We are so pleased to of been involved in this Creative magazine shoot with the weekend magazine Al khaleej.
We decided to go with an 80’s theme for the front cover and supply a step by step makeup guide for our creative makeup look.
The Team from The Lipstick Make Up Institute managed the make up and The Team from YH Studios did the style and the design of our creative magazine shoot cover.
The 80’s theme to spice things up a little and give the readers something different.
The hair was Styled by my good Irish friend, Cyril from Ted Morgans hair salon and with a little help from another good friend, Jamilla Paul.
Our Cyril is a stylish guy with a cheeky face.
If I could do a project like this every day I would because its exciting and creative
Everyone pulls together and supports each other.
We actually involved one of our students from The Lipstick Make up institute– Zouha. She was in her final week of The International Platinum Media Make up course and was a great project for her to exit with.
Especially as this was a great attribute to her portfolio that YH Studios made for her.
Make up and photography are just the best combination.
These two Go together like a bird and a feather. Dream Team.
We would not get projects like this if we didn’t have the 2 companies.
We all strive to be on the front cover and finally here we did. Hope you all like the creativity and style of the cover.
We like to inspire our readers so you can achieve your creative look.
Corporate Photo Shoot with Willis Towers with YH studios and the Lipstick Makeup Institute team
The YH studios and the Lipstick Makeup Institute team had great fun shooting corporate photographs recently with Willis Towers. We shoot for many companies in Dubai.
Clients can come to the studio or we can visit your company. Whatever is easiest.
The team at work!
For Willis Towers we went to their offices and set up our very own studio and make up – hair station.
We had a fabulous morning with the amazing team at Willis Towers, meeting them all and having fun with them.
The Hair and Makeup stations
The YH studioteam alway have such enjoyable days when they get to do corporate shoots, we get to meet so many great people and it creates new relationships. We work around you. We know how busy your day gets so are flexible to visit your office or you to come to our studio between your meetings.
Come and meet our wonderful team at YH Studiosand the Lipstick Makeup Institute we will look after your corporate needst. We guide you through your shoot. Make sure so you look your best and natural.
We take shots from different angles, different posies so you can choose the right one for you.
Corporate shots for your company website.
Having corporate photographs on your website it makes your company much more personal and professional.
You feel like before you have met this company you already get to know them. Call us for your best shots!
Its such a pleasure to shoot with these lovely kids. They are just so so cute.
We are asked to do this shoot from a company in India. They found us on the internet and loved our work.
So on this front we were very happy too. I decided to break the shoot in to 2 separate parts. One on The Palm Jumeirah at sunset. The client sent me some photos of a kind of dream state backlit subject so I thought that would be ideal. In fact it was as I caught them perfectly.
We just love working with children. After nearly 29 years from my start of loving photography. I have mastered the key elements of getting the best from my clients. No matter how small they are!
I guide them in a way that they don’t really know that they are being asked. I let them play and capture them at their most natural.
This is really when you get the best shots . Have a look at these photos and tell me what you think? We would love all your input.
These kids are so beautiful and look so good in the clothes. The client was so very happy with the shots as its shows his clothes off so lovely. In fact its so lovely to see the boys wearing pink. They are so sweet.
Our sister company The Lipstick make Up Institute pampered the kids. They put lipgloss on them. Gel in the boys hair and make them feel like little film-stars. We had a video made too so they felt really special. They were so cute. On the video the kids had to shout, ” We love One Friday”. The little one could not say it properly. Was so cute, honestly. Makes one want to get married and have my own!
Feeling relaxed and chilled after another, “Amazing Sunday” at Nikki Beach. Every week we are there doing the photography and make up. Its just feels like the most relaxing place in Dubai. Very chilled atmosphere, cool music and of course with winter upon us the weather is amazing!
As you can see by all our pictures everyone just enjoys themselves. They get into the spirit and come to my make up teams to get their Native American Make Up done.
Everyone gets into the spirit of the day that turns into night. Not only is the DJ pumping to he tunes but there is added entertainment from the electronic Violinist. Sometimes, there is the addition of a drummer that beats out and echoes the bass of the tunes from the DJ.
We have all the head dresses too so we can take some amazing photos of you. Photography is what we do as a job but its not really. Its a way of life. I know I am privileged to have found this forte in my life. I have carefully selected my staff who have the same passion as me too. As there is no point in doing something that you hate and just to pay the bills. In this vocation, it will show. You cannot disguise passion. You either have it or you don’t.
