Very unusual post for me here - it is normally weddings and portraits by me. I never recommend other photographers, but I had an idea and I needed someone I trusted to help me. I wanted to do something about body image, I wanted to help people, I wanted to help myself!
I was in a house fire about ten years ago, I put the fire out, put myself out called the ambulance, got in the shower and then passed out.
Here is the ouch bit, I had fist degree burns over the whole of my back, my arm was burnt from my fire fighting attempts and I spend 5 weeks in intensive care fire ward at Whiston Hospital in Liverpool (thank you guys). The skin grafts hurt, I hurt, and through out it all I laughed and felt blessed to be alive with my face still intact. I have always said my scars don't bother or define me. I have always joked I am still hot, but in the back of my mind, I have always wondered how much of that is bravado?
I have learnt a little is bravado. I have struggled to share these pictures. It's taken me a while to write this blog and I hope you are not offended, but as a photographer I see so many people worry about their body image for no reason. Believe me I get it. I trusted Nicola from my boudoir and Sara my amazing make up and hair lady. They cared and looked after me. I hope you take this post as it was intended. An affirmation that we are all amazing.
I am very proud of this and very proud of the team who made this happen. I have just been very scared to share but as I often say I am woman hear me ROAR!!
Please go and say hello to My Boudoir and give them my love xx