Portraits for self confidence

Photoshoots to soothe the soul

after a bit of creative block, i invited my friend over for some tea, kitten cuddles and some natural light portraits.

(you can see the full set on instagram @_perfectlycandid)

I love natural light images. these havent been edited apart from light contrast alteration to ensure they’re all evenly lit when seen next to each other. (apart from the back and white one obviously) Scroll to see the images.

I’ve interested a few more girls to have more shoots like this in the coming weeks, it’s a great way to boost confidence and allows you to love your natural beauty.

50mm 1.2, natural light only.

Model: Emily Hannah

Necklace: Agharta Jewellery

 

Self portrait shoot

I was feeling inspired earlier, partly by the wonderful new pale blonde wig i bought, and ive set up a little daylight studio in the bedroom so i had a mini self portrait shoot.

used a 50mm 1.2 lens, daylight mimic bulbs, i used the awesome app that connects my phone to my camera to get it just right too.

I found this awesome artist too who inspired me to do something like these again, more test shoots with self portraits to come before my proper shoot on the 30th with my lovely model friend Emily

More on IG @_perfectlycandid

 

Watch this space! 🙂

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Floating 

The bath has always been my favourite place to be, laying under the water feeling my hair floating, feeling the weight of it and how it feels on my neck, I used to make the water a bit cool to feel like I’m in the ocean or a deep river. 

As natural as the experience can feel 

As natural as it feels to be with you 

If I had to describe how it feels being the one you love I would use the world floating 

When people talk about coming back down to earth, wherever that place is above earth, that’s where you are

I feel not myself, but in the sense that I don’t stop for even a second to be anxious or unhappy. I don’t have time. 

Looking in your sparkling, kind eyes makes my heart melt. 

If I had to describe how it feels being the one you love I would use the word floating 

Forever floating into your arms, spending every day falling more in love with you. 

Missing you

Last night was the first night id been back in my old room and my old bed since moving out, i miss my boyfriend and my kitten terribly, and the little home we made.

I’m currently waiting for my Mum to get out the bath so we can have some ‘girlie time’.

I’m home because ive had to have a horrible test done today and i have physio tomorrow at 8am. Then another doctors appointment then i can leave all the irritating problems i face now and then for a fun underwear photo shoot back at the flat.

Last night was hard sleeping without him.

My room even smells of him.. i know that isn’t possible, i think my brain is just forging it now.

People keep asking me how its going because it’s all moved so fast and i almost feel confused by the question, they don’t understand how i feel, i’m utterly infatuated.

 

 

The Imaginarium

I discovered the rabbit hole and enjoyed the fall.

The Imaginarium – York

I stumbled across something shiny through the window and wondered into this beautifully quirky shop. The first thing i noticed was the wonderfully mysterious music playing, complimenting each magically unusual item. It made me want to stay and take photos in there all day!

They have everything you love, if you love quite gothic, delicate and fantasy like designs. Decorate your home, find cute & quirky gifts and discover items made by amazingly talented  local designers and artists such as the stunning map cotton tea towels made by Jane Revitt.

This little shop is everything i love about little towns like York, i love discovering little treasures, and this is certainly a treasure! Have a look through the photographs below and make sure you visit their website!

I will definitely be returning with my camera and my purse!

The Imaginarium – site

The Imaginarium – fb

 

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a pin-up girl inspired shoot complete with 50’s glasses

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For the complete photo set, click here – Divine Distortion Photography

New video up next week, here – Divine Distortion Channel, showing behind the scenes exclusives & bloopers! I will also be talking about a bit retouching etc.

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if you don’t like vegetarians don’t be one.

my brother is a vegetarian, and daily i hear arguments between him and my Dad, usually instigated by my Dad saying how ridiculous it is and how he doesn’t agree with it. He doesn’t even let my brother get a word in he just shouts over him, luckily, my brother is old enough and, quite unfortunately, we are both used to him constantly complaining and being over opinionated, some people are just that way, i guess.

i was a pesceterian once, for health and because my conscience wasnt my friend whenever i ate meat especially when i was with someone who ate lamb ( i adore lambs ) i grew up in a small village full of fields and farms and baby farm animals and it made it very hard for me to comprehend both wanting one as a pet and eating one, it just didn’t compute with me, i wouldn’t eat my cat, so i wont eat lamb.

unfortunately, after a year or so without meat my body was even worse, i gained many more complications with ehlers danlos syndrome and i needed protein, i was given strict advice from my physiotherapist and two of my childhood GP’s. i eventually managed to eat a chicken sandwich and i was back on meat again, i gained a bit of weight, but overall my muscles and bones feel much better for it (not that this goes for everyone. you CAN be healthy on a vegetarian diet, but im different)

i believe, that above everything, you’ve got to look after yourself. you only get one life, dont weaken yourself for others.  i understand that if everyone had this attitude wed live in a very selfish world, (not that we don;t already..) but if you are already weak, like i am, you have a right to be selfish. love yourself.