📸 Skai Chan Photography

Makeover Photographer in Singapore

Professional makeover photographer in Singapore

The Makeover Photographer

Professional makeover photographer in Singapore In the dynamic world of Singaporean photography, I'm Skai, a photographer with a knack for making people shine. Beyond snapping pics, my goal is clear: boost confidence and unveil the best in each person. Being a good photographer is crucial, but teaming up with a skilled makeover artist completes the magic, infusing authenticity into every shot.

Passion fuels my work. It's not just about pictures; it's about freezing moments charged with emotion. Whether it's a family's warmth or an individual's quiet beauty, my lens captures these timeless snippets, creating a visual story.

What makes me stand out? The personalised touch. Each session is unique and tailored to the individual. I foresee hiccups, ensuring a smooth journey from start to finish. It's more than photos; it's about crafting an experience that sticks with you.

Take a Look at my portfolio; it's a visual adventure showcasing my style. Creative, impactful, and personal—each picture tells a story. If you're ready to rediscover your confidence, let's chat. Together, we can create magic, one click at a time.

What Sets Skai Apart from Other Makeover Photographers

In the bustling world of makeover photography, I'm not just another lens-wielder; I'm Skai, your visual storyteller with a difference. What sets me apart? Let's peel back the layers.

  1. It's My Mission: From day one of my portrait photography journey, my goal has been clear: to make people look better and increase their confidence. It's not just a tagline; it's the heartbeat of every photo session. Your confidence isn't just a by-product; it's the star of the show.
  2. Clean and Skilled Makeover Artists: I exclusively team up with talented makeover artists who prioritise both skill and hygiene. No commission fuss; I believe in their craft, so I don't take a cut. This means you get their absolute best, ensuring your confidence takes centre stage.
  3. Beauty Photography: Soft light isn't just a trick; it's my secret sauce. I use it to make you not just look good but downright fantastic. Your complexion gets a boost, shadows play nice and every photo radiates a warm, inviting glow. It's not just about photos; it's about enhancing your natural beauty.
  4. Bespoke Photography: Say goodbye to generic clicks. I specialise in bespoke photography, tailoring each session to tell your unique story. It's not just a session; it's a visual journey crafted just for you, ensuring your personality shines through every shot.
  5. Commercial-Grade Photo Editing: When makeup and flattering lighting can't conceal every imperfection, there's one final ace up my sleeve – commercial-grade photo editing. I wield Photoshop to enhance naturally, ensuring a seamless finish that won't scream "that's photoshopped." Because perfection doesn't have to look artificial; it just has to feel flawless.

Testimonials: What Clients Say about Skai

Embark on a journey through the eyes of those who've stepped in front of my lens! The reviews aren't just words; they're stories of smiles, confidence and unforgettable moments. Curiosity piqued? Dive in and let the excitement of past clients set the stage for your makeover photography adventure! Ready to be the next rave review?

Makeover Photography Services in Singapore

Makeover photoshoot by Japanese hair and makeup artist Yuko Imoto

Whether you're an individual or a company, I'm here to turn your story into captivating visuals.

I have a thing for soft light, blending the natural glow with high-end portraits using top-notch equipment. Your story deserves a personal touch and that's where bespoke photography comes in – tailored to fit your preferences and needs.

No studio boundaries here! I bring the art of photography to you, indoors or outdoors, day or night. Smooth shoots? You got it. I tackle problems before they even think about popping up.

Fair pricing? Absolutely. Transparent and fair, because your memories are priceless.

Eager to see the magic? Dive into my portfolios on this website. Let's capture your story – are you ready for the visual adventure?

Look Your Greatest

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You want to look your best possible.

Most people look great, except that they have no idea how to style themselves up. Even people who have done a great amount of research likely don't have the professional skill, tools or time to perfect their skills.

This is why a professional makeover artist would make a huge difference in enhancing the look of the model.

Transform into a Different Style

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Apart from looking great, you want to give yourself a new look, which is something different from your usual style. You can be sweet, edgy, sexy, feminine or anything you want. You can look younger or more mature.

Transform into a Known Character

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You want to be transformed into another character, celebrity, or "someone" in another era, usually for special events such as company D&D or Halloween parties.

Booking Information

Hey there, interested in booking a makeover photography session with me? Great choice! Let me give you all the information you need to get started.

