• Philip Brett King

The Magazine Portrait Experience

So since the launch of my blog, I have had a few messages from people wondering what my magazine style photography experience feels like. I decided to reach out to my most recent client, Ms Sherwood (@rubymarie.a) , to get a few words on her experience of her shoot.

Meet Ms Sherwood ~

I was contacted by Phil via my website, he was very friendly, approachable and after explaining to me about his shoot experience I was eager to work with him and had a lot of interest in his project.

After discussing his project in more detail and having our consultation regarding the shoot, the date was booked!

The process of finding the studio was very clear and easy to access, Phil was even on hand to give me directions to the location over the phone and he even assisted me from my car to the studio, which was such a warm and welcoming gesture.

Once we got inside his studio, I was introduced to the hair and makeup artists that were included within the shoot experience, they were busy preparing their equipment to complete the desired looks we had discussed within my consultation with Phil. While the ladies were setting up, Phil showed me around his studio and we chatted about the different styles we were going to shoot over some complimentary food and drinks.

This introduction made me feel so at ease and took away all the pre-nerves I had before the shoot.

For the shoot itself, we had two different styles planned, one was natural vanity fair inspired while the other was glamour themed. The hair and makeup artists were so professional and I was so pleased with the results from both looks. Within minutes they were able to change my look from natural to glamour.

The results were amazing!

Once hair and makeup were done, it was time to get in front of the camera. I am not a professional model by any means but Phil make me feel very comfortable, he guided me through posing and overall gave me clear directions to get the best results from our shoot.

It was clear to see throughout the shoot Phils passion for his photography and for creating a comforting relationship between himself and his client.

Once the shoot was complete and Phil had completed his editing, I was able to select my favourite photos from both photoshoots. I was so happy to receive my prints and was over the moon by the quality of them.

I couldn't wait to show my friends and family my prints after talking to them about my experience, they absolutely loved the final results just as much as I did.

I really enjoyed the whole experience with Phil and I look forward to working with him again in the future.

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