Nat and Jimmy came to the studio last year to spend special time together recreating some amazing vintage couples’ shots.
When you’re at an Alter Ego luxury make-over shoot you’re the stars. The team are completely focused on making you and your partner look and feel amazing.
The red halter neck dress that Nat is modelling is available to dress up in. Or if you have something similar, you’re most welcome to bring your own.
Wearing the beautiful vintage style tea dresses or this smouldering scarlet halter-neck helps put you in a great mood for your pictures to be taken. Feeling the part is the first step towards getting great pictures. I can think of a few dresses that have helped their owners feel the part and have ultimately gone down in history.
Marilyn Monroe’s white halter-neck dress from The Seven Year Itch, Elizabeth Hurley’s black Versace safety pin dress, Geri Halliwell’s union jack dress, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar acceptance gown, Lady Gaga’s meat dress… how funny! I am sure there are lots more.
Women have always loved copying star style and back in the 1930’s and 40’s it was no different. You could buy sewing patterns for dresses and outfits worn by the stars of the big screen. Paramount Studio’s costume designer Edith Head produced a collection of “Hollywood Patterns” featuring the exact dresses worn by Betty Grable, Francis Gifford, and Lucile Ball to name but a few. We’d like to get hold of the patterns and it would be fabulous if someone could make a few dresses up for our vintage shoots.
The Alter Ego couples’sessions have a number of different scene and lighting changes where you can get dressed up and down. The boudoir part of the shoot is optional and for that section you’d need bring your own lingerie and stockings. Most of the couples who come to the studio do opt for beautiful, boudoir images taken in an atmospheric Film Noir style.
Some couples choose to have images as a keepsake in a bound leather or canvas photo album, others have framed prints for the wall and some choose to have a CD of images instead.