  1. Contact me with the purpose: Firstly, to book a makeover session with me, simply head to my contact page where you can find the link to text me via WhatsApp. Please indicate your purpose and the package you are interested in, or otherwise, I may mistake your text as a spam.
  2. Consultation: We will have a consultation to discuss the type of event, the date, location and your preferred style of photography. This will help me understand your vision and see if we are a perfect match. We will also go over the package options and pricing. However, do note that I will only provide guidance (advices, suggestions, tips etc) after you have confirmed and booked my services officially.
  3. Place deposit: To secure your booking, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Once your deposit is received, your date and time will be reserved exclusively for you.

    Don't worry, I'll send you all the necessary payment details when you decide to book with me. Payment can be made via PayNow or PayPal (PayPal requires extra fee).

    The remaining balance is due on the day of the photoshoot.

Remember that it's best to book my photography services in advance to ensure availability. So don't hesitate to contact me as soon as possible to secure your date!

Rates & Packages for Makeover Photoshoot

Before we jump into the lens magic, scan my service agreement and privacy policy. Every photographer has his playbook – flipping through mine ensures we're on the same visual wavelength.

⚡ Flash Photography

Up to:   1.5 Hour + 45 photos
  • Additional Time: $100/block 30-minute
  • Use of flash (one-light set-up)
  • Editing: Basic (exposure & colour correction)

More Information

  • Pace of shoot: Slow
  • Venue: Provided by client
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF
  • NO raw files, NO unedited photos, NO items/services that aren't stated here.

Special Requests/ Add-Ons

(Subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos (buy over the rights so that the photos won't be published anywhere, including on this website):
    +$100/hr booked
  • Face to Face discussion:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photographer to scout venue(s):
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoot at beach/ sandy/ dirty venue:
    Starting from +$50
  • Additional lighting set-up:
  • Additional photos (basic edit):
  • Same-day photo edit (basic edit):
  • Expedited photo edit (basic edit: 3 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching):
  • Revision of photo edit (advanced edit):
  • Hairstyling & Makeup:
    Refer to the Makeover Services page.

Venue Booking

(Subject to availability)
  • Gym space:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photo Studio:
    Refer to my photo studio page


(Subject to availability)
  • Shoots on any public holiday or eve of public holiday:
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoots that require meet-up before 7 am:
    Starting from +$150
  • Shoots that end later than 11 pm:
    Starting from +$150

Quick Explanation of Photography Costs

I've streamlined my photography packages to be wallet-friendly, ensuring you get the best value. The most considerable portion of my photography cost is calculated based on:

  1. Duration booked: it includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle and travelling during the shoot.
  2. Equipment required: natural light vs flash.
  3. Type of editing: basic vs advanced.
  4. Copyright/privacy: there's a fee should you don't want the photos to be published anywhere.
  5. Extensiveness of planning required.
  6. Special requests/ add-ons & surcharges.

Please read the full explanations so that you can make a better decision.

Special Requests

I've tailored these special requests and add-ons to cater to the unique tastes of my past clients, ensuring each voyage is personalised. The inclusion of these options aims to dissuade similar requests and, importantly, not as a means for me to pocket extra income from my future clients.

Think of it as a bespoke service, crafted with your preferences in mind rather than a cunning plan to boost the treasure chest.


Picture this – I'm here to offer you a good experience without breaking the bank. But, when a project starts encroaching on my personal space or health or requires any additional cost, a surcharge is the reality check. No beating about the bush – it's a straightforward acknowledgment of the extra effort.

It's about ensuring a top-notch journey. Your support in grasping this aspect ensures our photography sail stays steady. Ready to roll with this clarity? Your agreement is the fuel that powers our creative engine.

For the uncommon surcharges, do look through the full list of surcharges to avoid miscommunications.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time depends on various factors, such as:

  1. The number of photos taken
  2. The workload of the photographer
  3. The type of editing required
  4. The quantity of photos requested
  5. The condition of the venue

Generally, if the client needs to choose the photos, it will take up to two weeks for the photographer to sift through and eliminate bad and duplicate shots. The remaining photos are then provided to the clients in a low-resolution PDF file. After the client makes the selection, it will take up to a month for basic editing or two months for advanced editing before the final photos are returned.

Skai follows the practice of reviewing the photos with a fresh mind every one to three days to ensure the highest possible quality. This significant effort places him at a disadvantage in terms of profit. Therefore, clients should appreciate the value of receiving meticulously edited photos, even if it means a slight delay.

