Hello again! If you are just landing here my name is Sarah-Jane. I’m an award-winning photographer, hair and makeup artist. I have been servicing high-end weddings from Byron Bay to Brisbane and overseas for the past 10 years! Jacqui pictured on hair as been our Lead Hair Stylist for 7+ years. We are supported by a talented team of stylists for any size booking from Brisbane to Byron Bay.
You will find that 90% of our photography work on @lady_bella_australia and @luxeelopements_byronbay features our hair and makeup work! We try not to confuse people on social media and list vendor credits underneath the image. I am often busy and forget to take behind the scenes of hair and makeup looks – but I am working on it – so keep an eye out on our Stories!
I have a background in the Fashion industry and as a professional photographer myself, I bring this unique perspective to my styling. We have mastered the natural glam look so you will be transformed into the best version of yourself in person and on camera. This is so important for outdoor ceremonies! I’ts 10 years experience working with hundreds of “Boho Brides” in Byron Bay and labels like Billabong, Cotton ON Body who want “Natural”.
Being multi-skilled has so many benefits:
- Easy to schedule trials with Sarah-Jane
- One glam squad by your side all-day
- Free touchups after tears, humidity or wind
- Why not have a second “look” to match your reception dress?
- A team who really understand how to make you look camera-ready AND natural in person
- We generally start 8.30-9am so you can be rested and enjoy your morning (no 5am call times!)
We don’t believe one brand is best from foundation to eyeliner. We use a range of cruelty-free brands from around the world. Technology is rapidly changing and so is out kits. A few of our favourite brands include Estee Lauder, Eyes of Horus, White Sands, Model Rock and Benefit.
We aim for youthful, glowing skin, polished brows and false lashes that enhance you’re beautiful, not distract from it. The rest we customise to suit your features, style and taste.
Wedding Day Timelines
Wedding mornings are CRAZY. We often spend more time calming anxious brides and problem-solving in a high-pressure situation, then doing our craft 😉 But that’s the fun of it!
Experience is key. You need a team that can execute camera ready, long-lasting hair and makeup artistry within a reasonable timeframe. We want you to look like the best version of yourself, in person and on camera.
Timings are essential for a calm and fun wedding date. If your day starts stressful it will likely snowball. The brilliant thing about Lady Bella team is we have fine-tuned the art of wedding day timelines to effectively deliver Hair, Makeup and Photography packages. This means, even if you only book us for Hair and Makeup you will benefit from our experience.
On average we start around 8.30-9 am for 6-8 x Ladies ready by 1 pm for a 3 pm ceremony.
We recommend being ready 2hrs before your ceremony. This gives you an hour to get dressed (Bridesmaids take FOREVER haha), allow for any hectic and enjoy some champagne. Then you have an hour for portraits and travel to your ceremony. We will work with you on your timeline and happy to customise it.
Hair and Makeup trials are performed in our Tweed Coast Studio on Monday -Thursday. Allow 2 hours to trial multiple looks. Sarah-Jane will photograph each look professionally and on your phone. You will receive an online gallery with the images to decide on your favorite. It’s amazing how a subtle change can transform the look – you can really see it on camera and share it with loved ones. Hair and Makeup trials are $220. We often run specials with Photography, Hair and Makeup packages – Free Trial + Engagement session valued at $600! Email to find out more information.