Makeovers in Taunton, Somerset
We here at Martin Hill Photography are delighted with our new Taunton Makeover promotional film shot by the very talented Jeff Wood of www.jeffwoodvisuals.com It shows brilliantly how we approach our makeovers here in the centre of Taunton, Somerset. Working very closely with Olimi Hair and Beauty, we have the perfect makeover experience for any age group. To find out more about our makeover products have a look here
A huge thank you needs to be said to Annabel Forrest our Face of Martin Hill Photography Makeovers 2013. She was a fantastic model and a lovely lady to work with and hopefully we will be working with her again very soon.
Associate Photographer – Alex Molyneux
The luxury that we now have at Martin Hill is we have the ability to shoot two weddings in one day at the opposite ends of the country. How I hear you cry, well it’s simple, we have an amazing associate photographer in Alex Molyneux. As many of you know Alex has been with me since she was 16 and now at 20 something she was awarded an associateship at Martin Hill Photography in 2012. The means that Alex has earned her stripes and now shoots solo weddings under the Martin Hill banner. Here are just a few words and images from Alex’s latest wedding shoot.
Words from the talented one..
I recently had the privilege of shooting another wedding underneath the Martin Hill Photography banner. After meeting Katie & Jerome a few weeks prior to their wedding I was extremely excited to be shooting their special day at Combe House in Devon. After one of the coldest springs ever, i was constantly checking the weather forecast a few days before in hope that it would warm up a tiny bit in time for the wedding. Unbelievebly when i turned up at Combe House on April 6th it was the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far!
This was the first time i had shot a wedding at Combe House alone but the minute I walked through the door I was made to feel extremely welcome by the groom and all of the staff at Combe House. I couldnt of asked for a more perfect day to shoot this wedding and I am extremely pleased with the results. Katie and Jerome were so relaxed and their guests were clearly having an amazing time so it made it extremely easy for me to blend into the background and just document the day exactly as it went.
We recently ran a competition to find a perfect pooch and I’m thrilled to say that we have finally chosen our winner. A little behind our schedule for announcing the winner due to holidays and sickness. At Martin Hill Photography we are very keen to explore the possibilities of Pet Portraiture and in particular those perfect pooches. Alex Molyneux who is our resident pet portraiture photographer is really looking forward to this challenge and as has shot a number of great sessions with pets recently.
Our aim is to produce great timeless portraits of pets. Our lighting and post editing expertise along with our love of animals means we’ll produce some jaw dropping, tail wagging portraits of your pets. So without further ado I’m to say that our winner is….
Dudley, owned by Pat Lawrence. Dudley wins a fabulous shoot at our studio in the centre of Taunton. We will then edit Dudley’s pictures and put them into one of our beautiful bespoke albums. This prize has a value of £499 so many congratulations to Dudley & Pat.
Book a Pet Portraiture Session Today
If you’d like to book a pet portraiture session with us then give us a call on 01823 335106 or contact us here
Makeover Winner Announced
We had a fantastic response to our March Photography Makeover competition and we have just made the draw. Using the latest competition selection software, the winner is……..
The winner of our March photography makeover prize
A little bit about us;
The Flower Preservation Workshop has grown into one of the leading companies here in the UK and now across Europe, based in Somerton, Somerset specialising in the field of flower preservation. We transform flowers from any special occasion – weddings, funeral tribute flowers, anniversaries and special birthdays – into beautiful handmade flower paperweights. Customers receive wonderful, breath-taking keepsakes that will last forever.
“It wasn’t until a bride came to us many years ago and asked if we would dry out her wedding flowers. We’d heard of a new freeze drying machine in the States that was creating fantastic results from a far more superior method. The outcome was astonishing! The flowers still looked as fresh and even the scent was sometimes still there after they had been preserved.
We just wanted to go that little bit further and create bespoke designs that really replicated a bridal bouquet. Each and every order is totally bespoke, with our aim of providing a service that is equal to each client – whether creating a handmade flower paperweight in memory of a family member that has passed away, or saving the flowers for the memory of the beautiful wedding day, each order is totally unique and individual. No two paperweights ever look the same.
Flowers arrive here seven days a week as we like the flowers as fresh as possible, although after 7-10 days we can still have flowers arriving in from an earlier event.
We have mastered this achievement and, we are extremely proud of our designs. We are also recognised by the Guild of master craftsmen as the only company within the UK making these bespoke keepsakes.”
website ; www.flowerpreservationworkshop.co.uk email ; email@example.com
Our Photography Makeover Winner
We recently ran a fantastic photography Makeover competition to find the face of our Photo Makeovers for 2013. Our three judges Hayley Trescothick, Danusha Walden and Alex Molyneux had an extremely difficult task in choosing our overall winner. Well they did and I was delighted when Annabel Forrest was chosen and we soon set about selecting a date for our shoot together.
