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Just for the heck of it...

Written by on July 30th, 2013.      0 comments

Ok so here's a bit of an experiment... Lately I've been doing some before and afters. You know, you turn up here completely make-up less, I take a photo of you looking like you've just gotten out of bed, and then Lucy Harvey works her hair and makeup magic and transforms you into a supermodel!

But sometimes it's not possible to get your hair and makeup done, and it's not just getting this done that helps you look your best.

A good photographer helps.  Actually a good photographer is everything. You can have the most awesome hair and makeup team but if your photographer doesn't know what they are doing, you may as well be smeared in Marmite.

So I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if I showed you the before and after of someone who turns up at my house, completely unaware that I was going to do this.

I wanted to show that in the left image of both girls, they are standing dead on to the camera, in unflattering poses and that a lot can be achieved by flattering posing, lighting, and a little bit of editing!

Here's Fleur, who turned up for her baby Neave's one year Baby Grow Programme.
Fleur Hyslop-260 600 wide
And this is my beautiful friend, Leanne.  She is really bubbly and smiley and the middle shot is just "her" so we had a bit of an experiement with her more serious side (after the giggling subsided).
Leanne Chambers-3 600 wide

So anyway my point.... Yes, it's great to be able to have your hair and makeup done, but normally when we're sprung for a photo, we look like this.  And this is what I wanted to show.  Beautiful, gorgeous, natural ladies who look like this most of the time, but with the right posing and light it will make you look even more fabulous!


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Angela Penn is a member of the NZIPP & qualified portrait photographer in Christchurch, New Zealand and is absolutely passionate about photography.

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