How to Plan Your Hair and Makeup | Tips for Gorgeous Engagement Photos

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Hey friend! Planning your hair and makeup for engagement photos can be stressful. So, here are 8 tips for gorgeous engagement photos!


1. Go Pro

I highly recommend having a professional do your hair and makeup for your session. It’s such a stress relief when you don’t have to worry about it. Plus, they know how to make you flawless for pictures!


2. Plan Your Hairstyle

Pick your hairstyle a few weeks before your session! If you are doing your own hair, do not try a new hairstyle the day of the session. You want to try and pick a classic hairstyle. If you need a little extra hold, add some hairspray, but do not too much.


3. Should I get A Haircut?

You should get your haircut at least a month before your session (girls) or a week before your session (guys). A haircut will make your hair more shiny, healthy, and natural for your session.


4. Plan for Touch-Ups

I highly recommend bringing chap stick, lipstick, foundation, powder, hairspray, etc. Also, bring a few makeup remover wipes, just in case. Also, during touch-ups, make sure to be very precise on your eye makeup. That’s where the focus in the pictures will be.


5. Avoid the Glare

If you wear glasses, there is a chance that there will be a glare in your images. To lower the chance of glass glare in your images, you can visit your optometrist to see if they will lend you a pair of glasses without lenses, or you can have your lenses removed from your glasses. Or you can just buy a cheap, fake pair on Amazon.


6. Don’t forget to shave!

Girls – Remember to shave your legs and underarms.
Guys – Shave or trim your beard the day of your session.


7. Clean or Polished Nails

Your hands will be in the majority of your images, so make sure your nails are clean, trimmed, and/or freshly painted.



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