📸 Skai Chan Photography

Makeover Photoshoot Photographer in Singapore

Makeover photography in Singapore

#1 Rates and packages

High-End 1

High-End 2

  • $950
  • Up to 2 hours of photography
  • Up to 10 photos with advanced enhancement
  • Up to 3 look (hairstyling & makeup)

High-End 3

  • $1,450
  • Up to 4 hours of photography
  • Up to 15 photos with advanced enhancement
  • Up to 5 look (hairstyling & makeup)
  1. All booked duration includes setting up & keeping of equipment, & travelling in between location.
  2. All photos will be returned in high resolution JPG format.
  3. Please read Checklist, FAQ & Service Agreement before making enquiries.

Add-Ons (optional)

  1. Additional photos at $30/photo.
  2. $100 $50 for use of studio at Buona Vista; $300 to set up makeshift studio @ your location.
  3. $100 for privacy of the photos (photographer will not put them up on portfolio & social media).
  4. Express delivery of photos: check rates & availability with the photographer when seeking quotation.
Contact me for customized package for your need.

#2. Why do people do makeover photoshoot?

Makeover photoshoot is really fun!

For the usual kind of makeover, the hair and makeup artist (HMUA) will beautify the model by highlighting her good features and hiding her flaws.

Most people who have approached me for makeover photoshoots want to commentate their birthdays. They want to look good. They treat it as a birthday gift for themselves and they may be having their 30th or 40th birthday a couple of months later.

Other people who need a makeover photoshoot include aspiring models who wish to create modelling portfolios for their modelling careers and people who want to improve the quality of their private photoshoots. These personalised photoshoots include corporate, boudoir, fitness, friends and any other genre that you can see in my portfolio.

Some people may do makeover photoshoot to increase their confidence while others may want to increase their chances of getting matches in Dating APPs.

Makeover photography in Singapore There's another kind of makeover, which the hair and makeup artist will transform the look of the model into another person, such as celebrity or a character in a movie, or even "someone" living in another era. This is usually for company D&D or cosplay.

#3. Benefit of doing a makeover photoshoot with me

Makeover photoshoot by Japanese hair and makeup artist Yuko Imoto
  1. Professional hair and makeup artists (HMUAs)
    I screen and filter the professional hair and makeup artists whom I work with. The hair and makeup artist must not only have good makeup and hairstyling skill, they must also possess good character and attitude, passion and must maintain cleanliness of their tools (eg. brushes). Lastly, I would do collaboration photoshoots to test them before including them into my list of hair and makeup artists, which I would share with clients.

    This will ensure that you'll be transformed by a skilful and ethical hair and makeup artist for the makeover photoshoot if you decide to work with me.
  2. Professional lighting equipment
    I work with professional lighting equipment to create flattering lighting. This will ensure that you'll receive professional photographs.

    Since you're already paying for a professional hair and makeup artist to doll you up, why would you scrap on the photography part?
  3. Professional photo editing
    Your photos will look flattering, natural and eye-catching. On average, I spend around 1.5 hours on each photo for advanced editing (skin retouching). I'll not only make you look good but also make you look natural, like as if the photos haven't been edited.

#4. Why did I start makeover photography?

Makeover photoshoot by hair and makeup artist Mandy Yeo

One of the biggest reasons that drove me to start portrait photography was the ambitious mission to make women feel more confident.

When I was working in an education institute, a hot colleague, who's also a mum, sighed that she was getting older. The thought of an elegant, confident, capable and genuinely kind lady who had sweetened my working life sounding a little low started boiling up my passion for photography.

At the initial stage of my portrait photography journey, I initially thought great photographers could do wonders by transforming any lady into a beauty with their photography skill - it's just partially correct.

I started approaching my female friends to model for me and most of the kind ladies didn't even know basic makeup. As my photography skill progressed, I saw that the results didn't improve as much as I had expected. After working with more hair and makeup artists, I began to see the importance of makeover.

#5. How did I start doing makeover photoshoot?

I was blessed.

A family friend of mine saw my enthusiasm and started coaching me pro bono. She was none other than Tricia Lee, an ex commercial hair and makeup artist who was a veteran in the art. She stopped taking up commercial makeup jobs for she chose her three young children and mum (with bad health) over her passion, and fortunately, she had a very capable, understanding and loving husband. During that period of time, she was even given the opportunity to start a makeup school overseas and we were guessed it right that she would give it up for the sake of her family.

Makeover photoshoot by hair and makeup artist Tricia Lee

I had my first hand experience with Tricia as she joined me halfway during my photoshoot. Within a short span of time in an outdoor place, she transformed the model into a gorgeous lady.

Makeover photoshoot by hair and makeup artist Tricia Lee Makeover photoshoot by hair and makeup artist Tricia Lee Makeover photoshoot by hair and makeup artist Tricia Lee

My next memorable experience with Tricia was when I specially arranged a photoshoot with a teenager. The makeover was done at Tricia's place and the young girl was transformed into a lady. During the photoshoot session, Tricia was able to do some retouching in between the sets to transform the look again.

Fitness photoshoot by hair and makeup artist Tricia Lee

Many years later, Tricia Lee finally decided to help me again upon my rant over my unluckiness that most of my makeup artist friends weren't available on a specific day that a client set on for a physique photoshoot. I had to top up the fee for her though. She stunned me again with her skill that she was able to create very realistic effect of perspiration, not only on the model's body but also on his face! It took skill and years of commercial experience to create the details.

Tricia would do freelance makeover during her free time only at the request of her friends. Sometimes, she shared her work with me and I was always amazed. Some of her requests were from clients who needed to attend their company's D&D, which had a special theme. They would hire her to do a makeover to transfer them into any character (eg. a well-known celebrity or a character from a movie). I witnessed her ability to makeover for ordinary office workers cum housewives.

Unfortunately, Tricia was an extremely dedicated housewife and I didn't even have the opportunity to meet her up apart from family gathering, let aside having another makeover photoshoot with her. Her makeover fee was high for her vast experience and god-like hair and makeup skill.

I'm lucky that I'm able to work with different hair and makeup artists over the years to create different looks for people to make them look good and and become more confident.

#6. FAQs

Makeover photoshoot by hair and makeup artist Ivy Tan
  1. Does makeover really make a big difference?
    Yes! I've worked with many people and I've seen the difference by witnessing the "before and after" look. They look so much better after the makeover. In fact, I've also witnessed the transformation for some freelance models - even some talented professional models require the assistance of professional hair makeup artists to look astonishing.
  2. Will I look very different from my original self?
    Yes and no. Your good features will be highlighted and your flaws will be enhanced. Therefore, you will definitely look different from your original self but in a good way. Before the makeover, you can discuss with me and the hair and makeup artist over the degree of difference you wish to create. You can request for a makeover that won't transform you too much, or we can have fun turning you into "another person". You've the choice.
  3. Can the males do a makeover photoshoot as well?
    Yes, of course. The males deserve the right to look dashing as well.
Please check out the main FAQ for hiring a photographer.

Contact me if you wish to do a professional makeover photoshoot to create memory for yourself!

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Page last modified on Wed, 01 September 2021