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It is a fact of life nowadays that many busy people don't wear make-up,
and very few know how to do a camera ready make up on themselves.
 
Which is fine for real life,
because people don't really look at you all that closely.
 
In a photo, people can observe you at leisure,
pick you to pieces, measure this against that.
 
We are competing with others for the same opportunities.
We need to look as good as we can.
That is why you are coming to me for the photos,
instead of getting them done at the post office!
 
If you have come this far, why not consider this fact.
 
On a film set, the make-up department is often bigger than the camera department.
 
A camera make up is a meticulous process,
where the toning and preparation takes ten minutes,
and every corner is filled in evenly and meticulously.
 
Make up is important in this foreign world of appearances.
It helps me to help you.
 
I want you to meet someone...
This is our make up artist Neuda.
I am lucky to be married to her.
She is a creative yet meticulous, gentle and patient soul.
Most of the photos you see on this website (ie, the good ones) feature her make up.
 
We charge ...
MAKE UP:
 
$50 for men ... takes 20 minutes.
$100 for women ... takes 45 minutes.
HAIR: Blow dry and style
 
$20 ... Short hair
$40 ... Medium hair
$60 ... Long Hair
$80 ... Straighten long curly hair

You need to let us know... Book it in as well as booking your shoot.
Men
If you have a mediterranean complexion or a lovely tan, come as you are.
If, like me, you have a red nose, white eyelids and dark rings under the eyes,
Or light bits and dark bits, or red bits, or grey bits ... (please LOOK in the mirror)
You should consider having our make up artist jazz you up a bit.
After all, sex appeal equals sales.
$50 gets a full man's make up, which is different to a woman's make up
in that it makes you look more masculine!
And smoother... and frankly... better.
Women
If you are confident doing your own make-up, that's great.
Keep in mind that photography needs a make-up with a good coverage base.
A quick swirl with the pink powder is worse than nothing.
The lips and eyes will look best if done meticulously in natural colours.
 
If it's all too much you can book ...
Our in-house make up service!
READ THIS SECTION IF WE ARE DOING YOUR MAKE UP
 
If possible, try to come with a clean face.
If you come after work, then make up is forgivable.
 
If you're coming from home, try not to use mascara please.
It is VERY difficult to remove. Some brands are very clumpy and flaky
and it will compromise the end result.
 
Exfoliate your face the night before your shoot.
This is to remove dry skin which makes an uneven base for make-up.
Be VERY, VERY gentle! Otherwise your skin will go red.
Then use a moisturiser appropriate to your skin type.
 
LIPS
Please bring whatever lipstick(s) you usually wear.
Trying to describe a colour can be very subjective.
I can either use yours or match with a similar coloured professional one.
Please use some lip balm to moisturise before the shoot.
If you do not have any a bit of olive oil or butter will do the trick.
 
EYEBROWS
If you usually have your eyebrows waxed, do not have it done
on the day of the shoot. I can get rid of the of the
redness that it leaves, but some people can get a
pimply texture around the eyebrows.
It does not look good on photos.
Just pluck the thicker hairs with a pair of tweezers.
 
HAIR
If you're considering having a hair cut for your headshot,
try do it a week before so your hair settles in it's new style.
IF YOU ARE HAVING YOUR HAIR STYLED BY US:
  • Please come with your hair clean, or no more than 1 day old dirty. Oily roots show on digital camera.
  • If you have oily hair, shampoo your hair twice and use minimum conditioner only on your hair ends
  • Do not use any other product (anti-frizz, wax, etc)
  • If you need/ want to use the hair drier, use a hair brush to untangle your hair, not your fingers/ hands.
  • Avoid putting your hair in a ponytail. If you must, make it loose.
  • Avoid hats, beanies, or baseball caps.
READ THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE DOING YOUR OWN MAKE UP
 
A fresh natural look is better for headshot photography.
And that does not mean light makeup by daily makeup standards.
You still need to apply a good foundation with great coverage.
 
FACE
Try to avoid the "shiny, dewy skin" make up look.
Try to avoid mineral make-up as sometimes they can be too shimmery.
Shiny make up leaves "hot spots" of white reflection which have to be retouched out.
A better result is achieved with matte make up.
Let me do the "glow" with the lighting.
 
Match your foundation to your chest area.
Apply it with a clean damp sponge or foundation brush.
Be very meticulous in blending all the way to your ears,
down your neck and chest area if your skin is a bit blotchy.
 
EYES
Avoid shimmery eye-shadows, and definitely no metallics.
Matte or satin, neutral colours (bone, taupe, grey) work best for head shots.
Mascara: if yours is older than 3 months, invest in a new one.
Mascaras dry out after a while and get too clumpy and cloggy.
It does not look good in photography.
If it's all too much you can book ...
Our in-house make up service!
Once again the prices are...
MAKE UP:
 
$50 for men ... takes 20 minutes.
$100 for women ... takes 45 minutes.
HAIR: Blow dry and style
 
$20 ... Short hair
$40 ... Medium hair
$60 ... Long Hair
$80 ... Straighten long curly hair

You need to let us know... Book it in as well as booking your shoot.
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JOM PHOTOGRAPHY pty. ltd.
Level 1, 136 New South Head Road Edgecliff NSW 2027 Australia
Corner of Darling Point Road, Opposite Edgecliff Station
studio phone - 9327 1495, mobile- 0414 9361 45
e-mail- jom@jom.com.au, website- www.jom.com.au