After winning a special giveaway from the Nourish Magazine, Steph received a gift certificate to come an experience her very own PORTRAIT COUTURE EXPERIENCE.
Have never done anything like this in her life before, it felt very daunting. I know how scary it feels to put yourself in the spotlight. I put a big focus on connecting with each of my clients to help put them at ease and feel comfortable with me as their photographer.
In Steph's own words of her experience, read on to see how the Portrait Couture Experience has helped Steph to feel beautiful, confident and to see her own beauty.
Steph's Beautiful Testimonial
" I was rapt when I won a makeover & photo session through the Nourish magazine! Apart from our wedding 18 years ago I've never done anything like this.
With a busy business & family life I don't make much time for me & when I do I feel guilty. And now that I work from home I don't make much of an effort with what I look like. I've been feeling older & frumpy & now I'm well into my mid 40's feeling like my days of looking youthful are at an end.
My wardrobe was looking sad & anything that looked special no longer fitted me, so I raced around & borrowed clothes from friends for the photo shoot. I turned up at Jade's with a variety of clothes & feeling a bit nervous. Jade made me feel at ease & special from the moment I walked in. As I was being transformed by the hair & makeup artists Jade went through my outfits & planned out the shoot.
Jade is seriously a master artist! She was able to make me feel relaxed & myself & made me feel beautiful. She knows exactly how to position people to show off their 'good side' & take truly spectacular photos. I could not believe the images in front of me at the 'reveal', they brought tears to my (& my husbands) eyes. It felt amazing to be looking so good!
The photo shoot with Jade has made me feel better about myself and more confident about my looks. It’s reminded me that I am still young, I'm as young as I’ll ever be again! And with a bit of effort I can look and feel attractive.
Thanks so much for making me feel special and beautiful Jade! "
~ STEPH ~
See the BEHIND-THE SCENES VIDEO here:
It was an honour to photograph you Steph and it fills me with joy knowing how much this experience has helped you to feel beautiful, to embrace all that you are at any stage of life. To help you reconnect with the beautiful goddess you have inside you always xx
Hair: Carve Hair Design
Makeup: Chic Beauty