In the early hours of the morning almost exactly a year ago today, I headed into the city to donate some of my time and skill to a worthy cause. I was to capture the special moments of the Ultimate Makeover for five very special women who will forever be engrained in my memory. Cancer effects so many of us at different stages and ages in our lives, directly or otherwise.
Stylist Donny Galella wanted to use his talent, contacts and generous nature to create an experience to make life a little sweeter for those who were suffering. He did a call out on his social platforms for nominations to come forward, five ladies were selected and then he asked for support from the community to plan a wonderful day filled with pampering and surprises.
As soon as I read the post I shot Donny an email and offered to capture the whole experience for free, gifting the images to the ladies on DVD as a keepsake. He said yes and I shot happily for over 14 hours straight.
I’ve wanted to share this story for so long as it deeply moved me but the words were trapped and to a point they still are so I’ll let the images speak for themselves…
Note: On Lady Gaga’s last trip to Australia she stayed in this room and was photographed in the bath wearing only Mickey Mouse ears. Google it.
Watch Part One as seen on The Morning Show HERE
You can buy Sally Obermeder’s book HERE.