Last Sunday evening, my brother Nazry and I went to IMM for dinner when we passed by a wedding booth. They were promoting their studio. Bro stopped a while to look at the photos so I looked too.
That was when the owner came up and asked us, “Are you thinking about getting married?” I replied, “we need to think about that first …”
He asked again, “How long have you two known each other?” And bro replied, “We’ve known each other for a long long time ..”
The owner continued asking, “You’ve known each other for such a long time and you’re still thinking about getting married!”
I was amused as bro and I looked very similar. How could we possibly look like a couple? I didnt know what to reply, so I just smiled abashedly and continued to play along and asked him about the bridal packages.
It seemed quite attractive though. For an outdoor shoot with make-up and 2 choice of outfits with a 20 picture album comes up to about $1k. They even do overseas shots, complete with hotel lodgings for about $3k.
Is it worth it?
But personally for me, having taken studio shots of other people during my photography classes, sometimes I feel that some makeover studiots can be a rip off.
Juli and me wanted to set up a makeover business together for a long time now. We spent some time to hone our skills. Juli took professional make-up courses in Cosmoprof while I dabbled in photography.
In October 2005, together with our friend Geri, Juli and I decided to have a makeover session at coverlooks to see how it actually works in a studio.
I guess the experience was alright.
But to be honest, we were not too impressed about the whole deal. With no egoism intended, we both knew that we could do better.
Here are some shots during our practise sessions:
Juli’s makeup is definitely more expressive. We are both passionate about doing makeovers.
But I guess the factors that are holding us back is the cost of actually setting up a studio, the equipment and time constraints.
It would really wonderful when it takes off. We can do it, bit by bit. Baby steps.