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3 Tips For Getting Professional Hair and Makeup For Your Senior Photo Session

January 31, 2022

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We love offering professional makeup and hairstyling for all our senior clients on their special day as it really allows them to feel calm because their face is in professional hands! It also takes the stress of having to do it yourself or finding someone to do it for you. Who better to create your look than a makeup artist & hair stylist!?

The makeup artist I work with on almost all of my senior sessions is Gaby with Gaby Makeup Artistry. She has been a professional hair and makeup artist for 13+ years and is based in Oklahoma City. She is amazing and all my senior girls love her! She truly knows how to make you feel relaxed and enjoy being pampered. She walks you through the whole process and ensures you are thrilled with the results. No need to worry, you will still look like you!

Here’s a few quick tips to use when you’re in the glam chair that make your session day with us even better:

1. Trust your artist. Remaining calm and steady when products are being applied near your eyes is crucial. Twitching and squirming often causes errors. When you seem confident and collected it helps the artist focus on the task to ensure a stunning finish. I have seen several girls be so nervous before false eyelashes are applied. Gaby walks you through the process and once she is finished all the girls talk about how much easier it was than they anticipated.

2. Do not take your cell phone with you into the makeup chair! Looking down at your phone throughout the session can actually create mistakes if your makeup artist needs you to be looking in a different direction for makeup application. It can also prolong your makeup session if your artist must continuously ask you to pull your head up to apply makeup. It’s also a huge temptation to look at yourself when your cell phone is in your hand. I always love to see my senior girl’s reactions at the very end when they see themselves completely camera ready for the first time.

3. Do not apply any makeup over your artist’s work. If you apply powder, concealer, foundation, blush, etc. over the makeup, you can actually ruin the makeup job. If you’re worried about acne, dark circles, etc., let your photographer take care of that in Photoshop! Just let us know about any issues you may have.

I only hire the best makeup artist to work with my senior photo clients. Trust them and myself to have you picture perfect ready when we head out for your senior portrait session.


Are you ready for your VIP senior session treatment?!? Book your session today by filling out our contact form on the website! We’ll send your our senior magazine and get your session date scheduled!


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Brandi Price Photography specializes in professional senior portraits and is conveniently located in OKC. My seniors come to me from Choctaw, Edmond, Moore, Norman, Yukon, Enid, and surrounding areas.

Brandi Price Photography is now booking Senior Portrait Sessions for the Class of 2022 for January-May.

Email me at brandi@brandipricephotography.com or call me at 405-255-4757 to discuss and book your custom senior session today!

I would absolutely LOVE to photograph YOU for your senior portraits!

  1. Susan says:

    Great tips for working with a Hair and Makeup Stylist for Senior Portraits. Having a Professional Stylist makes such a huge difference!

    • Brandi Price says:

      It definitely makes a huge difference and can take so much stress out of the day for the senior and their mom!

  2. Andrea says:

    How nice for your clients to receive these beauty tips from their photographer. It is super important to feel beautiful for photo taking and to be confident in the professional you hired. Earning this trust makes you the best senior photographer Brandi!

  3. Jodi Major says:

    These are wonderful tips for anyone preparing for professional makeup. Thanks for sharing for your clients

  4. Adding professional hair and makeup to your senior portrait session is such a great way to get that added boost of confidence! These tips are perfect to help prepare seniors for their photo shoot!

  5. kelleen hite says:

    I love these tips so much! having hair and makeup done for your senior session is such and amazing way to make your day even more special, and reduce stress!

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Brandi Price Photography is located in Oklahoma City. Brandi Price is a Premier Senior Photographer, specializing in custom, unique Senior Portraits. Brandi Price is a Professional Photographer that serves Oklahoma City, Edmond, Moore, Norman, and surrounding areas.