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ChrisA

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 21:57
A friend of mine is getting married soon and knows that I'm interested in photography. She's come across this up-market photographic studio that does makeover shoots for women... www.foryoureyesonly.me.uk

And wants to know if they're any good.

I'd never heard of them... does anyone know anything about them?

TIA

George Lazarette

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 22:28
Very contemporary - half the brides are pregnant.

G
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Mac

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 22:59
Chris,

Obviously I don't know anything about this particular studio, but we have one in the Plaza Pointe Claire where I "work".

This seems to be one of the ways studios are going now. This and having a large wardrobe of kids' costumes for the little ones.

As Ben has mentioned earlier, make-up and hair dressers are all part of the process. $$$$

From what I've seen, the make-overs are astonishing.

Expensive, but atonishing.

I'd love to hear what Don and Ben have to say.

Me, I believe in truth in advertising.......
Mac from Montreal

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fatspider

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 23:51
Its all an illusion!

IMHO, 3/4 of the work in shots like this is in the preparation, the skill of the make up artist in making "a silk purse out of a sows ear" (not that I'm suggesting your friend looks like a sows ear), Plus of course that after such a makeover most women will lose their inhibitions and be 99% willing to be provocative in front of the camera.

The website looks OK, so either tell her to go for it or suggest she glams herself up and lets you get creative with your own camera and save the poor girl a fortune

PS Benjikan is probably the most qualified person on this forum to give you advice.
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Don

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 03:15
They're selling an experience, not a product per/se.
appealing to the fairer sex, who by most studies influence heavily, or make portrait buying descisions.
I'd say it's a killer marketing concept, that with decent to excellent photo techniques, simply cannot fail.

Benjikan, is a fine example, of a highly skilled, working pro, who happens to have earned the respect of most throughout this forum and our industry. And while I'd respect (and want to hear) his opinion, I would put more weight on the opinions of our female forum contributors, as it is clearly, a product intended for females.
This is an emotional buy, not simply photographic.

Ladies???? what do you think?
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ChrisA

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 08:04
I had a bit of a poke about... found http://www.temptedimages.co.uk/.. to my eye this one looks nowhere near as good - cliched poses, tacky by comparison with the other one (judging just by the web site). So the quality clearly does vary, I guess.

Gwyn

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 09:28
I can see the attraction of it. I'm not sure I would do it, but since it is all female then why not? It is an experience for her. Take her mind off the wedding hassle for a while.

I just hope her husband to be likes the results. I just ask my OH what he thought and he said he didn't like the idea much
And he says what happens to the photos after she has ordered the 10 for the album? Wouldn't want them escaping on to the web at a later date for instance. Something she should check on maybe before comitting.

And I don't think the pregnant ladies are necessarily brides - it is very fashionable to have photos of the bump to stick in the album alongside the 3D scans!

George Lazarette

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 10:28
Gwyn wrote:

And I don't think the pregnant ladies are necessarily brides - it is very fashionable to have photos of the bump to stick in the album alongside the 3D scans!

I suppose it's the last time that mum will know where the little blighter is, and what he or she is up to!

G
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Mac

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 11:27
Ah, George.

Glad you're feeling like your old self - and making me snort my morning coffee out of my nose.

Cheers!
Mac from Montreal

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