BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS!
I have much to say!
I just got back from a shoot where I was the client!! It was most fun! But lets rewind a couple of weeks…
Lately I have given my site a little overhaul and my images which were the ol’ self portraits in the mirror trick just don’t reflect me really. So I called in the professionals! I booked my friend from Available Light Ltd.
I chose Steph for her style… colourful, light & fun which is just what I wanted the images to reflect.
Anyhoo, once we sorted out the hows and where and the cost etc it was a matter of waiting! eek, This is where I have been struggling really. We had to cancel the first booking because I was having some kind of headcold/sinus thing last week and looked terrible! No need to add salt to the wounds! Anyway, over the last few weeks I have been looking at myself in the mirror.. noticing the greys appearing, noticing how my eyelids kinda sag and of course that I those extra unwanted kilos that have built up over the years! Suddenly, I was in my clients shoes and it’s kinda scary.
What will I wear? How will I pose? What if I hate all the shots cause I am feeling so chubby right now! Anyway, I figured out what to wear!, and put trust into the photographer for guidance with posing and went about doing a crash course on loving myself for how I am!! haha! Not easy at all!
But!, by some kind of strange twist of fate this morning I happened across a blog about a woman who has suffered burns to over 80% of her body. I came across her blog because she had a photoshoot and I was admiring the images in Pinterest. Amazing! here was this amazing woman who is basically missing most of her face & neck and I am freaking out about my shoot! I got over myself real darn fast! So what, I bet I will think I look chubby in my shots, but that’s me at the moment and I have to be brave… just like all my clients are! (hats off to you guys!) There’s much more to me than what I think of myself!
I will update this post when Steph has given me the images! But for now, she has kindly processed a sneak peak… man I’m a meat-axe!! ha ha LOVE IT.
Thanks Steph for today, it was fun chatting and giggling the whole way through! You’re a star!
Right tee ho!! As promised here is the rest of my shoot! I feels so stange posting these!! I feel like Kath & Kim… Look-a-me!
STEPH PUT UP blog POST ABOUT SHOOTING ME - CHECK IT OUT HERE