There are many different components to a bride’s stunning appearance; the dress is by far the most notable element, then of course there are great accessories…jewelry, shoes, maybe a veil or flower in the hair. These first components are gathered and put together in-advance, just waiting for that special day. The final touches last only for a short moment but are key in that final presentation. There is the manicure/pedicure, then the fabulous hairstyle and the make-up. Ah, yes, the make-up, such a simple yet very key element. Good make-up takes a great artist. One that can see each bride’s vision and be able to make it a reality. So with this final element in mind, I want to introduce you to the fabulous work of Christine Wheaton from Femme Akoi!. A make-up artist that is truly extraordinary. Christine brought several models over to our studio and I was able to see her in action. Her arsenal of make-up spread out across the table, the rack hung with wardrobe changes, and then, my favorite, the most unique and amazing headpieces that Christine had designed and created. I kind of had this idea I knew how to do make-up, I mean I’ve been wearing it long enough, but when I saw the master at work, I realized I hadn’t even got my toes wet! There is a whole other level of make-up that takes you from looking good, to looking spectacular! Below are some of my favorites from the shoot, photographed by my amazingly talented husband. 🙂
Here is Christine doing some touch-ups on one of the models.
And the final product…stunning!
Here is a more sultry look. Love the smokey eyes! And, yes, those are rhinestones on her eyelids!
Okay. These next ones are some of my favorites! Look at this outrageous headpiece. Christine created it!
Now more of the classical bride. How gorgeous are these?!
…………………………………………………………Look at the feathery lashes in this last photo! Truly incredible make-up!
We’d like to give a special thank you to the wonderful models of Femme Akoi. Samantha, Miranda, and Sky you were all wonderful to work with! And Christine, you never cease to amaze us with your creative genius!