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Born Location Shoot Experience

at Manchester Cathedral

Investment: £125 per person. When: 28 January 2019. Arrival: 9am. Finish: 4:30pm. Available tickets: Eight

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The Experience

Why not join Born for a the second of a kind exciting location photo shoot at Manchester Cathedral. We will be joined by two fantastic photographers, Katie Neeves and Nick Heaton and of course Paul Heaton and Jack Tyson, skilled feminisation makeup artists, will be making you look and feel amazing ready for the camera. Whilst you are there, you can explore the fascinating venue with all its history. A buffet style lunch and soft drinks will be served on the day. After the event you will receive four incredible, professional images in this unique setting.

What do you need to bring?

All you would need to bring with you is a change of clothes, shoes, accessories and hair, if you’re not using your own.

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Investment: £125 per person
When: 28 January 2019
Arrival: 9am
Finish: 4:30pm
Available tickets: Eight

The Team

Paul Heaton
Makeup Artist


Paul is Born’s Managing Director and the feminisation specialist makeup artist. He honed these skills under the tutelage of a well-known trans feminisation makeup artist who taught at Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy. Paul is fully committed to Born’s mission to improve the lives of trans and non-binary people by offering them practical help and advice, and working to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Paul has been also been actively raising trans awareness by delivering free presentations on the subject to businesses around the country.
Jack Tyson
Makeup Artist


Jack has been involved in the Makeup Industry since 2012 and his portfolio includes, amongst others, working for: Charlotte Tilbury, NYX, MAC and Armani Beauty. Jack studied at the Thomas Danby College and has been rewarded with: Level 3 Diploma Theatrical, special effects and media make-up, Level 3 (National Vocational Qualification) Women’s hair cutting/ Styling, Wig dressing and styling. Jack is also an expert in feminisation makeup and well known in the trans community for his excellent work helping women look and feel confident and full of self esteem. He is an extremely creative makeup artist who can create any look desired.


Katie Neeves


Katie has been a professional photographer for 31 years and she is currently ranked 2nd out of over 1,800 UK photographers by Free Index (based on over 170 customer reviews). Having a background in press photography, Katie’s photographs have been published in many national magazines and newspapers. Katie has twice been commissioned to photograph the Queen in the Buckingham Palace music room. Katie came out very publicly as being a trans woman in April 2018 and she is currently in transition. Formerly known as Martin, Katie took the decision to keep the name of her business as Martin Neeves Photography & Film as it is an established brand that she has been running for 22 years. Her website is www.martinneeves.com .
Nick Heaton


Studied photography and Art at Bournemouth and Poole college of art and design in 1988. Currently working on urban exploring and candid shots of everyday people. Have a passion for street art, creative lighting and cinematography. Also like to paint on canvas and influenced by Picasso, Salvador Dali and Todd Schorr to name a few. Instagram: rasputins_poolcleaner

Our Last event at Woolton Hall, Liverpool

This was the first of a kind event for Born at Woolton Hall in Liverpool. Eight people booked to come with us to this fantastic semi abandoned venue for a location shoot. See below for the results of the shoot and also some of the comments people made about the event.

Pictured: Georgina
The Woolton Hall photo shoot was a unique experience. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I hadn’t done anything like this before but I needn’t have worried. We were very well looked after! The whole team from Born were very attentive to everyone and did a fantastic job, both with our looks and our photos. The venue was well picked, and added so much to a special day. Not only was it very professional but also a great atmosphere and friendships have been formed as well. So much credit has to go to the for creating that atmosphere. It has given me the the confidence to try new things and I would definitely do it again. I can highly recommend it to anyone The memories of the day are wonderful ones and if you get the chance to do it, you should! Georgina
Pictured: Jaimie
I’m not quite sure where to start. I’m a person in my mid 50s, somewhere on the transgender spectrum, born male but have always experimented with my female side from a very young age. I’ve only been leaving the safety of my home dressed as Helen for less than two years.

When I saw the Born Woolton Hall experience advertised on Facebook, I registered immediately and paid via PayPal. I arrived early, dressed enfemme as Helen. It was the first time I’d met Paul, Nick and the team. What lovely, lovely people. I was immediately at ease and within a few minutes was in the chair. Paul removed the makeup applied by myself at home and he asked me what look I’d like him to achieve and he started to work his magic. Paul is a true artist and over the following 75 minutes or so, created what you see in my pictures. I particularly loved how he did my eyes.
We chatted through the whole process and I can’t enthuse enough what a lovely, genuine person Paul is. In the meantime, Nick had created a number of settings with elaborate lighting rigs and proceeded to take the pictures occasionally giving guidance as we moved from set to set. Nick is just lovely and he made me feel relaxed, happy and confident. I then sat for Trish who was equally as professional, chatty and genuine, just brilliant. I had three outfit changes through the day, with slightly different photos being taken with each change. I had a wonderful, wonderful time and I didn’t want it to end. I left Woolton Hall on an all-time high and can’t wait for the next event to be announced. I’d just like to say a huge, massive thank you to Paul, Nick, Trish and Adalind for just a wonderful day, a day I’ll remember forever. Helen
Pictured: Helen
Pictured: Lisa
I have already visited Paul once (and will do so again), when I saw the advertisement for a location shoot at Woolton Hall, given the price coupled with Paul’s makeover abilities naturally I handed over my money!
Enjoyable day (which was also attended by my partner Claire) the makeover and the photos were a side show… it was a real pleasure to be in the company of kind hearted people with similar motivations and outlooks on life, based on this I’d do it again… like a shot! Lisa
The shoot at Woolton Hall, to me, was something of history! Paul and the Born team really excelled themselves and it was incredible to collaborate with a group of some wonderful ladies, during this auspicious occasion! The finished products are incredible and I will delight in using them as publicity shots for my album and one woman show! I sincerely hope this project will be picked up by wider mainstream media companies to bring our community out of the shadows! Alexia
Pictured: Alexia
Pictured: Maddy
Pictured: Shelley
If you ever wanted a true “Modelling on Location” Experience, then this is it! The chance to look around the impressive historic and abandoned Woolton Hall Manor is a pure bonus and what a fantastic backdrop it makes. From the time you arrive, and settle in with a cup of tea, you can explore the Manor, before settling in for your makeover with the professional and friendly team from Born. Once made up, you get the opportunity for several locations to be photographed in, and you can change into different wardrobes as you desire. An awesome experience, and the day just flew by. The photos are a brilliant memoir, truly showing off the makeup artistry and photographers’ skills to take away to start your professional or amateur modelling career! Thoroughly recommended and a really unique opportunity. Shelley
My day at Woolton Hall was that of a most pleasant day. The morning started bad with heavy rain on the way there. But thanks to Maddy Smith whom made it feel better. Woolton Hall is very old and looked a bit off. But once inside and met some lovely people it felt so good especially with Paul doing my make over and Nick and Trish doing the photography it was a most memorable day and gave me a lot of confidence back 10 out of 10. Tanya
Pictured: Tanya

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