“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
For the next few days I’m on a photoshoot. It sounds much more glamorous than it actually is. We need images for our new website so we are working with a talented friend, Kerry Warnholtz, to capture some shots. This involves trekking the length and breadth of Byron Bay at all hours of the day and night, looking for that picture that captures the emotions we want to convey.
I’m doing my own hair. And my own makeup. My styling consisted of dragging everything out of my wardrobe as well as some borrowed clothes from a friend and then trying them all on and discarding anything that looked ridiculous.
I have some props – but they are all things from my daily life. A favourite teacup, some books, oracle cards, crystals, my singing bowl, my dogs and cows, friends, the farm, the beach, a few favourite cafes.
No smoke machines or giant fans to blow my hair the right way, no fake lashes, fake tans or artificially whitened teeth. And no, we won’t be photoshopping either. The biggest vanity I have undertaken is a tinted coat on my fingernails to hide the beetroot and turmeric stains from my daily juicing habit (not sure how successful it is, but at least I tried!).
If you see me out and about feel free to say hi or to jump into a shot with me.
I can’t wait to share the best and worse of our results with you.
Much love, Nicole ❤ xx