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BEST FACE FORWARD

BFF (Best Face Forward) for your Business!

A collaboration creating affordable Head Shots for Business Women!

BEST FACE FORWARD

BFF FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

A collaboration project creating affordable Head Shots for Business Women! 

Everything in one place for you to have professional head shots done for your business, social media and publications. 2 hours, a reasonable investment and an immediate improvement for the face of your business. 

Investment of R1 200 per person

  • Preparation Group

    Facebook Group

    Interact with vendors

    Style tips from Image Consultant

    Style and Prep tips from Hairdressers and Make Up Artists

    Posing tips from Photographers

    Confidence tips. 

  • Hair & Make Up Styling

    Styling of your hair to suit your business. 

    Business casual make up to ensure your best face in the photos. 

    Arrive with damp, clean hair, 

    And a clean, moisturised face. 

  • Image Styling

    Come dressed in a plain, neutral outfit

    Bring your favourite accessories - scarves, jewellery and jackets.

    Receive styling advice on your outfit, accessories and combinations. 

    Borrow from the accessories and clothing library. 

  • Head Shot Photos

    Multiple Photographers with unique styling.

    Indoor and Outdoor Settings

    3 professionally edited photos from each photographer. 

    Request additional edited photos at reduced editing rates.

  • All in 2 hours

    Centrally located venue

    Streamlined event

    Support Local Business Women

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WHY DO I NEED HEADSHOTS?

In the digital age, the importance of being known, liked and trusted can not be over emphasised. As a small business owner, you are the FACE of the business, and it's YOU that your customers need to know, like and trust. Having an image that represents you and your business in the best light, is the whole point of professional headshots. 

Having professional photos makes you look more professional. A variety of photos means that you can tailor your images for various social media formats, for your website and you can change things up as you want to. 

Hiring a photographer for just your photos can be unattainable for many businesses. This collaboration project was started to make headshots available to all businesses with limited financial resources. Empowering emerging businesses to present themselves in the best possible light. 

We want to help you put your Best Face Forward in your Business!

WHY A COLLABORATION PROJECT?

Collaboration over Competition. It's one of WAHM WorkSpace's core values

Empowering women to work better is our new slogan, and this collaboration fits so nicely into this! We're empowering the women business owners who are part of the collaboration to work with new vendors, to create something unique, and to widen their audiences. 

We're empowering the women who come to the event to put their Best Face Forward.  Having beautiful photos of herself can make the biggest difference in how a woman feels about herself. And a happy business owner, is a successful business owner. 

More and more we are seeing the importance in collaboration. There are many businesses with similar offerings, but what this project shows is that when we collaborate we create magic!

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MORE ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michelle V Photography - Photography has been Michelle's passion for the better part of 8 years. She is based in the upper highway area of Durban, but does travel all over for weddings which is her main focus.  She does the occasional family, maternity and newborn session.

Lara Baker Photography - Lara has been a photographer for years and is married to a photographer as well. After having her son, she has moved away from wedding photography, to be able to spend quality time with him. She now focusses on corporate, event and family photography. Capturing everything from a babies birth through to the matric dance and everything in between. Her corporate work includes big name brands like Darren Maule. 

Tilanie Grote Photography - Tilanie is a Durban-based lifestyle and portrait photographer. She's a mom of one gorgeous 9 year old girl and wife to a fellow photographer. She's passionate about capturing special and natural moments that her clients will cherish forever. For her corporate clients she offers quality images that they can use to enhance their business, offering a variety of shots and different perspectives. Another subject close to her heart is charity, especially animal organizations, and she loves spending time taking photos of and for them. She believe we can, and should, give something back to our communities. She offers family, toddler, corporate and product photography.

Sandra Keddie Photography - Sandra has spent the last 12 years running her own photography business, initially in the UK  and now back in my home country, South Africa. She work from a residential photography studio in Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natal. She's passionate about portrait photography and bringing out the best of subjects!

