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She is fierce!
I was approached recently by a wonderful Photographer from Manchester, Jenny from Jenny Martin Photography… and what a beautiful, attractive and exceptionally talented lady!
Jenny’s story is uplifting, showing tremendous strength, courage and determination. I am full of admiration for her. Why? Let me tell you…
Jenny looks stunning in these recent Boudoir images, I think you’ll agree, taken by the extremely passionate and very talented and admired Boudoir & Pin-up Photographer, Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell of My Boudoir over in the North West and of course her trusted Hair & Makeup Artist, Sarah Elliott.
I can hear you say, well what’s different… its just another Boudoir shoot surely!
Believe you me, it’s not…All I ask is that you read Jenny’s story, don’t judge her; please admire her, respect her and help others in future to overcome their daily fear of body image rejection. We see it all too often in the Wedding industry, ‘I hate my photograph being taken’. We hear daily stories from Brides and Grooms to be that they almost dismiss this part of their wedding as not important. They have self doubt and lack total confidence. I know full well how those fears can overwhelm you… I’m one of them! Have you not noticed, our Brand, is not about me, its about you!
Let me introduce you to Jenny…
‘Very unusual post for me here – it is normally weddings and portraits by me. I never recommend other photographers, but I had an idea and I needed someone I trusted to help me. I wanted to do something about body image, I wanted to help people,
I wanted to help myself!
I was in a house fire about ten years ago, I put the fire out, put myself out, called the ambulance, got in the shower and then passed out.
Here is the ouch bit, I had first degree burns over the whole of my back, my arm was burnt from my fire fighting attempts and I spent 5 weeks in intensive care fire ward at Whiston Hospital in Liverpool (thank you guys). The skin grafts hurt, I hurt, and through out it all I laughed and felt blessed to be alive with my face still intact. I have always said my scars don’t bother or define me. I have always joked I am still hot, but in the back of my mind, I have always wondered how much of that is bravado?
I have learnt a little is bravado. I have struggled to share these pictures. It’s taken me a while to write this blog and I hope you are not offended, but as a photographer I see so many people worry about their body image for no reason. Believe me I get it. I trusted Nicola from My Boudoir and Sarah my amazing make up and hair lady. They cared and looked after me. I hope you take this post as it was intended. An affirmation that we are all amazing.
I am very proud of this and very proud of the team who made this happen. I have just been very scared to share but as I often say, I am woman hear me ROAR!!
Please go and say hello to My Boudoir and give them my love xx’
Thanks to Jenny, Nicola and Sarah for such beautiful images.
Jenny stay proud, you’re amazing…
If you’re struggling with having images taken either for an Engagement or your Wedding or even being brave and contemplating a Boudoir Shoot, talk to your photographer, talk to Jenny or Nicola and gain some perspective. There really are some wonderful people out there to help you overcome these fears. The images are for life, so be proud like Jenny is…
Pin-Up & Make-Over Boudoir Photography
by Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell LSWPP
by Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell LSWPP
Jenny Martin Photography