Planning Wedding Day Hair and Makeup | Palm Beach Wedding Photographer

Planning Wedding Day Hair and Makeup

There are so many things to consider when planning your wedding day.  Not planning adequately for wedding day hair and makeup is one the most common reasons weddings run late.  It also makes people crazy and rush around and that just kills joy (as my 8 year old says).

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    There is something to be said for hiring professionals who make their living doing what they do.  Here are a few tips when considering and planning wedding day hair and makeup.

  • Give it a test run.  It is important to ensure that your vision is your hair and make up artist’s vision as well.  The best way to guarantee you get a look you will love on your wedding day is to see it executed….on you!  Not only that, you can take it for a spin to see how it wears.  Here in South Florida, we can get a lot of breezy days, especially beachside.  You should take that into consideration and have an updo as a backup if windy weather is the forecast.

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This bride planned for two hair style variations for her wedding day.  The ceremony and reception was on the beach, so wind was a consideration.  It ended up being pretty breezy, but her hair looked beautiful the entire day thanks to Vanessa at Makeup by Vanessa Crouse.

  • Build time in to your timeline.  This is crucial.  You should allot about 1 & 1/2 hours per person.  This may mean starting early, or having a hair and make up artist who has a team or assistants.  If you (or your bridal party) is getting hair or make up done off site, be sure to double your travel time to allow for any traffic/travel hiccups.
  • Take a moment to enjoy.  There is nothing worse than rushing around at the last minute trying to get photos and get to the ceremony on time.  All hair and make-up should be completed at least 2 hours prior to ceremony, 3 hours if there is a first look.  This allows time for all of the pre-ceremony shots and for you to relax, smile and enjoy!  It is your wedding day-it should be fun!

Stuart WeddingWith everyone’s hair an makeup done in plenty of time before the ceremony, the girls had time to relax and have fun.  It is possible to do on your wedding day.

 

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Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form, I can not wait to hear from you!

S Family | Stuart Family Photographer

S Family | Stuart Family Photographer

Sometimes I get to know my clients and then we become friends.  Sometimes, we are friends first.  And that makes the dynamic so much different.  It is extra special.  I had the privilege to be a part of our church’s youth ministry while he was our Youth Pastor.  Sometimes, God calls us to a different ministry or simply a different ministry field.  They heeded that call.  Thankfully, they are not so far away and I was able to spend some time documenting their sweet family.  Time passes by so fast.  From diapers, to toddler-hood, pre-teens, and then they are grown just like that.  It may seem impossible to wrangle four littles for photos, and I promise it may not go smoothly, but I also promise it will be worth it every.single.time!

 

Stuart PhotographerSometimes, kids just wanna have fun.  And so, we let them.

Port St. Lucie PhotographerStuart Family PhotographerAnd sometimes, it is hard to stop the fun;)

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Port St. Lucie PhotographerStuart Family PhotographerIt took us all a little coaxing to get her going, but once we did……yeah, she poured it on!  So much personality!

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And we finished it off with some more fun, and a few funny faces!

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Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form, I can not wait to hear from you!

*Please do not inquire by commenting below on post as I do not see these right away.

Club Med Family Portrait Session | Port St. Lucie Photographer

Club Med Family Portrait Session | Port St. Lucie Photographer

This has been a year for Club Med Family Portrait Sessions for me.  And this family was amazing!  They did a great job coordinating their outfits and took my recommendations for time and location within Club Med.  (I highly recommend this;).  The weather was hit or miss all week, and even though it was overcast I loved our result.

Club Med seems to be the destination of choice for multi-generational families to get away.  It is all inclusive which means activities for everyone.  This family was celebrating their parents 40th wedding anniversary.  And what a better way to celebrate than to document it with family portraits.  There was also a newly engaged couple and brand new baby, so lots to celebrate all around!  Congratulations on the new additions and I wish you the happiest of anniversaries with many more to come!

Hugs~Krista

Club Med PhotographerStuart Family PhotographerGotta have a photo with the grand babies of course!

