Confidence Boost

"The most powerful thing as a portrait photographer does is to capture my clients in their authentic element. But this moment of magic only happens when you really own who you are."

- A shoot with Essay Photography

I have no confidence for a photo shoot -We see this all the time “I am just too Nervous to have my portrait taken!” Have a Confidence Boost Photo Shoot.

We see this conflict play out almost every time a client steps in front of the camera. All it takes is a lens to trigger insecurities and self-doubt. Fear not!! Now its you Time!!

Most of us are unnecessarily hard on ourselves. We are too busy being busy our busy lives take over. We do not allow ourselves time to show ourselves a little love - but a little goes a long long way.

It’s all about your Inner you! - But I’m too busy! I hear you! These are comfortable excuses. So now its time to get real with yourself!

When was the last time that:

  • you gave yourself a compliment?
  • glance in the mirror and thought, “Hey I look amazing?

New Moms

for example are lucky just to have time to get in a shower everyday.

A new mom may get to organize a newborn baby Photoshoot. But what about herself?

She could treat herself to a post-baby photoshoot to tap back into her confidence and true essence.

Sometimes we forget the other important things….

to feel happy

to feel great in their own skin

to allow themselves to be captured for their true beauty


We often invest in a photoshoot by a trigger to capture a milestone:

a first pregnancy,

an engagement or

a family special occasion.

Unfortunately society has coached us how we should look; FB, Instagram, the press etc its time to drop these false ideas and get real with yourself and find that true beauty that is you!!

The New You!!

Owning your power, beauty and strength doesn’t just happen. You have to start to change the tone of your relationship with yourself. So how do you begin to truly feel as gorgeous, lovable and amazing as you are !

Boosting confidence takes a small bit of encourage and guidance and we WIL HELP you to discover this. This is a Confidence Boost Photo Shoot after all!

"The most powerful thing as a portrait photographer does is to capture my clients in their authentic element. But this moment of magic only happens when you really own who you are."


Here are some little tricks we do on your photo shoot, and you can try these at home too…

Mirror Work

Genuinely smile at yourself in the mirror and look yourself in the eyes. Spend time picking out qualities that you love. Give yourself a compliment because you’re beautiful!

Practice this regularly to change the conversation with yourself and learn how to appreciate who you really are.

On your shoot

I work closely with clients to zero-in on what makes them feel most comfortable and beautiful. Choosing favourite outfits that accentuate your favourite features. This is an important part of  your confidence boost.

What do you wear? Well truthfully it is what you feel most comfortable in. Some of our clients wear less as they become empowered which is their choice not ours. Burt in essence the shoot is yours and it is for you to decide what makes you feel comfortable and how daring you choose to be.

Click to see more details on our Beauty shoot

Getting in your Body

Going for a walk or dancing are proven known methods to clear your mind. Why? Because when you get out of your head and into your body, your script (quiet anxiety and negative voice) disappears.

On your shoot with us your photographer and make up artist, you’ll start to relax and feel powerful in a different way. We take time to connect on a personal level. We have your favourite music playing – and most importantly – we laugh a lot. This process we find everyone thinks is liberating. You will be your most real self in all your glory.


Self Care

Self care looks different to every person. Busy women often put everyone else in their lives first before themselves. It may feel counterintuitive, but when you give yourself time and space to recharge, you have more to give.

When you feel confident and like yourself, you make a more powerful impact in the lives of loved ones.

This is the single biggest factor in boosting your confidence.

Getting your hair and makeup done goes a long way to making you feel confident – but it’s not for the reason you might think. It’s less about looking a certain way, and more about prioritizing yourself and zeroing in on a look that represents the best version of you.

You need to recharge too, you are the glue in the family that keeps it ticking, like a well-oiled machine.​


What you will Get from your Photo Shoot

Imagine a way that could make you feel like you’re glowing for months to come?

Imagine, if you could own your immense power, grace, beauty and confidence and carry it with you, like armor through the hard times?

Treating yourself as a priority is powerful and empowering. After our photo session there is nothing better than when my clients say to me “Wow, thats ME? I look so beautiful!

Our Portrait sessions are a fantastic way to seeing your beauty and worth in a bigger way giving you long-term benefits. You will find this is more empowering than one afternoon massage or a new outfit. This is your Confidence Boost.


Our “Fine Art Portrait Sessions” are for you to show the world who you really are, in your element!

Designed to deliver a selection of empowering photos for you to cherish and share as a gift with loved ones. Or just for yourself.

As part of a portrait session, you’ll receive:

a pre-session consultation

wardrobe and style advice

professional hair and makeup styling

editing for the best images

a review of your images

an enlargement in a mounted frame

a small set of Social Media Images included


Investing in self-love is never selfish. Its the opposite. When we are feeling our best, it allows us to give our best selves to our partners, children, families, friends and coworkers. Although, I truly believe this is a priority for every woman, the women I see who need this most are the ones in your life who put everyone else first and disconnected from their essence: new moms, burnt-out entrepreneurs, and busy women doing it all”.

If you know a someone (or yourself) like this, who deserves to see herself as you see her, consider giving the gift of a photography package to boost her confidence and make her remember the Wonder Woman that she is! If you are this woman, treat yourself. You deserve it!


Ready to capture your authentic beauty?

Find out more about my portrait package by
signing up for a free half hour consultation call.

About the author


Creative Director of Essay Photography