Whether you lack confidence, have low self-esteem, or have any other physical or mental health struggles, a body-confidence photoshoot at Johanna Elizabeth can help!
Sadly, women spend much of their lives feeling as though they aren’t good enough, and these negative thoughts are so damaging. They can be a real blow to your confidence, and this ultimately impacts everything. How you think, how you behave, how you go about your life, your relationship with others, and much more.
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Yet, ladies who choose to enjoy a luxury photoshoot experience with me and my team soon come to discover the healing power of photography. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say that after a body-confidence photoshoot with me, my clients feel renewed, reinvigorated and ready for anything!
The long-forgotten version of themselves comes to life AND they get to enjoy a fun and liberating experience. What’s not to love about that?!
Healing through photography
When you choose me as your portrait photographer, I assure you, you get so much more than just a fun, few hours in a professional photography studio!
I help you reconnect with who you are and encourage you to express this in your boudoir or beauty portraits in whichever way feels good for you. That might be through the clothing or lingerie you wear, the way you’re styled and posed, and your choice of props.
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What to expect from a body-confidence photoshoot at Johanna Elizabeth
Your portrait session will be unique to you, but the result will likely be true to what all my clients have experienced.
You’ll benefit from a boost to your self-confidence and an internal transformation which can have life-changing consequences!
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Benefits of a body-confidence photoshoot experience with Johanna Elizabeth
For example, these are just some of the benefits you may experience when you choose me and my wonderful all-female team:
- You’ll take time out from the stresses and challenges of your daily life and focus solely on yourself for once,
- You’ll enjoy a positive, life-affirming experience, celebrating who you are and everything you have achieved,
- You’ll enjoy being able to express yourself creatively and reveal your true personality in your portraits,
- You’ll have the portraits of yourself to enjoy for years to come. Hanging on your walls at home, they’ll be a daily reminder that YOU ARE ENOUGH!
Women who’ve experienced the healing power of a body-confidence photoshoot
The following ladies are just some of the wonderful women we have worked with who have experienced the healing power of photography.
Read on and you’ll be sure to feel inspired by their stories!
Growing up, I was always the “big girl” in the group of friends. By my early teens, as I grew in height and weight, my skin started to tear, revealing deep bright red stretch marks all up the back of my thighs.
I have a love-hate relationship with my stretch marks. But they’re real, they’re human, it’s who I am. I loved that in two of my photos Jo create for me, my stretch marks were painted in gold glitter. My ‘zebra stripes’ sparkled. I loved them!
I was blown away by the portraits! I inspected every one of them, not quite believing it was me. That was my body, and it looked amazing!
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I have always been on the larger side and have felt self-conscious about my weight, but even though I was stood there with nothing on, it was empowering more than embarrassing. I never thought it would feel like that!
I came away having loved my day and feeling so much better about me! I felt so much more comfortable in my own skin after the shoot. I didn’t care what size I was, and it made me realise that I wasn’t as bad as I portray myself. I was actually beautiful and much more confident than I ever gave myself credit for!
Most of all, the photoshoot with Jo helped me feel happier in my own skin, and now having the photos always reminds me of that when I’m having a bad day!
My journey with Jo began when I decided to face a fear and gain freedom from it. As a child, I was abused, during which photos were taken. I dealt with most of it, but I had a real fear of cameras so, while I had lots of photos of my son, I had none of me.
With Jo’s help and support, she listened to my story and sensitively helped me through the shoot and created some beautiful photos that I could show and some that were just for me. Going through with the photoshoot was the most freeing thing I had ever done!
I’ve since had two more photoshoots with Jo.
Due to all the trauma my body had been put through there were a lot of injuries that never fully healed but I never let it stop me until a couple of discs in my spine prolapsed. This put a lot of pressure on my spinal cord, and I lost all use of my body from my stomach down. I had emergency surgery and when I came round it was soon apparent that I was partially paralysed, I would need to be in a wheelchair.
So, I decided to go the second shoot with Jo to show that even a disability shouldn’t stop us. In fact, we have more to offer and it’s still beautiful and strong.
Now I’m fighting the toughest battle yet which led to a third, special, family shoot with me and my son. I’m fighting against a tumour in my brain that could mean that I don’t get to see another year. I’m having to accept that every day is a gift.
Jo created the best photos! They were beautiful photos of me and of my son – the best thing I ever created. She gave us a gift that if I don’t make it, he will still be able to see my face with him.
I had such an incredible experience with Johanna Elizabeth! Jo and her team are absolutely lovely and made me feel so confident and empowered.
From doing my hair and make up, to showing me how to pose, they really have a way of making you feel like a natural model. It was so much fun and I cannot wait to book in my next shoot!
Ready for your own body-confidence photoshoot?
If you’re lacking confidence, feeling down on yourself or self-conscious about your body, let us help you feel valued, worthy and good about yourself once more!
I’m a huge believer in the importance of self-love and self-care, and I want to help women feel confident in their own skin and to learn to fully embrace who they are.
Whenever you’re ready to begin your own journey with us, we are here for you! Please contact me if you’re interested in a body-confidence photoshoot in 2021.