I love photographing weddings and capturing the raw emotions of the day. I not only shoot in the D.C. area but love a good destination wedding. I hope my journal inspires you.
I asked a friend of mine Finn Mauritzen owner at Blush Away Makeup Studio on how to prepare your skin for your wedding day. So if you’re looking for tips on skin and wellness then you are in the right place.
As a DC wedding photographer at Weddings By Lee Photography I work alongside a lot of makeup artists, but there are those that just stand out and truly master their craft. I’ve had the privilege to work with and introduce you to Finn Mauritzen at Blush Away Makeup Studio. Her skill and fun personality make my job as a wedding photographer in DC much easier.
So I asked her to help me educate brides to be, about her business philosophy, who she is, and why she does it.
“Oh that is a good question and so many reasons!! I started in the health and beauty industry 20 years ago when I studied holistic therapy. I love teaching clients about beauty and how to feel better in a holistic way. Weather it be skincare, wellness or achieving the perfect makeup look. I teach all my clients that it all starts from within, healthy nutrition and a healthy skincare routine equals feeling better and getting that flawless makeup look. Helping my clients get a custom beauty routine that fits their skin’s needs, reviewing their nutrition to see where they can improve it and teaching them a custom makeup routine that fits their features, are just a few way I lead my clients. I also love creating a natural makeup look and enhancing one’s features to help them look and feel more confident. ”
1. Grow your hair or try a new color if needed.
2.Start a daily and weekly skincare routine.
3.Begin laser hair removal (if needed).
4.Start taking a multivitamin.
5.Incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
6.Schedule your hair and makeup preview.
7.Make sure you are taking a multivitamin, also one for hair, skin and nails can really help your skin look flawless for the big day.
Make time for self-care and invest in your wellness. It is going to be a busy few months, so try to take time to recharge and find ways to relax. Create a “Wedding Wellness Plan”, whether that involves going for weekly massages or facials, doing daily meditations, going for a walk each day, whatever works for you.
Make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day, hydration is key to achieving a glowing look!
If you are going to be getting a self tan, make sure you are exfoliating or body brushing regularly and moisturizing your skin daily.
“As a certified makeup artist serving Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. metro area, Finn Mauritzen provides every client with two things: talent rooted in years of industry experience and a passion for the transformative power of natural makeup. Whether preparing a new bride for her wedding day or a corporate CEO for his/her next headshot, Finn offers on-site makeup services that feel like a holistic day at the spa. That leave clients confident in their looks.
Finn’s extensive work in health and beauty has taken her around the globe. During her time with Royal Caribbean International, she provided five-star services for Steiner Leisure Limited’s maritime spas. In Ireland, she managed a five-star spa at the exclusive Killarney Park Hotel. And in America, she managed two beauty stores for Origins and L’Occitane, and served as operations manager for a Revel Medspa in Springfield, Virginia. She has also provided talent makeup for several projects from The Great Courses, a multimedia educational publisher.
A graduate of the Esthetic Institute in Vienna, Virginia, Finn also holds diplomas in holistic therapies, diet and nutrition, stress management and more.”
I you would like to learn more about Finn and how to prepare your skin for your wedding day, You can reach her here.
Thanks for stopping. To read more tips for your wedding day head over to my on my website here.