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……
A week ago I was winging my way across the ocean back to normal life.
I missed my family, but at the same time enjoyed time for myself.
I got to be Carley for a week and learn more about myself than I ever thought I could.
For a few days I wasn’t someones Mum or wife or daughter. I was me. Free to explore the world without having to check in or organise others.
Since returning home I have found I appreciate my other roles better thanks to this experience.
There are no words to describe what I have gained from The Portrait Masters Conference. Living in a small town it is easy to feel isolated and tend to stick to my comfort zone. Doing this trip to Los Angeles/Palm Springs/Indian Wells it made me step outside my comfort level. I had to face my anxieties head on to grow to the next level I want to reach and face them I did!
I feel refreshed and full to the brim with ideas and enthusiasm for a job that I truly love.
“What you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass”
– Paul J. Meyer