Being comfortable in your own skin is key. Nothing anyone says can make you feel confident. You have to know that when you go in there and get naked for a shoot, you have to own it and make it yours! Ask questions, so you know what is being expected of you!
Look in the mirror beforehand, in the nude, and appreciate your flaws! Tell the mirror “ I’m sexy I’m beautiful and I’m confident. “ and you must believe what you are saying! It may seem cliche but these exercises work! Have fun and don’t worry about your insecurities!
I can’t imagine anything more amazing than getting to sing, dance and act every day, and get to call that your education!
I love learning all different dance styles from jazz and tap, to commercial and contemporary, and have so many amazing teachers who always support us and push us to get the best out of us. Singing is something that I had a love-hate relationship with growing up, as I loved to sing but never had the confidence to do so anywhere but in my own bedroom!
Now I have worked so hard to build up my confidence, working with some super supportive mentors over the years, that I am in a good place and can finally say that I love to sing! We also have an awesome acting coach who is just so incredible at teaching us his ways, as a professional actor himself, and at supporting us all the way!
The pink paint shoot was one of my favourite projects I have worked on.
Myself and Jason (Phototrinity) brainstormed ideas for this paint shoot and spent about 2 months getting the resources for it and planning exactly what we wanted to do. This shoot was split into two main sets of photos. The first was fun, creative, bright colourful shots, creating interesting body shapes and focusing on detailed imagery.
The second was of a slightly darker setting, expressing mental health awareness. This set was created with the message of showing vulnerability and struggles with mental health such as anxiety, depression and BPD. This was a very powerful shoot for me and something I could really use to be expressive and channel all of my energy into.
The shoot in total took around 8 hours in the studio. It was super fun, very messy and a hot shower afterward was much appreciated!
Mi consejo es que se atrevan a hacer lo que les gusta. Que tengan seguridad en ellas mismas porque la seguridad y la confianza es lo primordial. No se comparen con las demás persona, todos somos diferentes con habilidades y metas distintas. Cuando su voz interior diga: "No puedo" o "No soy capaz", díganle "Puedo", "Soy capaz". Siempre habrá alguien delante de ti haciendo las cosas que a te gustarían hacer y siempre habrá alguien detrás de ti deseando hacer lo que tu haces, así que sé tu misma, con tus habilidades puedes lograr lo que te propongas.
My advice is to dare to do what you like. That they have security in themselves because security and trust are paramount. Don't compare yourself to other people, we are all different with different abilities and goals. When your inner voice says, "I can't" or "I'm not capable," say, "I can," "I'm capable." There will always be someone in front of you doing the things you would like to do and there will always be someone behind you wanting to do what you do, so be yourself, with your abilities you can achieve what you set out to do.