World Mental Health Day 2019
It's world mental health day 10 Oct 2019. Whilst poor body image is not the cause of all mental health issues I am of the belief that a poor body image can result in affecting your mental health.
Low body image leads to low self esteem ... however low body image and poor self esteem are not in the mirror, or the way that we look, but are all in our heads.
I'm of the belief that photography, when done together with you, in the right way can go a long way to changing how you see yourself.
Over the years I have lost count of the number of women I have met who start a conversation with me with any of, I need to lose weight, I don't look great on photos, I hate having my picture taken I just hate the way I look.
Truth is there is a picture for everybody we just have to create it, together.
When we start a Way You Are Experience the first thing we do is talk, we find out the picture you like, how you feel about yourself. In fact there is a questionnaire that asks you to rate yourself for 1 to 10, where one is low and 10 is high. Most women start at a 4 or 5 and by just taking pictures and showing them a true version of themselves they will jump up by 2 or 3 places. In fact one woman went from a 2 to an 8 in a single day.
I'm on a mission with my camera in hand to change how people look at themselves. How they feel about themselves and to make them see how beautiful they are.
Boudoir photography has the power to empower you and boost your self confidence.
Don't believe me here's a few of the words who have had their own experience ..
" I've had two surgeries, two kids and these are amazing. I know I'm not the most model looking of people but oh my god that's amazing"
" I wasn't uncomfortable ... this is me. I've become very accepting of myself and that's why I did the pictures. "
" You plan it in your head, say to yourself I'm only going to do this, and then it got to it and I was I'm going to do this, I'm going to brave it will be fun .. And I was. I'm glad we did it .. "
" I had such a different image in my head … I look good. "
So if you want to be the best that you can be why not have a moment in front of the camera and see how you feel afterwards..