BECOMING // THE THIRTIES
A PERSONAL PROJECT
30 WOMEN / 30 PHOTOGRAPHS / 30 STORIES
APPLICATIONS HAS NOW CLOSED - JOIN THE STAND-BY LIST
This was an incredibly popular project and I have had to close the applications.
If you missed out and want to be put on the stand-by list in case of cancellations just send me an email below
What is this project about?
I am looking for 30 women in their 30’s to photograph for a personal project over the next few months – one image of each woman along with their story will be part of a book I aim to publish next year. All proceeds will be donated to my chosen charity, Beyond Blue.
This is a great chance to document this time in your life with beautiful and professional photographs that you will love looking back on for years to come. To have such a legacy for your family and children is priceless – it truly is a gift that will only become more valuable over time.
Why Beyond Blue?
Mental health is an important part of our overall health and far too many women are misdiagnosed and go on a plethora of body and mind altering medication, or go untreated altogether. I want to raise awareness around looking after ourselves - mind, body and spirit – in a more holistic way and incorporating these values into everyday life. It is after all, much better to prevent than treat an illness. Increased self-awareness along with a healthy lifestyle can be a much better alternative than traditional western medicine. Opening up the conversation about a more gentle and natural approach to treating mental health, for women in particular, is what I aim to achieve with this project (and ultimately book).
Why DO THIS PROJECT?
I want to tell the story of your s30’s. Both in photographs and in the written word. How you felt when you turned 30, where you are in your journey, your challenges and achievements, and what your hopes and dreams are for the future. Or how you experienced this decade on every level if you have just turned 40 or are close to doing so.
Whatever your story is, I want to document and celebrate this time in your life. Every woman has a story all her own that I think needs to be told. Sharing our stories can have a very healing experience and also help other women feel like they are not alone.
I feel this is such a transformative time in life. Yes, each decade is transformative in its own way but the thirties take a woman from being a young adult and into the start of maturity. This is where our bodies slow down the reproductive system and our hormones change (or just go plain crazy! Hello weird skin conditions and weight where there before was none). In other words, we are becoming.
This is also the time when some of us face personal issues or finally realise those career goals, step into our true path or buy property. Families are started or continued. It is also a time where we begin to feel mortality a lot more than before. The closer we get to 40, it seems time no longer feels infinite and everything suddenly feels more urgent.
How Can I Be Part Of This?
If you are still reading, I would love to have you be part of this project! To apply just fill out the application form and I will let you know if you made it into the project list. I got 30 allocated spots only and it is a first in first-served kind of scenario.
To secure your spot there is a $75 booking fee, which will cover your shoot, and the one image that will go in the book (yes, that’s one image for you too!). After your shoot you will have the opportunity to view all the images and purchase more if you like to. This will be a full 2-3 hour shoot and you can bring as many outfits as you like - I also provide professional hair and make up at an extra $100 which is payable at time of booking. We will chat about all the details for the photoshoot upon booking and if we are not too far apart even meet for a quick coffee so I can get to know you a little better.
If you decide to apply - THANK YOU! You are one amazing woman and I cannot wait to meet you and hear your story of you, becoming you.
APPLICATIONS HAS NOW CLOSED!
SO THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:
ONCE BOOKED IN YOU I WILL SEND YOU AN INVOICE FOR THE BOOKING FEE AND HAIR AND MAKE UP (IF CHOSEN)
I WILL SEND YOU A WELCOME PACK TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR SHOOT WHICH INCLUDES WARDROBE GUIDE, STYLING GUIDE & PRODUCT/PRICE GUIDE
WE WILL HAVE A CONSULTATION ABOUT YOUR SHOOT WHERE I TAKE YOU THROUGH EVERYTHING IN YOUR WELCOME PACK, PLAN YOUR SHOOT AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. EITHER IN PERSON OR OVER THE PHONE (ALSO HAPPY TO JUMP ON SKYPE)
PHOTO SHOOT DAY! YOU COME IN AND HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY AT THE STUDIO. I GUIDE YOU FROM START TO FINISH, YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT A THING (EXCEPT FOR HAVING A BALL!)
AFTER THE SHOOT I WILL INVITE YOU BACK TO VIEW ALL YOUR IMAGES FROM THE SHOOT AND YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO PURCHASE MORE IMAGES IF YOU LOVE THEM. ONE IMAGE WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU ONCE I HAVE CHOSEN FOR THE BOOK.
ONCE THE PROJECT IS ANNOUNCED YOU WILL RECEIVE A PERSONAL INVITE TO BE PART OF THE BOOK LAUNCH (DATE TBC)
AND THATS IT! OF COURSE, DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP TO MY LOVE LETTERS SO WE CAN EASILY STAY IN TOUCH AND SHARE THIS PROJECT FAR AND WIDE! T