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- January 16, 2021
Reveal Your Inner Beauty
Capture your ultimate experience in vivid photography
My experience began when, after registering on the website, I received a phone call.
Four-time International Photographer of the Year, Mark Laurie, was on the other end of the line. “Please come to the studio,” he suggested, “to chat and explore possibilities.”
This was it! I was terrified about posing nude, but, after all, it was what I wanted. I felt safe talking to Mark. In spite of my other fears, I quickly agreed.
Stepping into the home studio, I felt like an honoured guest. As I curled up on the planning room couch, we explored the possibilities. Mark’s questions confirmed what I wanted. His warmth and humour soothed me. I remember thinking, “This is going to work. I’m going to look incredible!”
He described all the experiences available and walked me through the process. We discussed sets and styles, moods, props, lighting and wardrobe options. Everything appealed to me!
I was in. I picked the date. For me, it was like “Action! Roll ‘em. Let my adventure begin!”
I chose the “four-hour thrill ride,” which began with Jan doing my hair and make-up. She calmed my nerves and turned me into a woman eager to embrace an experience.
Then we began. Wow! Mark made me comfortable so fast I jumped right into some bold and risqué poses, totally amazing myself in the process.
This was fascinating. The studio kept changing around me like a movie set with new themes and looks. Mark guided me through poses, worked the lighting to sculpt my body and kept me smiling all the way through. I couldn’t believe what I was doing. I had a chance to review each photograph as we went along. I loved them!
Days later, I was back on the couch watching images of myself set to music. I gasped, finding it hard to believe how amazing I looked. I found myself crying as we selected my favourites.
A few days later, when I picked the final, touched-up images, I was ceremoniously unveiled. It was very flattering. They made me feel special.
The next adrenaline rush was when I showed my friends. I hadn’t planned to show anyone, but I looked so fantastic I just had to share. Talk about epic bragging rights. There I was, photographed by a top international photographer, looking amazing!
In all, the experience exceeded my expectations and changed how I feel about myself. I’m an evangelist now. I think this experience can elevate a person’s self-image. There aren’t many experiences like that.