Exist in Photographs
I'm about to share something with you that isn't all sunshine and rainbows. Some may find it confronting, others may feel compelled to remedy the situation. People will take out of this story what they like, I just hope that it starts people thinking and talking about existing in photographs.
I've put on weight...35kgs to be exact. I've always been slim, even became a gym junkie and fitness freak for awhile there, so this past 18 months has seen me become more and more withdrawn, all because I'm embarrassed about how I look. I've resorted to wearing "comfortable" clothing because anything that is fitted makes me want to curl up in the foetal position and hope that the world can't see just how unhappy I am with how I look and feel. The fact that I keep getting reassured that "its the medications you take for your migraines" doesn't change the fact that I cringe whenever anyone wants to take a photo of me, to the point that I will always be the one behind the camera rather than in front of it! Subsequently I have avoided having my photo taken quite successfully BUT; what if I never get to my goal weight?? What if something tragic and unforseen was to happen to me tomorrow, what if I got sick or was in an accident??
Recently, I've been touched by several stories of this exact thing happening. Out of respect I won't go into details, but a young person close to us lost his life suddenly, another has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, yet another 3 people have passed away after long illnesses. Another was someone that had enquired about having portraits but was waiting for the "right time" to have their family photos done, sadly, a child in that family passed away suddenly before the photos were taken.
We all wait for the "right time" to have our portraits taken professionally. When things are perfect, when we have lost weight, when our hair is longer, when our teeth are straight, when we look perfect, when we have spare money in the bank and can "afford" to splash out on photography. But what if that perfect time never comes? What happens if we die and our children had no photos of us to remember us by, or if the only photos they had were Facebook selfie snapshots or groups photos that are blurry? What happens to your photos if your phone stops working, your computer fails or gets stolen, or Facebook ceases to exist?
I understand that professional photography is an investment; a discretionary spend. Choosing a professional photographer can be difficult and certainly not a decision that should be considered lightly. That is why I'm offering payment plans, so that the unique and valuable services I offer can be available to more people. So that I can make more women feel sexy and empowered with confidence and self-esteem, so they can celebrate their lives right now and not plan to do it in a few years time.
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