What Is Glamour Photography?

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What IS a Transformation Makeover Photo Shoot?

A transformation makeover photography session is defined as being a GLAMOUR PHOTO SHOOT.

When I say the word ‘Glamour’ in the context of photography I usually hear 1 of 2 reactions; “Oh so like page 3?” OR “Oh no my aunt had a glamour photo shoot back in 1981 it was so cheesy!”

I am here to put the GLAMOUR MYTHS to rest and help you understand the most opulent of photographic genre and why it is a MUST HAVE on your bucket list!

Let’s take a closer look at the word GLAMOUR


(US glamor)


mass noun

·       1An attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing.

  • 1.1 Beauty or charm that is sexually attractive.

·       2archaic Enchantment; magic.

Source https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/glamour

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So, to summarise the official oxford dictionary definition for the word GLAMOUR means:

An Attractive or Exciting Quality – Magic like Enchantment – that makes people seem appealing.

Now, when I describe ‘Glamour’ I usually include the words Contemporary or modern with my definition. Contemporary Glamour as a photography genre, in my eyes, is summed up as…

Capturing the natural beauty of a person, in the most flattering way, so as to emotionally connect the observer of the image, by means of fascinating them.

When I shoot a Contemporary Glamour Shoot I will make sure you look and feel amazing, the best version of yourself, so that when you see your images you will be blown away by YOU and not someone you simply do not recognise. 

And I promise there isn’t a cheesy 80s hair light in sight!