Clare was the lucky winner of one of our “Transform Me” competitions late last year, winning herself a gorgeous Art Print from her Transformation Portrait.
In April last year, I originally worked with Clare and her husband Adam. It was a very sad first encounter with this couple, as I was photographing their baby girl Lily Rose through the Heartfelt service, who had passed away prematurely. It was truly heartbreaking. Even though I never met Clare and Adam in person at that time, we were brought together by Lily Rose and formed a bond that not many would completely appreciate. When Clare then sent in her entry for the “Transform Me” competition later last year, I just knew that this would be a turning point for her.
Clare is one of those women who has absolutely gorgeous beauty and a heart full of kindness and compassion, but finds it very hard to believe what others see in her. She was absolutely convinced that she would only like a couple of photos, because she thought she “didn’t photograph well”….. I pretty much hear that from every single woman I meet and photograph 🙂 The beauty of Emotive Images’ Transformation Portraits, isn’t only the final photographs. Even though they are a gorgeous way of visually reminding my clients of their experience and how others see them. The absolute power of these Transformation Portraits is backed up in the experience that they have through the whole process. Transforming from a lack of confidence in themselves, to being confronted with having to pose in front of a camera, to being completely in awe and surprised by how the entire collection of their photos turned out at their ordering session. It’s like I can almost see in their eyes during the ordering session, a literal transformation in their thinking of who they are and how they present to the world. The absolute joy that comes over their face is something I never get used to, and nor would I ever want to….it is contagious and such a wonderful experience each and every time. To witness a woman realise and appreciate what has been there all along, is truly gratifying.
Clare was no different. Convinced that she would not like herself in many of the photos, these below were the final collection of photos that she chose for her very own beautiful Boxed Collection and Wall Art. I think she might just have realised at that moment just “how” beautiful she was, inside and out.
Clare’s beautiful Collection of Transformation Portraits