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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Weekend Photographers Retreat

At the end of July I arranged a weekend away with a group of fellow photographers staying at The Mountain View Retreat.

It was the chance to try new things, make mistakes and understand more clearly what our clients feel when they are in front of our camera as we took turns being models as well.

In the next week or 2 I will share images of myself and my experience of being in front of the camera.

Many thanks to my wonderful team There She Glows and Pull My Hair – HAIR Design for helping the weekend run so smoothly 

Here are my images from the weekend.

Introducing Chris from Kastarra Images Showing that you can be in your 60s and still have fun playing dress ups!
Introducing Malinda from Signature Style Photography – Brisbane photographer Enjoying time out and being a part of others creative processes
Introducing the beautiful Sharon from Sharon Adams Photography She flew over from NZ and showed us how fabulous life is in your 50s 😀
Introducing Sumiko from Sumico Photography One of the kindest, bubbliest person I have met. She had so many wonderful creations we got to use and dress up with. I learnt a lot of new ideas for future sessions of my own.
Introducing Tina from Coolum Fine Images Photography Another fabulous lady in her 60’s showing us that you are never to old to feel beautiful ❤
Introducing Victoria from Lifetimestoriesphotography Once she tried on the sequin number she had no hope of not being photographed in this sexy number!
Introducing Zelulah. Her mum is a photographer with Drasilah Enchanted Photography and at 16 loved having a vast range of beautiful outfits to try on!