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Vendor Corner – Jae Lee Paredes | Is hiring a professional makeup artist really that important for your wedding?

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As wedding season slows down a little, I thought I would take some time to ask some local wedding professionals some important questions about their role in your wedding day! Who doesn’t want to look beautiful on their wedding day? Its a day that we dream about from the time we were little girls. Sometimes we even play dress up and get into our mom’s makeup to play the part of a bride. I’m terrible at doing my own makeup, so it was a no brainer for me to hire a professional, but even if you are REALLY, REALLY good at doing your own, you may just want to set some money aside for a professional makeup artist anyways. Here are Jae Lee’s reasons in her own words!

All weddings have a budget and some brides decide not to hire makeup and hair professionals as they see it as an added expense. But please believe me when I say that hiring a professional makeup artist for your big day is more than worth the investment. If you are already spending $$$$ on your dress, shoes, veil, flowers, etc then you have already spent a good amount on the way that you are going to look on your big day. Finish it off and go that extra distance to put the whole look together.

Makeup for everyday, and makeup for photography are two very different things. Sure it may be a bit more than hiring “the girl at your hairdresser’s or the nearest makeup counter” but here are the reasons why hiring the professionals are a cut above the rest:

* A professional makeup artist works directly in the industry in fashion, beauty, film, television, print…the list goes on.

* Our training, schooling and skill goes above any youtube or instagram artist. We spend hundreds to thousands each year learning our craft at seminars, workshops and special classes to bring you the latest and greatest products and techniques.

* We have the know how to work with any skin tone, type, features, shape and even environment including humidity, hot, cold, etc.

* Our job is also to make each bride feel stress free, relaxed and comfortable while she is being pampered.

* Professional services are on site, on location luxury service.

* You have access to your professional through email and phone to discuss any details leading up to your wedding day.

* You have the option to do previews beforehand to perfect your look and make sure it fits in with the theme of the wedding (vintage, glamour, natural, etc.) and this gives you time to ask any questions you may have in person.

* Usually the artist on site is already familiar with your on location hair stylist, so they are able to work together to smoothly ensure the timeline doesn’t get off track.

In the end, the decision to hire a professional is completely up to you. There is an artist out there for everyone’s taste..just as there is the perfect lip shade for every woman. You have every detail planned perfectly..don’t settle for anything less for your wedding day beauty. Remember..this is the most photographed day of your life..there are no do overs.

Jae Lee Paredes is a Pittsburgh Makeup Artist who provides on-location makeup services traveling throughout the tri-state area. She is an accomplished and creative airbrush makeup artist with experience in all areas of makeup including bridal, fashion, video and print. Proud to be self-taught and workshop savvy, her experience provides her clients with a dependable and detail oriented professional.

Just one of our shared clients and her beautiful professional makeup by Jae Lee.

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Jessica + Family | Maternity

I can thank the world of photography for introducing me to this wonderful lady and her beautiful family. We’ve bonded over the joys and trials of business and each having our own set of identical twin girls. She recently one-upped me though having her fourth child and I’ll have to thoughtfully consider whether or not I am willing to take on that challenge!:)

We met on her husband’s family farm at the perfect time of day with the sun still hitting us through the tall grass. I know what these photos mean to a mother, especially a mother adding to her family. These photos would be the last photos she would have where her family was exactly the way it was. Within weeks they would add another to their family and with as much joy as that brings it will never just be the 5 of them again. I wanted to focus not just on the new baby to come, but the family as a whole. Love those sweet, sweet kids. Hope these serve as a memory of how things were just before you added your final piece of the puzzle. There is so much good to come and I am thrilled for you adding another sweet baby to your family. Congrats friend!

Oh and please check her out and give her some love!! www.jessicacorbinphotography.com

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Ben + Alicia | 10.04.14 | Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

They are off and exploring Greece and Paris, but I could hardly wait to share these until they get home! It was freeeezing in the Laurel Highlands, in fact while Alicia was getting ready it may have snowed for a couple of minutes! It absolutely did not stop them from getting outside to do their first look and it totally warmed up the rest of the day after that!

They were married outside on the porch of Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and the backdrop of colorful trees was breathtaking. It actually started to rain during the ceremony (which was covered luckily) and it was so tranquil.

The reception continued inside after the bridal party entered and started the night off with a group dance to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off!” The dance floor did not clear the rest of the night!

We had an amazing time celebrating with you and your family and friends! Hope the internet connection is good on your travels!;)

Venue: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort: Falling Rock
DJ: Matt Medley: Pittsburgh DJ Company
Video: Movie Creations
Hair & Makeup: The Spa at Nemacolin

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And a slideshow for more!:)



Coming soon! Alicia + Ben’s fabulous Nemacolin Wedding!

I cannot WAIT to show you more of this wedding. Everything about it was absolute perfection!
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