I would like to share with you a little about a truly amazing woman I had the pleasure to have in my studio for a full day ‘You are Beautiful’ photography session.
Meet Bailey, a wife and mother of 4 children, the eldest is age 12. Bailey met her husband in High School about 15 years ago. They fell in love and the rest, as the saying goes, is history! Now if you think that having 4 children and a husband is enough to keep anyone busy, add in a full time career in the very busy corporate world and you start to get a picture of how much of a super woman Bailey is.
Bailey’s friends describe her as a very generous person, hard working, a loving wife and mother and someone who never stops to consider her needs above those of her family and friends. It was Bailey’s friends who encouraged her to take some time out for herself and book a ‘You are Beautiful’ photography session.
Bailey arrived at the studio at 10am and although nervous she was ready for a day that was ‘all about her’. After a consultation regarding our wardrobe selections for the photography shoot, my hair and make up artist and stylist, Tami from Tami Perrin Hair & Makeup (also Dr Dread) transformed the ‘everyday Bailey’ into a much more ‘glamour Bailey’ giving her the ‘You are Beautiful’ – 5 star make-over treatment.
We were now ready to shoot. Both Tami and I agreed that Bailey looks sensational however Bailey’s nerves were getting the better of her (remember, this is something she has never done before) and she was feeling a little anxious. We decided a little ‘dutch courage’ was needed (translation: a small glass of champagne and a good old fashioned pep talk from me) . I’m not sure which one did the trick, Bailey now appeared relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera as she put her trust in my ‘You are Beautiful’ experience.
A couple of outfit changes and some stunning images later, we took a break for lunch. It was lovely to unwind, rest, chat and enjoy a cheese and nibble platter in our relaxing lounge area.
After lunch Tami adjusted Bailey’s makeup and styled out her hair with more volume as we headed into our final 2 looks, the ultimate in glamour and cocktail outfits. Bailey was now well versed on the posing and giving her body a workout that can only be described as Yoga come Pilates, I call it ‘yogalates’, (a workout which Bailey telephoned to thank me for the following day 🙂 ). By now we were really in the groove and the images shone with personality.
At the end of the day we got a couple of photos “just for hubby” and then the whole ‘You are Beautiful’ photography session was over.
Before Bailey left, we had a look through the photos and she selected a few front running favourites. I couldn’t resist and whilst Bailey was driving home, I processed her favourite and texted it to her, thanking her for trusting and sharing herself with me for the day.
This was her reply “Words can’t explain how very pampered and special you made me feel today! I’m so grateful for all the effort you put into me today.” – Bailey it was my absolute pleasure to get to know you and show you what everyone around you already sees – ‘You are Beautiful’
No matter who you are or how busy life gets I think we all agree that every woman deserves a little ‘time out’ and pampering now and then. What better way to do that than with a ‘You are Beautiful’ photography session. Call me to book today 0421 279 213. When booking mention this blog and I will give you 10% off your session and a $55 print voucher as my gift – valid until 31 July 2014 only.
Until next week.