Recent shoots - portfolio update

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Hello my lovely followers!

As you may have noticed I've been a bit slack in the blogging department and if you follow me on Instagram you'll know why; I've been busy with a bunch of photoshoots and clients as well as working the odd day here and there in retail.. so it left me barely any time to blog but whilst I've got a bit of time I thought I'd post some pictures from the shoots I've been doing for my portfolio.

I've wanted to expand my portfolio for a while now and do more "natural" and fashion type shoots as I haven't done many, especially ones that have left me happy enough to use anyway. The shoots I've done lately however, have been with amazing photographers and models so it's really helped the cause!

Shoot 1: Winter shoot with Harper & Eye
This shoot involved two models (Laura and Alicia) who happened to have similar coloured red hair (unplanned). It worked out well as we could take some "twin/sister" like shots with fur coats and other wintery pieces supplied by vintage clothing collector Demelza of Harper & Eye. Photographer: Femi.
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Shoot 2: London shoot with Canadian photographer
This shoot involved a Canadian photographer Darren who was down in London, stylish Pash and highly experienced model Kasia; Pash used high fashion and vintage labels, styled for street fashion photography. Locations included Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Camden Lock and Carnaby Street.
Shoot 3: Portfolio shoot for model Nicole
This was a very quick fashion/H&M type shoot to update model Nicole's portfolio and involved shooting around the business end of London; Monument and Bank. The makeup was as natural as possible, which is great for my portfolio too as most of the makeup is dramatic/colourful.
The photographer Dan was very efficient and managed to get some great closeup shots that looked like they had been shot in a studio; impressive!
I do have another two more shoots' pictures to come, so I'll be posting them as soon as poss!

I have to say I've enjoyed doing these fashion shoots and plan to do some more as they're a lot more easier than my regular makeup jobs (i.e. Asian clients for weddings!); it involves more natural/less "structured" makeup and I love that anything goes.
Having said that, there's something about "structured" and "pretty" makeup that makes me love the transformations I do on a regular basis, so I won't be giving that up ever I don't think!

I hope to get some of the looks I've done on some brides and bridesmaids lately very soon on the blog, so keep an eye out for those.

Hope you've liked these pictures as much as I do, and that they have inspired you as they did so with me <3



  1. Very talented mashAllah x

  2. very nice, love all the looks.

    I've recently started my blog, would love it if you would check it out.

    Nadia xx

  3. Love the makeup! I agree with you about doing makeup for photoshoots, sometimes you can be so creative on a shoot or its a simple, clean cut look! Although i do love bridal makeup and seeing the transformation! x

  4. These are all so great Safiyah!! The 2nd shoot is my fave x


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