Fish out of water: my first photoshoot

There’s something about the eye of a camera lens that can instantly cause discomfort. In many cases it’s simply just an awkwardness, or a self-conscious reaction. I know this is certainly true in my case!

When I was a bit younger, if a camera were to point my way I would shrink back, my hands would fly up in front of my face, and I would protest; “no no! I look gross!”. This is a pretty standard teenage reaction. It takes a long time (if not a lifetime) to gain that confidence, and ease with simply being who you are.

I was nineteen years old when I won a photo shoot with Millyjane Photography. I had never done anything like this before, nor had I ever thought about it. I was equally excited and nervous for my first ever shoot with a professional photographer.

I was definitely lacking in the self confidence arena – my skin was troublesome and I’d begun to work hard to get into shape to recover from the last few years of eating takeaway, going through puberty and not getting enough sleep (oh, to be young again!).

How very lucky I was to work with a pair of extremely kind and unbelievably creative people for my first shoot! Milly’s photography always blows me away, it’s as if she sees things from an entirely different perspective to any one else on this planet. Just as a true photographer should 🙂

Sarah is a dab hand at creative makeup, she has an amazing eye for colours and her work is precise and professional. I now call on Sarah whenever I need professional makeup applications! You can book in with her or any of the wonderful MAC makeup artists by calling MAC Garden City.

Here’s a behind the scenes video to show how we created the below portraits, plus a range of the different shots taken that day!

http://vimeo.com/20548341

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Lexie x

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Fairies are real…

I wish!

I had the pleasure of playing dress ups with two of the most creatively talented people I know, Milly Jane and Sarah Kay.

I finally had the opportunity to wear my beautiful gown from
Damsel In This Dress which I had made to my size after meeting Melina at the South Bank markets. I seriously adore this dress!!

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I had so much fun at this shoot! Hope you all enjoy the photos 🙂

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Lexie x

Creative photography by Millyjane Photography
Hair styling and make up by Makeup By Sarah Kay
Custom hair colour by Scissors, Paper, Rock Salon
Dress by Damsel In This Dress