My birthday!

Birthday’s are a big deal in our family. We all have a birthday month, but we really have fun celebrating birthday week. For my birthday this year, Craig and I decided to get dressed up and go out for a nice, quiet dinner. We haven’t really had time to do anything together like this since Evan was born almost two years ago. I’m pretty sure that this is my favorite photo of us of all time.

My actual birthday was Friday, September 11th and I thought it would be fun to get my hair and make-up done to celebrate turning 35.

I had no idea that it was going to be so much fun!!! I had my hair done in the morning, and then the fabulously talented Lisa Johnson from Kiss and Make-up came to our home to complete my look.

When Lisa arrived, I told her that I only have one theory when it comes to make-up: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH! I often hear brides tell make-up artists that they don’t want a lot of make-up, they wish to look natural, etc. But here’s the thing: I know what I look like naturally, and it sucks, so bring it on! When done properly, the transformation is amazing.

Since we were going to be all done up, I thought we definitely needed some pictures. My friend Michelle (new assistant, has been shooting with us quite a bit lately) was gracious enough to snap a few photos.

Here is my husband unzipping my dress, I love it.

And here he is zipping it back up. Fun.

Craig captured this close-up, he loves these kind of images. And yes, when contemplating make-up, go for the lashes!

I cannot thank Michelle enough for taking these pictures, my wonderful husband and I are so rarely in photos together.

I think that this images shows our close, sexy, intimate relationship. We have the best marriage and truly couldn’t be happier (and I think our love for each other and our marriage shows in the images I create for my clients).

I can’t even explain how much fun I had, I felt like a million bucks!

I know that this isn’t reality, and that it took of team to make me feel so fabulous, but I love fantasy and recommend this kind of pampering to everyone.

Brides, please, call Lisa and schedule your trial and reserve your wedding date. Professional make-up looks amazing in photographs. You can catch up with Lisa on Facebook, or contact her via her website:

  • Tina

    WOAH hello there hottie!!! You look absolutely stunning! And I am in loooove with that first image. Amazing. Before I even read anything you wrote I thought "woah love the make-up!". Happy Birthday!!!

  • Pierce Productions

    What a fun present for yourself (and for your kids to enjoy the photos as they get older too!) You look phenomenal and the images are amazing!!! LOVE it!

  • Christina Montemurro

    Well, no question, you look absolutely amazing, but I don't think you give everyday Heather enough credit. You are always gorgeous!

  • These photos are amazing, I absolutely LOVE your dress! I have been trying to find a new dress for the passed week and this is the exact look im trying find 🙂

    Happy belated birthday.
    You look amazing 🙂


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