You know sometimes when you spend ages getting ready for a night out, an event or even just a blog post, and the reflection in mirror isn't what you hoped? This challenge is for those times when you look in the mirror, no pre planning involved, and think "I look good today".
We all have our good days and our bad, but this challenge is to record those good days and to remember that confidence, at any size, is beautiful.
This month I am following on from last month and am sharing my Capturing the Curves photographs with you. Warning: there are a LOT of pictures in this post!
I recently had a fantastic experience at a photoshoot arranged by the lovely Betty Pamper. The theme was vintage and having my hair and makeup done, along with meeting all the other ladies along with Betty herself and Becky from Rambings of was a brilliant experience.
For the first time I even enjoyed having my photograph taken and playing around with the different props. Nicky Rockets made me feel completely at ease and this, combined with a couple of cocktails after the shoot, made a very memorable afternoon.
I was very happy to learn that two of the photographs that we would be given would be “photoshopped” alongside the regular pictures and excited to see the “new and improved” me.
We got a surprise preview of one of our photographs a couple of weeks ago and all I could see was my wonky eyebrow that I hate so much. Looking back at these photographs now, I think it may have turned into one of my favourites! Fickle woman, as is my right ;)
I wouldn't hesitate to do another photo shoot again and would love to do another vintage style one with Betty Pamper, but very very surprisingly, I would say this time, no retouching!
Here are my photographs, which I have already started to use on my profile pictures everywhere. I will let you make your own decision on whether I look better retouched!
The above are retouched, so slightly better versions of me!