I have been a photographer now from starting at the age of 16 years old at college so really 29years. Still, I awake every day wondering what the day will bring. Each day, each light, each blow of the wind brings something new. Even if I go to the same beach every day using the same backdrop I will never repeat the same picture twice. A picture is taken in the moment. Each shot is an individual portrait.
Enjoy the pictures and we will check in again with you next week @ #thelipstickmakeupinstitute which is fast becoming the best make up institute in Dubai and #yhstudiosdxb at #nikkibeachdubai.
Well, I was honoured and extremely chuffed to be invited to the UK to do a wedding shoot. As with anywhere in the world, its so difficult to get someone to do something professional, reliable and consistent. I am all these I am very glad to say. Years of practise with photography.
So my reputation proceeds me., which I am happy to say!
On the morning though my heart did sink For Kerry and Lee as the heavens opened. I did however have faith in the British weather. It changes at the drop of a hat and I was relying on this! True to my word it did and we got some incredible shots by the lake and the swans all decided to fly together and this just created a perfect original wedding shot. Just what I like!
I try to bring some kind of editorial feel into a shoot. Clients think they want really traditional as this is what makes it more interesting. We always think we know what we want but when we are offered something slightly different then , normally, we love it. Its not because we didn’t want it in the first place. Its just that we did not understand it or imagine how it would be. Once in context then we generally like it.
I just love the one of Kerry with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth. On the day I really wished that I had brought a leather jacket with me and a pair of boots. Kerry could have worn them. The shot I would have got would have been , “wicked”. The outfit would be fit for any #nightclub in the UK or Dubai!
It reminded me of a shoot for a magazine I used to work forin Cheltenham called Cotswold Style” I shot a beautiful model in a similar outfit sat on a chair with the Union Jack! It was for the Queens Jubilee.
Enjoy the images. I loved shooting them. I just wished I had my make up team with me @thelipstickmakeupinstitute.
From The Lipstick Make Up Institute: Our second day at #billionairemansiondubai where we are doing all the halloween make up! Scary stuff ha. One of the best nightclubs in Dubai.
Don’t you just love Dubai? Everyone just gets so involved and makes the most of every occasion. It really is a community like no other. I feel that everyone cares about themselves and loves one another and really do make friends easy here. Make up and photography brings everyone together in a unique way.
This is a city to party and make the most out of life. You would think in an Arab country things would be a little suppressed but Sheikh Mohammed in my eyes and really everyone I know we call him The Great Sheikh Mohammed. He is the greeters guy on this earth in my opinion, I can say that because my father is no longer with us!
He has given us an opportunity to come here and live our dreams. He has given us the freedom to grow and create and party! I can’t thank this great man enough.
So getting back to Halloween, As I do tend to meander when I feel passionate about things which is basically everything!!
Here are some shots of our amazing Lipstick make Up Institute Team at work.
Hope you like them.
Tune in all this week for our diverse lifestyles. Tomorrow Nikki Beach!
Exclusive Backstage Photographs. Here are just a few shots taken by our amazing photographer, Goran.
The models and all the teams worked so hard together to bring the whole show to a great and satisfying exhibition of these amazing designers works. It takes a lot of organising and structure to pull something like this off.
One of the most memorable & experiences my family and friends have ever had. Words cannot describe how much fun a photo shoot can be. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!Thank you so much YH Studios Team, an incredible day spent with you all!
Being a photographer myself, I am quite picky and critical to having other people taking my picture ..... I can not praise Yasmin and Simon enough for the great job they did with our very first family picture. We will be back! Thanks guys!
Relaxed atmosphere and friendly professional staff, a great combination to get the best photos of you and your family! Highly recommended! Thank you YH Studios for the great Photos, experience and memories that I will cherish forever....
Me and my husband had a beautiful photoshoot. Enjoyed the experience! Yasmin is super friendly and made us feel comfortable during the shoot. We have got beautiful pictures which I cant wait time to put them on the wall.
Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to Yasmin for the fab shoot me and my friend had last week. I’ve had a few shoots done before but felt most comfortable at this one. Yasmin is so down to earth and easy to get along with. The photos are amazing! Love them so much and I would love to have another shoot done here xx