What goes on in one of my makeover portrait sessions?
I was talking to a client today and she noted that the reason she chose me is because as she browsed through my website, she could tell I had a great connection with the people I photographed. I said that I have to gel with the person in front of my camera, or it just wouldn’t work. They wouldn’t get the best images they were hoping for, and I wouldn’t have fun. I love what I do as I really enjoy creating something my clients love, and can be proud of.
This is why I always meet my prospective clients, via Zoom or in person, before I take them through a makeover experience. I like to get to know why they are wanting a portrait session, what outcome they expect, and get to know them a little. 9 times out of 10 when they leave, we’re hugging and saying “see ya soon”, like old friends.
That’s the connection that makes a great photo!
But, now back to how the process works..
On the day of your amazing transforming photo session, you’ll arrive into my boutique nerang studio, there’ll be music playing, a faint smell of calming oils diffused, and a fun vibe!
First, you’ll meet my team, and we go through the clothes you have brought along, or what we have selected from the studio wardrobe, and finalise all your outfits.
From there, you’re in the hands our very experienced makeup artist/ hairstylist ready to transform you and highlight the best of you! She will talk to you about how you like your makeup, and the way you like your hair styled. We will both be there to help out if you have no idea what you are after, we all want you to look and feel your best.
Now it’s time to kick back a little and be pampered, I’ll make tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate/ champers to help you with the full experience. When was the last time you had your hair and makeup professionally done??
The next step in this experience is the PHOTO SHOOT
Throughout the photo session, my 2 and a half decades of experience will show, as I guide you through a fun and relaxed session, to bring out the best version of you!
I will be fully directing and posing you so you’ll never feel awkward or unsure. There might be some fanning of your hair too – you’ll really feel like you’re in a vogue photo shoot. I have some insider knowledge of creative lighting to light up certain angles, and hide others, we all need this ladies!!
There will be laughs, really bad jokes from me, and so much fun.. You will leave wondering why this took you so long to finally do!
All of these elements will come together to bring the best version of you into the spotlight and create magic! You are going to wow yourself when you see the shots on the back of the camera, I won’t show you all of them, just enough to get your confidence boosted for an amazing photo shoot.
Once the session is finished, we pack up, laugh some more and make a time for you to come back, check out your gorgeous self, and choose which images you want to take home.
It’s going to be so much fun! I look forward to meeting you to take the most beautiful photos of you that you’ve ever seen.