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professional studio/photographer for a mature 'model' book in London, any reccomendations?

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YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 21:18:00


I am thinking about having some professional photos taken, with a good photographer, and create a book (model style iykwim) I want to avoid big busy studios and lots of people.
However I have few problems

1 - I am shy in front of strangers and hate posing
2 - My wardrobe is shit and I can't put clothes never mind accessories together so I would need to borrow stuff from someone who can help me create a look
3 - I am rubbish at styling my hair and doing my own make up so I would need someone to do it for me

4 - I don't have much money but don't mind paying a reasonable price if good results are guaranteed.

Has anyone ever done it or know who to recommend?

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 21:26:52

You hate clothes photos and people. Why are you doing this?

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 21:32:45

Thanks for your help

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 21:36:29

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sugarandspite Mon 22-Apr-13 21:36:44

I'm not quite sure what exactly is your goal for this venture - presumably not aiming to be a 'working' model due to the issues you describe.

If what you're looking for are some nice professional photos of you, how about looking at one of those 'makeover' studios. I know some of them look cheesy but I've seen a few friends do it - they will do hair, make up and styling for you and some of the results have been lovely.

It's designed to be a very confidence building experience, which may be what you're looking for?

sugarandspite Mon 22-Apr-13 21:37:47

<snigger at LadyM sorry op!>

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 21:53:34

Well, I have a very good figure, a beautiful face, interesting hair and nice angles...
What is wrong in wanting to have a few nice photos to keep and cherish?
What is wrong with wanting to have a nice experience out of my ordinary day to day?
I have lovely professional photos taken from my last term at UNI, mainly as a group and I was much younger so shyness wasn't a issue
I have 4 stunning professional photos taken on my last month of pregnancy, however, these were done in a big busy studio and it was very impersonal, the photographer was rude and didn't seem to have much experience, out of the loads of photos he took, I chose only 4 and I had a hard time choosing the 4th one tbh.

I have loads of beautiful photos of me taken by my sister and friends but I want to have a studio experience with different looks, style, make up, hair....

Geordieminx Mon 22-Apr-13 21:58:06

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YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:13:19

It is not ego. Why can't I say I am good looking? Is it a crime?

sugarandspite Mon 22-Apr-13 22:13:40

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LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:15:35

What do you do with the photos ?

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:17:00

If I was so vain and egocentric than I wouldn't have a issue with shyness and posing to strangers
Jezzzzzz what is this site becoming?
Yes I have good looks but other areas in my life are shit
Do you feel better now?

BallerinaZeena Mon 22-Apr-13 22:19:05

There's this really amazing website that you can find stuff on: Google

Photographic studios are ten a penny!

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:21:18

Don't ! I just got shirty about someone saying on s and b
"I want a bikini. Any type" basically.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:22:15

ah I see now, the problem is also that I haven't said thank you to sugarandspite ....
Well i didn't realise the conversation was finished and the thread closed...

Geordieminx Mon 22-Apr-13 22:22:48

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LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:24:11

Don't forget the stunning photos.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:25:07

And loads of beautiful photos.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:25:17

I know google, I have heard of it before.
I thought I would get some recommendations here from people that used the service I am looking for
I didn't think for a minute this question would cause such reaction tbh
I thought Style&Beauty was different than AIBU

BallerinaZeena Mon 22-Apr-13 22:25:34

And loads of beautiful photos.

Go on, stick a pic up so we can witness the fitness.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:26:25

Lol at witness

BallerinaZeena Mon 22-Apr-13 22:27:31

I know some photographers but not studios.

Still wanna see a photo.

HorribleHaircut Mon 22-Apr-13 22:27:51

ROAR at this thread.

Just have someone whip out their instamatic. Make sure you bung a pot of vaseline over the lens.

PS are you samantha brick?

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:29:38

But isn't about being good looking, really
It is about having a good figure, beautiful face, angles, unusual hair, really, I think it would be fun and a good photographer would be able to take interesting photos...the non professional ones are nice. Well at least in my opinion.
Whatever people, sorry for wasting your time, really, I didn't come here for this.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:30:23

Please one of those awful makeover ones with towel revealing bare ft shoulders. Pearls. And looking dolefully up

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