I love shooting Townsville boudoir photography in this hotel room – the natural light is so glorious. And as much as I love shooting in my Brisbane studio, it is always fun to explore a different location.
This beautiful lady was such a natural in front of the camera. She moved so gracefully, although she had never done a photo shoot before. She had confessed to wanting to do a photo shoot for a while but every time she organised one with a photographer she would cancel at the last minute. I can totally understand that.
Doubts always sneak up at the last minute. When you book your shoot, a month or two away, it seems like a great idea – you know it will be something you will always treasure, and that your partner will definitely love it. But then it is a week away from your shoot and you are struck by how terrifying it is. You try on all your outfits and decide you look horrible and doubt why you were even considering doing this. You start beating yourself up and hating on yourself.
But try to go ahead with the shoot, despite those feelings. Know that you will be nervous and that self-hate will probably try to rear its ugly head, but try not to listen to it. Know that the nervousness will only last for the first few minutes of your shoot until you see what a total klutz I am and also that I am completely unintimidating. You know that feeling when you do something, even though you are really scared? And once you do it you think ‘why the hell was I so afraid?’. And you feel totally empowered? That is what you will get. Cause you felt the fear and did it anyway.
So what I am trying to say is … I am really grateful this beautiful client pushed past those thoughts and chose to go ahead with this shoot with me, it was an honour to photograph her.
As I am based in Brisbane, I am next photographing in Townsville in 2018.
Special thanks to Townsville hair and makeup artist Chloe Wheeler.
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