Van Liefde; yes it's my maiden name, but its English meaning is “of love or from love”. And this is exactly who I am and how this studio was built, with love.
We started with a beautiful plain white space with 4.5 metre high ceilings, a space in which I walked into and immediately fell in love.
After having 5 of my own home based studios, I knew exactly what I wanted. This beautiful space was all built mainly by my incredible husband and family and none of it would have been possible without my incredible Mum! I will be forever grateful for everything they have done and ultimately building such a fabulous space in which I can welcome my clients to relax, enjoy and have beautiful portraits captured for all time.
We have a gorgeous makeup room as you enter, with a private shooting space, elegant changing area full of clothes, a children's playroom with tv and toys, small kitchenette to keep your hunger and thirst at bay and of course a private bathroom.
I designed this space to not only provide the best areas to take beautiful portraits, but ultimately to make each individual feel comfortable and allow them to be themselves.
So whether it's an intimate glamour and boudoir photoshoot for yourself, your precious newborn baby, a large group for family portraits, a fabulous girls day out, we can accommodate it all!
I have been a makeup artist since I started my career in 2008. I was taught one on one and continue to develop my skills where I can.
I am generally always involved some way with any makeover in my photoshoots, however we now have a dedicated makeup station with local makeup artists.
Our fabulous head makeup artists Chavy has been doing makeup for over 4 years from home while raising her beautiful children. She is incredible at what she does and will listen to your concerns and desires for any style of makeover.
We use a beautiful organically derived range of makeup which is amazing on sensitive skin and feels lovely to where. We only use the best and don't compromise on quality when it comes to something as important as your skin.
We offer false lashes for all of our makeovers, from full on strip lashes to elegant and natural individual lashes. Whatever you desire for your photoshoot, or night out, we will make you feel oh so beautiful!
Hair styling is also included in all of our photoshoots and can be incorporated with your makeup if you have an event to attend. Hair styles are limited to simple up do's and we know how to rock fabulous full curls of any kind!
Our makeup Studio is a one stop shop for all our photoshoots, or for any special event you have planned. Bookings are essential and limited.
Contact us now via our contact form to book your makeover.