So when I wrote my 39 before 40 post, the avid follower will remember number 18 was "To have a photoshoot, as generally I feel awkward and most unpretty in photos and I would love a kick ass set that I feel proud of." Well I finally got round to this with the fabulous, fun and rather talented Chiara Aprea.
I had seen Chiara's work on other other people, she did a fabulous set with the beautiful Mayah Thomas from Beautyful Youniverse and when she did a offer for a Christmas themed shoot at £50.00 who could resist.
I had never had a shoot so I didn't know what to expect but Chiara was really friendly and put me toataly at ease, admittedly the make up was a lot heavier than I usually wear but I was assured it would look great in the pics and under the lights and she was right. She is also a master at poses and ideas and made me who has a habit of getting a magnificent double chin, pulling a weird mouth (think Cherie Blair with rigormortis) and a habit of doing startled eyes as its either that or closed eyes looking pretty damn fine.
So here's the images I chose for your festive fancy.
My personal favourite is the bauble and I love the retro cheesecake feel of them! So mission complete and apologies if you have seen more of me than you'd like. However, if you would like a photoshoot as a confidence boost or as a pressie for someone I cannot recommend Chiara highly enough