When someone arrives for this type of shoot, you have to address the elephant in the room. In this case breast cancer. So I chatted to Fiona about what, where, when and how. Please don't think I am brushing past this horrible disease. But it already consumes your life. The whole point of "This is me" is to take you away from it all for a while. It is all about building confidence and creating smiles! I don't bring up the subject again unless the client decides to talk about it themselves.
Helen the henna artist and myself are extremely down to earth. We love to have a giggle and as Fiona settled down with a cuppa she was soon laughing with us.
As you can see from the photos, Fiona relaxed very soon and was so courageous to take off her wig. She looked beautiful with her hair, but when she revealed her head, she looked stunning. 2-3 hours of aromatherapy scented henna artwork and part 2 of the session. Makeup was applied and we had a ball. The resulting pictures show how beautiful Fiona is. Just look at those eyes. I am delighted to say, Fiona felt confident enough to walk through Lincoln High St with her henna crown in full view of the public. I am so very proud of Fiona for doing that.
Once again I feel humbled to be part of another amazing woman's journey.
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Fiona's gallery can be found here
Some kind words from Fiona regarding her experience.
What a fantastic experience.... Connie and Helen made me feel so at ease. Such a relaxed day with lots of giggles. I can tell you one thing, having cancer was not on my list of things to do this year......... A truly amazing way to document a chapter of my life that has taught me so much about myself and the things that are really important!
It's weird...... Although I'm not happy to walk around bald (coz it's quite chilly) I'm in a sense way more confident in myself. And I really don't give a crap what anyone thinks. It sure does give you perspective x