As an artist and person, I value attention to detail, organization, honesty, respect, creativity, cleanliness in all aspects of my job, kindness, fun, love and of course finding beauty in everything! I also love nature, eating well and taking care of oneself (with of course good coffee, chocolate and wine involved because it is part of a healthy diet), large varieties of music, great movies and theater, Netflix nights (Parks and Rec, any period pieces, and Marvel to name some of my faves) and beautiful sunny days which I wish for all my brides to have on their wedding day!
Overall, the relationships I build with my clients are timeless and I truly enjoy enabling everyone I am fortunate enough to work with to feel beautiful, confident, comfortable, and and feeling like an enhanced version of themselves with their looks. I hope that gives you an idea of who I am and why I do what I do :)
I also love to collaborate with fellow artists on various projects, so if you are concocting something amazing up in your mind, feel free to reach out!
Please contact me, as I would love to create with you!
Renée has been published in:
Utterly Engaged - Vintage and Romantic Boudoir
Gay Weddings Magazine - pg 111 - 117
Wedding Chicks - A Taste of France
Style Me Pretty - Brooklyn Wedding Fashion Photo Shoot
Atlanta Sports & Fitness Magazine
Atlanta Bachelor Magazine
There are few things in life that I love more than seeing someone genuinely happy and content, while his/her unique and truthful energy radiates from the inside. This is true beauty, and this is precisely what I aim to accomplish in my work: A unique, beautiful, honest representation of oneself. Whether it be on your wedding day, in a headshot, or on a screen, the true you is beautiful, and it deserves to shine :)
Me and My Story
I am Renée, owner and lead artist for Renee Locher Makeup and Hair. I began my journey with makeup and hair beginning with doing all my fellow dancer friends’ (in my dance company I was a part of) makeup and hair for shows and competitions. I then realized I loved the art, and when I graduated high school, I began working in salons as a hairstylist. Soon after, I found myself working on sets of all kind, doing makeup and hair for actors and models in commercial and film work. Because of my involvement in the performing industry already, being an actor, dancer, and singer, I understood being on both sides of the camera and all aspects of what it takes to make a great product. I just loved working on set and helping to create a beautiful piece of art!
After spending some time in Atlanta working in the industry, I decided to move to New York City for a change and a challenge. There I continued to explore, learn, grow and develop my crafts. During this time I also began my involvement in weddings, which I am very passionate about, as they are so fun and exciting! Being able to help women feel so beautiful on the biggest day is so important, and it warms my heart to see my brides so happy with their makeup and hair and how everything has come together :)
Now having been in Atlanta again for a few years, my weekends are consistently filled with weddings, and weeks with many other types of shoots. I love my clients. and love helping them to bring out their inner beauty and let it shine :)
I love my brides, and feel that I am so lucky and grateful to have the sweetest ones!! I truly love hearing my bride's’ ideas for their perfect day, what they consider important, how they want to look, and just getting to know them in general :)
I as an artist, know how important your wedding day is, and having gotten married recently myself, I can understand everything you are going through! I want to enable you to be confident in your chosen look for your big day, and excited for it! I know how stressful it can be planning your wedding, so I aim to take the stress away. I have a very talented and awesome team of artists I bring with me if needed to make sure all services are taken care of and so you and your friends and family can relax and be pampered. We also schedule your makeup and hair consultation way in advance of your big day, so you can feel calm, and great about your looks. My team and I love to have fun too, so bring it on!
Other types of shoots:
I like to apply my expertise acquired through working in different sides of the industry in both Atlanta and New York City, to cultivate the perfect look for you in any type of shoot you are a part of. Headshots for actors, models, engagement photos, boudoir sessions, maternity and newborn sessions, commercials, film, you name it... I know how all of these types of shoots work and I have you covered!