portrait basel

I specialise in fashion magazine style photoshoots for everyday people like you

  • Have you ever dreamed of being a model walking down a runway in a beautiful gown? But in real life, your hair is always a messy bun and sweat pants?

  • Have you ever dreamed of being on the cover of a magazine, but hide from every camera pointed at you because you don't like the way you look in photos?

  • Have you ever simply wanted a beautiful image of yourself that captured not only your best features but also your personality...

Then I can't wait to meet you, pamper you,
style you, photograph you and
show you just how gorgeous you are!

Carmen Wong Fisch

My promise to you:

I totally know the feeling OF NOT ALWAYS LOVING the way we look in photos. Trust me, I know.

We all know the terrible feeling of seeing a photo of ourselves we don't like, working in the fashion industry as a model, makeup artist and photographer for the last twenty years has taught me this secret....

You are just as beautiful as the models and celebrities in magazines.

I PROMISE THAT I WILL CAPTURE YOUR BEAUTY IN A WAY THAT YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN, AND YOU WILL LEAVE THE PHOTOSHOOT FEELING MORE CONFIDENT THAN YOU’VE EVER FELT BEFORE.


THE PROOF? CHECK OUT THESE REAL CLIENT
before + after transformations…

WHAT TYPE OF PHOTO SHOOT IS THIS?

YOU MAY CALL thIS fashion-inspired, GLAmour, 
MOTHER-DAUGHTER, MATERNITY, executive headshots,
PERSONAL BRANDING, BEAUTY, ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING, boudoir...

I call this portrait.

SEE THE GALLERIES

I'm ready to begin designing my dream shoot!

Your photo shoot includes

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DESIGN YOUR DREAM SHOOT CONSULTATION

You get the exact images you dream of and maybe some examples will inspire you as well.

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ACCESS TO STUDIO WARDROBE

Have fun to play dress up with my selected pieces, flower crown or necklaces to mix and match your style.

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PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKE UP

so that you can feel pampered, gorgeous and confident that you look your best.

DIRECTION

DIRECTION & GUIDED POSING

No need to worry about how you should pose or practice in front of the mirror.

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PRIVATE STUDIO IN BASEL

Total privacy and take away the stress about weather and changing on location. 

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MINDFUL RETOUCHED IMAGES

No need to worry about pimples, stretch marks, cellulite. All your images will be carefully retouched but never too much. 

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MULTIPLE CHANGES AND LOOKS

You can go from girl next door, to professional, to glamour queen.

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REVEAL & ORDER SESSION

2 - 3 weeks after, you can see the final result and choose your favourite images


A custom photo shoot with me starts at 250 CHF

Including hair & makeup & photo shoot. 2-3 weeks after your shoot, you will come back to the studio for your reveal
where we will carefully help you select your favourite images and fine art product of choice. 
Images/prints are to be purchase separately and begin at 275 CHF. 
For more details inquire HERE.

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My invitation to you...

…to a "model/celebrity-for-a-day" transformative photoshoot experience. Even a raw diamond needs some polishing to be shiny.
 Let me show you your beautiful self. 
I promise to create photographs WHICH showCASE
your true beauty and you will be amazed with the result.
the best thing is you get to keep & share this memory.

Yes I want this


STILL UNSURE ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE?
I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU
EVEN IF YOU ARE THINKING:

"I'M NOT PHOTOGENIC"

It’s MY job to make you
look stunning in photographs,
not yours, and I can confidently
say that is my specialty!
I will do that with love and great pleasure.
 

"I'VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE"

I promise that almost everyone of
my clients were nervous at the first time just
like you, but they all leave the session
feeling exhilarated and proud.


"I HATE HAVING MY PHOTO TAKEN"

I promise that you will feel so comfortable that
you will even forget the camera is there.
We will have so much fun too!
That's a promise!
 

"I NEED TO LOSE A FEW MORE KILOS"

I will use the most flattering
light and poses. Our stylist will
help you glow,
you are perfect as you are now.

 

"I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE!"

Don't worry about a thing,
I will teach you all my model tricks
to guide you to different poses that
are natural and graceful.


"BUT I ONLY WANT DIGITAL FILES"

All purchased images come in a digital format
as well as a fine art print you can hold on your
hands. Trust me when I say there is nothing like
having an keepsake print for a lifetime.


"AM I TOO OLD FOR THIS?"

People are beautiful at any age,
I promise to showcase your grace and elegance.
This is your legacy.


"I CAN'T AFFORD IT"

I understand we all have a budget,
for that reason I take credit cards,
and offer payment plans. Don't wait!



Excited to start planning your dream shoot?

THIS IS NOT YOUR
AVERAGE PHOTOSHOOT


On our shoot you aren't just going
to get photos on a stick,
but a customised, pampered,
empowering and transformative experience.

