Before & After
THE GLAMOUR EXPERIENCE
THE ULTIMATE PAMPER SESSION AS A GIFT TO YOURSELF
There are so many elements to women, and to beautiful femininity. I’m proud to bring it all out in my portraits. I work to bring out different sides of people for different purposes, or for different types of women – it really depends on my model. Women are so powerful, dramatic and natural, it all deserves to be seen.
I want everyone to be able to see the beautiful, natural, confident woman in us all.
Photoshoot Design Session
We start with a conversation where together we’ll start the journey to find out what your shoot will be about. What side of yourself you would like to show, what you would like to wear, and what sort of style we’ll put together for you.
Professional Hair & Makeup
This session is all about you. Hair, make-up, you’re totally pampered and together we go through the outfits you brought and choose which works best. It’s important you feel beautiful in order to feel confident in front of the camera, and this session will definitely make you feel it!
3-4 Outfit Changes
We help you find the perfect outfits that suit your body type and highlight your best features. You have access to my studio wardrobe, up to four different outfits.
This is where the fun with the camera starts. Forget all you thought you knew about when people take shots of you, let me work my magic and we’ll see what happens. Which side of you will come bursting through? Only time will tell…
Full Retouching Included
Yes, all your images are retouched, spots and blemishes are removed unless stated otherwise.
Portrait Reveal & Order Session
The you, you’ll keep forever. We’ll go through your shots and you can choose which ones you would like to buy. Most people choose between 10-20 shots. The end result will probably be a portrait, as you’ve never seen yourself before. You might be surprised with what we end up with, and you’ll definitely be pleased.
Behind the scenes
Many women become one-sided in their femininity. They are used to showing only a certain face to the world; the mother, the career woman, the girlfriend, the daughter… They have opinions about themselves and their bodies that have grown over the years, often wrongly. In my shoots, we search for which side of you is bursting to shine through and, together, we will reveal it.
Who I shoot for
Like I shoot the different sides of women, I shoot many different ages and occasions.
- You might be an independent, career driven woman who wants to treat yourself and let your inner glamour kitten out.
- You may be a mother who is treated to a shoot experience by a friend or partner – your family wants to see you appearing in the photos, rather than taking them (for a change).
- You may be a young woman who wants a formal portrait of a first dance, an 18th birthday, or a graduation celebration.
- You may be over 50 and fabulous, and would like to show the world exactly how fabulous. Get in touch and we can talk through any and every occasion for a shoot.
Sarah-Jane ThreiplandCopywriter / Freelancer
Cristina is confident behind the camera, and somehow sees a side that usually stays hidden. We had a lot of fun getting my confident, slight glamour-kitten out of hiding and playing with her poses. The hair and make-up were definitely fun too!
Allison Hamilton-RohePersonal Stylist / Daily Outfit
After I went through the shoot, I felt I had learned so much about myself and fashion, I didn't even feel the need to see the photos! The experience itself had had an amazing result. But, I'm not gonna lie -- the reveal was incredible. I couldn't believe the images Cristina had created. Here is, as Oprah says, my best self -- beautiful, strong, fabulous, sexy, stylish and confident.This is who I am -- in my imagination. But there I am -- in a photograph. I am so happy I said yes to this shoot. Turns out? It was a favor to myself. Sometimes, it takes courage to step into your own power. Thanks to Cristina, all I need to do is look at this image to know I already have!
Cristina RotariuCurator / Amsterdam Fringe Festival
I’m usually a bit shy, especially in photos, so it was a surprise to me to see this sassy, fashionable person staring out of the shots Cristina took. I’d definitely recommend the experience – everyone should get the chance to shine in front of the camera, and she really works with you to make you feel comfortable.
Blanca VergaraInspirational speaker and Coach / Women Work Wonders
I love the fact that it was an experience. It was not just getting amazing photos. It was a whole journey, from looking for clothes, having the make up on, the hair done.... the conversations, the coffee... This sense of journey, of transformation, of experience is terrific. It's possibly more important than the photos themselves. The photo shoot made me feel beautiful, powerful, renewed, empowered. When I saw the photos for the first time I thought: "I love myself", it was like falling in love with myself again. It changed the way I see myself. Re-connecting with my Big Self, Big Blanca, powerful, sexy, unstoppable. Amazing! "
Amelia Lopez HuixCEO & Founder / MOH.INTERNATIONAL
I am a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother. I AM A WOMAN. And here I AM, at my 40’s, feeling more FEMALE than ever. Among many other things, my body has swum for many years, my body has given birth 4 times, and has feed all my children. Yes my body has created 4 children. My mind has not only designed systems, founded my own company, but has dreamt of my life and WHO I wanted to be, as a woman, as a wife and as a MOTHER. This picture comes as a result of an extraordinary work made by Cristina Stoian Photographer , many other pictures were taken, and I have chosen this one cause it shows me the incredible power of being female. This picture shows me WHO I always dreamt to be, THE WOMAN WHO HAS CREATED HERSELF AND HER WORLD. Cristina Stoian, the experience you have given to me has gone far beyond any expectation I had. I am profoundly touched. Your work has given me a precious gift, that of seeing me and enjoying who I am, and I have learnt something really beautiful with you, I have learnt to not forget the reason why I wake up every morning, to give the best of me to my daughters, my husband and to all mothers. Thank you, Amelia
Sunita ChangoeBusiness owner / Tara Mediation / The Social Connector
Cristina met beyond my expectations, she captured my heritage and created part of my legacy. Part of the acquired collection I hold like a treasure is private and part of it has been reason to completely rebrand my personal me. Some of those pictures were actually exactly what was needed to complete my personal branding. What you see, is what you get, the glamourous powerful passionate me. Thank you Cristina and wishing you so many more women to re-activate and re-connect.
Suelle HartsThe Designer / Brasa Canela Exclusive Jewellery
A portrait is an eternal moment. A moment framed in time. It is art; - and A portrait is an eternal moment. A moment framed in time. It is art; - and the photographer - is a moment's painter. Someone who can feel the magic of the moment and catch it in a fraction of time. Cristina Stoian is an artist. A passionate photographer who has introduced me to the real beauty of a framed moment. The real art seen behind her lenses. Myself framed in time.
Olia SvargaStudent, Makeup artists / Olia Svarga Makeup Artist
During my experience with Cristina, I was a bit shy in the beginning and felt quite insecure, but she created a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere so that I could just be myself without any artificial postures and facial expressions. She admired my face, my behaviour and I totally relaxed and acted like a real model. Throughout our photo shoot I revealed my inner beauty and forgot about all the diffidence and fears about my appearance and I guess the main thing is that after our creative experiment I understood that the more you accept your appearance and remove all stereotypes imposed by society, media, especially fashion, the more harmonic you feel with your outer and inner spaces.
Snezana Zivcevska-StalpersTechnology and Innovation at IBM | UN Women / Technology and Innovation at IBM | UN Women
"Cristina stopped the time for a moment for me and made me feeling so proud of myself. By capturing my smile, my grace, and my beauty, she made a great heritage for me, my kids, their kids. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”