There were a lot of factions to put together before we could select a date and of course slotting into the very busy diary of Olimi Hair & Beauty, who as always did a fantastic job in creating different looks for Annabel. I was also joined on the the shoot by Jeff Wood of Jeff Wood Visuals. Jeff is an amazing film maker who shoots all over the world with his unique style of wedding cinematography. Jeff is in the process of producing our Photography Makeover promo film and I can’t wait until we see it. We will of course share the film on this blog.
Our shoot with Annabel went really well and I was so pleased with the results. Annabel was a little nervous at the start of the shoot which was totally understandable, but she soon lost her nerves and was a delight to work with and such a lovely person. The images from Annabel’s shoot are going to help us in our task of bringing 1st class Photography Makeover experiences to the Southwest of England and in particular the counties of Devon, Somerset, Dorset and the Bristol area. Not forgetting of course our home town of Taunton. Our aim is to produce classic, beautiful portraiture that will last the test of time and give a person something they can look back upon in years to come. If you would like further information on our Photography Makers click here or give us a call 01823 335106.
Loverly Real Life Photography Makeover Shoot with Martin Hill
The Makeover Experience
We recently had the privilege of doing a photography makeover shoot for Aussie girl Sharon. Here are a few words from Sharon on how she found the whole experience.
If you want to know what it is like to be a model or superstar, then a photo shoot with Martin will put you in the limelight and give you photos to treasure for a lifetime. I usually avoid being photographed, so was nervous about being the focus of the shoot. Martin immediately put me at ease and helped me to relax and come out of my shell, so that my photos looked natural and showed my personality. The end photos were beyond my expectations and look amazing. I am so pleased with them that I have shown them to everyone I can think of. On top of that Martin’s gentle coaching in the shoot has helped me to be more confident in how to stand and hold myself for photos in the future (even if they are just holiday pictures). So there is no need to fear the camera any longer. Thank you Martin for the fun ‘me’ time in the shoot, the amazing photos I will treasure for the rest of my life and the increased confidence in myself.
Book a photography makeover session today
Booking a makeover session with Martin Hill Photography couldn’t be simpler. Simply give us a call 01823 335106 or pop in to see us at our studio, we’d love to see you. We also offer gift vouchers as our photo makeover sessions make wonderful gifts.
Martin Hill Photography Monthly Makeover Comp!
I’m delighted to announce our new monthly Photo Makeover Competition for the month of March 2013. Open to guys or girls over the age of 16. Entrants do not need to up load any photos and there will NOT be a voting process. The monthly winner will simply be chosen at absolute random, in fact our app software will do it for us.
All you have to do is click on the Facebook icon below and enter your details on our Facebook page. The winner will receive a fabulous Photo Makeover session with ourselves and the winners hair and makeup will be done by the brilliant team from Olimi Hair & Beauty The monthly winner will also receive a signed art print from their session.
So click on the Facebook link below and ENTER TODAY!
Sassi Holford Team Head for the Studio!
We were recently delighted to welcome to the studio some of the team of the multi award winning brand that is Sassi Holford Bridal Couture. I was honoured to be asked to do the head shots of such a high profile team, a team that I have had the privilege to get to know well over the years. There’s no doubt that Sassi’s bridal designs are amongst the best in the UK and I would also argue on a global scale. With boutiques in London and the Somerset county town of Taunton the Sassi Holford phenomenon stretches far and wide.
The shoot brief was simple, make them all look fabulous! I was joined on the shoot by the lovely Sarah Brock a makeup artist who is at the top of her game with numerous television and national front cover shoots credited to her. From a photographers perspective her makeup was flawless and for more information on Sarah’s art check out her website www.sarahbmakeup.co.uk
Meet the team
Sassi Holford – Designer, Martin Jenkins – Director, Kristine Overd – Boutique Manager and Becky Dance - PA to the Directors
Team Sassi Holford
I’m delighted to announce after a very long period of deliberation that we have finally decided upon the Face of our makeover marketing campaign 2013. Annabel Forrest is our overall winner and we look forward to working with her in the very near future. Annabel was up against very stiff opposition from the four other contestants, which made the life of our judges very difficult. However they had to pick one and Annabel was the lucky lady.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered our competition and for making it such fun. The energy from all of our contestants was just amazing. Thank you so much. From a photographers perspective I’m really looking forward to working with Annabel and equally looking forwarded to blogging a selection of images from our shoot together.