To all the fabulous women (and men) that I have had the pleasure of shooting this year in Paris a heartfelt thank-you and a noisy Carla tap dance to all of you for trusting me with your photos.
At the end of each shoot when I would go home and sit in the quiet of my apartment, preparing your photos to show you I was overcome with a feeling of happiness looking at what we made together.
Happiness for the time we shared, the fun and excitement of planning the shoot, the laughs along the way and all of you beautiful gals beaming back at me.
Although you all started out as strangers you now feel like long lost friends and I am so happy that our paths have crossed.
What more could a photographer ask for than a year of wonderful people who have all been a treasure to work with? And to top it off my talented right hand woman the fabulous hair and make-up artist Veronique Marot who enhanced your beauty with her magic wand(s)!
There wasn’t a Parisian location left unturned or a portrait client that didn’t participate in the shenanigans!
And if I could do it all over again I would as these were some of the loveliest days of my photography life.
So to all the women I have photographed this year (including those not in these photos sorry there were too many of you to fit in this post) thanks for the laughs, the fun, for allowing me to do something I love and for making me happy.
To little princesses, us big girls know just how exciting that first dab of lipstick is and that the magic of make-up doesn’t fade as you get older!
My apologies to the women I have disappointed by not being in Paris for the next two months but I hope our planets will collide nicely in the future and we can make some beautiful photos together.
And to the women I am about to photograph in Sydney I say BRING IT ON!!
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams”. Ashley Smith