• Philip Brett King

What is a professional makeover?

The Clothes Show - 1985
The Clothes Show - 1985

The phrase Professional makeover gets used in a lot of places and brings to mind TV shows like 'What not to wear' with Trinny & Susanna, 'getting naked' with Gok Wan and even Jeff Banks (can you remember 'The Clothes Show'?).

In the context of my Magazine Style Photoshoot, we look at everything from the clothes that compliment your colouring and body type, the hairstyle and makeup that accentuates your natural beauty and then there's the expression, connection and storytelling that sets your photographs apart from all those you have ever seen. Let's start with the clothes…


Trinny and Susannah - What Not To Wear
Trinny and Susannah - What Not To Wear

On our second consultation ( after we have established why who and when in consultation One) we will look at what clothes you already have and see what works there. Then we would look at your body shape and see what you would look good in (from a photographic perspective) and if you don’t have many outfits we will look at how we can borrow, hire or buy the outfits.

Remember that what you wear will affect your mood and even your personality depending on how it makes you feel which will show in your final images. So if you are in your office wear or business suit the air of authority and professionalism will show through and as a complete opposite, if you were to wear figure-hugging lycra that showed off your amazing curves and we did some Supermodel posing, your personality would be very different indeed :)

Hair and makeup

Pinterest Mood Board
Pinterest Mood Board

The session includes professional hair and makeup for up to 2 people.

So, you need to decide first who that could be, either your mum, sister, partner or whoever and then secondly how you would like to be styled.

I usually ask my clients to create a mood board from magazines or nowadays they use Pinterest to gather images of style they like or to try something daring they have not tried before.

(you can see some examples in my free makeup guide - link in bio).

Of course, you don’t have to be photographed with anyone. We can focus all our attention on you and create whatever style your heart desires.


Ageless Beauty
Ageless Beauty

Once we have all worked together to make you look absolutely fabulous, it is then my turn to direct you through a series of poses to relax you and get you feeling confident engaging your body language and expression into the image. I have many different backdrops, props and lights to help create classic styles from black and white to contemporary Hollywood glossy magazine portraits.

The only thing I need to know is 'How would you like to be photographed'?

I would love to know.

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