A sneaky preview of what’s to come in this month’s Saddleworth Monthly produced by Greenfield Publishing. Many thanks to Mary for the write-up.
The new party options include Vintage Studio Shoot Parties and Vintage Parties at the Fusiliers Museum, Bury and a trip on a steam train on the Lancashire Steam network. These parties are ideal for Hen parties, birthday parties, a girly day out, and baby showers.
The studio was a buzz of activity towards the end of the year with a Calendar shoot ( calendar purchased through the website), and a number of birthday parties booked since the launch of the website. The New Year sees more parties already booked, which is a fantastic feeling for Lisa and me.
The studio has also had a make-over that is still in progress to take our clients back to the Vintage era of the 1940’s and 50’s – a lot of items coming from Grandparents and kind parents, others from foraging and clever purchases.
Please take a look at the new website to find out more. Lipgloss and Lenses
Vintage Photography…. we’re hoping it will be the beginning of a new successful venture …. more to follow in due course.
After a year away from submitting Photographs into the Professional Photography Competition run by the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, SWPP, I was pleasantly pleased to receive two bronze awards for Portraiture images this month. They were both from images taken at Pamper Parties with groups of girls celebrating a birthday party.
This is an interview that was conducted through twitter – hence the use of 140 characters or less in the answers and any grammatical errors. This is based on ‘Witter’ as published in the Sunday Times Magazine.
Lisa Gee of Pamper and Pose – who works jointly with Jude Gidney Photography. Facebook page
1. What is your business called and how did you come up with the name ? A.The two fields that make up my business are makeup and photography. Pamper and Pose just about covered it. It does what it says on the tin
2 .But you do more as a Make-up Artist than just Pamper and Pose Lisa – tell me more….A.I work with anyone who needs makeup so I do weddings and proms, plus a lot in the photo studio. Studio pamper parties are my favourite job.
3.I hear you’ve recently won an award – what was that for? A. I won a national makeover competition run by VIE at home cosmetics company, who I also happen to be a consultant for. I won £250 of goodies!
4.Sounds good. What did you have to do to win the award? A.I had to submit a photo of a makeover I had done. I ended up submitting a photograph I had taken of myself! So I was doubly proud to win.
5.What is unique about your business? A.I think where I differ is that I am also an occasional photographer, so I have a natural eye for how makeup is going to look on camera.
6. Have you always worked as a Make-Up Artist? A.No. I used to be a journalist and press officer. I became a VIE consultant after my son was born and that led to me retraining as a MUA
7.I hear you rubbed shoulders with quite a few celebrities in those days...A.Ha ha, yes. Quite a few. Quite a lot of musicians, a few actors but mostly politicians. The odd member of Take That 😉
8. Come on, name some names please A.Probably the most surreal one was having lunch with Alexei Sayle in the House of Lords. He was surprisingly shy and modest.But my favourite story is being serenaded by Gary Barlow at the piano in the Rovers Return. One of those ‘pinch me’ moments.
9.You received a special card from someone too…A. It was a birthday card from Rolf Harris with a Rolfaroo drawn on it. I was working at the RSPCA on Animal Hospital at the time.
10. You’ve also got a pretty good ear for music – tell me more.A.I was born obsessed with music, I got it from my Dad. I trained as a violinist and later ended up writing a music page for the Oldham Chron.
11.Has your recent work involved you making-up any celebrities? A.Just the odd TV bit part actress. Nobody exciting, but give me time! 😀
12. And one last question – where do you see yourself in 10yrs time with the business? A. I’d love to have premises that house a photo studio, a makeup salon and a very glamorous pamper party space. Parties every day of the week!
Anything else you’d like to add Lisa? Just to say if your readers like a bit of old school glamour they should keep an eye out for an exciting new Gidney/Gee project. Hush hush!
Thank you Lisa for your time.
Lisa Gee ( make-up) and Jude Gidney ( Photographer) make a great team working together to offer girls and Ladies of all ages parties never to be forgotten. Firstly pampered and made-up by Lisa, then photographed by Jude. Please see Pamper and Pose Parties section of this website of find us on Facebook.
