i am super excited to share another wedding detail with you today: my hair and makeup artist, carley martin! let me tell you, i spent a LOT of time looking through different artists' portfolios and none of them really captured what i was looking for my bridal style except carley's. i haven't even told her this yet, but she was the only artist in chicago i was interested in. everything else seemed too "bridal." maybe that's crazy for a bride to say, but i don't want to look like a bride. i want to look like me. but better. carley's work is gorgeous and i love her fashion work. not to mention, her reviews on yelp are glowing.
seriously, how cute is she? we had the best time at my trial and carley was the consummate professional. we spent about 15 minutes at the beginning going through my inspiration photos and talking about the big day. what i loved about her approach was the continuous dialogue - we made decisions together as the trial went along and the final product was exactly what i wanted! i'm so excited to have her and her team there on my wedding day to make me beautiful!
here are some of my favorite beauty and bridal photos from carley's portfolio. aren't they gorgeous?
images courtesy of carley martin