Janine Z Photography - Janine feels photography is a way to capture the emotions behind a moment, to preserve a memory for the generations to come. She envisions a lifetime of memories brought into the present moment just by looking at an image captured through the beauty of photography.

HAIR & MAKE UP

Make Up by Marianne - Marianne is a professional makeup artist (CIDESCO) and has been in the industry for over 15 years. From Bridal to special occasions and makeovers as well as special effects for themed parties,  she offers makeup workshops and one on one sessions where she teaches application of makeup. She is also a nail technician specializing in Bio Sculpture gel and LCN. She's based in the Morningside Durban area. Her passion is for people and making them look and feel more beautiful than they already are. 

Allura Beauty Boutique - Petra is a make up artist with experience overseas. Her passion for making women look and feel their best is what is most memorable about spending any time with her. She's based in the Hillcrest area. 

Integrity Hair - Nicolette wanted to make people feel beautiful - so she became a hairdresser. Her motto is "be true to your hair", and she's really looking forward to making all the ladies feel beautiful! Her salon is in Waterfall. 

IMAGE CONSULTANT

DRESSDynamic, passionate, fiercely loyal, Lynne McMaster of DRESSBYLYNNE makes you love who you are. She is an extraordinary image and fashion consultant who prefers to seek a style that works for the individual rather than imposing her own. Warm and gregarious, Lynne immediately puts her clients at ease. She equally enjoys consulting with individuals and groups and is a much sought-after facilitator of corporate events and workshops and a frequent guest speaker.

VENUES

Rostalyn Guest House - Rostalyn Guest House, in the heart of Umhlanga, is situated five minutes away from the beachfront. This pristine Guest House consists of (8) en-suite bedrooms. If you are looking for a spectacular, intimate Guesthouse, Rostalyn is definitely the place to be!

Makaranga Garden Lodge - Be prepared to be enchanted and ready yourself to experience a whole new world of magic delivered with impeccability. Located in the heart of Kloof, the Makaranga Garden Lodge offers hotel, restaurant and wedding/conference facilities. No other place can boast a more wonderful setting for work and leisure guests, young and old, mobile and immobile, day visitors or long term stays. Rest assured you will be changed for the better for having experienced Makaranga. Thirty acres of indigenous and exotic botanical gardens, 18 ponds, meandering streams and a waterfall await your discovery and offer you their joy and healing. The interiors provide a visual feast of original art and décor making Makaranga a sensorial experience no matter the weather.

ACCESSORIES

Kim Atkins Jewellery - Kim specialises in sterling silver and bespoke jewellery. Her passion is making the world more beautiful through jewellery.  Her custom pieces are renowned, as well has her gorgeous range that she creates from a place of passion. 

Off the Wall Quirky - Riette creates fun fashion accessories with a lot of attitude. From her own unique designs, to custom pieces, to working with broken jewellery and creating one of a kind wearable art, Off the Wall Quirky has a special offering just for you. 

Magpie Calls - Tarah creates exquisite hand made accessories for the whimsically inclined. From bespoke hair clips, to elaborate beaded crowns, her creativity is endless and she adds an extra special personal touch to every interaction with her!

SUPPORT

WAHM WorkSpace - Bianca from WAHM WorkSpace will ensure all the admin runs smoothly, that the invoices are sent out, the bills are paid, and that everyone arrives on time and the day runs smoothly! This website was created by Bianca!

Beautiful Women of RavenFire Photography.

Michelle shot at our inaugural Best Face Forward and took these spectacular images in the garden of the venue! Her relaxed, personal nature brings out the best in her clients.

Michelle will be at both Umhlanga and Kloof events.

Business Women shot by Tilanie Grote

Some highlights from Tilanie's shots from our inaugural Best Face Forward!

Tilanie will be at both Umhlanga and Kloof events

Unique Women shot by Lara Baker

Fantastic shots by Lara from our inaugural Best Face Forward event.

