Makenna Makeup

The first time I did makeup on Makenna Alyse it was for one of her performances (she’s a dancer for the Utah Jazz) and we couldn’t stop talking the entire time. I’ve been lucky to work with her several times since and felt honored that I got her ready for her engagement photos, bridals, and wedding day. She’s a beauty and I think her and Aaron are perfect together!makenna_alyse_makeupHere are the details on her look:

Complexion: Temptu s/b foundation (non-airbrush foundation recommendation Teint Miracle,) Cle de Peau concealer in Beige, TheBalm bronzer,  Tartte Blush in Blushing Bride,

Eyes:Urban Decay eyeshadow base, MAC eyeshadow in Saddle, Bronze, Carbon, and Rice Paper, Chanel liquid eyeliner on top in NoirTarte Inner Rim liner, Lancome Definicils mascara in waterproof black, Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde 

Lips: Urban Decay lip liner in Naked 2, Lancome lipstick in Coral in Love, Yves Saint Laurent gloss in Rose Orfevrewedding_makeup_makennaTo achieve this look for hair I recommend a 1.5 inch curling iron, I love my Sultra Bombshell.

Congratulations Makenna and Aaron! makenna_engagementsPhotos by Jessica Janae


My Family Photos

My husband and I had some “family photos” taken this year since we reeeeally struggle getting a decent photo together (one of us will inevitably be in the middle of talking or blinking, pretty much every time.)  So we went on an adventure to some sand dunes!vivian_jeff_sanddunesdunesGoofySometimes I can’t decide how I want my hair in photos. So I style it and then take it out in the middle of the shoot so I can wear it down too. sanddunephotoshair_downsand_dunesWe have oh so much fun together….dunes_funblack_whitebwBWFarWe really did have so much fun, thanks to Angie! Simplicity Photography

Hair Tips for Family Photos

Family photos have definitely evolved since I had them taken and some of my favorite jobs are getting mom’s ready for family photos. I have been loving the up-styles I’ve been doing for them lately. Here’s some photos I grabbed (with Angie’s camera ;-) ) before Angie and Chloe left to go take their family photos. I did little fishtail pig tails for Chloe’s hair and I feel like they looked so cute with Angie’s updo.family_photos_hairfishtail_braidsNot sure if you want to totally commit to an updo for your photos? Here’s an idea! (I recently tried this with my client Brittany and I loved how it turned out.) I curled her hair and styled it all down. Then I sent her with a hair tie and told her to pull her hair up into a pony tail half way through the photos, just to switch it up. I love how they both turned out!cute_down_hairstylesfamily_photoscute_pony_tailhair_family_photosAren’t they the cutest!?! These photos were taken by Simplicity Photography 

Doing a hair change (even a really simple one) might be easier said than done, depending on how the shoot is going :-? ha. Sometimes getting just one photo without someone crying, is all one can hope for (or at least I’ve been told!)

You can’t go wrong with a really pretty down hairstyle like this one from Angie’s photos last year ↓family_photos_indoorPhoto by Blush Photography 

If you’re doing interactive, candid type family photos it can be nice to have something keeping your hair and your little ones hair out of your face. This flower crown is adorable! ↓

angie_photosPhoto by Blue Lily

I’m also a big fan of headbands. Here’s a cute one from Urban Outfitters and I love that it ties because it will look cute from all angles and you can make it smaller or bigger so it will fit perfectly.

I love getting families ready!