Makeover FAQ

What should I wear to my shoot?

You can have up to 3-5 outfit changes during your session. We recommend making the most of your wardrobe changes to bring a nice variety to your image collection. Think formal, casual, cosplay, stylish, sexy, fun or something completely different! Take a look at our gallery to see what other people have worn. Read our 'Photoshoot Wardrobe Choices' blog for top tips on outfit styling.

What do I need to do to prepare for my session?

Here at the studio we have professional make up artists and hair stylists who will make you look amazing before you step in front of the camera. However, there are a few things you can do in the lead up to your session:

  • Make sure your nails are filed and polished or manicured to your liking
  • Your skin is moisturised
  • Your legs, under-arms and any other areas are as you would like them
  • If desired, ensure you apply fake tan a day or two before your session but please note that tan lines will show in your photos so we advise against tanning. Embrace your beautiful, natural skin!
  • We recommend visiting your hairdresser for a trim as we style hair but don't cut it.
For more hints on how to prepare for your shoot, visit our blog

What should I bring to my session?

As well as outfits and accessories, we encourage everyone to bring in their own selection of props. The reason? To make your images as unique as you. If you're not sure what to bring, then check out our blog post for loads of ideas.

What is included in my session voucher?

Our Makeover vouchers all include:

  • Bucks Fizz reception
  • Personal consultation
  • Makeover to your liking with our professional make up artist
  • Hair styling to you liking
  • Up to an hour in the studio with an experienced portrait photographer
  • Editing by your image consultant
  • A bespoke private viewing of your images on the same day as your shoot*
  • Your favourite image included with our compliments
*Excluding Sunday appointments at the Bath studio Please see your voucher for specific details.

How long does the experience take?

The whole experience lasts 3-4 hours. We ask that you arrive 15 minute before your scheduled appointment time.

When can I book my session?

Our Makeover studio in Bristol is open 7 days a week with appointments available from 9am-5pm. Our Makeover studio in Bath is open Fridays and Sundays. Please not Sunday appointments in Bath require a return viewing appointment. Click here to book your session.

Can I reschedule my appointment?

Of course, we are happy to rearrange your appointment providing you notify us 5 working* days before your session. If you wish to rearraange your appointment but don't notify us in time, you will forfeit your deposit taken at the time of booking. *Working days are Mon-Fri 9-6

When do I get to see my photos?

Unlike a lot of studios, we won't keep you waiting in anticipation to see your images. You get to view them on the same day as your shoot! Once you are finished in the studio you can have a rest in the reception area. Relax, have a drink and we'll work our magic on your images so they're ready to view within half an hour!

How do you retouch my images?

We ensure our editing process is in line with the customer's taste. In your viewing, we show you your images with a selection of filters and editing processes applied. We can soften your skin to minimise wrinkles and blemishes, remove unwanted marks or tatoos. You can work with your image consultant to create a collection you're proud of.

Can I bring a friend?

You're more then welcome to bring a friend along for moral support - we know that, for some people, having a familiar face close by can help calm those nerves ! Please note, if you wish for your friend to participate in the experience with you, you must purchase a 'Together' makeover experience so that we can ensure there are two make up artist on hand so you can both enjoy your makeover simultaneously.

Can I bring my family?

As a policy, we do not allow young children in the Makeover studios. This is due to the fact that there are many hazards such as heated tongs in the beauty station and exposed wires in the studio. Our Makeover experiences are designed to be enjoyed in a relaxed environment and the structure of the day means that it could result in children being left unsupervised while Mum & Dad are being pampered! However, we do offer a huge selection of Family and Child friendly photographic experiences. Click here to learn more.

Do you photograph men?

Absolutely! We welcome lots of men to the studio for a Makeover experience. Check out our gallery

Who will be taking my photograph?

Our Makeover team is made up of talented portrait photographers who have a wealth of experience to their names. These hand-picked professionals are successful photographers in their own right and have worked on a huge range of projects including shoots high end fashion magazines. Clifton Photographic ensure our customers enjoy a professional photo shoot and we're sure to only select the best talent to become part of our team. We have both male and female photographers so if you have a preference, let us know when you're booking your session. Are you a photographer who thinks they have what it takes to work in the Makeover studio? Check out our Join the team page for current vacancies.

Can I wear lingerie at my shoot?

Of course! You're welcome to bring lingerie to your sesssion as one of your outfits. If you would like to have a dedicated Boudoir session, visit our sister company Femme Fatale who host weekly experiences in our studio with a friendly, female team.