Amazing…. amazing…amazing – if you have had the pleasure of having a photo shoot with Claire Seville then you will understand the excitement going through my head right now…if you haven’t…read on. This is my personal experience and feelings of my day and I am positive that by the end you will be throwing your dishes in the sink for a soak, grabbing your laptop, searching for her website (www.Claireseville.co.uk btw!) clicking ‘Book’ without a second thought….
It’s not very often I get to spruce myself up as a glitzy and glamorous glammer-puss, but this morning was a very special occasion. A pre- booked photo shoot that was just for me. You see, I am a Mother, I work, (as a Trainer in Health and Social Care), and married to my wonderful husband. So, it is safe to say I don’t have much time to myself. My days consist of school runs, washing, ironing, working…. School runs, washing, ironing, working…you catch my drift? Then there are the extra curriculum activities – swimming, ballet, football, (not including school friend’s birthday parties – homework! Sounds tiring! I am sure many of you can relate) Finding time for yourself can be a little tricky – but it can happen! I crave that ‘my’ time. I need to be me, ‘Jennie.’ I can guarantee some of you could be thinking “That’s my life to the T” Then let me explain a little more on why you need this occasion in your life….
Arriving for my 10am slot I was nervous and excited all rolled into one. I met the gorgeous Claire and Kari. Kari was attending to my make – up and hair and I couldn’t wait for the outcome. Seeing the range of brushes, eye shadows and lip sticks I was hooked. This is every girl’s dream, having a makeover. I found myself really enlivened for those pictures. I felt compared to Marylin Monroe. I could easily have skipped along to Breakfast with Tiffaney’s with Audrey Hepburn. Once finished a mirror reflected my appearance “Wow” was my first thought. I felt rather pretty. Next was the garments. The lingerie was etourdisant. This is it I thought – time to have fun. Once dressed I had the pleasure of viewing myself in the full-length mirror. Well let me say – Betty Page would have approved! That’s how these shoots make you feel. How Claire makes you feel. She keeps you at ease throughout and explains in simple detail what you need to do. Simples. You experience a different and lux ours other side to you. I didn’t want to get undressed! I wanted to swan around in a pent house as this sexy little minx I truly felt.
As I sit in my kitchen – concluding my post for you, I smile remembering the fun I endured yesterday. Even as a Mother, Daughter, wife, Career driven – maybe a student – we all need that time to ourselves. I said to Claire “Every girl needs this fun their life!” You leave feeling like a new woman. But you’re not a new woman – you are you! You just need to make that time and book up, embrace your beauty within. You need to show off the real you and be proud of her…she is proud of you every day! This is all achievable with Claire.
When you think of a photoshoot you probably only think about the obvious, some nice pictures to put round the house, something different and fun to do, having your hair & makeup done etc. But, a photoshoot can do so much more than that. It can give a huge boost confidence, it can change your outlook on how you feel about yourself, it can relight a spark that has lost its glow and can make you feel fabulous.
Our pinup and boudoir makeovers really are quite special, every lady leaves feeling fabulous, pampered, relaxed and full of confidence. What a gift that is in itself! But besides that, they get to have an extra fun time, feel totally pampered and then receive some amazing pictures that they will treasure forever.
Absolutely everything is taken care of, hair, makeup, outfits, posing, the lot, all you have to do is turn up and we’ll do the rest. You really couldn’t wish for anymore. So when you write your Christmas gift list this year, why not think of that special lady that could do with an extra special gift and book her one of our boudoir or pinup photoshoots. Sure to put a huge grin on her face!
So, just before Christmas I signed myself up for the IMA foundation course in makeup, with ‘The Central School of Makeup’, at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time and with one of my wonderful makeup artists, Rachael, having her second baby, it seemed the perfect time to do it. Continue reading →
A question many of you ladies seem to ask yourselves. You obviously like the idea in order to ask such a question! Well, yes of course it’s for you, it’s for anybody that wants one.
I often get ladies say; when I’ve lost some weight, when I feel a bit better about myself, when I’ve more confidence, one day I’m going to do one of your shoots!
