My Time in Front of the Camera

Tonight I am peeling back the layers of me and sharing my experience of being in front of the camera.
In July at a Photographers Retreat, I had the chance to have my hair and make-up done and be photographed by some wonderful photographers.

While I know how to pose and move my clients it is a whole different ball game being on the other side.
I have no idea what I look like, so had to give all my trust in the photographer that they would know what to do to bring out the best in me.

I stretched and moved in unnatural ways and even had a quivering lip trying to not crack up laughing in every photo so I understand what you ladies go through a lot better!

In the end I have some wonderful images to remember this time. Each photographer was different in the way they work and the editing of the final product.

If you are choosing a photographer please make sure to chat with them and have a good look through their images to make sure you like the style and editing of their work. Each photographers work is unique to them so if you like what you see it will make the experience a lot more fun for you all 🙂

Make Up There She Glows
Hair Pull My Hair – HAIR Design 

Big THANK YOU to the amazing photographers that captured these images.
Image #2 – Lifetime Stories Photography

Image #3 – Drasilah Enchanted Photography
Image #4 – Sumico Photography
Image #5 –  Signature Style Photography

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My Scar Creation

The uncertainty was almost overwhelming.
I had thought about this idea for so long, the fact that it was in the process of being created was hard to fathom.
My model was amazing. Having her trust in me to create something womderful from a part of her that she avoids was both inspiring and hard.
I transform woman with my work. They come in nervous and scared and slowly I coax them into reveally themselves and I capture this.
This new creation while still transforming my client it wasn’t the traditional ‘beautiful’ that my main body of work entails.
This has confused and excited me at the same time.
I have the RAW images and now it is time to put them together.
Will it look like I have always imagined?
I guess time will tell……

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The Power of Print

During my trip to The Portrait Masters in America I had the opportunity to have 1 of my images printed for me.
Yeah, yeah you’re probably thinking, so what you have images printed all the time…. True, but this time I got to actually see my image be printed.
After years of doing what I do I have never actually got to see any of my work print in front of me.
I waited in line for an hour waiting for my image. Each print that came out, I held my breathe for the first few minutes to see if it was mine. 
As my image started to appear in front of me I was overwhelmed with emotion.
Something I captured and created was coming to life in front of me.
Nothing beats having something physical to hold in your hands. And this is why I offer my client beautiful pieces of art created from their images.
Something you can look at every day and remember that even though today might be a ‘PJ all day just to survive day’ you are still fricken amazing! 😍

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