elegant studio portraiture for women of all ages

create a timeless legacy for you and your family

A beautiful, timeless portrait is not only a celebration of you, it’s a wonderful gift to your family which will live on for generations to come. In this age of camera phones & social media, there have never been more photos taken every single day.

But how many of those images bring out your real beauty in the most elegant, amazing way possible? How many photographs do you have which you would be proud to hang on the wall and to pass on to your family?

All of our women’s portraiture sessions include professional hair and makeup, up to five changes of outfit, a full style and design consultation prior to the shoot day, and a wonderful reveal session at the studio to view your finished images.

Individual Portrait Sessions

All our women’s portraiture shoots begin with a relaxing & pampering hair and makeup session in our dedicated beauty room, where you’ll be expertly styled to create the most beautiful range of looks for your portrait shoot.

We’ll work with your personal tastes to create the perfect variety of looks for you – from girl-next-door chic, to uber glamorous Vanity Fair style magazine style. Dream big… it’s your chance to shine!

Generational Portraits

How often do you look at images of your mother, grandmother or other loved family relative and wish you had a beautiful portrait of you two together?

Then book in for a family or generational portrait session and give your family a priceless gift which will live on for generations to come. Mother & Daughter, Sisters, or three generations of beautiful women; choose whatever is most important to you.

 

Friends Portrait Sessions

Are you planning a special day out with friends – perhaps to the theatre, or dancing? Then a portraiture session beforehand is the perfect way to start your day.

Two or three friends can share a portraiture session and enjoy individual shots as well as group images – and after your hair and makeup session, you’re gong to look so gorgeous you’ll be all set for an amazing evening out afterward!

 

PROFESSIONAL HAIR & MAKEUP

EXPERTLY GUIDED PHOTOSHOOT

WARDROBE CONSULTATION

FULL RETOUCHING

MULTIPLE OUTFITS & LOOKS

PORTRAIT REVEAL & ORDER SESSION

I would like to say the biggest thank you to Belinda for a truly unforgettable experience and beautiful photos.

I needed head shots for my business so as well as getting these I was also able to have some fun with different looks. Sian did a fantastic job with my hair and makeup and listened to my input so that I was completely comfortable with the looks and happy to use the my own makeup from the brand I represent to be able to use the shots in my business.

Belinda was amazing at directing me on how exactly to pose and spent time finding my best angles and made me feel completely at ease. I felt like a celebrity for the day and it was such an enjoyable experience that I may be hooked. All Belinda’s skills are evident in the photos and I still can’t believe it’s me in them because they are so professional.

I cannot recommend Belinda enough and to say that this is one keepsake everyone should have.

Gemma

much more than a portrait studio

beautiful photography PLUS the benefits of a beauty salon

 

We believe that a beautiful portrait session isn’t complete without a pampering beauty session to help you feel and look incredible.

That’s why we are UNIQUE amongst portrait studios in offering a wonderful on-site beauty room where you can choose delicious beauty treatments to complement your experience – such as facials, hair extensions, manicures & massages. 

 

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your guide to feeling confident and looking GREAT in photographs

Do you want to find out some of our studio secrets to making women of all ages and shapes look amazing in photographs?

This simple & easy to follow guide will increase your confidence and banish those ‘bad photograph’ days!

Suitable for every age and body shape, this free downloadable e-book shows you how to pose naturally and how to look younger and slimmer in photographs – even when it’s just an amateur family photo. 

If you’ve ever worried about not being ‘photogenic’, then this is a must-read download for you.

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Dorset Portrait Photographer

Belinda McCarthy Photography Ltd.
The Stables Portraiture Studio, Shillingstone House, Shillingstone, Dorset DT11 0RZ
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Company Registration Number 9551009, registered in England & Wales.