Maja is 16. She is happy but shy teenage girl. So when she asked me to photograph her in the prom dress I was very excited and just a little bit anxious. Usually I work with adult women with lots of confidence. And this was very different. This was new. I work with natural light and what the best light to use if not the sunrise and sunset. Firstly we sneaked out to take few pictures at 4am then again in the evening from 6pm. The light quality was first class and Maja really enjoyed the modeling adventure. Most of all she really likes the photos and I asked her to write me a little note and tell me how she felt throughout the whole experience. Please read the note below and enjoy the photographs.
You are beautiful. – text by Maja Sobieska
We all have something we don’t like about ourselves, and I’d say that it is healthy. I mean imagine a world full of people who think everything about them is perfect. What a boring world we’d have…
Me for example, I don’t quite like my nose, and I think my left eye is somewhat smaller than my right eye. Now I can say that I never thought myself as ‘ugly’ or ”unattractive” but that would be a lie and I’m here to speak the truth. Truth be told, everyday I see females in my age group whom I believe are beautiful or ‘more’ attractive than I am, I can always find something that I like about their face or body, something that I wish I had. I know this is also the case with you, nevertheless I am more than positive that there is someone out there who wishes they looked like you.
The challenge is to despite all your imperfections and dislikes to love and accept yourself the way you are, because chances are if you don’t love and respect yourself no one else will. The question is how do I do this?
You might choose to go in my steps and start your journey with treating yourself to a photo shoot.
The results are most definitely worth it. I can promise that you’ll see yourself in a whole new light, you will see features of your face that you never saw before. You will see just how beautiful you are. The photo shoot that I had just over a week ago made me feel beautiful. I wore a stunning turquoise dress that I also wore to my prom. My photographer and I decided to take pictures on the Long Walk in Windsor at the awaking of the sun and at sunset. I must admit that I underestimated the sublime of those photographs. Yes, I trusted Daria to take wonderful photographs but never had I even imagined that they will be so divine, radiant and just WOW. I look at them and I see a princess, someone I like looking at, someone I like and accept the way they are because I found the beauty in me.