Turning the camera around...

So its fair to say that I'm not a person who enjoys having their photograph taken. In fact I would go as far as to say I very much dislike having my photograph taken!

Being somebody who has photographed other people for years now means I thought I would have figured out how to be able to have a photograph of myself look decent...but not so much. I love photographing other people, especially other women, and seeing all of differences in peoples features and faces that make them beautiful. As a 25 year old (relatively) sensible woman I would have hoped that by this point in my life I would have learned to accept my features as my own and yet there are still so many things I dislike about myself that I love about others!

Tonight I thought I might take a few self portraits. Nothing fancy, just a simple set up with a beauty dish and a backdrop at home. I just wanted to have a play around with photographing myself and seeing how it feels to be on the other side of the camera, and in a very small way experience how other people feel! Being a photographer for me isn't just about creating a great shot, its about the ability to make people enjoy the moment and feel great about themselves! 

Firstly...I did not enjoy this experience to begin with! It was nerve wrecking and all I could see were all the things I didn't like. However, once I started to have fun with it...I actually enjoyed it! I very rarely take photo's of myself other than the odd snapchat or cheeky selfie so I'm going to try and be a little more adventurous with my self portraits in the future (since this was very spur of the moment late this evening). But I'm actually quite happy with how some of the photographs came out! 

My point is...everyone could benefit from a little confidence boost every now and again! So next time you think your makeup looks on point, or you love your outfit, or you wake up and think "you know what...I don't look too bad today" take a photo and remember that moment! 

In September & October I'm going to be expanding my portrait portfolio and offering heavily discounted rates for shoots with couples, families and those of you looking for your own little confidence boost! Anybody interested in booking please get in touch And keep an eye on my social media pages for more details!