Summer is coming but it’s not quite here yet -is there even a summer in London?.
I am in the middle of Brockwell Park, London, with all my bellydance gear on. Make up included.
I have my little speaker with me, playing all my favourite tunes and helping out with the dancing bit. Music always helps me to evade from myself, to travel to a different state of mind.
Music invites me to move my body in a way that people say it’s beautiful. And dance always makes me feel better, whatever my previous state was.
But this time is different.
It’s different because I’m feeling exposed, because I am being photographed, and because my body is going to be seen and judged.
My stretch marks, my overweight, my boobs, my imperfect legs. Whatever.
INTERNALISED FATPHOBIA in DA HOUSE
Having photos taken for my new website (this one you are visiting now) is a BIG DEAL for that part of me that it’s still aching from the past traumas.
Luisa Starling is a wedding photographer who travels around the world to capture her couples on their special day.
But she’s also a very sensitive and creative artist, and as such, she also does body love photoshoots. Watch now the interview we did a couple of weeks ago:
Body Love through dance and photography – A chat with Luisa Starling
Learn more about Luisa Starling here.
If you would like to know a bit more about my personal story -and start dancing!- you can have a look at my post Belly Dance for Weight Loss or this other one How to be a good dancer, even when you don’t look like one.
And now, let us know in the comment, have you ever had a professional photoshoot taken? How did it make you feel?