Ryde photographer Amanda Herbert with first time model
I wrote this blog post just for Kriszta.
Yes, Kriszta because she’s fast becoming a wonderful muse and radically superhuman creative that has a wonderful life mapped out ahead of her.
The key reason I support young adults is because I understand the damage self-sabotaging can do. Empowering others is my way of preventing others thwarting their own progress in life.
We’ve all been there, right. Do you remember all the times you’ve blocked your own happiness and success, getting in the way of your own ambitions?
We all self-sabotage at some point in life. Human nature steps in, upbringing and our own creative energies seem to unconsciously block our path preventing us from fulfilling our dreams. If we let it.
The wonderful thing about working with fellow creatives is that, with enough support and encouragement, we can push past our fears … a sort of ‘put your fingers in your ears and hum lalalalala’ to drown out the whispers, “you’ll fail.”
And I promise you that being photographed is one of the best ways of embracing the *real you* because when I ask, “how do you want to be photographed?” It makes you stop and think about who you really are and what ‘success in life’ means to you.
I want to thank Kriszta for today’s photographs taken in Ryde’s beautiful Studio 2 on the Isle of Wight. I’ve feared studio lighting for a long, long time. I’ve been an expert saboteur avoiding what I really, really want to create for fear it will be too hard, too complicated and too difficult. And it was. Unfortunately, I also made my journey to studio lighting overly complicated and difficult, until I made a promise to myself: to dive deeper into my fears and wallow in my confusion until I rose to the surface, breaking through to find the light.
And with Kriszta’s help. I did.
Kirszta is thoughtful to everyone around her. She shines with life and laughter even during a busy portrait session. Lifting friend’s spirits for the pure pleasure of seeing them happy.
Beyond her elegant countenance and classic good looks, you’ll find a quietly confident artist who is clear in her goals and is working hard to achieve them. It’s Kriszta’s charm that makes her beautiful.
Speaking of goals …. are curious about modelling, eager to share beautiful photographs that shine with your character and personality? If so, you can get all of those things with my two-hour studio session coming up in half term. I already have models from Ventnor and Sandown signed up on my waiting list.
My aim is simple – to ensure a truly wonderful experience. I customise each photo session, from the beginning of the shoot right until your items are delivered. My goal is to personally look after you every step of the way. That way I know you’ll get a service that is second to none.
For more advice on natural portrait sessions or to book a natural portrait by an Isle of Wight photographer, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.
Want to join in? Check out the helpful posts below:
- A session using off-camera flash on location
- My favourite couple session and how I customise my sessions
- A story of fishing and great smiles
Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight