Having just finished her trial HSC and needing to decompress, I convinced my daughter to take a break and relax with a fun, edgy, fashion inspired shoot. We had a great time making these images together. Nothing beats some girl time, with your girl :-) and dressing up for no other reason than to be photographed.
It's an incredible, empowering experience, I see it time and time again in every woman and young girl that I photograph. Something happens from the moment they walk into the studio to when I show them the back of the camera for the first time. Their eyes light up in a combination of disbelief and excitement.
At that point they change, the self critique is shown the door and a dormant wave of innate and genuine confidence steps in. Is it the girly laughs and bonding over makeup and dressing up or the realisation that yes that's actually me on the back of the camera?! Hey I can do this, I can be 'that' women/girl. You know, the one that we all secretly wish we were.
It's one of the key reasons I love working with women. The moment we're shown and actually believe in our true value.
Right there, that's the power of the sisterhood. Together, stronger, always.