Photographed by Becky Ryan Photography http://www.beckyryanphotography.co.uk
Hair by Pin Up Curl http://pinupcurl.co.uk
Make up by The Vintage Beauty Parlour http://www.bethanyjanedavies.com/the-vintage-beauty-parlour
Vintage Boudoir make over shoot event review at 1960’s apartment in Nottinghamshire.
As my sister’s car drew to a halt outside the shoot location It seemed we had been transported to a different era. A truly glorious sunny day which meant sunlight streamed through the glass walls revealing 60’s fixtures and fittings inside the apartment building.
The anxiety I had been experiencing started to fade as I glimpsed movement in the upstairs window. Nervous excitement gripped on me as I noticed ladies being pampered by the hair and make up team.
The Lovely lady who owned the house greeted me at the door. She was warm and welcoming as she guided me into the house. Interestingly she told me how companies such as M&S tkmaxx and celebrities such as the Hoff have hired out her apartment for shoots.
What surrounded me can only be described as reminiscent of an American film set, I think most people entering this house would think the same.
This style is not to everyone’s taste, but it is defiantly mine and perfect for a make over shoot. The location is themed and assists in enabling you to take on a role and forget who you are for a while. It has a vintage feel, something so very different to the present day and drenched in stories of the past.
Never one to miss an opportunity to promote my work, I chose one of my favourite creations to model, a 50’s style navy and cream striped dress. It has an upcycled faux pearl collar which I have hand sewn onto the neck line and I always feel great wearing this outfit.
The hair stylist was lovely, amusing and chatted away, working quickly, displaying her obvious skill.
She also had for us to view handmade flower hair pieces for us to model and or buy.
The make up artist had a calming presence putting me (and I don’t usually like wearing make up) at ease in her care.
This may sound odd to most but it had been the first time I have worn foundation, eye make up and lipstick all at once without my face feeling ‘heavy’.
I now have a new love for false eyelashes too!
There were 8 women taking part in the shoot and we were all scheduled to spend time with the photographer after we had finished with hair and make up.
Becky, the photographer is effortlessly professional and naturally talented at her craft. Knowing how to capture your best features. I instantly felt at ease, listening to her guidance for poses, which reminded me of the times when I have to direct my model’s when teaching life drawing.
My favourite feature are my freckles, passed down from my nan and I like to think they hold all my hidden attributes to my connections in Asia and the secrets of my heritage. I am pleased to say the make up artist went back after adding foundation to expose them again. This is the main reason I don’t wear foundation.
To me, my freckles sparkled in the pictures taken and it has given me confidence in the way I look, something I thought I had lost.
The experience was even more pleasant than I had expected it to be and it is now firmly etched into my happy memory bank. I can strongly recommend that you email hellobeckyryan.co.uk to express interest and to find out more information for the next makeover shoot.