Releasing my inner Rockstar
I mentioned on facebook a few weeks ago now that I had an impromptu fashion photoshoot just for myself. I wanted some snazzy new images for the blog, my media kit and head shots for writing jobs on other publications. As a photographer myself it pained me to fork over money for something I could essentially do myself but a tripod and remote trigger does nothing to evoke emotion and frivolity in an image the way a real person behind the lens can. I trundled into the city with a suitcase full of clothes and overflowing with jewellery. The photography assistant didn’t know where to put it all! I joked with the photographer that at least I didn’t come in jeans and a white shirt, he knew from then on I was up for some fun. I’d never seen a grown man stroke a metallic skirt (on the hanger lol) and see eyes widen with enthusiasm before. It’s pretty “out there” as far as my wardrobe goes but it was so. much. fun!
My Outfit: SKIRT: Damn You Alexis ~ JACKET/CAMI/SHOES/RING: City Chic TIGHTS: We Love Colors ~ NECKLACE: Peeptoe Shoes ~ BRACELET: Lovisa ~ HAIR: Stevie English Hair
This is my favourite photo. I love how long my legs look, how my foot curls around and even my smile. As you can imagine I have a lot of photos of myself but this one confirms that a result like this couldn’t have been achieved without seeking help from another photographer. The glimmer of my sequin jacket, the gloss of my heels, the sheen from my skirt
and the bling from my necklace makes me very happy. I was tempted to go dark with black tights but I’m glad I didn’t… how awesome do the magenta tights
look with my kick arse hairdo by Stevie English Hair
! Sure, the outfit might not be to everyone’s taste and even I was unsure of it but in the end I’m super proud.
Did you know?
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Oh you just knew there would be a giveaway!
I’m really excited about this!!! Can you tell??? It’s been one year since I launched my photography business and it’s been a lot of fun and a heck of a lot of learning. It hasn’t happened in the traditional manner that I thought it would but I’m so very excited about where it’s taking me. To celebrate I’m giving away a Platinum Commercial Portrait Session (worth over $650) and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment and say “Capture Me”. The winner will receive:
Entrants Please Note: Winner must be available for the session any date before Sunday, 20th November and live within the surrounding suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Only one individual may be photographed during the session. If you live interstate and will be traveling to Melbourne for #PBEvent feel free to enter but be sure to mention the hashtag in your comment (example: “Capture Me #PBEvent”) as I’ll be in Melbourne from Thurs 20th October -Sun 23rd October 2011. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash or transferred to another person. If the prize isn’t claimed by Sunday 20th November the offer is void. Competition closes Sunday 16th October 2011. Winner must respond to email notification (phone or email) by 12:00pm Tuesday 18th October or the winner will be redrawn.
- One Hour Portrait Session.
- Two Outfit Changes (optional)
- Professional Image Editing.
- Five Low Res. Images (discretely watermarked).
- Two High and Low Res. Images (not watermarked).
- All images supplied on a DVD.
- Written permission for you to use and display images online and/or in print.