Styled by Sophie - Make-up by Grace

What a brilliant collaboration! 

This model photoshoot was organised by the lovely Sophie from 'Styled by Sophie', in order to gain more images showcasing her talent. She managed to organise our models and their make-up which was done by the gorgeous Grace from 'Grace Gorman make-up Artist’. We all knew each other from before so it was great to put our talents together and each get something out of it!

We choose Ruislip Lido as the location for the shoot; the variety of backgrounds and interesting places in a small space was fab and perfect for the shoot as each model had a different look: rock chick, natural/flower girl, edgy, and 50’s old style glamour. 

I loved these different looks! In editing I could go a bit more creative than I normally do for my wedding or family shoots. I loved creating the vintage look by reducing the whites and blacks in the image, and hyping up the edgy look with stronger blacks and tints of red. I could have gone further with the editing but I didn’t want to take away from the hair and make-up which is the main reason for the shoot. We still wanted to focus on the gorgeous hair and overall look. I actually love how they’ve come out, I prefer a gentle edit rather than a harsh one, and feel that the balance is right in these images.

I’m so glad that the weather held up! It did start to rain at one point and we used my reflectors/umbrellas to protect the hair! But thankfully it was over pretty quickly, and actually turned into a beautiful evening with the sun burning through the atmosphere allowing us to grab some last shots with the sun backlighting our models - this worked especially well with our rock chick’s red hair! 

I absolutely loved this shoot, and want to thank all the models for being fab! Lastly, I would like to highly recommend Styled by Sophie for any hair occasion, weddings, nights out, colour, blow-dry or just a trim! Sophie is a superb professional, very talented and just fantastic! I also highly recommend Grace Gorman for your make-up needs. Again, an extremely professional lady who has multiple talents including wedding make-up, stage make-up, and she’s also fantastic at wig making!