Hannah Sturtevant wrote:
I know I need more professional photos, but based on the ones I have now, would you work with me or not, and why?
Based on your portfolio as it is right now? No.
Why? Simple...lack of true headshots AND lack of variety in your makeup skills.
When I look at a mau portfolio...I am seeking images that wow me (not candid shots of a girl posing sideways with some poorly imitated Sara Jessica Parker expression).
I look for strong headshots that show detail in their makeup skills.
I look for variety between daytime, nighttime, fashion, glamour, casual, formal, theatrical, creative, etc. (basically traditional and creative).
I want to see it all and I want to see it close up to make sure you know how to blend the colors without making the person look like some sad little clown.
If I don't see any of that, trust that I will pass on you.
So my advice?
Ditch everything (especially that dreadful headshot) and start over with a good photographer, a few solid models and show us what you are made of!
Best of luck to you!