Farewell to my Makeup Artist: her Elegant Portrait Session

Parting Gift

The graceful, beautiful and talented Gayathri Menon, who I had the pleasure of working with in countless photo shoots. This is her beautiful portrait session. After years of watching her give my clients some amazing makeovers I asked her if she would like to do her own shoot with me. It was my farewell gift to her because I was about to leave Singapore. Although no stranger to modeling herself, I wanted Gayathri to feel like the center of attention and to have some gorgeous portraits of herself.

Always professional in her work and appearance Gayathri exudes a timeless elegance as well as a calm professionalism. She puts any client at ease with her light-hearted conversation and gives them her full attention at all times. These qualities are all highly appreciated when giving women their dream photo shoot and makeover. It makes them feel confident that they’re in good hands and helps them to relax and enjoy their own portrait session.

We began Gayathri’s photo shoot with a very natural daytime look and flowed through several glamorous outfits. She did her own makeup and hair, choosing the perfect looks to complement her outfits. Having worked together on so many shoots she knew exactly how I worked and followed my posing direction easily.

Gayathri is a dancer so it was only natural that we would finish the portrait session with some images of her doing a few twirls. We had an excellent shoot incorporating many different looks but the dancing series was my favorite. I think it captures Gayathri’s elegance and grace just perfectly. Afterwards she said, “The final images keep amazing me. Each series is so different and so is the mood. If anyone is considering a photo shoot with Amber I would say ‘Go for it. You Deserve It!'”

Book Your Own Portrait Session

It’s my goal to help busy, everyday women like you to feel more self-confident, to reconnect with yourself and be reminded of your beauty. Despite having kids, being another year older, changing shape, or going through life’s ups and downs, you still have the same unique inner beauty. And that should be captured and celebrated in front of my lens!

Call me on 612-479-3454 to discuss your own dream photo session, styled just for you. You can wear your favorite pieces from your own wardrobe or you can borrow some of mine that I keep just for my portrait sessions. Together we’ll design the most amazing experience and you’ll get the best portraits you’ve ever seen of yourself.

Hair and makeup by Gayathri Menon 🙂

Behind the Sophisticated Headshot

Portrait of a Professional and Sophisticated Woman

 

Professional and sophisticated are not mutually exclusive  – you won’t find any prim and proper, stuffy corporate headshots here. Many women have walked into my studio over the past year and although they have all been different they have shared many of the same characteristics. This is the portrait I want to share now, and although I’m much more comfortable using imagery than words here is my portrayal of the women I have met.

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The woman who books a photo shoot with Amber Roberts Images takes pride in how she looks, regardless of her age, and she welcomes getting older gracefully. She accepts her laughter lines as reminders of all the fun times she has had, and the wisdom that she has gained – and therefore does not want them removed. She is in tune with her feelings and is mindful of her actions: she knows herself, her limits and what she wants. Exercising, eating right and meeting friends keep her healthy and happy. This lady is adventurous, fun-loving, energetic and positive – she lives life to the full. She may be introvert or she may be extrovert. She may have kids or she may have cats. She is kind-hearted, generous and gracious, but she is never a doormat. While she accepts the views of others and remains outwardly-focused, she stands firm in her own beliefs. She stays in tune with local and global affairs and always feels for those in need, doing her part to assist however she can.

6 women pose for corporate headshots in the studio

The woman who walks in my studio is self-motivating, goal-orientated, extremely competent and efficient. Common sense and emotional intelligence are her best friends. She is bold in making choices for her family or career and is flexible to new ideas, trends and opportunities. She is not a fashionista however, or someone who mindlessly follows the latest fads – she sets her own style and makes wise judgments about what is beautiful, meaningful and worthwhile. She is a global citizen, having lived in many countries outside of her own; she takes the best of what she has learnt from those cultures and applies them to herself. Her world-wide experiences make her even more unique and irreplaceable.

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I have had the absolute privilege of meeting so many such women over the past 12 months. They are an inspiration to me and during every shoot I learn something from them. My glamour sessions are 2 hours and my corporate headshot sessions are only 1 hour – that’s all it takes sometimes to learn big lessons from someone else.

Ladies – you know who you are – thank you for booking your corporate headshot session with me.  I remember each of your stories and all that you shared with me!  Not only can you go about your business with a fresh and sophisticated headshot but you’ve encouraged me to become more positive, resilient, confident and self-accepting. I’m grateful to have met you.

women pose for sophisticated headshots

Corporate headshots with Amber Roberts Images are about portraying the strong and feminine woman. Call me on 9660-4176 to book your elegant headshot session and get the image that portrays the irreplaceable you.

Couples Photo Session by Amber Roberts

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This was a couples photo session that I will always remember because Diana and Nader are two very special people. Spend any time with them and you will quickly see why they are together. They are two of the most genuine, gentle and kind-hearted people that you will meet. It was a real privilege for me to take their portraits and to capture their relationship on camera.

Diana and Nader travel a lot and there was only one possible Saturday over a 3-month period that would work for this special couples photo session. When their shoot began Nader was first in front of the camera, while Diana was treated to her makeover. Looking extremely sophisticated in some new suits, he rocked his solo session and got some fantastic head shots for work. When Diana was ready we focused on the task in hand: capturing them together! As a photographer it really is a privilege to get within a couple’s ‘personal space’ and to portray the relationship that they have.

Scroll down for a small selection of Diana and Nader’s order that gives a mini peek into what they will be hanging on their walls. Definitely worth saving some prominent wall space for don’t you think?!

Your relationship will grow, evolve and change shape through the coming years, so it’s important that you capture yourselves as you are today.  Now is the time to book a couples photo shoot, especially if you have an anniversary with a 5 or 0 in it!  Call me on 9660-4176 to book your session and be sure to plan a romantic evening out (or in) afterwards!

Makeup: Gayathri Menon of Gayathri Menon Makeup and Styling

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