Do you feel icky when it comes to navigating uncomfortable conversations around what to pay them?
Maybe you have hired a makeup artist and been a little disappointed with the outcome?
It's got to be said first, that I myself have felt all of these and so much more when it comes to working with makeup artists.
But it also has to be said that every one of the situations above could have been avoided if I was armed with the right information and felt more comfortable talking professional to professional instead of getting weird about having what I believed to be uncomfortable conversations!
Hiring makeup artists can be the best decision you will make when it comes to creating your Personal Brand Experiences for your clients.
But it also can come with some pitfalls, if (like I used to be) you are uncomfortable with confrontation of any kind.
Of course when you hire a professional, you have decided to work with them because they are an expert at what they do right?
But it can be hard at the same time to ask another professional for what you want.
You don't want to be seen as interfering or bossy, but you also know what you want to photograph (and edit) too, and you are most likely closer to your clients than they are when they arrive on your shoot.
All of the makeup artists I work with now are actually good friends of mine, and I know this is because we enjoy the process of working together because everything is out on the table and fair for both sides.
And if hiring a MUA is a bit of a tricky subject for you right now, I want to help you to overcome this so you too can enjoy great working relationships with people who can become an integral part of your team and experience!