In most cases, especially when the number of photos is limited, the final edited photos can be returned much earlier without compromising quality.

For more information, read photography editing time explained.

What is Makeover Photography?

Makeover photography is a photography category that relies on a makeover specialist (stylist) to transform the look of the model (client). The makeover specialist will beautify the model by highlighting her good features and hiding her flaw(s). It usually includes a change in cosmetics, hairstyling and/ or clothing. The professional makeover photographer will coordinate with all parties and, with his skill, experience and equipment, create flattering pictures that will entice the viewers and document the great effort executed by all parties.

In short, a makeover photoshoot involves a photographer, a makeover specialist, a hair and makeup artist and a model. For most non-commercial makeover photoshoots, the makeup and hairstylist acts as the makeover specialists.

What is Makeover Photography also Known as?

Makeover photography is known by several synonymous terms, including but not limited to transformation photography, glamour photography and beauty photography. Each of these terms encapsulates the essence of the genre, emphasising the enhancement and refinement of the subject's appearance through various visual techniques.

Why Do People Do Makeover Photoshoots?

It doesn't require any reason to do a makeover photoshoot. However, most people will often find one or more reasons to indulge themselves in a fun session.

  1. Corporate Photoshoot Working executives who want to present themselves in a professional way will want to have a corporate photoshoot. In order to look good, they will hire a professional hair and makeup artist to style them up for the shoot.
  2. Commentate Birthday Makeover photoshoot is a special birthday treat to pamper oneself. Most people who have approached me for makeover photoshoots want to commentate their birthdays. They may be having their 30th or 40th birthday a couple of months later.

    Some parents also hire photographers for their children's 18th or 21st birthdays. Basically, a makeover photoshoot package is a birthday gift.
  3. Fun Experience It's a fun and unique experience, especially for a high-end outdoor photoshoot, in which professional lighting equipment is being used. Some passers-by may even suspect that you're a celebrity.
  4. Business Branding Some people want to get a set of corporate images for their social media profiles, especially for LinkedIn. As they want to look good and professional, they would need a makeover photoshoot.
  5. Modelling Portfolio Aspiring models who wish to create modelling portfolios for their modelling careers will definitely need a makeover photoshoot.
  6. Private Photoshoot There are people who want to improve the quality of their private photoshoots. These personalised photoshoots may include boudoir, fitness, friends and any other genre that you can see on my portfolio.
  7. Increase Confidence Some people may do a makeover photoshoot to increase their confidence. The final look done by professional hair and makeup artist would prove that they can look good as well. Next, the photographer would document the look down by doing a photoshoot.
  8. Dating APP Some people may want to create good images of themselves to increase their chances of getting matches in Dating APPs.
  9. D&D There's a kind of makeover, in which the hair and makeup artist will transform the look of the model into another person, such as a celebrity or a character in a movie, or even "someone" living in another era. This is usually for a company D&D that has a special theme. It's fun and there's a chance to win an award.
  10. Cosplay Cosplayers will need a makeover for their events or photoshoots.

Skai's Makeover Photography

Why Did Skai Start Doing 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 educational 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 beauty with their photography skills - 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 makeovers.

How Did Skai 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 because 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 when her children were older, she was even given the opportunity to start a makeup school overseas and we 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 through my photoshoot. Within a short span of time in an outdoor place, she transformed the model into a gorgeous lady.

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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 perform some magic 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 a 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 makeovers 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).

Unfortunately, Tricia was an extremely dedicated housewife and I didn't even have the opportunity to meet her up apart from family gatherings, let aside have 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 become more confident.


Makeover photoshoot by hair and makeup artist Ivy Tan
  1. What is the difference between makeup and a makeover? Makeup refers to cosmetics, while makeover refers to a radical transformation of one's appearance.
  2. 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 of some freelance models - even some talented professional models require the assistance of professional hair makeup artists to look astonishing.
  3. 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 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 have choices.
  4. Can men do a makeover photoshoot as well? Yes, of course. The males deserve the right to look dashing as well.
  5. Do you provide outfits? Unfortunately, not at the moment.
  6. Can I do a makeover without doing a photoshoot? Yes, do give me a brief description of your requirements and I will seek permission from my makeover specialist to pass you her contact.
Please check out the main FAQ for hiring a photographer.

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

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