Yes it was my turn, all the years of telling clients it will be fun and not to be nervous and they were in good hands well it was my turn to face the music, to put myself in their shoes and it was not easy.
Being behind the camera is my happy place, it is my comfort zone and where I am safe, plus it is where I am in control and I have the glorious pleasure of making ladies feel pretty and beautiful and worthy.
I make moms cry with heartfelt emotion as they go through the art of their family.
I create memories in the form of art and at the risk of sounding all depressing and macabre, family members are mortal and when the time comes that they need to leave u, those images will be all we have left along with the happy moments that they spent with us.
Anyway back to when I was shot.
Now that I can speak from absolute experience, ladies this is something you have GOT to do. Oh my Gosh you feel incredible and liberated I am telling you! I am so happy I said yes when I was asked to be the subject of a photo session.
I felt so glamorous, I felt special, I felt worthwhile, I felt important, I felt good! And that is exactly what I needed and I can guarantee that all women need to feel that. We get lost in the day we get lost in the family and in the home and we need events like this to remind us just how remarkable we actually are. How remarkable YOU are.
My day started with an appointment with my all-time favourite stylist Trevor from Sole ….. side note:- when I saw the post on facebook that Trev would be working from Hilton, I was so happy, that man KNOWS hair, he is just the best.
So I had my appointment to have my hair styled by Trevor, and what a treat, then they did my nails as well so I had a real pamper session and felt like star walking out of Sole.
The shoot, yes ! yes it is intimidating having a camera aimed at you, but as you move through the session listening to instruction and following through, it becomes so much fun! You bend you lift you stare you smile you laugh you feel the wind and you feel those shots, you feel the perfection of the image its an awesome experience.
The great reveal, when I was sent some previews, and oh my word, I looked great! I felt great and I walked with my head held higher and my back a little straighter.
Make this year about you and give yourself a very deserved gift, give yourself a shoot day. Your owe it to yourself and those images will make you remember just how incredibly amazing you are!