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LPA Style / Claire Portman / Marks & Spencer

April 17, 2014

LPA Style hair and make up artist Claire Portman is behind the pretty grooming and flawless hair on this bright, charismatic shoot for loved British brand Marks & Spencer.

The images were created for the M&S Spring/Summer Online collection, and were shot by photographer Katy McDonnell with stylist Fran Bartoli behind the playful and colourful clothing looks. We love the simple, yet so effective set up and playful expressions which complement the charming M&S designs so perfectly.


© Katy Mcdonnell


© Katy Mcdonnell


© Katy Mcdonnell


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LPA In Focus / LPA Style

April 15, 2014


LPA Style / Alice Timms / Kite Eyewear

April 11, 2014

LPA Style’s Alice Timms recently collaborated with photographer Jon Enoch on this modern and fresh fashion shoot for new eyewear brand, Kite.

Shot around Shoreditch, including The Book Club, Alice brought her creative eye to both the advertising campaign images and staff uniforms for the new flagship store in Westfield Stratford. We love the summery feel of these images and fashion forward approach which Alice brings to every shoot. Take a look at this great article on Design Week to read about the Kite brand and to see some more of Alice’s images.

© Jon Enoch

© Jon Enoch

© Jon Enoch

© Jon Enoch

5 Minutes With / LPA Style / Claire Louise

March 27, 2014

We spent 5 minutes with LPA Style Hair and Make Up Artist Claire Louise to find out about whether a life of beautifying celebs and models is as glamorous as it sounds! Claire Louise’s diverse skill sees her traverse the worlds of music, fashion, film and TV with ease as well as working regularly on LPA photoshoots. Read on to find out more…


Claire Louise working her magic on set

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?

I trained in the following areas..

Fashion and photographic, film and TV, SPFX, prosthetics, wig making and dressing and hair styling. Over the last 10 years I have worked in the West End, on music promos, fashion shows, films, TV, live performances, photo shoots and commercials. I have a keen interest in natural health, beauty and well being. I practice reiki and massage in my spare time (sometimes on jobs too). I also write health and beauty articles for various sites and magazines.

How did you become a Hair & Make up Artist?

I always wanted to be a make up artist but was never really sure how to get into it. When I was little I would use my Mum’s eye shadows to create bruises and black eyes on people (I was a charming child). I wanted to do all the gory make up you see on horror films, it’s come as bit of a surprise that I actually prefer to do beauty make up these days. I did various other jobs but could never settle so I decided to pack it all in and retrain, I haven’t looked back since.

What’s your favourite part about the job?

The amazing locations I’ve been lucky enough to shoot in and the experiences I’ve had… sometimes it feels a bit cheeky that I’m actually being paid to be there.

The constant flow of inspiring, interesting and fun people I meet.

The best feeling is helping someone feel better about themselves – I recently did a private lesson with a lady with severe Vitiligo on her face and body. I showed her how to use make up to even out the tone. She was so happy to learn how to do it she cried.


© Jasper White

Which is the more challenging part?

The long hours or early starts and sometimes (very rarely) the lack of routine.

What are the main skills you need as a Hair & Make up artist?

Discretion, diplomacy and punctuality. To be able to work as part of  team – A shoot is a team effort and everyone feels passionately about their ideas, you have to be able compromise and adapt to get the best results.

To keep up to date with whats happening in the industry and keep your skills updated. A knowledge of art and fashion and colour theory are pretty helpful too. (more…)

LPA Photographers / Michael Heffernan / Birthday Party

March 25, 2014

LPA Photographer Michael Heffernan worked alongside LPA Style talent Alice Timms and Victoria Poland, to bring this gorgeous childrens’ birthday party to life.

LPA Style Alice Timms employed her excellent sourcing skills and eye for detail in styling this adorable shoot with a colourful, bohemian twist, whilst hair and make up artist Victoria Poland enhanced the youthful expressions and playful hair do’s with her expert touch. Michael succeeded in capturing endearing moments, with perfect compositions and his spot on timing. We want to join in the fun!


© Michael Heffernan


© Michael Heffernan


© Michael Heffernan


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LPA Photographers / Julian Love / Havas EHS / Simple

March 20, 2014

Last summer LPA Photographer Julian Love was commissioned by Havas EHS to shoot these light and natural images for well-known beauty brand, Simple

Shot when temperatures were reaching over 30C, Julian used natural sunlight to its fullest to ensure all the images reflected the Simple brand perfectly. LPA Style’s Claire Portman was on hand to make sure all the hair and make-up looks were flawless and showed off the models’ skin to its very best. Here are a just a sample of the images as well as the work in situ on the US Simple website. Lovely work as always Julian!

© Julian Love

© Julian Love

© Julian Love


LPA Style / Claire Portman / Baby London Magazine

March 11, 2014

LPA Style’s Claire Portman recently worked on this adorable shoot for the current issue of Baby London magazine.

Shot by Helen Marsden and styled by Kellie Daggett, Claire brought her magic touch to make sure these babies and toddlers looked their very best for the camera! The final images are incredibly sweet and getting everyone in the office very broody!

© Helen Marsden

© Helen Marsden

© Helen Marsden

© Helen Marsden

LPA Production / Julian Calverley / Cygnus Associates / Interflora

March 10, 2014

In addition to representing some of the best photographers in the business, LPA also incorporates a full production company, LPA Production, to help with all of your shoot needs. Whether you need help with part of your shoot or the whole thing, our friendly and experienced team are ready to help. We thought we’d give you a little taste of a recent shoot to show you what we can do for you. 

LPA Photographer Julian Calverley was recently commissioned by Cygnus Associates to shoot some heartfelt and tender images for florist giant, Interflora. In addition to Julian’s great photography, we sought out help from other members of the LPA team to lend their experience and expertise. Over the course of the two day shoot, LPA producer Jonathon arranged all the nitty gritty shoot logistics from transport and accommodation to catering and invoicing – all those little things your really don’t want to be thinking about if you’re shooting.

LPA Style’s Alice Timms sourced wardrobe and occaison-themed props (Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day) for 9 models for the shoot whilst Victoria Poland provided the natural hair and make-up looks, making sure all the models had a natural glowing warmth!

We appreciate that every shoot is different and our years of combined experience mean that we really have dealt with everything so why not send us through a brief and see what we can do for your shoot, whether you’re commissioning or getting commissioned.

© Julian Calverley

© Julian Calverley

© Julian Calverley

© Julian Calverley

LPA Style / Claire Portman / Ross Bolger

February 18, 2014

LPA Style’s Claire Portman recently worked on this fabulous office chic shoot with photographer Ross Bolger.

Taking office workwear as a point of inspiration with a definite nod to ‘Mad Men’, Claire created some beautiful retro hair and make-up looks which we love here in the office. Styling was provided by Rosie Underwood.

© Ross Bolger

© Ross Bolger

© Ross Bolger


LPA Style / Alice Timms / Bioglan Superfood

February 11, 2014

LPA Style Alice Timms worked her magic on this moving image short for Bioglan Superfood. The fresh, vibrant colours and delicious choice of healthy foods certainly makes our mouths water, and the promise of all the health benefits can’t be a bad thing either!

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LPA Style hair and make up artist Claire Portman is behind the pretty grooming and ...
17 Apr 2014