PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE

TREAT YOURSELF TO THIS SPECIAL EXPERIENCE AND CELEBRATE YOUR OWN BEAUTY

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FASHION AND MAKEOVER PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCES

IN THIS VISUAL WORLD, THERE IS A HUGE UNDER-REPRESENTATION OF THE DIVERSITY OF WOMEN'S BEAUTY AND IT'S HAVING A DAMAGING EFFECT ON OUR SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SELF-LOVE...

So, I have an aim of using my responsibility as a female image maker to show that EVERYONE can look and feel great in photograph.  Because it's a very special feeling that we should all embrace and I've often found that the process itself of celebrating ourselves through having the experience is just as empowering as seeing the photos for the first time and realising it's really you looking back. 

I've seen many women cry seeing the photos on the back of the camera because of what it means to them and how much it took for them to step forwards for an experience like this, which makes them face some of their vulnerabilities and insecurities.  They leave our sessions feeling special, elevated and empowered.

Based in Reading, Berkshire UK, I want to see more amazing photos of non-models... more older women (if you count anyone over 25 as older...), more silver hair, more ethnic diversity, more body shapes and sizes.

I've photographed models and it's great fun, but the personal satisfaction of taking beautiful photos of non-models and making them feel so special for a day is something else. 

I believe that a good portrait experience has the power to lift you up and to raise your confidence by showing how beautifully the rest of the world around you really sees you, rather than seeing yourself through the filter of harsh self-criticism we are taught to judge ourselves by.

We're surrounded by reasons not to love ourselves... adverts pushing 'anti-ageing' messages as though there is something wrong with getting older, when really it is through the process of time and experience that we grow to love and accept ourselves the most, huge societal pressures to lose the baby weight instantly; it’s all a very streamlined and narrow view on what is considered to be beautiful. 

My purpose through my photography is to take whichever stage of life you are at and to take the most beautiful, celebratory portraits of you that you have had.  And I want you to enjoy and embrace being in front of the camera again and to keep stepping into the frame instead of out of it.  Exist in photograph for those who love you will one day wish you had, and exist in photograph for yourself because you are amazing and your story deserves to be documented.

 
 

see THE SUPERSTAR VERSION OF YOU

 
 
 
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KIND WORDS

Dear Sharan,

After lots of thought, I needed to email you to say that yesterday changed so many things for me... each day hands you its own troubles and yesterday before I came to you guys, I was trying quite hard not to cry to be honest.

I left the shoot after meeting you all feeling like I could take on the world. Not only are you all beautiful people to be around but I have never felt so beautiful. I could not wipe the smile off my face all night. I literally skipped everywhere and even my friends down the pub said I was glowing. My face literally hurts today from all the smiling. I cannot thank you enough for what you guys did.

I honestly needed that boost in a way I was not aware of. Yesterday I feel changed me overnight. I have already seen your work and you are most talented. I want to have the pictures to continue to remind me of the person I am becoming and this stop on my journey to my new self is a stop I do not want to forget ever. The experience you offered me yesterday, I feel anyone who is having body confidence issues should do. It is truly life changing.

I am such a sap. I am crying a little while I write this because I cannot believe how much yesterday has given me. I cannot thank you all enough.

Sending lots of love, Cameron
— Cameron - Teacher, Bracknell
 
 
I am absolutely in awe of what happened today... thank you so much to both of you. I had the most amazing day and felt a million dollars. You and Sunny made me feel so at ease. you’re absolutely amazing at what you both do. wow...

You are both such lovely people and I’m so pleased to have had the chance to meet you both. I had the best day.

Cannot wait to see the finished results xxx
— Sarah - Logistics Manager, Leicester