Shy Stephanie was one of my Melbourne clients in 2013.
She came to us insisting she was too over weight to be photographed (her words) and thinking her photos would look terrible.
Shy Stephanie came to me with her twin Elle- both of whom were 49 at the time of their session.
What happened as a result of her and Elle's session was an amazing transformation for Stephanie, and the very reason I love what I do.
Not only did Shy Stephanie have one beauty session with us, she came back with her family and Elle came back with her husband.
Following Shy Stephanie's sessions, her confidence soared so much she wrote to me explaining to me she started to change her lifestyle as a result of the sessions. I can write about this because her story was published with Diabete's Australia Life! magazine using one of our images from her session.
She came to us determined to explain why she wasn't beautiful enough to be photographed. Following her session, both her and Elle had makeup lessons from my makeup artist to learn how to apply makeup properly. My makeup artist and I were able to help Stephanie see she wasn't as big as she would like us to think she was- she had us believe she was about 4 sizes bigger than what she was. We allowed her to see she wasn't, and that she simply wasn't wearing the right clothes for her figure.
Most of all- we helped this beautiful young woman realise she was beautiful enough to be photographed and to exist in her family portraits.
Before the makeover