Not Your Mama’s Maternity Session: Dark & Sultry Makeup

If I’m honest, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the concept for this styled shoot because I have become so accustomed to descriptions like “light”, “airy”, “soft”, “pretty”, & “romantic” when being briefed on the look & feel for 99.9999% of all maternity sessions. So while I was excited to do something new, Breanna (Blooming Images) had to really coax me along; “A little darker lipstick, Christy… come on… daaaaarker”. & boy, am I thrilled with the results! I love it & I love that it is different than what I’ve always done for maternity photos. As for hair, I wanted to showcase the makeup, the florals by Stephanie Yardman, & Cameron’s gorgeous face, so I decided to put her hair up high & leave it sort of casual & effortless.

Photos by Blooming Images

Florals by Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

Makeup & Hair by C. Johnson Makeup

Thank you to this beautiful mama; Cameron Storie

Located in Northern New Mexico

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Ultra-Elegant Bridal Hair & Makeup

For this photo shoot I paired bold, elegant makeup with classic, romantic hair. I wanted to make sure that Emily’s makeup was noticeable enough to stand up to the beauty of the landscape & the bright, outdoor lighting. Then, I selected the hairstyle with her gorgeous hair in mind. I wanted to simultaneously emphasize the beauty of Emily’s hair while allowing it to flow softly in the gentle breezes of our lovely New Mexico landscape. I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I do & maybe this hair & makeup will give you a little inspiration for your own wedding day or photo session. 🙂

Hair & Makeup: C. Johnson Makeup

Venue: Paa-ko Ridge Golf Course & Event Center

Photography: Emily Joanne Weddings

Flowers: Floriography Flowers

Model: Emily Tafoya

Real Wedding: Historic Santa Fe Hotel

Last month, C. Johnson Makeup provided makeup & hair at a gorgeous wedding in Santa Fe, NM at the Historic Hotel La Fonda on the Plaza. 

Emily Joanne Photography provided these incredible images to capture how exquisite the bride looked in this gorgeous setting.

The September weather couldn’t have been more perfect – from prep to final touches on hair & makeup this was one of our most memorable weddings & we’re so excited to share these images.

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Emily Joanne Photography perfectly captured this gorgeous setting & the AMAZING dress.

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We loved this perfect shot of our bridal hair & makeup.

One of the most unique & creative bridal portraits we’ve seen.

 

A gorgeous capture of our makeup on this stunning bride.

A gorgeous capture of our makeup on this stunning bride.

 

We love our real weddings & are happy to travel across New Mexico & beyond to serve our clients on their loveliest days. Please call or email for your upcoming event. (505)715-9490 or christy@cjohnsonmakeup.com. Please visit us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cjohnsonmakeup or online at http://www.cjohnsonmakeup.com

Ethereal Hair & Makeup for Portraits

This week, I had the pleasure of doing Hannah’s hair, makeup, & portraits.

 

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Getting ready for portraits. Professional Hair & Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Albuquerque, NM

Hannah B. Professional hair & makeup by C. Johnson Makeup, Albuquerque, NM.

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Hair & Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup, Albuquerque NM

Photos by Christy Johnson

For inquiries please visit http://www.cjohnsonmakeup.com

Bridal Makeup: Moroccan-Themed Wedding.

Bridal Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Gown by Bridal Elegance by Darlene. Flowers by Flowers and More. Styling by Sealed with a Kiss, LLC. Photography by K. Mari Photography

 Photography by K. Mari Photography

Bridal Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup.

Bridal Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup.

Place Cards, Menus, Table Numbers, Invitations, Etc... by Funky Olive Design Co.

Located at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bridal Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bridal Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Styled by Sealed with a Kiss, LLC.

Styled by Sealed with a Kiss, LLC.

 

Gown by Bridal Elegance by Darlene

Gown by Bridal Elegance by Darlene

Flowers by Flowers and More
Venue: Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jewelry from Chloe and Isabel/ Representative Heather Garrison
Models: Heather & Eric Garrison
Stationary, Menus, Invitations, Etc…: Funky Olive Design
Vintage/Moroccan Props: The Antique Co-Op

C. Johnson Makeup has been Featured on EvokingYou.com

We have wonderful news!

Christy from C. Johnson Makeup was recently featured on EvokingYou as a guest writer.

Check out our article Professional Makeup Tips for Photography to learn the best techniques for highlighting your natural beauty for a photograph.

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Photo by S. Strine Photography

 

Here’s a before & after sneak peek image from the article:

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Photo by S. Strine Photography

 

Click here to read the full article.

Thank you to the wonderfully talented Stephanie of S. Strine Photography for the accompanying photos.

Makeup  & hairstyling by Christy of C. Johnson Makeup.