the true meaning of beauty is who you are

Have you suffered from beauty envy? I have lots of time, when I was a teen I starved myself trying to look like a waif, flat chested with clothes around my body, needless to say that I hardly managed subsiding on an apple for lunch and cigarettes. I was hungry!

When you understand that happiness and confidence will do more to make you look beautiful you will feel amazing!

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The Self-Esteem magic

You’ve been struggling with self-esteem like, and it’s not like you haven’t been working at it, doing daily affirmations, building your confidence, getting noticed at work. From the outside, you look like the super confident woman out there. From the inside, it’s another story.

How long have you been hiding, navigating between ups and downs? Feeling super powerful when someone said you look lovely, just got a huge bonus or have been offered a fantastic opportunity at work? You felt amazing, invulnerable, powerful right? How did you feel when the fairy tale ended and you where left with the pumpkin on your door step instead?

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The Magic of a Mood board to help you decide what a successful portrait session means for you

I understand that making the decision of booking a portrait session is not what you have in mind right now, if ever you do though take control and decide how you want to be photographed, how much make up you want to wear, the type of clothes. You are in control! What you want when you look at the pictures is recognise yourself but also have a glimpse of the woman you didn't know existed inside you! 

The magic of a moodpboard to help you decide what a successful photoshoot means for you.

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Age is just a number not a reason to hide from the camera!

For most women stepping in front of the camera seems like the biggest challenge, but why? There's a lot of reason I could list here, using celebrities as a reference, thinking I will never look this good in photographs, I am too old, too fat, I want to loose 20 pounds... Forget about the censorship whose deciding about setting these criteria anyway? 

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Feeling the September blues? Focus on what makes you happy

September brings a lot of mixed feeling though, while I love the idea of starting working on new photography projects, new learnings and meet ups, I always feel sad having to give up on Summer. I'm definitely a summer girl, I love the heat, enjoy the sunshine, spending days lazing on a beach or the pool, going to the market to buy fruits and veg, having al fresco dinners. So having to give up all of that makes me sad really and you?

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It's Summertime I invite you to slow down.

It's Summertime, slow down and create a beautiful virtual space to come back to every day!

Summer is finally here full bloom, time to sit out in the garden, on the beach, enjoy al-fresco dinning and walk barefoot. Don't let the sense of panic building up at the idea of slowing down and thinking I can't, too much to do, too little time, feeling deflated, at the thought of not having enough hours to finish the work before going on holidays. How do we learn to halt in a world where the set pace feels like being stuck in a washing machine on fast spin?

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A portrait is more than just an image it's your personal story

I recently made a call via Instagram about getting more woman over 50 in front of my camera. There's the misconception that only women of a certain age should be photographed? A big joke right? 
I don't agree at all with this idea. 

For me, beauty shines through the confidence of standing in front of the camera, the best use of light and feeling great in your skin.

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The art of loving yourself

One thing that I've learned over the years is that it's nobody's job to give your permission, permission to do what you want, to be who you are. Your biggest break through will be when you understand that you don't need to ask permission anymore? Why because you finally love and trust yourself and you are your best friend!

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A portrait session to celebrate the Unique YOU

I know you're not going to wake up one day and say hey honey, I'm just going to pop to  the studio today to have my portrait taken, I've got so much to celebrate. It will not happen like I know. 

What will happen is that one day you will want to celebrate the amazing you, will come a moment where you say? What about me? It's not about being selfish it's about valuing yourself through an amazing experience, creating a legacy and telling a bit of your story with portraits that say something about you.

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Celebrate your beauty now

How many time did I hear one of you saying, I can stand myself in photographs, I hate myself in pictures, I have 20 pounds to lose.

Do you realise how harsh you're on yourself, you're your worst judge! If you spread this kind of message on a regular basis imagine what others will think of you? Got it?

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