If your children are going to play dress up, let them play dress up!! These portraits are from a 2016 and 2017 collaboration with Wink Hair + Makeup out of Raleigh,NC. Kristi was the makeup artist for both shoots and Amy did hair styling and flower design for the 2016 look. The ladies of Wink are magicians with makeup and hair. With out their expertise this shoot would have never gotten of the ground.

     I was originally inspired to do this shoot with my daughters after seeing a portrait hanging in a house by a Wilmington artist who’s name has escaped me. The hardest aspect about this shoot was not knowing how well my daughters would sit still for the hair and makeup, this being their first shoot. The Wink team made it a breeze and my daughters had a fun time. Once the make up was done the chore became to make sure they didn’t lick the make up off.

What I enjoyed the most about this series is watching my daughter get use to the make up process and then seeing themselves as the sugar skull for the first time. I will post in my blog one of the videos of my three year old getting her make up done.

Flowers donated by: North Raleigh Florist

(I let the flowers die some to achieve the desired look)