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East Indian Bridal Photo Shoot

Beauty Mark Ink services a very diverse, multi-cultural  group of clients.  Among those clients are our beautiful East Indian Brides.  So we decided to put together a photo shoot, and feature 3 couples in various looks!  We put together an amazing team of vendors to accomplish this amazing shoot!  We started with photographer Chyna Darner, photographing Henna Artist, Monica Patel one day before our shoot doing our models Mehendi.

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Then came the big day of the shoot, and we headed to Mountain Winery in Saratoga.  We had 3 amazing couples getting beautified by Beauty Mark Ink of course!  We had a team of 2 photographers, Chyna Darner and Karl Ko, cinemetographers Grover Films, documenting this amazing shoot.  The amazing wardrobe and jewelery was provided by Sagar Exclusive in Mountain View.  Three Sisters Flowers provided amazing floral arrangements.  And the amazing Miranda Meisenbach, with Mira Events and Designs assisting us in bringing everything together!  Two of the couples featured 2 separate looks.  Let’s start with the behind the scenes…..

 

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And now our model Anika and Cameron get ready and change into their next look!

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Liz Panzica Wedding

We had the privilege to provide services for Liz and her bridal party.  Photos by Anne Williams (http://www.annechadwickwilliams.com).

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Nina and Harmeet Wedding

Our team had the pleasure of assisting Nina and Harmeet for the amazing multiple day wedding event!  We provided makeup and hair services for the bride, groom, mother of the bride, mother of groom, and some members of the bridal party for the reception.  We assisted her for her Mehendi, Sangeet, Hindu ceremony, Sikh ceremony and Reception at the amazing Palace Hotel in San Francisco.   Photographs provided by Jade Studio Productions (http://jadestudioproductions.com/photography_weddings.php).

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Nahrein Wedding

 

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Our bride the lovely Janel Liverado!

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Nina and Harmeet Engagement Session

Earlier this year we met with Nina and Harmeet for their amazing engagement shoot with photographer Phillipe Lee from Jade Studio Productions.  Nina and Harmeet both got themselves photo ready by getting their makeup done in Alemeda, and then traveling to Treasure Island for their shoot.  Phillipe has an amazing warehouse studio with various rooms that have different “sets”!!  Absolutley amazing!  (Visit our behind the scenes album of their shoot on our Facebook Page to see what we’re talking about!)  Nina had two outfit changes, and therefore two very different makeup looks.  The first was in traditional East Indian attire, and the other a beautiful white evening gown.  She was able to experience a glam look and classic look with beautiful red lips for the second!

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Published on Essere Magazine!

Our artist Jennifer Gamez was published on Essere Magazine for a shoot done with Molly of MVK Photography.

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Jessica and Robert Wedding

This is an “oldie but goodie”!  We had the pleasure of assisting Jessica and her bridal party in the Spring of 2011.  Since then, Jessica has contacted us to provide beauty services for her photo shoot leading up to her baby shower!!  Congratulations to both Robert and Jessica for their new bundle of joy!!  Back in April of 2011, they had a beautiful wedding at Byington Winery in Los Gatos, and we were privileged to accompany her throughout most of her wedding day providing services in the morning and then some touch up services.  She truly had the VIP experience!!  Preview some of her photos here, by the very talented Deanna Graham.  To see more from this wedding, including before and afters taken by us, visit our Facebook Page.

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Christina Pasquale Wedding

Had the pleasure to assist Christina Pasquale and her 5 bridesmaids for her wedding this fall in October.  I turned out to be a beautiful day in San Francisco, perfect for a wedding!  Christina wanted a light, soft, natural look for her wedding, as she normally does not wear much makeup.  So we provided a beautiful light weight airbrush makeup application, that would be natural, camera ready and last all day!  Along with a modern, yet elegant updo.  Everyone turned out beautifully!!  Photos by the talented team, Marcel and Meher Photography.  Thank Christina for allowing us to be part of your special day!  To see some of the behind the scenes, before and afters, visit our facebook page under the album: Christina Pasquale Wedding.

 

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Published in Style Me Pretty

We head the pleasure to assist Mara Kronick for her beautiful wedding in Saratoga.  They have such a cute story.  They met in Vienna Austria (and fortunate for us) dreamt of getting married in California!  Read more about their story published on Style Me Pretty.  Our artist Jennifer Gamez provided her with a beautiful, soft makeup application.  Thank you Mara for allowing us to be a small part of your big day!

 

 

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Bridal Trial? What should you expect and prepare for?

Are bridal trials/consultations necessary? Bridal trials are very important and required by most professional makeup artists. Not having a trial can cause many issues on the day of the wedding. Even when the bride knows what she wants, two things can happen1) once the bride sees the look on herself, she may change her mind. Similar to what happens when you think you know what dress type you love, and then end up with something completely different. 2) The bride may communicate what she “sees” and pictures in her mind, and the makeup artist may hear the description and “see” something different. It’s also an opportunity to meet the beauty team that will be with you on one of the most important days of your life. The trial allows the artist to, not only meet you, but also address and prepare for any beauty or skin issues you may be dealing with prior to the wedding.

 

Now that we have established the importance of a trial/consultation, what should you expect from your makeup artist and hair stylist?  Your beauty team will start by setting up in a well-lit area, with access to an outlet. They will then hold a consultation and find out more about you, your style, and details about your wedding.  Including the look you envision. When booking a trial with Beauty Mark Ink, you will receive a quick questionnaire prior to your consultation that will help us better understand your vision even before our arrival.  Then they will proceed to do a full makeup application (using either a traditional or airbrush technique), lash application should you choose to, and the full styling of your hair. We don’t take any short cuts, you will see exactly what the whole look will be.  You won’t get “half face” makeup, or “don’t worry it will look better on the day of”.  So take full advantage of your trial, and plan something fun after!!  Then, once you are satisfied with the look, the team will take photos and notes of the product, colors, and style you chose. They will also discuss and answer questions about the booking process, timing on the day of, and setting up a contract.

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