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Makeup and Hair Trial & First Dress Fitting



This past Thursday I had my hair and makeup trial followed by my first dress fitting. I'm a bit nervous about being on the other side of the camera, not to mention the center of attention (with John of course), so feeling comfortable is a must. I scheduled the appointments in October, so I would be able to do all three in one day and boy am I happy I planned that out. My mind is at ease now, I know now what everything is going to look like -- pretty darn good!!
My mom, Mary Lou, came along for the ride and took a few pictures. I'd love to share the dress part with you but John reads the blog from time to time. He's already seen the dress, not on me but a picture saved on my iPhone along with a million pictures of Roxy.
Here's hair and makeup done by Naomi Martinez (Naomi Martinez for makeup and Angela for hair). Hair went first with Angela, and I am so impressed. The questions asked were things that I wouldn't think of like during the ceremony I'll be facing this way so what do you want that side of your hair to look like. I knew I wanted my hair loose and romantic and not too done/perfect, and it's exactly what I got! The hair piece is Maria Elena from The White Dress by the Shore...not that you can see it all so well in this photo, but it's pretty and sparkly and I love it.


I met Naomi in 2004 when I was working a wedding with my mother and it was the same year I was in photo school, Hallmark Institute of Photography. I was so impressed by her work, work ethic, and her professionalism. Six years later, she's even more amazing! I had so much fun sitting in Naomi's chair. She's the sweetest, most down to earth person, and we laughed throughout the trial. I'm always telling brides, especially ones that are out of state and don't know what to do about hair and makeup, just book Naomi (if her team is available)! You won't regret it!

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