A Ladies Charity Evening is being hosted in aid of Willow Wood Hospice on Friday 24th June 2011 from 6.30pm – 10.00pm at Dukinfield Masonic Lodge, Old Road, Dukinfield. There will be everything a lady could want or need, such as chocolate, clothes, handbags, shoes, cakes, a makeup artist, a hairdresser, beauty therapist, nails, jewellery, perhaps Avon and Ann Summers, candles, photography, flowers, massage etc etc etc – we are still confirming attendees. If you wish to exhibit on the evening please give me a call for full details. Entrance fee to the public is £3.50 on the night. Lots of goodies to be had, and free samples on the night, so make sure you put it in your diary. See you then xx
Myself and Lisa will have a stand and will be promoting Vintage Pamper Parties and Teenage Pamper Parties. Come and find out more about these exciting initiatives.
Exhibitors Confirmed So Far: Bags of Style, Jude Gidney Photography, Lisa Gee Makeup Artist, Je Suis Lingerie, Stuart Thornley Cake Designs, PartyLite, Pink Cat Crafts, Phoenix Stationery, The Body Shop at Home, Ann Summers, Jamie Oliver at Home, Forever Harmony Perfumes and a Medium, Alternative Choices (aromatherapy, reflexology, massage etc), Willow Wood Stall, The Popcorn Queen, Natural FX Cosmetics, Refind Arts & Crafts, Sweet Ginger Boutique, Forever Living Aloe Vera Products, The Enchanted Wood Weddings Candy Buffet, La Chic Chouette Crafts, Bath Pattiserie, Shoples Soapmakers, Proto-Col Consultants, House of Bounty Eyelashes.
Today involved a trip to see where all our savings have gone. Mr G is a Director of the business MVS ( Microbiological Validation Services) and with the other 3 Directors of the company they have pooled together savings and bought a piece of land in Sheffield. The aim is to build a purpose built building for MVS and for the business to move into it from premises the other side of Sheffield, within 12 months time..At present there is a small workshop on the site that needs to be demolished before starting the build.This morning, as I jumped out of the car to take pics of the site, there was a hive of activity going on in the building next door. A number of buildings in the area are owned by a local Church, and I think there was a coffee morning going on next door in the meeting rooms. I received quite a few confused looks as to why I was so interested in the workshop next door. They’ll soon find out what’s happening when the demolition company moves in! So a few pics from today:
Yesterday I was asked by The Cake Whisk to take some product shots of her Wedding and cupcakes. It wasn’t hard to take beautiful images of them as the cakes were stunning – ( although lighting, focus, dof etc etc is a real skill – which I’m pretty good at even though I say so myself!). A few pics to show the case:
In processing the images I decided I wanted to make one special image for Vicki at The Cake Whisk, and wanted ot adorn the image with a poem. I failed miserably to find a reasonable poem upon googling the subject and so fellow twitters and friend came to my rescue – and I had a go myself. Here’s the results – very well done to all! Fantastic literary work!
CupCakes – Subtitlesonly
Cupcakes are delicious, filled with all things nice,
Butter filled sponges, they’re everybody’s vice,
Flour and castor sugar, beat it in a bowl,
Add the Eggs an colour, then cream in the hole,
Butterfly’s, vanilla, keep the oven hot
Fill the pastry cases, then sprinkle things on top.
Great for kids lunches, and afternoon tea
Just keep the cakes coming, but save some for me.
If I were a baker, I’d make them on my own
Until I learn to make them, there’s one person I’d phone
’cause my favourite cake-maker, just bring them to my home.
Sonnet to a Cupcake – Lara Parker-Jones
Shall I compare thee to a strawberry flan?
Thou art more lovely than a chocolate torte
With pleasures of the senses overload
A piece of heaven for me alone.
Cupcakes – Daisy_intheMill
I’ve been dreaming of cupcakes all night
And I thought I might write a poem about their delights
Little clouds of happiness nestled on a shabby chic display
I could sit, dream and eat cupcakes all day.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er sponge and cream
– subtitles only
Cupcakes are nice, cupcakes are yummy, but cupcakes are best when they’re in my tummy!! – 1mumbles