Book your After Session Today! – Brides, an excuse to put your wedding dress on AGAIN!

November 2, 2011

Thank you for all the interest in After Session we are now all booked up until the new year!  We are taking our last set of bookings for January – April 2012.

Limited time offer of $299.  Please book by December 31, 2011.  Go ahead you deserve it!

Relive your moment together, and have the look and photography you always wanted.  Take a moment to pull our your wedding dress from your closet, and be a bride again.  Let us show you the wedding pictures you deserved.

Package Includes:

Your own private Studio
Professional makeup application
Professional hairstyling
Styling session
Professional 90 minute couples photo-shoot with guidance
20 edited images on disc
On-site stylist with touchups

After Session – Photography after your Wedding Day.

September 30, 2011

Like every bride, I spent alot on my wedding outfit.  So what to do with it after the wedding?  My husband and I had an After Session, I got to put my wedding outfit on, he put his on, and we had an amazing time, just him & I, with no wedding stress, or drama.  My makeup for the After Session was smoldering and sexy, and hair loose with lots of body.  Why not change your look, get your dress back on, and have a fun photo-shoot with your hubby.  I love my wedding photos, but I love looking through our After Session shoot – there was no schedule, no time constraint, no family.  Just him & I, we reminisced our wedding day, had a few laughs, had a few tears, and got many congratulations, as spectators watched us.  We corrected the first couple, but then just went along with being the ‘just married couple’!  My husband enjoyed the session as-well, his skin was perfected, he put on that expensive one-time-wear outfit and he was coached into some GQ poses!  All in All, he wasn’t down with us getting married every year, but he said he would do a photo-shoot – I am holding him to it!  

What does an After Session include?

You will be treated to the Ultimate SR Experience, set in our private urban-styled studio.  With makeup application, hairstyling, and a styling session.  Then you and your partner will have a 90 minute couples photo-shoot with guidance, by the talented Jesse Holland, from Jesse Holland Photography.  You will have an on-site stylist, making sure your lips are perfectly glossed, no hair is out-of-place, and your dress perfectly flowing.  You will then view your gallery of images, and choose your top 20, which will be professionally edited, and given to you on a disc.  This will give you an experience and create a memory that you and your partner will cherish for a life time.

Did you have a bad experience with your Wedding Look or Wedding Photography?

We are giving away a FREE After Session to one lucky couple complete with the Ultimate SR Experience. Write us before October 7th with a short story telling us your behind the scenes drama with your photographer, hairstylist, makeup artist, your overall wedding look & why you and your partner deserve a redo of your wedding pictures (don’t worry, we don’t want to name names and all vendor information will be kept confidential).  Please email stories to Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry.


Stay tuned to the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Facebook Page to read some juicy stories, and learn some tips of what to avoid for your wedding day!

One Year Anniversary || Anniversary Photo-Shoot || Fort Rodd Hill

July 22, 2011

Amazing at how fast a year goes by!  This weekend, my husband & I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary!   We made it!!  Everyone told us the first year is the toughest…

My brother gave a speech at our wedding, ending with ‘Cheers to Sharon & Kal – 24/7’, as we got married on the 24th of July, well the year was just that, 24/7 of each other, of-course in a good way, the best part of being married!

We did a ‘One Year Anniversary Shoot‘ with the fabulous Jesse Holland, from Jesse Holland Photography,  at Fort Rodd Hill in Victoria, BC.  We wore our wedding outfits, which still fit us, Kal’s was loose, mine took a little more work zipping up, I did the good old, ‘jump and zip’, a few times.  Which brings me to my least favorite part of being married, gaining weight!  We eat the same, which means his portions are smaller, and mine are bigger, hence, his outfit being loose, and mine barely zipping up!  Oh.. the joys of being married!

As I work with brides, I get inspired, with new ideas, new looks, which makes me want to get married all over again (to the same guy of-course), I love everything about weddings! Outfits, jewelry, makeup, hair, photo-shoots, friends, family, gatherings, and dancing….

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Dlay, here is too many many more!
Stay tuned to the blog, as I will be blogging about our wedding, soon!

Photographer Glamour Makeover || Victoria Hair & Makeup Artist

May 19, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure to work with the talented, Jessie Holland from Jesse Holland Photography.  This time instead of her taking the images, she was going to be on the other side of the lens, in a photo shoot.  Jesse, doesn’t usually wear makeup, so it was exciting to make her over!

We went with strong eyes in deep forest green shades mixed with black giving a smokey effect.  Cheeks & lips were in soft pink tones, with hair teased, in soft waves.  At the end of her style session she looked like a modern day Barbie!  Read her experience on the other side of the lens!

Her & Kevin, her husband, did an amazing job on the images, view the photo shoot.

It only gets better with age…. Anniversary On-location Hair & Makeup Artist

May 13, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry collaborated with Jesse Holland Photography & Rook + Rose Floral Design Boutique for Les & Esme’s 55th anniversary.  A beautiful couple, full of live, love and happiness after 55 years of marriage!  As the couple says ‘It only gets better with age…’.  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry arrived on-location to the Alexander Mackie Retirement Community in the Westshore.  Esme’s hair & makeup was kept soft and natural, perfecting her skin and defining her eyes.  View images from their anniversary picnic, which were published by Style Me Pretty.