What I say is…seize the day ladies, it’s there for the taking. Life should be full of doing things that make you happy and if getting all glammed up, posing for some fabulous photos and being made to feel like a total babe does that for you, then for goodness sake, go for it!!! What do you have to loose?
There’s no discrimination or judgement here, we’re about ladies building up each other and making them see just how bloody wonderful they are!
All those things that are stopping you do what you want are just barriers you’re putting in your own way. You only end up hurting yourself. We worry too much about what others think of what society says is right and proper. Wear the god damn dress, buy the shoes, eat the cake and live your life how you want and make it count!
So this blog post comes from that warm fuzzy feeling that we all get this time of year, yes it’s Christmas!!! It really is the most wonderful time but here’s a little gift from me to make it even more wonderful for that someone special that you want to treat!
I’ve put together this little list of gifts and treats to help you find her perfect present. So here we go, in no particular order…. Continue reading →
This is something that crops up quite a lot when ladies initially contact me about booking a makeover photo shoot. Most of them have the same conundrum, which to go for a boudoir makeover or a pinup makeover? The general consensus is that they love both looks but are not sure what they will suit them best. So I am hoping that this blog entry will help with this question.
Well, we are well and truly into the New Year and I’ve been mega busy, planning loads of super amazing shoot days. Last year we had so much fun on our special themed days and got to meet so many lovely ladies. I thought it would be nice to take a little look back over last years shoot days and tell you about what we’ve got coming up this year to.
First up last year was the Valentines Pinup or Boudoir shoot day and we had lots of beautiful ladies come see us; plenty of pink, red and romance it was like cupids head quarters.
Ok so something a little bit crazy happened in October, I was asked by the wonderful Rebelicious Magazine to appear on their cover!!!! Me, little old me on the cover of a magazine, can you believe it? They also included wonderful feature all about my pinup photography. Of course I jumped at the chance and was so overwhelmed and completely honored they had given me this opportunity.
Then came the difficult part, I had to get in front of the camera! Eek! Believe or not I don’t actually like having my picture taken, but I had to get over it and get it done. My secret photographer, who took the pictures for me, did an amazing job and I was totally thrilled with the results. Gypsy Lady Makeup was at hand to make me look beautiful and feel a million dollars and as I settled in to the idea I thought ‘I could get used to this!’ ha!
I was able to experience what my ladies experience when they come for a pinup or boudoir makeover shoot for the second time this year. As nerve racking as it is, I completely understood why my wonderful ladies came back to me again and again. It really is a fun and confidence building experience and by the end of the shoot I loved it!
Next came the really exciting part, I was interviewed for the magazine and got to speak about my passion and love for what I do. It was so nice to get across why I fell in love with taking pictures of beautiful pinups and creating fun images with all the lovely ladies. I feel so lucky and blessed to be able to do what I do, what I love, what I couldn’t live with out.
When the magazine came out the response I got was phenomenal, so much positive support for it and I was so overwhelmed. I have to say it was a very proud moment for me.
If you would like to read the full article just follow the below link:
Hello there! How have you all been? It’s been a little while since my last entry so I do apologise for the delay in speaking to you lovely lot!
Recently me and my wonderful makeup artist Jennifer of GypsyLady Makeup decided to do our very own pinup photo shoot makeover, we thought how hard can it be, right? Wrong! I take my hat off to all you lovely ladies that come and see me for your shoot, you all do amazing! It has been a long time since I’ve been in front of a camera and I had completely forgotten what to do. I needed another me, to guide me through my pinup shoot, we did it using the camera’s timer, it was so funny running back and forth till we got one shot we was happy with. But we got there in the end.
After the pinup makeover shoot I was so happy with how the pictures had turned out, once they were edited they looked beautiful. For once I got that feeling that my customers constantly tell me they get, that boost in confidence and a huge grin on my face. I kept the picture as my profile picture on Facebook for ages I was so happy with it.
If Jennifer and me can give it a go, then anyone can. So if you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge but hasn’t yet, then get in touch today and book your pinup or boudoir makeover photo shoot. The proof is in the before and after pics, take a look.
Hello you beautiful people and a very welcome to my very first blog post. Please be gentle with me as I pop my blog cherry, so to speak and please pull up a pew and make yourselves at home. Continue reading →