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Come and meet Nadine, our very talented professional Makeup Artist. She’s here to give us all some great tips on how to stay looking fresh and beautiful throughout 2014.

Nadine works with lots of celebrities and private clients. We know that she is the best at what she does and that is why, if you book a Pregnancy Shoot or a Photo Shoot Party, Nadine is included in the price!

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Here are Nadine’s 5 tips for doing better makeup –

1) Foundation colour match is so important. If you prefer a warmer colour you can do this with bronzer or blusher not a darker foundation.

2) Always use brushes to apply your makeup. Then the makeup lasts longer on the skin throughout the day. They are also great for blending and the makeup sits better overall.

3) For photos or events use a matt powder over the foundation to de-shine. The camera really picks up on shine. It’s ok to have a shimmery cheek but always have a matt T-Zone.

4) Wash your own brushes every couple of weeks (at least) in a mild shampoo and water. Get off excess water and leave them flat to dry over night. This is for hygiene and your brushes will last for years if looked after well.

5) To make your eyes look bigger use a lighter eyeshadow in the inner part of each eye and then a darker shadow on the outer part of the eyes.

 

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Nadine also kindly answered some of our questions:

When did you decide you wanted to be a make up artist?

When I was at Art College and we had to decide on an area of specialisation. I began studying the face and it just went from there.

What are your must have items in your own make up bag?
I love Bobbi Brown ‘Luminous Foundation’ or Stila ‘Illuminating Liquid Foundation’.  A gel eye liner to define the eyes and a good mascara to open them up are also permanent residents in my own makeup bag.

What is the biggest make up ‘no no’ in your opinion?!I think a darker lip liner around your lipstick can look a bit dodgy and a bit dated. Best to go with a neutral colour liner all over your lips or alternatively a matching liner to your lipstick.

The best part about going neutral all over is that when the gloss comes off you have another layer underneath.

Do you do make up for any celebrities?  If so are they quite fussy about what you do or do they just let you get on with it?

Yes I do make up for famous people regularly. The only difference with ‘celebrities’ is that they are used to having their makeup done very regularly and so they trust us to get on with the job at hand quickly and with minimal fuss. They also know when they need a bit extra for the cameras.

 

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Do you have a favourite brand of make up?  

Mac, Stlia, Bobbi Brown are my favourites but I have a mixture of all brands really. It’s finding what works for you and what suits your skin type.  Animal cruelty is a big part of my makeup choice as some of the bigger brands are starting to test on animals again.  For clients who are interested in learning more about products, I teach makeup lessons and also take clients on personal shopping experiences so I can even give them a product list of what would suit them! A great valentines present!

What do you most enjoy about being a make up artist?Every day is completely different. I get to meet new and wonderful people all the time. My day can involve everything from being part of someone’s special wedding morning to being on set or at a photo shoot in all sorts of weird and unusual places. The variety is great!

If you would like to find our more about Nadine’s makeup services please visit her website – www.nadinepyke.com

Or follow her on facebook & twitter

We include a makeup artist with our Preganancy Packages and our Photo Shoot Party packages.  If you would like us to book Nadine for any of our other sessions we are more than happy to do so.

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Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.

TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463 or Liana: 07976 625 552
Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

Have you ever wondered why some people look great in photos? It’s often something as simple as your pose.

To demonstrate how easy it is we dragged poor Katie away from her desk and put her in front of the lens!  As you can see she wasn’t very happy about it to start with, but she soon got the idea!  If she can do it in her work clothes then we know you can do it too!

Have a look at the difference in these pictures from left to right starting with not so good to perfect and follow our simple guide below to become the perfect poser!

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FACE:

Don’t forget to smile and not look like a mug shot!

Turn your head to the side, away from your body it elongates your neck.

BODY:

Never square straight on to the camera, it is not flattering as it widens you!

Always angle one shoulder to the camera.  See how Katie’s figure makes a nicer outline in picture 3, making her appear slimmer.

