This morning was raining and wet and the perfect day for some creative play in the studio. I have a child milestone session coming up on Tuesday and wanted to test out my new Savage Seamless Backdrop in Bone to see how it photographed. I usually steal my oldest daughter Hannah to model for me, but she was busy, so I decided it would be fun to get out the tripod and try some self portraits.
Dressing up, doing my hair and makeup and having fun with it was therapeutic in a way for me. In April of this year I was diagnosed with a serious, incurable chronic digestive condition and have needed an implanted port – which I receive hydration through daily – to survive. My body image has suffered quite a bit due to this and the weight I’ve lost while being ill, so this was a good exercise for me and huge self-esteem booster to see that I still photograph well despite what I’ve been through.
I also took this opportunity to practice some posing as I’ve got a senior shoot lined up for Saturday and wanted some new ideas! Some of them were a little out of my normal comfort zone, but that’s what an exercise like this is all about – trying something new!