Magic of Professional Make-Up

Professional make-up artist with model in studio

If you’ve ever had professional make-up applied, you’ll understand the gently mesmerizing pleasure and the special way that this makes you feel. Of course, that’s just part of the benefit, added to which it’s wonderful to know that you’re looking your best. Even more so when the magic is captured on camera with a professional photo shoot. From our perspective behind the lens, we witness exponential value for our clients, firstly in terms of their increased self-assurance and also in the stunning results to which skillful make-up contributes. This is particularly relevant in regard to photographic conditions such as studio lighting that requires more intense make-up to enhance features appropriately.

Introducing Tracey Kroukamp

We are delighted to be working with professional make-up artist Tracey Kroukamp, who we first met in mid 2011, when I photographed her for the modeling portfolio that she took to New York where she participated in the IMTA (International Modeling & Talent Association) convention. Above is a photo of her applying make-up to vivacious university student Tarryn Harding during last week’s shoot in our studio.

International Modeling & Talent Association

And here is a link to my Professional Modeling Portfolios post that shares a photo of Tracey at the time, as well as feedback from Figures Models SA, our national group of modeling schools that facilitate the South African participation in the competition. Despite being relatively young then, Tracey’s modeling was notably successful, and she shone in her make-up category, coming third in the world.

Photographic Portfolio Variety

For Tarryn’s photo shoot, we used three different backgrounds to complement the outfits of her choice and provide striking variety for her portfolio, along with three beautiful make-up applications by Tracey. Below are two more images that illustrate the gorgeous results.

Tarryn Harding photographed by Naomi Estment

Tarryn Harding modeling with Venetian mask

Special Valentine Offer

Working with Tracey is such sweet temptation that for February 2014 we’re offering a Valentine Special in the form of a 50% discount on professional make-up and fast fashion hair styling, when booked together with an OV&P studio or location shoot. Our schedule is filling up fast, so contact us today to ensure that you don’t miss out!