I am proud, I am empowered and I am me.
I decided to be brave and share with you not only my thoughts and feelings about myself but the amazing work by the photographer Alexandra Cameron.
Alexandra Cameron for those that don’t know of her is an incredibly talented photographer, not only does she produce the most visually stunning photo’s but she is genuinely a lovely person too. This combined made it so easy for me to have the photo’s taken. Alex, is by far the easiest photographer I have ever worked with. I have had a few photo’s taken but nothing quite like this. A body confidence shoot.
I started my day catching the train to Alex, I am always late for everything but today I wanted to make sure I was on time. So even though I had to put my make-up on during my train journey I was adamant I wasn’t going to be late.
Alex and I had discussions about body confidence when we met and how people feel before and after these kind of shoots and believe me you do think to yourself “how will I ever look good when I dislike so many things about myself” but trust me, Alex shows you how amazing you are.
The session began in a beautiful cottage with stunning windows and the light shining through. I wasn’t nervous at all which I thought I would be considering I was baring skin but again with Alex talking to me throughout it felt normal and I was thinking nothing of it.
Alex see’s your beauty, she is so down to earth and can relate to you. What I dislike about myself she see’s something beautiful about it. She has this ability to make you see the beauty in yourself too, hence why every time I look at these photo’s I am seeing something different now, I’m not seeing the negative anymore about my body.
Alex takes photo’s pretty quick, so each click of the camera I was changing into slightly different positions to the last shot. This is fun, you really do start to get in the swing of things.
I changed into different outfits, a large t-shirt with lingerie and I even went for the money shot. No clothes on a bed.
I felt so empowered, I felt brave, I felt like a strong independent woman who could do anything that I put my mind to. I feel all of those things now and I think I will continue to feel like this for an incredibly long time. I am beautiful, perhaps I should have seen this in myself sooner however, the photo shoot helped me to see angles of my body I would not normally see and that what I sometimes see is not what others see and they are seeing the best of me. I am glad I did this shoot.
I was super excited to do this shoot for myself, I had been going through a bit of a rough patch and thought I need to do this and tick it off my bucket list. I also wasn’t aware of the brilliantly talented and stunning people Alex shoots at the time for example, Zoella (Zoe Sugg) Wonderful_U (Megs) Louise Pentland for the Blogosphere Magazine covers and many more.
I was happy, I felt free and liberated and I was so comfortable in my surroundings. I surprised myself. I honestly am proud of myself.
I feel I am finally comfortable in the skin that I am. This is me.
Alexandra Cameron is incredible. I thank you for the most amazing photo’s and the confidence you have given me from the lens of your camera to my life. You are exceptionally talented and you too should be so proud of yourself. You are amazing.
For those that would be interested in a shoot with Alex head on over to her social media pages and website see for yourself how beautiful her work is and why not give it a go.
(What I was wearing – Skagen Watch & Monica Vinader Bracelet) 🙂
Please also head over to my Instagram page and twitter page for more images following my shoot with Alex.
Thanks again to the wonderful Alex I appreciate it so much.