Why working with my team and I is different:

  • Personal Communication All your questions will be answer and I promise to take great care of you.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with no hard sell. You buy only what you love! In the rare case that you don't like ANY of your images, we will gladly offer you a complimentary shoot.
  • Customise Your Experience you are the boss. I will photograph you the way you have been dreaming of being photographed. You choose who you want to share this experience with, in outfits you feel gorgeous in.
  • Our Model/Celebrity style Photoshoot will have you leaving feeling like a star, even if it is for a day, you will walk out feeling absolutely gorgeous.
  • We are an all female team We make sure you feel 100% comfortable during the shoot in the private setting of the studio.
  • Natural yet magazine quality retouching You will still look like you.
  • In person image selection. No more online gallery and those unsure "what-am-I-doing feelings".
    Selecting your final images is now a fast, stress-free, enjoyable process.
  • Heirloom quality Your images will be seen, held, admired, passed down and cherished by you and generations to follow.
  • A Lasting Experience  When you open your folio box years from now you will be instantly brought back to the day of the photoshoot, the day that you felt extraordinary & beautiful.
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Why do I need a stunning portrait of myself?

  1. BECAUSE YOU SIMPLY DESERVE TO HAVE A STUNNING PHOTO OF YOURSELF 
    After all you do to take care of your family, consider this a treat for yourself, a beauty treatment plus a by-product which last many lifetimes.
  2. BECAUSE SELF-LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL LOVE 
    You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. BTW, Buddha said that.
  3. BECAUSE YOUR CHILDREN, FAMILY & FRIENDS WANT YOU TO EXIST IN PHOTOS
    They might not know it now. But one day, your portraits will be their most prized treasures.
  4. BECAUSE TIME FLIES REALLY REALLY FAST
    You literally are not getting any younger, and we just don't know what will happen, so don't wait for the perfect moment.
  5. BECAUSE YOU WANT TO FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT YOURSELF
    There is no better way to do that than feeling and looking your best, feminine, beautiful, and sexy.
  6. BECAUSE IPHONE SELFIE IS CUTE BUT 
    It may not be the way how you want your loved ones to remember you.
  7. BECAUSE HEARING “GRANNY LOOKS LIKE A STAR” 
    Will make you smile with much pride one day.

I am so ready!

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FAQ
Do you provide the wardrobe for the shoot?

I do have a studio wardrobe you may use during your shoot. However, because women come in many shapes, sizes and have a wide array of style preferences, I still ask you bring your own wardrobe to the shoot and I can mix in my wardrobe if you want. We will have a consultation prior to the shoot where we discuss specifically what wardrobe you should bring in and how to find it.

Where are you based?

My studio is based in beautiful Basel-city in an old factory building, it is part of a community office of professionals. 
3 minutes walk from Voltaplatz tram station.

Do you work with clients vacationing in Switzerland?

Yes! Some of my clients do their shoot while here on vacation. We can do your design consultation and reveal via skype if you don't live in Basel. 

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Do you do headshots, editorial, or special projects?

Yes! Please inquire for more info!

Why do you sell printed artwork? 

Did you know that our generation is the most photographed but might have no photos of them in 10 years? Our children are running the risk of having no printed photos of them nor their family because everything is digital. I know the feeling, it is overwhelming to have thousands of images on our phones, computers and can't decide which to keep, which to print. That's why I believe we need to do regularly professional shoots & prints. Digital files might be lost, deleted and most likely can't even be view one day. (Remember VHS tapes?) But a print will not! They will be handed down to your children, your grandchildren. I love my mother's childhood photos, they are my treasure, our family legacy. I want your images to be enjoyed, loved & cherished, and stored in the most stunning way.  

What types of printed products do you offer?

I offer gorgeous Italian made leather folio boxes complete with sets of fine art quality matted prints and framed wall portraits.

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How long does it take?

Ideally I like to have 4-6 weeks from initial contact to the delivering of pictures. If you are on a deadline with your images please get in touch and I’ll see what I can do for you.

What about digital files?

Yes, you always get the digital copy in the size of anything you buy in a lifetime Dropbox setup for you, so you can access it anyway, anytime and always backed up for you.

What is the cost of a shoot?

Photoshoots begin at 250 CHF, that cover the makeup artist fee. Images are sold separately and begin at 275 CHF.
What you purchase and ultimately spend is entirely up to you. You only purchase the images you love. I don't hard sell.
First, I invite you to have a personal consultation with me so you can tell me about your dream shoot, and begin customising your experience, and give you more details of what is included, you can see and touch the samples.
You can start designing your shoot here.

 

 

Victoria Forbes, life coach in Basel

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. I accept Visa and Mastercard, Maestro.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, I can arrange a monthly payment plan for you. You can pick up the images as soon as the balance is paid off. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND lastly…

Why should I book a photoshoot with you now?

(TOUCH WOOD) Because we just don't know what will happen tomorrow and what the future holds.
 Everyday you put off doing this for yourself. You are risking that it might never happen.
And seriously why should you wait when I can promise you that
I can photograph you looking as gorgeous as a celebrity with exactly how you are looking right now?

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