This week we look back on some of our favourite mother and daughter/son sessions in the studio. From locations to studio and whatever age you are these are always such worthwhile sessions. To have a photograph of yourself and your mum, parents or significant other I just don’t think its something you will ever regret doing. So hi to all the mums out there for being such legends and get in touch if you would like to book in a mothers day session with your special person this mothers day.
The best thing I did in 2015, was this amazing shoot by Beautiful You Portrait Studio, To all my friends who contributed and organised this for my 40th, thankyou so much! Love you all! – Elle
we love hearing words like this and what a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone in life.
All images copyright Beautiful you 2016
One of the most fascinating parts of the Beautiful You Studio is that everyday we are blown away by the incredible woman who walk through our door! Meet Louise she’s awesome! Louise visited the studio for new corporate shots to use across her social media and work platforms I sat down with Louise after her session and asked her a few questions
todays blog post is today of amazing lady Clare Ryan who was in need of new head shots for work. Such an inspirational hard working woman! Ive never laughed so much during a photo shoot.. I’m actually surprised these are in focus!!! only kidding read her interview below to get a little insight into the day to day life behind the glossy pages of Scoop magazine xxxx
Q – what do you do for a job? I have many hats at Scoop Publishing so it’s really hard to explain. I’m a fashion editor, editor and stylist. I look after our health and beauty pages as well as mens and womens fashion. I’m responsible for our main cover shoot, homes and interior shoots, as well as being editor of an additional five magazines from our homes and design series.
so whats its like being a fashion editor? It’s fun, I love it. I get to discover what’s going on with our local designers, boutique owners, and amazing talented creatives – photographers, makeup artists, models etc. I love that our publication focuses on the talent in our state. I get to be creative and I really try and push Scoop’s boundaries as well as my own.
is it as glamour as everything things? Not at all. I’m still writing and organising things that I did when I first started. For our fashion shoot/cover I have to organise everything from the model and style/direction to the taping of the shoes and the food that we all eat on the day. It’s hectic, but I love it. I love the rush of an amazing shoot and holding the magazine in my hand once it’s printed.
whats the best and worst ( hardest ) thing about your job – The best part is seeing all of your hard work come together to produce a lovely publication. The worst? HA! Um, besides constant deadlines I think the hardest part is trying to come up with something original/new for the reader to see. Just when I have an idea for a shoot or an article, someone else prints it a day or so later, so I’m constantly having to rejig ideas and angles. I want to offer something fresh and original. Not copied.
how long has it been since you updates your corporate head shot? 10 years. My last headshot was taken on a friends camera before we were heading out to a lunch haha, I don’t think I even did my hair properly. We just took it in my backyard in five seconds.
how did you find having your hair and makeup done by a professional makeup artist? So much fun. It’s interesting how you look after having professional hair and makeup, it’s worth it.
how did you feel getting your portrait taken? It felt so odd having Stef take my picture because normally I’m with her watching the model get photographed. It was fun, I felt more comfortable outside the studio though and Stef was laughing just as much as I was. I just can’t be serious, as much as I try.
Where are you going to use your new images? I needed a few different options for work. Different magazines I work on have different markets, as well as freelance work that I do. I love the outside images because they really reflect who I am, but I love that we also took studio images because sometimes I have to give black and white headshots.
Clare Ryan | Editor Scoop Publishing
www.scoop.com.au to follow clare – @ryanclareyeah & www.clareryan.com
One of our favourite times of the year is Valentines Day!! But choosing what to buy someone you love can be tough! So this year we have three Gift voucher packages to help you decide how to spoil your loved one. what an amazing surprise to wake up to!! All our Valentines Day packages come with hair and makeup your photo session and a voucher to put towards your photo products. Plus a complimentary bottle of champagne!!! to get in touch email email@example.com or contact Beautiful You through our contact us page x
Meet Eve… dancer, singer, performer burlesque dancer! Eve came into the studio last month to get some gorgeous shots of herself and to tell us about her new Lingerie party business “I never do this” We had so much fun shooting Eve she has no worries at all posing and just spent the afternoon dancing around the studio. I asked her how she does it.. as most girls can get really shy once the camera is turned on them.. Eve gave this great advice.. “You just have to let yourself relax.. forget about what you look like, what you are feeling like and just continue to move… the photographer will stop you if they see a great pose. Play upto the camera like you do in the mirror!”
Here is a little bit about Eves new venture.. I Never Do This is an at home shopping/ party concept designed especially for the women of today. We offer a safe, comfortable and fun environment by bringing the shop to you. In the convenience of your own home or chosen venue, the stigma attached to purchasing adult products under normal retail circumstances is removed and replaced with a few hours of fun and relaxed entertainment with friends.
I Never Do This offers an exclusive range of lingerie, nightwear and adult products. Whether it’s a Hens Night, Couples Night, Birthday, Christmas Party, Fundraiser or just a get together, we will help you experience a very special night filled with games designed especially for you and your guests. So what are you waiting for, maybe you should try this…? https://www.facebook.com/ineverdothis Email Eve – firstname.lastname@example.org
Side note – Boudoir shoots are one of our most requested shoot session but they rarely make it onto the blog.. we believe these sessions are private sittings and intimate photos of yourself for you to share at your own discretion. We only shoot tasteful female boudoir shoots at beautiful you studio. if you are interested in a nude shoot or a couples session I can refer you to the other photographer based in our studio Janet Craig. Our Boudoir blog post are only posted with full permission by the sitter.
This gorgeous amazing wonderful smart lady Laura came into the studio to be part of our Woman of Perth exhibition. Its so exciting to meet so many woman all on their own journey, all at different stages of their lives and all have a wonderful story to tell of who they are. I feel very blessed as a photographer to be able to capture a small moment in time for you all. Stef x Some of her images below!! doesn’t this make you want to run out and pop on a red lip and feel fabulous today!
Introducing the “Beautiful Book Collection” Its not just a book its a story about who you are, a representation of a time in your life, beautiful portrait images mixed with images of your precious possessions and layer with personal stories. Its a look into your life on a really good day where you are the star of your story! Introducing five Book packages “Bride to Be” “Boudoir” “All about You” “The Girls” and “Graduation” Over the next five weeks we will be posting some example and a more in-depth look into each book. We are excited to introduce you to our new Beautiful Books! For more info contact Liliana@beautifulyoubystefking.com.au or through our contact page