- Allie

Your Texas-based and Destination wedding photographer, Specializing in Timeless Portraits and Candid Moments

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Self Portraits & Self Love


Why I’m Embarking on a Year of Self-Portraits as an Austin Wedding Photographer

As an Austin and destination wedding photographer, I spend most of my time behind the lens, capturing beautiful moments for my clients. But this year, I’ve decided to turn the camera on myself and embark on a personal journey of self-discovery and self-love through a series of self-portraits.

Why Self-Portraits?

Getting comfortable in front of the camera is crucial for any photographer, but it’s something that many of us struggle with. By taking self-portraits, I’m challenging myself to step out of my comfort zone and embrace vulnerability. I want to become more confident in my own skin and learn to love myself unconditionally, flaws and all.

Nailing Posing Skills

Posing is an art form, and as an Austin and destination wedding photographer, it’s essential to master the art of posing to create stunning portraits. By practicing different poses in front of the camera, I’m honing my posing skills and learning what works best for me. Whether it’s finding my best angles or perfecting my posture, each self-portrait session is an opportunity to improve and grow as a photographer.

Building Confidence

Self-portraiture is not just about capturing images; it’s also about building confidence and self-esteem. As I navigate through each photo shoot, I’m learning to appreciate myself in a new light and embrace my uniqueness. Each photo is a celebration of who I am, and by sharing them with the world, I’m embracing my authenticity and inspiring others to do the same.

Showing Self-Love

In a world that often emphasizes external validation, practicing self-love is more important than ever. Through my self-portrait project, I’m sending a powerful message to myself and others about the importance of self-care and self-acceptance. Each photo is a reminder to be kind to myself, to celebrate my strengths, and to embrace my imperfections.

Valentine’s Themed Self-Portraits

To kick off this journey of self-discovery, I recently did a series of valentine’s themed self-portraits. With colorful reds, pinks, and heart-shaped balloons as props, these photos capture the essence of love and celebration. They serve as a reminder to prioritize self-love and self-care, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year.

In Conclusion

Embarking on a year of self-portraits as an Austin and destination wedding photographer is not just about taking photos; it’s about embracing self-love, building confidence, and celebrating authenticity. Through this journey, I hope to inspire others to embark on their own path of self-discovery and to embrace themselves wholeheartedly. After all, the most beautiful portraits are those that capture the essence of who we truly are.

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Imagery by Allie Goodspeed Photo