Maternity Makeup Artist

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. Now I’m sure most moms out there could agree, that being pregnant is possibly one of the most trying and definitely most uncomfortable experiences of your life. Although, in the same breath, also one of the most important and magical moments that lives with you long after you’ve given birth.

Maternity shoots have been around for many years, but are becoming more of a trend, especially for first-time mommies, as a way to announce the baby’s gender, a visual way to express a grand adventure is about to begin, or just for memorable moments in a baby album. New parents want to capture the last stages of the ‘baby bump’ as a symbol of a new family beginning.

Pregnant women are often said to have a ‘glow’ about them, but most don’t even realise they have it, because not only are they growing a human, but they’re also tired, restless and just fed-up of feeling swollen. This is where I come in - Artistry By Ashleigh is a makeup artist based in Johannesburg South Africa, who can help enhance and define that glow with soft and natural makeup. Focusing on dewy highlights, pastel colours, subtle contouring and the perfect lip shade to finish off any chosen outfit.

So whether you’re a first-time mom, who feels like a little pick-me-up, or a sleep-deprived mom of two, with another on the way, Artistry By Ashleigh will promise to give you a renewed look through makeup, so even though you may not feel yourself, you will definitely look like the best version of yourself.

There’s no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one – Jill Churchill

So if you're looking for someone to do maternity makeup for your shoot, Artistry By Ashleigh is here to help. Artistry By Ashleigh also specialises in boudoir makeup and bridal makeup