MODERN PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE
Most of us have a tendency to focus on our flaws over our strengths. A tendency to be overly self critical. To compare ourselves with some sort of unrealistic ideal, which makes us feel that we are not good enough. Yet, people around us don't see or judge us as harshly as we do - so why can't we look at ourselves with the balance others naturally see us with?
"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
~John Joseph Powell
I have made it my mission to capture the most beautiful portraits people have ever seen of themselves. To give them a space to shine and to show them how truly beautiful and valuable they are inside and out.
Because I believe that beautiful pictures shouldn't the privilege of a few. I believe it's people who put others before themselves, who work hard , who are trying to be great friends, great parents, great supporters, and end up not having time to look after themselves, who deserve to be celebrated, to be seen, and to see their true value reflected in beautiful photographs.
I invite you to experience a photo session with me, it will change the way you see yourself.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“"These photos are truly amazing Elodie and they have truly unearthed a new found confidence. I will always be grateful to you."”
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your portrait session is tailored to your style and preference to highlight your unique personality; and every part of the experience is designed to take the stress out of having photos taken. My goal is to help you throughout your entire photoshoot and to show you the most beautiful photos you have ever seen of yourself, whether you think you are photogenic or not!
Session design & styling
Your experience starts with a consultation to get to know each-other and discuss how you dream of being seen. We'll use this as a base to plan up to 5 outfits and moods, and personalise your session so that we can create truly custom images representing you in an authentic way.
I believe your portraits deserve the best, so my signature retouching not only removes blemishes and distractions, but give your portraits a beautiful finish, ready to display.
On the day of your session, we will start with professional hair and make-up, to make you feel pampered and give you that extra boost of confidence.
I advise you to plan an evening out that day as you will look stunning!
Around two weeks after the photoshoot you’ll come back to the studio to see your photos for the first time. I will have hand selected the best images, and your beautiful printed images will be on display for you to feel and see close up. This is always a magical moment because it's when you get to see reflected back to you what I've been seeing the entire time - what your family and friends see in you.
This is also your portrait ordering session - what you fall in love with and wish to purchase will be entirely up to you!
Fully guided photoshoot
No need to worry about how to pose, how to smile, or not being photogenic - my photoshoots are fully guided, which means I will direct you into natural poses suited to you, and I will distract you off the lens and get your most genuine and engaged expressions.
Your prints will be ready to take home on the day of your reveal!
Duplicate prints (for gifting), enlargements, and special requests will be delivered within 2-3 weeks of your ordering session.
She was beautiful for the way she thought. She was beautiful for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Why do I need a stunning portrait of myself?
1. BECAUSE YOU DESERVE A TREAT
You always put others first. You are a mum, you are a worker, you are a friend, you are a wife - don't forget to be YOU. Take a day for yourself and reconnect with the wonderful person you are.
2. BECAUSE IT CAN HELP BOOST YOUR CAREER OR BUSINESS
An updated professional portrait can do wonders to your confidence and can help you make a memorable first impression.
3. BECAUSE YOUR CHILDREN, FAMILY & FRIENDS WANT YOU TO EXIST IN PHOTOGRAPHS
They may not know it now, but one day they will look for pictures of you and these pictures will be their most prised treasures.
4. BECAUSE TIME FLIES REALLY FAST
We all have reasons to procrastinate (too busy, too tired, must lose weight..). But there is no better time than now - before this moment is gone. Where you are in life right now is worth documenting.
And nothing stops you doing it again later if you want to!
The Portrait session fee is £150 and includes:
your photoshoot design and styling
professional hair and make-up
2-3 hour fully-guided photoshoot
Images are available for purchase separately, and are not included in the session fee. When you come back for your portrait reveal, what you buy is entirely up to you. Images start at £80 and come as matted prints, with matching digital files.
Folio box collections start at £650.
If you would like to know more, book your free consultation.