I have spent a great deal of today watching online webinairs of my ULTIMATE photographer. A woman who I hold of the highest esteem. Her work is natural, beautiful and elegant. She keeps her work simplistic in nature but in my eyes technically perfect.
I feel like I have spent today sitting one on one with this woman and my brains are currently in the mush stage from all the information I have absorbed.
Her approach and personality was beautifully captured by Abraham and his team but it was her words which resonated most with me. I am a bear of words and lyrics, they drive me. Inspire me. Heal me. Develop me.
The first words captivated me: “All Women. ALL women have a very distorted idea of how they look. Very distorted… and I think we get very lost in what’s on the outside.. it’s what they project from the inside that makes them so beautiful.”
And then I watched that beautiful video and watched her work. I believe I’ve seen that video now over 100 times and anytime I am feeling a little flat or in need of a boost I return to that page and watch it again and again.
It was this video that took me back to my roots. Where Capturing Essence began… on location utilising natural light. My style had become a little muddled over the years and the past six months had really kicked me in the behind to look and thing about what I was doing well and why that was.
So with the makeup expertise of Bindi Kelly and gorgeous Jemma, see the post here, I embarked on a game changing shoot. It was all natural make up, a rustic setting and the concept was to keep Jemma as naturally beautiful as possible. I wanted to bring out her inner beauty and capture a relaxed, gorgeous teenager I had met months before.
I loved the outcome so much I have purchased an enlargement for my lounge to constantly remind me what I strive for. Her cheeky eyes seem to capture everyone walking into my lounge and stop them in their tracks. That’s the greatest feeling.
Anyway… Back to today…
With a little help from Sue, a little help from Beyoncé, A little Taylor Swift, David Gray and The Cinematic Orchestra I have been looking hard at my business. Really… Really… Hard.
This blog is to be continued… There are some huge changes, exciting adventures and a fresher Capturing Essence Photography afoot.
In the words from the webinair this morning:
YOU are someone to be valued and are AS beautiful as the next person.
Amen to that!