Lara will be at the Kloof event.

Portraiture by Sandra Keddie

Sandra has a passion for portraiture and loves to capture the essence of her subjects. She is happiest in a studio setting.

Sandra will be at both Umhlanga and Kloof events.

Beautiful women captured by Janine Z

Janine Z specialises in photographing women in all stages of their life. She's happiest in the studio!

Janine will be at our Kloof Event

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Beautiful enhancements by Marianne Visagie

Marianne has a passion for people and making them look and feel more beautiful than they already are! Her funky personality puts everyone at ease, as we all learned at the inaugural event.

Marianne will be at Umhlanga and Kloof events.

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Gorgeous Hair styling by Nicki Higgs

Nicolette of Integrity Hair will be available for all your hairstyling needs. With years of experience she's loving having her own salon and creating the beautiful relationships with all her clients.

Niki will be at our Kloof event.

Styling by Lynne from DRESS SA

Lynne will advise on your outfit, and help you style your accessories in the best possible way to suit you and your brand. Lynne's passion for style was seen at our inaugural event.

She will be at both Umhlanga and Kloof events.

Delicate Jewellery from Kim Atkins

Kim's beautiful, delicate work will be available for you to model in your headshots, as well as to purchase. You will be able to chat to Kim about any jewellery needs you may have.

Kim will be at Kloof and Umhlanga.

Quirky and Fun accessories by Riette

Riette will have a collection of her fun and funky, quirky accessories available for you to dress up your outfits for your photo shoots. She will also have stock available for sale, and you will have a chance to meet and chat with her about any jewellery needs you may have.

Riette will be at both Umhlanga and Kloof.

Bespoke Accessories by Tarah

The gorgeous Tarah from Magpie Calls will be bringing some of her exquisite crowns, hairbands and other accessories for you to try on for your head shots. You will be able to chat to Tara about and bespoke orders you may have, or the opportunity to rent her pieces for up coming events.

Tarah will be at the Kloof event.

WAHM WorkSpace empowering women

Bianca from WAHM WorkSpace created this project and she handles all the admin, promotion and website design. She ensure your day runs smoothly and that you get everything you need before, during and after the day!

Bianca is at all BFF events in Durban, and the first one for national events.

Kloof Venue - Makaranga Garden Lodge

Our gorgeous venue for Kloof will be Makaranga Garden Lodge. A beautifully curated garden with amazing photography opportunities, along with all the amenities we could hope for, for getting ready. Corporate styling for photos will be available in their many stunning indoor locations.

Umhlanga Venue - Rostalyn Guest House

Our spectacular location for the Umhlanga event is the pristine Rostalyn Guest House. With a distinct African feel, but without being kitsch, Rostalyn provides us with everything we could need for spectacular sea view photos, typical of our gorgeous Durban location.

Best Face Forward makeup artist

Hair and Make Up by Petra Morum

Petra of Allura Beauty Boutique is joining us at Umhlanga and Kloof to help bring out the best in each of our ladies!

What our attendees have said:

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for organising such an amazing day!!

I felt amazing and your choice of photographers was on point!! Loved working with all of them.

My make up looked awesome and although I didn't bring enough choices of clothing, Lynne did an amazing job adding some of her goodies.

I cannot wait to see the pics. Worth every cent!!!

Janine Dickson

Handmade by Janine - Custom Stationery

SECURE YOUR SPOT

Umhlanga 10 Oct 2018

Early Bird: R950 (SOLD OUT)

Regular Ticket: R1 200

Tickets are limited, so book early to secure your spot!

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Kloof 11 Oct 2018

Early Bird: R950 (SOLD OUT)

Regular Ticket: R1200

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Meet the vendors! Get tips and tricks to prepare you for the day.

Ask questions, get advice on your outfit, get to know everyone involved.

See photos from our previous events!