As the female half of TENTWENTYONE, one of the things I love most about my job is photographing and celebrating women at one of the most special times in their lives. I’ve photographed women of all different shapes, sizes and ethnicities, with different tastes and styles, and all of them have had that one thing in common, they all have their own unique beauty worth celebrating.
However, as women living in an aesthetic focused world we are subconsciously bombarded with the message that there is only one way to be beautiful, meaning we sometimes may find ourselves losing sight of our own unique beauty.
In my new venture, I’m hoping to counter this. I want to celebrate the female form in all it’s beautiful diversity. I want to empower women to feel confident in the skin they live in. To see their bodies for the beautiful, unique and valuable things that they are, right now. Not ten pounds from now.
I want you to walk out of a photo session with me feeling ten feet taller, happy for the gorgeous body you have and being thankful for the things you feel, do and contribute to the world with your powerful, beautiful body.
And I want you to do it in your pants!
If the first words you uttered on reading this are - "SHELLEY! ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND? - I COULD NEVER DO THAT!!!" You are the girl for the job.
I realise that this may be out of your comfort zone, but I have only experienced positive feedback from these sessions, and I assure you that if you take the risk, be brave and take that first step I will be there to guide you all the way and together we will produce fun, affirming images that you can be proud of...who knows, you might even want to show them off!
How is this going to work?
Step One on the journey will be to go buy some kick ass black undies and accessories that you feel amazing in! They don't have to be gratuitous, just something that reflects who you are. May be you love to wear cosy knee high socks in bed...bring them! Perhaps you have a super cosy cardi that you love...lets make it sexy! There are so many options in the world of lingerie and there is something for everyone. I'll leave the look up to you, just be yourself and you can always ask for some advice.
Step Two I hope to help you see the beautiful things in yourself, things that maybe you had forgotten about or overlooked. We will work together and it will be a totally fun experience. There are some basics yet to figure out, and there may be a small cost for hair and make up on the set of the shoot (we will try to keep this to a minimum but the hair&makeup team will be some of the best in the business - after all - you totally deserve to be pampered)
Step Three You become part of a club of brave women embracing their own image & bodytype which will empower others in the process.
Step Four The end purpose for the project is to use some on our new website - a totally separate venture to TENTWENTYONE. The pictures will be made anonymous, so don't panic! I wish to use your images to empower other women to be part of this movement. If this is a big "no no" for you, I apologise in advance, as you may not be selected for the shoot.
Step Five If after reading all of this, there was a little bit of you "pinged" with excitement, or even a little bit of "fear", you are my girls. If you are interested please fill out the form below..