Photographer and Makeup Artist

Natasha is a professional photographer & qualified Make-up based in Brentwood, Essex. She Covers a wide variety of Make-up specialties, from Fashion to Bridal and everything in-between. Natasha qualified from Saks Institute, London and has been working in the industry for several years. Natasha specialises in commercial, fashion and glamour photography and has work with some amazing clients. She own her own fully equipped professional studio, The Essex Photo Studio, in Southend-on-Sea.

As an experienced and qualified Make-up Artist, Natasha is always professional and always aims to meet the full client brief. From the moment of initial contact there will be an in-depth consultation to ensure Natasha fully understands what you want from your make-up and to ensure the correct products for your skin type are used. Natasha will always create mood boards for photoshoots and the same for weddings.

Natasha only uses professional products. Her kit includes Mac, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Kett, Graftobian, Ben Nye and many other brands only available to professionals. She always ensures that the products are suitable for the individual clients skin type and needs, allowing them to achieve the best effect possible. Natasha uses professional brushes and disposable items to ensure that hygiene is up to a very high standard.

Essex Photo Studio offers studio space for hire to industry professionals, with a fully equipped studio containing high spec lighting, backdrops, props sets and a professionally built infinity curve.

The studio boasts fantastic Hair and make-up rooms with a separate dressing room, open plan shooting space with several colorama backdrops and bespoke backdrops and sets, full Bowens lighting set ups and the ability to transform the space for any kind of shoot you desire.

Every part of the property has been designed with photshoots in mind, meaning that no area is un-shootable. Everywhere is photogenic, allowing for a huge range of variety. From the luxurious old English style make-up room, the cupcake themed dressing room and the Andy Warhol inspired bathroom to the American Diner styled kitchen and a variety of unusual backdrops and settings Worby Studios has everything to offer for both the professional and budding amateur photographer.

As well as amazing studio space the studio offers a variety of services for photographers and models alike. If you want your images to have that extra sparkle we offer image retouching and bespoke framing of prints.

We also hold tutorial days for models and photographers to help raise awareness of some of the pitfalls in the industry and give advice on how to avoid them and make the best from your career. We hold model tutorials where by those already in the industry and successfully working, come to the studios to meet aspiring models, give them advice on how to get into the industry, how to use their bodies on set and work with the lighting and photographer to create great images. A professional photographer attends the session to give advice from a photographers side of the camera and to help start, or update, models portfolios.  A profession make-up artist and hairstylist will also be at the tutorial to help teach styling for shoots and to give each girl a make-over. We also give out a complete information and advice pack with articles by professionals in the industry and full details of known scams and how to avoid them. Natasha was a model herself and during her career came across several unsavory characters and “agencies”, she therefore feels that protecting others from the same misfortune is very important and hopefully others can learn from her mistakes and from those of other models who are now successful in their careers

We offer tutorials for photographers on lighting, working with models effectively and also on how to plan and style a shoot. We give guidance on what is and is not acceptable and also details of how to protect oneself from any false allegations, insurance claims and lots of legal information on how to work as a self-employed photographer.

Studio Equipment

  • Bowens 500w Head x4
  • Various softboxes
  • Octobox
  • Snoots
  • Barndoors
  • Beauty dish
  • Honeycombs/grids
  • Various reflectors and deflectors
  • Remote triggers
  • Ring flash
  • Coloramas
    • Black
    • Pink
    • Yellow
    • Grey
    • Infinity Cove
    • Various bespoke backdrops
    • Various pros
    • Various sets
    • Fully equipped hair and make-up room
    • Private dressing room with a variety of outfits/props