Orlando Beauty Session for Smile Makeover Contest Winner

Melanie won the Smile Makeover Contest and we got to treat her to a beauty session here in Orlando!

The Smile Makeover Contest is the first clinical makeover in Florida. It’s a makeover that not only focuses on aesthetics but also on the overall transformation of the winner. Dr. Falco created this makeover as a way to give back to the community, and he hand-picked Melanie from the many entries received.

We became involved in the Smile Makeover Contest in late 2018. Tamara attended a South Seminole Chamber meeting. Dr. Falco was there and once he was introduced to Tamara, he knew we’d be the perfect studio to photograph Melanie.

Melanie’s transformation included treatments from Dr. Falco, periodontist Dr. J. Edward Kennedy, life coach Dr. Sandy McKenzie, plastic surgeon Dr. Papanicolau, optometrist Dr. Ben Larson, chiropractor Dr. Paul Toma, stylist Klodian Pasku at Velvet Lab Hair Studio; clothing from Roxanne at Walk On Water boutique, makeup for the reveal from Shannon at Faces By Shannon, and a set of headshots from Tamara Knight Photography.  (Whew, that’s a lot. Lucky Melanie!)

Our First Meeting – Beauty Session Day

We first met Melanie just before her reveal when she came in for her complimentary consultation.  She brought along some outfits and Tamara helped her figure out which would look best on camera.  Tamara also gave Melanie posing tips to help her look her very best on reveal night in everyone’s cell phone pictures.

Just a few days later Melanie came back for her beauty session! The makeup artist who was doing Melanie’s makeup for the reveal was already booked so we brought in the talented Emma Martinez!  Emma is primarily a hair stylist but she does makeup as well.  (In fact, Melanie’s sister Heather went to Emma and got a cut and style in preparation for Melanie’s big day!)  To see more of Emma’s work, check out her Instagram.









Melanie brought her sister Heather with her to the beauty session.  We love their reactions to Melanie’s shots as Studio Assistant Gena runs through them at the beginning of the decision process!


Melanie’s reaction here is priceless, and Heather’s joy at seeing her sister so happy just made our day.


The Smile Makeover Reveal was held at The Valencia at Oakmonte Village, a luxury senior living campus in Lake Mary. (It’s gorgeous!  If you need senior living options or know someone who does, check it out!)  Melanie looked gorgeous in her pink dress and nude block heels.  We loved this dress so much we asked her to come back so we can do pictures of her in it. This is just the sort of look we like!  Form-fitting and flattering with a little bit of flair.


We’ll leave you with a few of our favorite pictures from Melanie’s shoot.  We were so grateful to be a part of her journey and are so happy to see her bursting with joy!




If you or someone you know would like to enter the 2020 Smile Makeover contest, go here.


The Tamara Knight Photography experience always includes professional hair and makeup!

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We are the Premier Orlando headshot photographer of the Greater Orlando area, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, Windermere, Kissimmee, Apopka, Oviedo, Lake Mary.

A photograph is the best present for any occasion – it’s a timeless capture of an existing moment

To book your session please call 650.218.2417 or e-mail tamara@tamaraknight.com









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Tamara Knight Photography specializes in headshot photography, beauty photography and family photography in the greater Orlando area. Our Orlando photography studio guarantees that your beauty portraits will be timeless and glamorous. Included with our photography session is professional hair and makeup service, so you will look like you, only better! This Orlando photographer insists that headshots don’t have to be boring! If you are looking to stand out in the crowd, you have found the best headshot photographer in Orlando. Among the many Orlando Photographers, Tamara Knight consistently ranks among the best for family photography for her ability to capture the true essence and individuality of every family.

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