A Glamour Photo Shoot is the perfect way to help find YOU again! Congratulations to passionate and kind-hearted Sharon who had her very own Transformation Portrait recently! If you think that Sharon deserves to win the Transform Me competition then there are a number of ways that you can help her to gain votes! See the bottom of this page!
Age range: 46 to 55
Relationship status: Divorced
How many Children: Two
What was your original reason for doing a Transformation Portrait?
I wanted to find me again…there’s a person in there that loves to have fun, she’s been hiding for many years!
What were your original expectations or thoughts or concerns about this shoot beforehand?
Anxiety, fear of being static, doing the “Pose” thing! I was not comfortable in my skin so I wasn’t sure how I could create beautiful images.
What were you most surprised about with the Transformation Portrait process?
The fun! After that initial 30 minutes of “working out” how to move and hold myself it was fun…specially the James Dean bit 🙂
What was the theme for your Portrait session?
I had several thoughts on theme, I wanted the cheeky, saucy 1950s look, prim and proper on the outside but underneath – sexy stockings and suspenders! I wanted a Celtic look, I believe in the Pagan ways and wanted to recreate that. Finally – a tree! Louise gave me the idea for the tree after seeing my tattoo that is a memorial to my brother, he had beautiful bonsai trees, and so the gorgeous tree then evolved. Who would know that is my dingy dining room wall!!!
What props, clothing, accessories did you use?
50s glamour and bling, crystal bracelets, pearls, full 50s swing dress and petticoat, with black stockings, suspenders and stilettos.
What was it like being in front of the camera? with posing etc?
It felt very awkward at first. I had memories of a LONG ago wedding and smiling, and smiling, and smiling…this was nothing like that. The posing felt really odd at first but it very quickly became second nature, I was remembering what to do before Louise reminded me.
What was the biggest thing you learnt about yourself from doing this type of Portrait session?
I am still in there! One thing Louise said to me was “I wish I could bottle that feeling you have after the shoot!” I keep hold of that feeling, it’s a euphoria, a feeling of having had a lot of fun and felt really good about it.
What was Louise like to work with before and during your portrait session?
Louise was wonderful to work with. She made me feel very relaxed, we laughed and joked…and I felt no pressure to “perform” as a model. We had a lot of laughs, and a great 3 hours.
What would you say to women who use a number of reasons why they would never do a portrait session like this for themselves? (ie. I’m not photogenic enough…..I need to lose more weight…..I could never look like ‘that’…..)
To those people I would say, just give it a go! I know for my height, bone structure and health that I am carrying too much weight, I feel it round my middle…as all women do. BUT, just look at my photos! I look like a real woman…I have curves, and bumps but damn they’re good photos! Just give it a try…you will have a ball and the end result will be magnificent keepsakes like I have…can’t wait to see the full set of photos from the shoot, so many other themes yet for me to see!!!
Anything else you would like to say about your experience?
The Transform Me experience was pure magic. It made me feel alive, made me feel beautiful, made me see that cheeky Shazz is STILL in there, I have to stop locking her away and let her have free reign. The photos will be life long memories for me, and they will form a solid part of my family history (I’m a Genealogist). No matter who comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th…we will all have these gorgeous pictures, and the memory of the fun we had with Louise.
Sharon’s Transformation – Glamour Photo Shoot
Photographer: Emotive Images
Makeup/Hair: Kate Fide
Any of the following will collate votes for Sharon up until Monday 5th November at 12noon!
FROM THIS PAGE
1. Share this page with friends, email the link, facebook the link! Each “like” using the facebook button at the bottom of this page = 1 Vote
2. Make a comment on this page once per day per person = 1 Vote
Download this PDF and take a photo of yourself with the page, upload to Facebook and make sure that you tag the Emotive Images fan page and mention Sharon with the photo. ALSO, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of the photo, so I know that you have done this step! At the end of the voting period, I will also choose one lucky person to experience their very own Transformation Portrait (makeup/hair not included) = 2 Votes
Facebook Pages: Sharon’s Photos will be posted on each page below. You MUST like the page for your vote to count.
Emotive Images Facebook Page Each Like, Share and Comment (1 per person per day) = 1 Vote
Lumina Motion Pictures Facebook Page Each Like, Share and Comment (1 per person per day) = 1 Vote
Pink Blush Boutique & Beauty Facebook Page Each Like, Share and Comment (1 per person per day) = 1 Vote
Floral Fantasies Facebook Page Each Like, Share and Comment (1 per person per day) = 1 Vote
Miss Em’s Facebook Page Each Like, Share and Comment (1 per person per day) = 1 Vote
Kate Fide’s Facebook Page Each Like, Share and Comment (1 per person per day) = 1 Vote
Kelly Weaver’s Facebook Page Each Like, Share and Comment (1 per person per day) = 1 Vote
Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter
Pin any of Sharon’s Transformation Photos on Pinterest with @emotiveimages and www.emotiveimages.com.au as the tags. 1 pin per person per day = 1 Vote
Follow ’emotiveimages’ on Instagram and like/comment on Sharon’s Photo = 1 Vote
Follow ’emotiveimages’ on Twitter and retweet the post about Sharon = 1 Vote
If you have your own blog, or know someone who has one, get them to write an article about Emotive Images and our Transformation Portraits. You can write 1 blog post once a day per site. MUST have a link back to http://www.emotiveimages.com.au and mention Sharon somewhere in the post. Email email@example.com when you have published your post so we know you have written it = 2 Votes
BOOK WITH EMOTIVE IMAGES
Each person who pays a booking fee for one of the following before the competition closes, mention that you were referred by Sharon!
Mini Pinup shoot = 8 Votes
Group Mini Pinup Shoot Marathon (minimum of 4 people) = 16 Votes
Christmas Family Portrait Package for $400 = 20 Votes
Family Portrait = 20 Votes
Pregnancy Portrait = 20 Votes
Transformation Portrait = 30 Votes
Wedding Photography Collection = 40 Votes
You can purchase as many of these above options as you like. Family Portraits (excluding the Christmas package), Pregnancy Portraits, Transformation Portraits and obviously Weddings can be booked, but the session or wedding does NOT have to happen before the 5th November 2012. You will have up to 6 months to use your portrait booking and weddings have up to 2 years. Could be a great present for Christmas, or Valentine’s Day, or even Mother’s Day next year! 🙂