It was amazing shooting modelling portfolio of Machayla Dewdney at London Photo Portfolios who has a great natural look and lovely personality. Variety is important in modelling so we did numerous fashion looks for her book. Check out our blog on building professional model portfolio
Half British, half South-African, Machayla (Macco for short) is 16 years old, lives in Surrey and currently doing her A-levels.
Machayla is an accomplished athlete regularly competing in the fields of Swimming (loves Open water) and
Triathlons. During the Winter months Machayla is a keen Snowboarder, whilst currently working on zoning her Rock-Climbing skills.
Exercise and a healthy lifestyle are two things that Machayla feels very passionate about and she aims to use her own experiences on her Instagram posts @maccodewdney and YouTube to show other young people that you can achieve your dreams.
In her spare time Machayla is studying a diploma in photography to gain a deeper understanding of working on both sides of the creative process.
Machayla has done as many shoots as possible over recent times with different photographers to learn as much as she can about modelling and how to work in front of the camera. She has such a beautiful skin so the makeup we did for her modelling portfolio shoot was very minimal as that is how model agencies like it. We also love her long hair with beautiful natural waves that didn’t need much styling.
“Machayla is great to work with - calm and mature for her age and has such a lovely and pleasant personality. Photographers will always appreciate that. She also moves well in front of the camera”.
She knows it will take hard work, dedication and perseverance, but is one hundred percent committed to making a success of her modelling career and is open to any suitable work.
Two of the biggest highlights thus far has been walking at London Fashion Week and having the privilege of doing her portfolio shoot with Zuzana.
“It was a true honour to be photographed by Zuzana. Her style is unique, her professionalism and knowledge of the industry inspires and the photos for my portfolio truly amazing”.