Over the last while I have been working away at a new part of my photography business. Portraits. Specifically portraits of women. I’ve developed a real passion for the way women see themselves and the way they value themselves. So often we put ourselves down, criticise the way we look, spend all of our time focusing on everyone and everything other than ourselves.

Women, I want to challenge in particular this “tall poppy syndrome” thing we have going on in New Zealand. I want to change the way you see yourself and help you discover your true value in this world. Stand up and say this is who I am and I’m proud of who I am.

I also want to share stories. Real stories, from real women. Stories that are not necessarily talked about, but stories that probably should be talked about. You may think you are the only one that lives through the things you do, but you need to know there are most likely many others going through the same thing. You are not alone.

I’ll be sharing portraits and videos with little stories and big stories.

The journey begins here. This is Vivienne. 29, Wife, Mother of twin girls, Teacher.

“When people discover that I have two ten year old girls, I feel they are judging me because of how young I am. I know I’m a good Mum, but I feel like I have to try ten times harder just to prove I’m a good Mum to others.”

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