WELCOME TO THE SELF LOVE PROJECT

ABOUT

Artistic photoshoots that embrace self love, appreciation, as well as body confidence and positivity

The Self Love Project offers a safe space for individuals to openly express themselves through figure photography. Photoshoots are one-on-one and personalised for every individual. It embraces diversity, for people of all different sizes, ages, genders and ethnicities. My goal while making you feel comfortable in your own skin, is for you to walk away from a self love photoshoot feeling empowered and with a sense of pride in your own individuality. The Self Love Project is for everyone and supports BLM, LGBTQ+ and all bodies!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Self love photoshoots allow a safe space to be photographed nude or semi nude. I will work one-on-one with you, to produce personalised images that are natural, beautiful and artistic. With 8 years experience photographing clients just like yourself, I will help you feel at ease posing in front of the camera. It is my mission to make you feel confident & capture your unique vision!

All images will be photographed on analogue film with the options of colour or B+W. Why film? Film is my area of specialisation. I choose to shoot film over digital due to its soft, natural and raw aesthetic. Film is also a slower process, making you focus on each individual photograph taken. This means you will end up with a variety of different images, the saying is quality over quantity! 


LOCATION 

Whether you would like to be photographed in nature or within the comfort of your own home, a self love shoot can be set up anywhere.  With the option of a portable backdrop & working with the magic that is natural light, I will help style and create a unique setting for you. If you're not sure where to begin, get in touch and I can help you decide the perfect location.

PROPS

Props are beautiful way to help tell your story and vision. After photographing many clients, I have acquired some unique fabrics, backdrops and props for you to use at no extra cost. I also encourage clients to be as creative as they like - therefore bringing your own props are always a good idea!

The most popular props are fresh flowers. For this reason I have teamed up with a local florist that can source unique flora at an additional cost. It's easy - you tell me your flora budget (e.g $45), preferred flowers / colours & i'll organise it for you!

I'M READY TO BOOK!

Every self love shoot is different depending on your vision and desired outcome. For this reason I have put together unique and packages to suit each individual. If you don't know where to start or have further questions, feel free to get in touch and we'll start the journey together!


BOOKINGS: 

Ph: 0401 529 602
ellamayphoto@gmail.com


TESTIMONIALS

"No one has ever made me feel so comfortable nude and I've never seen my eczema scars, stretch marks and body hair in such a lovely light. Taken on film, Ella is there for every part of the process. One of the beautiful things about Ella (and there are many) is that when she tells you that you are a goddess, you feel it, and you just know she means it. Everything she does comes from a place of love. I can't recommend the experience enough!"

Erin, Gold Coast 

"My shoot was nothing but a positive experience! It was my first ever nude shoot and Ella made me feel comfortable the whole time, always checking in to make sure I’m happy with the poses. The final outcome was amazing. My photos are beautiful and I came away from the whole experience feeling a whole new self love for my body! "

Jaz, Gold Coast 

"Shooting with Ella was a much needed breath of fresh air. If you have the chance to work with her, take it.

During the shoot, my body was allowed to exist as beautiful; I felt free from the patriarchal spectrum for femme bodies which ranges from "real women have curves" to "ugh she needs to lose weight" . My body wasn't carved and fetishised, I didn't hear any comments about my body regarding its size or lack there of. I'm a non binary person who struggles with disordered eating, so it was refreshing to feel beautiful in the moment and explore femininity without a male gaze. Ella gave actually useful instructions for pose adjustments and clearly knew what she was doing. She was really warm and open, talking with her and having coffee after was absolutely lovely.

Shooting while nude is so vulnerable and Ella was respectful, understanding and supportive. She was great when it came to communication and I love the way the photos turned out! I would definitely jump at the opportunity to shoot with her again, Ella is an amazing artist and human being"

Jenny, Brooklyn New York 

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