Once a month, I will post an interview from one of my preferred wedding vendors!  These will feature people, companies and organizations I love to work with on wedding days and I’m sure you would too!  The spotlights will serve to be my personal endorsement and they will receive my personal recommendation for being professional, providing a great service or product AND outstanding customer service!  These things are all an important priority to me in the way I operate and run Ata-Girl Photography Co.  In fact, those things are an absolute necessity!  I love it when fellow industry professionals share these same business practices and standards.

Without any further adieu, I would like to introduce The Look by Dora Vera.

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Wedding Day Makeup

1. How long have you been a makeup artist?

I’ve been in the industry for about a little over two years. 

2. What got you interested in starting your business?

While getting my degree in Criminal Justice, I came to a point where I was not passionate about the road I was taking. I have always had a true passion and interest for the artistry of makeup so I decided to become a professional airbrush makeup artist. 🙂 

3. What do you feel sets you apart from other makeup artists in the wedding industry?

The relationships I build with my brides are very unique. I am a big people person so meeting new brides is exciting because I see them at least three time before their wedding. As this time passes, my brides trust me more and more. They know that on their wedding day getting their makeup done right will be one less thing to worry about. 

4. What kind of makeup did/would you use in your own wedding?  Would you still make the same choice now if you were getting married today?

I have not yet been married but I will DEFINITELY be using airbrush foundation, it’s AMAZING! It has an 18-hour wear and looks flawless. More importantly, it feels like you have nothing on. I will not have to worry about my makeup running especially if it’s an outdoor wedding!

5. What do you enjoy most about working in the wedding industry?

I enjoy doing makeup the most! Honestly, I love everything about it. It amazes me that every women has different features. Enhancing those features separates everyone’s look to something more personal.  This is why I like to show my clients how to properly apply their makeup so that they can also create that “no makeup” makeup look. 

6. When meeting with brides who don’t know much about wedding day makeup, what is the biggest tip you find yourself giving them?

I try and pass on the education that I have about airbrush foundation. In doing this, the brides see why going the airbrush route for their makeup is the best choice for their wedding day. If you want something that makes you feel glamorous but the end result still looks like you, airbrush foundation is what you have to get on the day of your wedding. 

7. What current trend in professionally applied makeup do you personally like the most?

I have to say I have two. Two trends in bridal makeup right now are either going with a thicker liner on the top lid and a more natural lip or going with a vibrant color on the lips and light on the eyes. I love my winged liner so I like that it’s now becoming trendy with the bridal makeup as well. I know most brides aren’t used to a bold lip color; trust your makeup artist to choose a color that will complement you perfectly but still be a little outside of what you would normally wear for an calmer yet edgy look.

8. Any fun-facts that we should really know that would contribute even more to your coolness? 

I get really excited going into every consultation! I take pride in creating a distinct look for each of my brides. I really love what I do and wouldn’t have it any other way.  

Dora can be contacted at: The Look by Dora Vera in San Antonio, TX at 210.723.5793 or on Facebook.


san antonio senior portrait photographers ata-girl photography since 2010I am a San Antonio-based wedding and senior photographer who started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. As one of the up-and-coming San Antonio wedding photographers, I am also available to shoot in Austin, Houston and Dallas and the surrounding areas. I am also available for destination weddings worldwide. Ata-Girl Photography Co. offers an amazing wedding photography service that you won’t soon forget.  As a professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide you the absolute best photography experience.

I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling, reading, and listening to Elvis!

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