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Wedding makeup and hair photography shoot

Wedding makeup is an important aspect of the planning for every bride’s special day. Whether you decide to do it yourself, using guides like this one from Marie ClaireWedding Make up tips, or select a professional make up artist, you want it to look perfect in your wedding photography too.

Professional make up artists like my friend Kylie Jonkman know how to work with you to both meet your requirements, complement your dress and also make sure that everything works well in front of the camera too. Make up artists know certain products work better than others and it’s this sort of knowledge that makes using a professional so worthwhile.

I recently took up Kylie’s offer of putting together a bridal make-up shoot, with two models I’ve not had the opportunity of working with previously – Esther and Francesca.


Although I had hoped for the weather being on our side and have a location based shoot, that wasn’t to be the case, so we opted for a natural light shoot in the studio instead. This helps to replicate just the sort of conditions you often have to work with when shooting bridal preparation and also shows how lovely natural looking make-up can be in such light. Imagine how you will look wrapped in the glowing light coming in through your hotel suite window preparing to head off to your wedding ceremony.

Natural looking bridal make-up with a wedding bouquet

It was a great session and it’s always good working with Kylie and I’m sure I will have an opportunity to do some more fashion portfolio or even wedding shoots with Francesca and Esther in the future.

Engagement ring and flower bouquet with simple and beautiful wedding make-up

If you want Kylie to provide your wedding hair and make-up, then you can get in touch with her via email at Of course if you’d like me to photograph your wedding in Cheshire or Flintshire, please get in touch through the contact form above.

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Jonathan Yearsley

Jonathan Yearsley is a qualified and award winning wedding and portrait photographer with a fashion edge, based on the outskirts of Chester, Cheshire.

He photographs in stunning venues and locations in Cheshire, North Wales and around the UK.
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