Improving Self Esteem With Glamour Makeovers

Improving Self Esteem With Glamour Makeovers

Having low self-confidence and no self-esteem can be the most debilitating circumstance.  Why – because it holds you back from trying anything new.

Stepping out of your comfort zone will boost self-confidence like nothing else.   For many of us, low self-esteem has been “drummed” into us – either consciously or unconsciously.  We have been conditioned to believe that we are not worthy of success, wealth, good luck, or love – anything we seem to miss out on.  So how do you gain self-confidence?  What steps can be taken to develop self-confidence?

Changing your self-image is easy; changing your self-belief about your image is the most challenging yet rewarding action you can take.   Stepping out of what is familiar and crossing new frontiers increases your ability to tackle new tasks.  Not to mention helping gain self-confidence, overcome shyness and eliminate the feeling of having no confidence.

Yet if you believe you will not succeed at a particular venture – the likelihood of you trying it is slim.   Why would you attempt something that you will only end up embarrassed about?


Are there any new activities you can tackle that will improve your confidence yet not leave you feeling embarrassed or like a failure?    The answer is yes!!  –

Why not try a Glamour Photography Makeover?

You do this in private – you and the glamour photographer.  No one ever sees the results unless you choose to share (which I guarantee you will want to do.)

Here are eight reasons why you should try a glamour photography shoot.

  • They are so much fun.
  • You get to see yourself from a different perspective, improving your self-esteem.
  • You get a lasting memory.
  • You can push yourself out of your comfort zone.
  • You can learn about a new industry and how to strike glamour poses.
  • You meet some top fun-loving professional people.
  • You have something to talk about with your friends.
  • It aids with increasing self-confidence.

Recently I was fortunate enough to have won a glamour photography makeover.  I recommend that everyone do this at least once (preferably more).   It is the most fun and rewarding experience. To see yourself transformed from ordinary to exceptional is inspiring and uplifting.  It is incredible how something so simple can boost and improve confidence quickly and easily.   You can go from no confidence to more confidence in a matter of hours.

You are coached in how to strike glamour poses to look your best.  It is fun, fun, fun, and you let go of your shyness.  It beats any confidence-building courses you could attend.


A specialist glamour photographer and a qualified makeup artist perform a glamour makeover.

The makeup artist uses makeup similar to that of television and movie makeup people.  They tend to mix and match or blend colours to get an exact match to your skin colour, rather than just using a generic colour – like “ivory” or “dark tan”.    This blending applies to foundations, blushes and lipsticks.   So your makeup is unique to you.  It is explicitly designed to suit your colours and work with your clothes.

The glamour photographers are fantastic.  Well, they were in my situation.  Each one was a specialist in their way (had to be to make me look stunning !!).  They don’t just “take photos”.  They work at making you look your best – they know the best glamour poses to use to fit your body shape and the proper lighting to use (dark and hazy – just jokes!)  to get you looking your best.    They match the backgrounds to your outfits and bring out your best features.  On top of all this – they are experts at making you feel relaxed, fabulous, and like a professional model whilst they take your pictures.

I have a friend who loves taking photos.  He takes excellent photos by going to great pains (for the model) to get you standing at the right angle, with your head turned this way, smiling, etc.  The trouble is by the time he has you posed right – you have a scowl or a pout with the words – “just get it over with” on your face.

Professional photographers – do all the above – and get you to laugh, relax and enjoy yourself.  No disrespect to my friend, his photos were tops – but it takes an hour (or so) to get one good photo.   In an hour with a professional photographer, you get around 200 shots taken – with at least 50-80 looking exceptional and the rest just amazing.


I had THE most fun…  each photographer was exceptional at making me feel special like I had done this many times before.  Actually, by shoot number 3, I had it pretty down pat. Doing more than one glamour shoot helped build self-confidence to a level no confidence-building courses could in such a short timeframe.    Each glamour photographer teaches you something new – I learned to stand up straight and keep my chin up but not out – not sure what this did, but it must have served a purpose. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have kept reminding me to do it.   I think it just took some of the wrinkles out of my face.  The good thing is that I didn’t come out looking like a long-necked turkey in the photos, so it must serve some purpose.

I had to be conscious of smiling, smiling, smiling – and not doing the cat’s backside thing – you know, pout – which I occasionally slipped into when I was trying to do a “serious” or “sexy”  look. Eventually, I gave up on those looks because I couldn’t not smile.   I ended up settling for some – not so big smiles.

There is more to this modelling thing than being pretty.  Try sitting with your back against a wall with your leg twisted out to some weird angle – to get your back to arch a particular way so the shoot looks good. Oh, and don’t forget to smile and look seductive, even though you are as uncomfortable as hell.  Don’t forget to tilt your head to the right angle to get the best look.      Hard work, sort of  – but tonnes of fun and well worth it.  The photo results were terrific.  It isn’t easy to believe that you can look that good.. and with minimal photoshopping too.  It is a significant self-esteem boost.


The idea of a glamour makeover is to treat yourself to something special.   It’s a memory you and only you can have.   It could take you out of your comfort zone.  Try something not in your repertoire, like lingerie shots or naked.  These shots are just between you and the glamour photographer – and if you take one home, it’s up to you with who you share it.


When attending a glamour makeover, note the following..


In my experience, you take your favourite clothes, jewellery and any unique accessories (a rose)  for the shoot.  The photographers can and may have some scarves or jewellery you can access.  Some photographers will help you with putting your outfits together.   Some go with what you have chosen.  It is up to you to ask for their advice – and not be offended if they say a particular colour, style etc, may not look good in a photo.

Photoshopping –is an excellent tool for enhancing your looks.   Consider if you want/need to have blemishes or wrinkles removed.  Then discuss this with your provider.   It can take years off your looks – if your mature like I am. Alternatively, if you like your wrinkles or worked hard to get a particular look – be proud of it and don’t photoshop it.    It’s your choice.

Glamour Poses

The photographer is experienced and will have an array of personally preferred poses or scenes that they use.  However, if you have something in mind (like hanging upside down from a chandelier) – you can bet your boots (if you wear them) – that the photographer would be up for doing something different.      They are creative people and love to explore opportunities; however, maintain their professionalism by not suggesting anything too outlandish.  That’s your job – and don’t hold back; I bet you won’t shock them.  Besides, what’s the worst that could happen – they’ll say no can’t do that.


So – ring today and make the appointment.   Check out the websites of a few different places to see what scenes and poses they use.  Get a feel for the looks they create.  What resonates with you the most?  Talk to them about cost – what do you get for what.

At the end of the day – do something different for yourself to improve your confidence and to have a new experience.   It is so well worth the time, effort and nerves.  It is better than any confidence training as you feel the results while doing the glamour shot.

You will keep looking at the photos and say – “that’s not me – it can’t be”.  Then because you have seen your potential – you change your attitude and image – and become what you see in the photo…  amazing, incredible, beautiful, and confident… camera’s don’t lie…    Honestly, could you give it a Go?