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Maria’s Makeover Photoshoot

This makeover photoshoot has inspired me to offer you something AMAZING! I’ve been planning to write about the details of that photoshoot for a long time but I couldn’t find a suitable moment. I think now is the right time to do it.

Why? – I will tell you at the end of this article, so keep reading.

It was a birthday present for my sister when she was visiting me in March this year. The photo above has received two awards and was published in SPOTO Photography Magazine back then.

See my post about the awards together with links to the publication HERE.

My sister, who is 15 years younger than me, wanted to spend her birthday in Dublin. I’m not surprised! Where’s a better place to have an epic party and have a great time than Ireland, right? I was thrilled to host her here and I wanted to give her something special. That’s when I thought about a photoshoot. I bought her an outfit for this, booked a makeup artist and prayed for a good weather (which is totally unpredictable in Ireland…). In case of rain we also set up a small studio at our house. I wanted this shoot to be a bit different than usual, more artistic and I did my best to make it look that way.

Marta Markowska Makeup Artist did a fabulous job! Just look at the photos below.

Maria’s Makeover – “before and after” photos:

(*she gave permission to publish those)

Mary before and after

Mary before and after

I’ve never seen my little sister looking like this! She usually wears very little makeup so it was a little bit of a shock (but very positive)! She loved her new look and was really excited about the shoot. I think it was a perfect makeup for my idea of the photos I wanted to create and as it turned out later, Maria seems to have a natural talent as it comes to posing! See for yourself!

You can be our model too! Details at the bottom of this article.

 A few photos from the photoshoot:

Mary Makeover Photoshoot

Mary Makeover Photoshoot

Mary Makeover Photoshoot

Mary Makeover Photoshoot

Mary Makeover Photoshoot

And one from the studio:

Mary Makeover Photoshoot

Maria’s testimonial:

“In March I had a pleasure to work with Ania and Marta. I loved it because it was prepared from the beginning with every detail. Before the photoshoot I talked a lot with Ania to work on details of the costume to pursue our vision. It was Ania who found and talked with Marta first. It was a great decision to work with her. She is an artist in her art. I loved her makeup. When she saw the costume she already knew what to do. It took a while to prepare the makeup but it was totally worth it. The photoshoot was great. I am not a model and yet I felt really comfortable in front of the camera. Ania had a lot of ideas and she helped me when I didn’t know what to do. I could see that she really loves her work. I’m definitely looking forward to our next photoshoot!”

Meet the whole team:

And now here’s an idea:

I would really like to show you more of such makeovers and give you the opportunity to be one of our models! So, me and my husband (Crystal Dot Photography) have decided to form a team with one of the best makeup artists we had pleasure to work with: Marta Markowska, and we have a SPECIAL OFFER for you:


Each month I would like to publish one MAKEOVER here on my blog. I remember my first experience as a model and I know how empowering it can be, how much it can build your self-confidence and that feminine consciousness. I would like you to have that opportunity to see yourselves from a little bit different perspective and to experience something new.

If you’d like to be one of our models, please CONTACT me and we can discuss all the details.

*Photoshoot would take place in Dublin, Ireland. Duration (including styling and makeup) – up to 3 hours. Price includes makeup, photo session and 5 edited photos in a digital form. Date, styling and makeup details will be discussed individually.

Maria's Makeover Photoshoot

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24 Comment

  1. Reply
    Zuzana Paar
    November 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Wow I wish I live next to you. Would book a session immediately

    1. Reply
      November 20, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you Zuzana :* If you’re ever in Dublin, just give me a shout!

  2. Reply
    November 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Wow! A true classic beauty!

    1. Reply
      November 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      She is indeed. I’m so happy I could photograph my own sister in such style. Thank you.

  3. Reply
    April Kitchens
    November 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Yeeeessss, her makeup looked great!! She was beautiful without the makeup, but the makeup just gave her an extra boost of confidence. The pictures reflected her confidence, love it!

    1. Reply
      November 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      That’s exactly what it is and I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Reply
    November 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Wow! Such a lovely photoshoot! She looks really beautiful! You’ve done a brilliant work, love!

    1. Reply
      November 20, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you so much! I did my best 🙂

  5. Reply
    Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    November 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Oh my gosh – any chance you’re coming to Boston? You are so talented!

    1. Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 12:04 am

      Thank you! That’s really nice to hear! I might some day, who knows 😉 xxx

  6. Reply
    November 21, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Wow, what a makeover! These photos could be straight out of a magazine, they’re beautiful.

    1. Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Wow! Thank you. That is so nice to hear. We all did our best and the whole photoshoot and the editing afterwards was pure pleasure. It’s amazing to see such positive response. Thank you :*

  7. Reply
    Kelly Iverson
    November 21, 2017 at 8:56 am

    What a transformation! I wish I knew how to do my makeup, I am absolutely helpless at this kind of stuff. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      Yes, I know the pain… I’m the same. Makeup always fascinated me, I’m still hoping I’d learn it some day.

  8. Reply
    Aimee Anne
    November 21, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Wow great shots! I live the dreamy look about them!

    1. Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you. Yes, that was my vision indeed. :*

  9. Reply
    November 21, 2017 at 11:48 am

    She looks so gorgeous, and you are right- drastic change, but in a good way; shes gorgeous before and after! I love the black lace outfit, it lets the red flowers be the star of the show. And the studio photo is just so beautiful.
    Great job and well deserved awards!!!

    1. Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m so happy this shoot met up with such great response. And you’re right, the black and red is such a classy combination and one of my favourite.

  10. Reply
    Makeup by Keria
    November 21, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I’m loving this shoot!!! <3

    1. Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you so much xxx

  11. Reply
    tachira wiltshire
    November 21, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous transformation. She is beautiful and you are one talented photographer. I am inspired to get a makeover now myself!

    1. Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m really happy to hear that you’re inspired by my post. I think such photoshoot could be an amazing experience for every woman. It’s fun and a great memory for the future. If you ever have a chance, definitely do it! 🙂

  12. Reply
    November 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    These are incredible!!!

    1. Reply
      November 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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