When going into shoots like these I like to remember what my ultimate goal is. It’s not to give someone photos of themselves that they don’t recognize cause.. that can happen. When getting makeup and hair professionally done it’s good to think ahead. What is the ultimate goal of the photos? If you want a professional headshot then yes keep it as close as possible to your everyday look. But with glamour photography you just have to have fun with it girls! Do something different. A good makeup artist can give you fab new look, make your hair big etc. It’s all about letting those inhibitions drop and having a good time. Try going for va va voom.. think old-style Hollywood, maybe a celebrity you admire..have fun with it!
Just so you know I have never been a girly girl! I am not someone who wears a ton of make-up and usually I spend no longer than 5 minutes on my hair and yeah, usually it shows. However, even growing up as a tomboy I remember there were days when I would break into my mom’s makeup and go crazy with all the colors, shimmers and shades. I would get all dolled up whilst being giggly and silly and put on a fancy outfit, wrap myself in silks, find my mom’s heels and then parade and dance about the house. Yes it was fun, and in some funny way very much a boost of self-confidence. I felt feminine and strong. I think there are very few women who can deny that looking at a beautiful photo of themselves is not morale boosting. So when a woman walks through my studio doors she is always beautiful, make-up or not. My work through glamour photography is to give her that same experience I had as a little girl. Getting dressed up, feeling beautiful, feminine and self-confident all whilst having a fun time! That’s all I want to do. Then being posed and having your hair swirl around you by a fan, with strobe lights popping and then finally seeing those gorgeous photos is all part of the experience. So that’s what glamour photography is about for me — an experience.
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