Always put your shoulders back.

ARMS:

Always leave a space between your arms and your body.  This make your arms appear longer and slimmer and will accent your waist in a good way.

In the middle picture Katie’s arm looks squashed and larger than it is in real life, monopolising the centre of the photograph.  When Katie puts her hand on her hip it creates life and movement in the picture. If you don’t want to go for a full on hand on the hip, a hand in the pocket is good too.

LEGS:

Put the majority of your weight on your back foot, popping one hip and creating a gracious “S” shape.

More next month!

 

We hope you enjoy these tips and can’t wait to see you in the Mango Studio trying out your new poses.

 

If you like these ideas please share our newsletter with your friends so you can all look fabulous together in 2014! 

Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.

TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463 or Liana: 07976 625 552
Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

 

 

 

 

 

We are very excited about what 2014 will hold for us.  We have been in our Cobham studio for a year now and have had some incredible photo shoots and parties.  We thought we would share with you a selection (we wish we could show all our favourites but you would be here all day!) of the lovely photo shoots from 2013 (can you spot yourselves!)

It reminds us of the wonderful new people we have met, and look forward to hopefully seening some old and new faces in the studio this year.

Apologies if you don’t like One Direction, we have been listening to a lot of it recently with all the teen Photo Shoot Parties, we can’t get it out of our heads!

Remember if you book a family session before 31st January 2014 we will send you an EXTRA £50 voucher to spend on your pictures.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

 

If you like Mango Studios and enjoy our newsletter please forward it to your friends. Thank you. 

Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.

TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463 or Liana: 07976 625 552
Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

 

Last month we had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with one of our favourite families.  These four lovely siblings have visited us several times over the years and are so natural in front of the camera.  They were a joy to photograph and the bond between them was clearly evident in the photos. Sessions like this remind us of one of the main reasons why we love studio photography so much; we can create beautifully lit photographs and really make childrens’ eyes sparkle.
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They wrote us a lovely thank you letter too.
Dear Liana and Becky –
I can’t believe it has been two years since you photographed our four children!  They’ve changed a lot since autumn 2011, so it was time for another shoot.  My husband and I were so blown away by your ability to capture them so perfectly as individuals last time — and get a snap of them all looking great together! — that I must say I had a moment’s doubt whether you would be able to recreate such magic again.  I needn’t have worried at all!  You made each of them feel so relaxed and comfortable that they all really enjoyed the shoot.  Your talent for your work is evident in that I was, again, amazed at just how many wonderful pictures I had to choose from.  I am especially excited to give both sets of grandparents glacier blocks to sit next to the ones I gave them two years ago — much-loved Christmas gifts sorted!
Thank you for a terrific, relaxed photo session and for capturing my children so beautifully and individually. I sing your praises to anyone looking for exceptional portraits, and I look forward to you recording my children as they grow throughout the years.
Thank you!
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Photo Shoot gift vouchers are available to buy from us and make wonderful Christmas presents! Please contact us for details.
Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.
E-mail [email protected]TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463
Liana: 07976 625 552

Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

For us Christmas is all about taking a fab Christmas Card photo!  Not only is it something personal to send to your loved ones but it’s great to keep to see how your family has changed over the years.  We can’t believe how much our little Mango Model (Becky’s daughter Harriet) has grown since last Christmas!  Have a peek!

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Have a look below at some of our favourite ideas from Pinterest and see what you can come up with.  We would love to see your pictures so email them to us at [email protected] and we will select a few to feature in January’s news letter.  So get out the wrapping paper, fake snow, sparkly lights and baubles and get creative!

 

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Why not surprise someone by putting a Mango Studios Photo Shoot gift voucher in their Christmas Card.  If they book their session before 31st January 2014 we will give them a £50 voucher to put towards their pictures.  What a brilliant Christmas present! Click here to get in contact

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Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.

E-mail[email protected]

TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463
Liana: 07976 625 552

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Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ
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