Stuart Family PhotographerStuart Family PhotographerPort St. Lucie PhotographerStuart Family PhotographerThey traveled across the county with a newborn.  Ummm, you guys are rocking the new parent thing!  I have to admit, I did not stray far the first couple of months with my first newborn.

They are beaming and he was a cutie pie!  And so mellow.

Stuart Family PhotographerAnd  then there is this sweet couple, newly engaged.

Port St. Lucie PhotographerA couple of pictures loving on their new baby cousin.

Port St. Lucie PhotographerThen, it was time to play.  Toddlers are hard to nail down, and they already did so good with the group photos, we just let them have fun!  And, they did.

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Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form, I can not wait to hear from you!

*Please do not inquire by commenting below on post as I do not see these right away.

Bathtub Beach Lifestyle Session | Stuart Family Photographer

Bathtub Beach Lifestyle Session

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In Florida, on location photography can sometimes be a challenge.  The weather can change in an instant.  And, when photographing clients who are here vacationing, it is a real challenge.  We have a limited window to shoot our session, regardless of weather.  We were fortunate that this day was beautiful, but really windy.  It is a risk you run with beach sessions, but I will take it over rain any day.

I love meeting people from all over the country. It is really rather cool.  I get to not only take part in documenting family memories, but as in this case, do it in a place that holds special meaning to them.  I did not realize so many people continue to vacation to places that they did as kids.  It is like their second home.  Anyway, check out this sweet family of four and their Bathtub Beach Lifestyle Session.

This is probably my favorite family shot.  It is candid, real and fun!

Bathtub Beach PhotographerThis little guy would have completely jumped in I think.

 

Bathtub Beach PhotographerWho needs a microphone when you have seashells like this!

Bathtub Beach PhotographerShe took a little while to warm up.  Still wouldn’t leave momma’s side, which was ok.  We can’t wait for our kids  to be independent and grow up…….until they do.  And then we pray and wish they were stuck to our side again.  Yeah, I am there:((Stuart Portrait PhotographerBathtub Beach PhotographerBut what a cutie pie!

Bathtub Beach PhotographerSome funny faces with dad is always good for some laughs.

Bathtub Beach PhotographerBathtub Beach PhotographerPort St. Lucie PhotographerThis guy was on a mission for treasure.  Seaglass…..seashells, any reason to dig!  There were so many shells, even more than usual.  I think the recent storms had a hand in it.

Bathtub Beach Portrait SessionBathtub Beach Portrait SessionIt was hard to open his hands to show us his shells while holding on so tightly to them. He was having a blast.

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Bathtub Beach PhotographerStuart Portrait PhotographerAnother favorite.

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Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your family’s vacation memories!  It was my privilege and absolute pleasure!

Hugs~Krista

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Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form, I can not wait to hear from you!

*Please do not inquire by commenting below on post as I do not see these right away.

Downtown Stuart Portrait Session | Stuart Family Photographer

 Downtown Stuart Portrait Session

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I first met Lora and Stephen almost 3 years ago, when they hired me to be their wedding photographer.  It is pretty cool to see them go from a couple, to a married couple, to a family of 3.  That is a lot of life changes, and can be overwhelming with a new little one, but I promise it is worth it.  Not always easy, but always worth it.  My kids are elementary and high school age now.  It is so hard to believe, and I sometimes long for those days of baby and toddlerhood.  Don’t rush these days away, they will pass by fast enough on their own.

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl!  You guys are gonna do great!  xoxo~Krista

 

Downtown Stuart PhotographerMemorial Park Stuart Family PhotographerShe was so serious, or maybe just wasn’t digging me.  lol

Memorial Park Portrait SessionPort St. Lucie Portrait PhotographerNothing beats baby toes!

Stuart Family PhotographerStuart PhotographerAnd one of my favorites!!  So many captions could go here.

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ENGAGEMENTS|WEDDINGS|PORTRAITS|LIFESTYLE

Krista Browning Photography currently serves the following areas:

Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City,

Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.

I am (more than:) willing to travel. Get in touch via the contact form, I can not wait to hear from you!

*Please do not inquire by commenting below on post as I do not see these right away.

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