Alas, my beautiful daughter, ten going on twenty, was not so keen, with it being the school holidays, as it meant an early start.
Making good time, we rocked on up to Kate Christie’s Photographer studio over in Bishopdale. Simone Thurlow the make-up artist was already there when we arrived. After a quick tour of the lovely studio I sat down to be transformed into a swan. I was asked what kind of make-up I wanted and I went for the mid-point. As is my usual style, I ask lots of questions to get to know the person, I am working with.
Amelia found it a little boring waiting for the makeup layers to be applied on me. So as usual the electronic games came out. Once I was “done” Kate took me into the studio and I was asked to move my arm here; lift my head up and out and chin down; slightly this way; weight on that foot; turn your head slightly that way and then I was in the right position for that photo. I was impressed when Kate showed me the photo she had captured – doing all that positioning made a great difference.
With Amelia “done” we did some mother and daughter photos – Kate kept saying that was good and that was nice. So I was left thinking there will be some lovely photos to enjoy. Just in time for Mother’s Day!!
A change of clothing and we did some more positioning. Simone changed my lip colour to match what I was wearing. We stood, sat and leaned. We had individual photos and photos together. The time just flew.
Outcome: What a great activity to do with your daughter and leave feeling amazing. I loved seeing my daughter enjoying the experience as well. She has a definite eye for colour and choice of clothing. She giggled and I found it hard “NOT to smile!” Kate is great at what she does and you just naturally feel at ease. It left me wondering do models have that buzz every day when they get made up and positioned for their photos?
So we wait patientl.
I look forward to sharing a couple of my favourites with you!