding album will last a lifetime, records your family, children and their children will have always.
DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH DIFFERENT ETHIC GROUPS, AGE GROUPS, SKIN COLORS AND SKIN TYPES?
Yes, from Kelly’s many years in the makeup industry working with ethnicities of all ages and brides from all over the world. Kelly has always specialized in customblended makeup to match any skin tone; light or dark, pink or olive. Kelly is also used to working with all skin types: young problem skin; delicate, sensitive or mature.
HOW LONG WILL MY MAKEUP LAST?
Using a variety of professional waterproof and water resistant products and along with studio application techniques, your makeup should last most of the day and into the night.
Expect the usual minor touch-ups such as replenishing your lipstick or blotting or powdering shine from your face once in a while. In the early conversations, Kelly will ask you to choose and supply your own lip color (for touch-ups the rest of the day and evening) and it is also a good idea to invest in a pressed powder compact compatible with your skin tone.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash, check, Venmo or Paypal only (extra 3% transaction fee for Paypal). No credit cards. Deposit should be paid to reserve your booking. The remaining balance is to be paid on or before the day of your event.