hair and makeup add on services
Imagine not having to worry about anything except showing up.
Hair and makeup services are for everyone. They're for the expectant mom who isn't quite used to her newly pregnant belly. They're for the newborn mom with a two week old who is still a bit shell shocked from the transition and has no idea how she's going to find the time (or energy!) to do her hair and makeup before their newborn session. They're for the mom who wants to pamper herself and let someone else be in charge of making her look and feel her best self. Even if you don't normally wear makeup, or have never had it professionally done: it's for you.
We will discuss your makeup vision for your session, and your makeup will enhance the natural beauty that is already there. Some moms prefer a very simple clean beauty look, and other moms like to play up their features with a more dramatic flair. We promise you will not look like an overdone drag queen. If you have a newborn, you will look and feel refreshed... and for most moms, it's the first time they've done anything for themselves since their baby arrived! If you're worried about how your skin looks since pregnancy and postpartum hormones can sometimes wreak havoc: don't be! Between our HMUA add on-services and post processing of your images, your skin will look like it did before baby. (We take care of stretch marks too in post processing if you opt for bare belly images!)
- Our maternity clients love to be pampered, and often plan a special lunch or dinner date with their partner after their session to show it off.
- Our newborn clients roll out of bed in the morning, brush their teeth, put on some yoga pants and a comfy shirt and show up. Between the studio wardrobe and HMUA, we have you covered. If you're nursing your little one, our HMUA's are very supportive of breastfeeding, and will accommodate your needs if your baby needs to nurse. We have nursing pillows in the studio that perfectly fit on your lap in the makeup chairs!
- For family sessions, moms love looking their best and not having to worry about doing their own hair and makeup beforehand. Leave the kids at home, come to the studio early for some "me time" and then have your partner and kids join us when we're ready to start! Depending on your area, your HMUA can also travel to you.
"How do I book?" Simply let us know that you want to add HMUA services on, and when we provide you with dates to choose from they will be dates that a HMUA is also available for you! ALL of our HMUA's are personable, fun, and extremely talented at what they do. We are very selective about who we choose to be a part of our studio experience for our clients!
Margaret has been working with Lily Sophia Photography clients since 2015. She is our lead HMUA, and is absolutely fantastic! She understands our aesthetic perfectly, and is lots of fun to chat with while you're in the makeup chair with her. If you're looking for a beautifully detailed hairstyle for your maternity images, Margaret is your go to.
Margaret is a full time freelance makeup artist who does everything from commercial work to bridal, special event makeup and more. Clients have complete peace of mind knowing that she's going to deliver exactly what they’re looking for. Some of her production clients include Home Depot, Yellow Pages, and HGTV.
Megan started working with Lily Sophia Photography in 2016 on recommendation from Margaret. She's originally from Raleigh, NC where she trained and worked at Bobbi Brown Studio for several years. She relocated to Atlanta after marrying her husband and we are lucky to have her! She spent the summer of 2017 traveling in Europe and is a self-professed Francophile. Megan is absolutely amazing at makeup application (she specializes in eyes & brows for that extra boost) and offers simple hairstyling such as soft waves. Megan is a lot of fun to chat with while you're in the makeup chair and has all sorts of advice and referrals related to all things beauty.
Ellis started working with Lily Sophia Photography in 2017, and is absolutely lovely! She is married and has a three year old son of her own, so understands firsthand what motherhood is like. She's also a lot of fun to chat with in the makeup chair about all things beauty or being a mom! Ellis fell in love with makeup application in high school and started with theatre production makeup. It turned into a career for her, and she specializes in natural beauty that emphasizes the unique highlights of each individual client. Ellis enjoys creating textured braids and hairstyles, and loves working with our clients.