Last week, we made the case for prioritizing booking your hair and makeup artist for your wedding because, of course, everyone wants to look beautiful on their special day!
But just because we think you should bump up your HMUA on the priorities list, doesn’t mean you should take another important thing off, especially not your photographer. Yes, it might seem like we’re just giving you more work – like wedding planning isn’t hard enough already! – but really we’re doing you a favor, we promise.
With the combined expertise of your MUA and your wedding photographer, you’re going to look and feel like you’re shooting for the cover of Vogue. Where the makeup artist’s ability to make your day perfect ends, your photographers magic-making begins!
Your photographer will be watching for those beautiful in-between moments throughout the whirlwind that is a wedding ceremony, which means they’ll also be on the lookout for smudged lipstick, mascara tears, and any single hair out of place. Really, they should have your back, so you can relax!
Luckily, here in New Mexico, we’re overflowing with incredible creatives and visual artists, and some of them have decided to utilize their talent and training for weddings. How neat is that?
Lauren Natalia Photography, one of those movers and makers we’re so blessed to have in our state, totally exemplifies the idea that your wedding photographer should have your back. New to Wedding Collective, but old-hat to photographing love, Lauren Natalia’s personality and kindness shine through in her images.
Which is why her style can truthfully be summed as such: raw, candid, and genuine! Her couples always seem like they’ve just been hanging out with an old friend who happens to have a camera – that’s how comfortable and at ease they look.
Though she’s an engineer by day and wedding photographer by passion, Lauren Natalia‘s been immersed in all things weddings, love, romance, devotion since day one. As she often shares with her couples – she spent hours pouring over her grandparents wedding albums as a child, and that deep connection to the medium is apparent in her work.
Our advice is this: if you can swing having both a wedding photographer like Lauren Natalia – one who is deeply authentic, flexible, and experienced – with a hair and makeup artist who represents the same values, then you can go ahead and pour yourself a celebratory glass of champagne because you are going to look phenomenal at your wedding!
Don’t worry though, because you know your Wedding Collective team has your back, too. So when you’re ready to put together your wedding beauty brigade of the best photographers, hair specialists, makeup artists, and more – just come see us, we’ll help you out.