We all go through ups and downs; such is the nature of life. It’s when we are pulling ourselves out of one of those ‘downs’ and reaching for an ‘up’ that a portrait session can play a vital role.

When you’re making a big change or have recently overcome a challenging obstacle, having portraits of yourself that you feel capture how you see yourself in the now can be an incredibly powerful reminder of the strength you have within to achieve your goals.

It was a wonderful honor to be able to create just such portraits at my Middelburg studio for Nadine recently. We went for soft, yet moody, look and incorporated butterflies for their distinct symbolism of transformation after a period of inward growth.