I am a #survivor of breast cancer (16yrs) I had a left breast mastectomy, 7 months chemotherapy and 5 weeks radiotherapy, 5 years Tamoxifen and 2 years Arimadex.
For all that time I’ve used a stick on prothesis in the cavity where my breast was, the stories I could tell you about that !!! hahaha !!
Over the last 3yrs I have lost 7.5 stone. Read More
3 months ago I had DIEP Flap breast reconstruction at Whiston Hospital .
I am awaiting nipple reconstruction and an areola tattoo !
I cannot recommend this experience enough; it allows you to see your self, as others do, not how you think you look. But it’s not just about how you look, it is about how you feel, it’s about celebrating a point in your life, it’s about capturing the moment, because all we have is now." Read More
"Red shoe make overs are less about having nice photos of yourself to look at and more about rebuilding confidence and strength.
I use this photo every day to remind me that I am fierce, I am strong, and even though I have not yet reached my goal weight....I am still beautiful.
Somewhere along life's painful journey in the past 2 years I lost myself. I lost my strength, my hope, my confidence and determination, and even the will to live. I had my makeover at the time my 10 year marriage was ending in hopes of feeling better about how I look.
What I did not know at the time was that life was about to get even more painful than I ever expected it could be. There are days I can not bear the thought of getting out of bed to take care of my 4 children when I just want to sit and cry all day.
Then I look at the expression on my face that Sarah somehow managed to catch on camera that reminds me I am better than that. I am stronger than the temporary pain I am going through. I deserve better than the broken relationships and lost friendships. I am a kind and loving person. I am a great mother and a damn good friend anyone would be lucky to have.
I will never trust or love another man as long as I live and I am ok with that. My children need me and I will fight to find my way back to the person I see in this beautiful photograph. I gave of myself more than I could afford to give to people that did not appreciate or deserve it and now it's time to give back to myself. This makeover was the 1st step in doing that. Thank you Nicole and Sarah for reminding me that I am beautiful, inside and out and that I deserve peace and happiness in my life.
All my love and gratitude,
Angie Read More
Something magical happened....three artists collaborated to create this Boho bride inspired photo shoot
The days of vintage weddings are coming to an end...we see Boho glamour making its way through
And we LOVE it Read More
It took me 2 years to book my session after seeing a friend's photos. I wished I'd booked it sooner! Read More
Dear Sarah and Mandy
So firstly I need to give you big thank you kisses!!
I had THE BEST time on the Friday, I was on cloud 9 for a good two weeks after! I have repeated this phrase to all of my friends “I have never felt this attractive or sexy in my whole life”. I had so much fun, loved having my make up done I wish I could have Mandy in my pocket at all times! I didn’t care what I was wearing as Mandy was creating my hair in amazing curls, I think I was in love with my o...wn hair! Read More
Once you have had the most amazing makeover portrait session here at Red Shoe in Chester UK, you will be invited back into the studio to see all of your 25 fully edited images in
print.. Read More
"What can I say about my Red Shoe experience, apart from it was fucking amazing!!??
Red Shoe came to my attention last year when a couple of my photographer friends showed me the photos they'd had taken by Sarah and I thought they were bloody gorgeous! I really wanted to have a shoot but kept putting it off as I was busy with work and I wanted to lose some weight and blah blah blah!
But, after a roller-coaster of a year and with my 40th approaching I decided to do it as an early birthday present to myself, to mark this milestone and to celebrate everything I've achieved so far in my life.
I can't tell you how excited I was for the shoot!
Mandy made me feel totally at ease straight away as she started to work her make-up magic on me, she made me look amazing!
And then Sarah, well Sarah made me feel like I was the most beautiful woman that ever walked the earth!
I'm not used to having my photo taken, it's usually me doing the shooting but honestly, I did not want it to end! Afterwards I literally skipped out of the studio and sang in the car all the way home, I felt like I was on cloud 9!
Mandy, Sarah, I can't thank you enough for how you made me feel that day and every day since! I'm now going to hit 40 feeling fabulous" Read More
#collaboration #elimayflowers #photoshoot #creative
That need within you to just create ....and then when you do there these beautiful amazing people around you wanting to do just the same thing ♥
Makeup by Make-up Artist Mandy Rigby... Read More
Flowers by Elimays Flowers
"My Red Shoe experience was also about practising what I preach. My passion is to empower others to believe in themselves. I am a relationship counsellor, confidence coach, speaker and author. I have worked for more than 10 years with people of all ages and from all walks of life who are struggling with life’s circumstances, perhaps relationship breakdown, stress or anxiety" Read More
Ideas' become things….
Thoughts' become a tangible reality…
You just have to believe ….
“Through the looking glass” Read More
I believe in you…..
I believe with all of my heart and soul in you.
I know I don’t know you….we never may meet for a coffee….we may never talk to each other
But I believe in you… Read More
What started as spreading the love for photographing woman, has now turned into a pure love in talking to other photographers about THEIR voice...about how nobody else can photograph in the way that they do..
That each photographer is unique
That you should find what makes you jump out of bed each morning...even if it is to photograph a bowl of fruit....if it puts fire into your belly then photograph it..
That each photographer has a voice....and we talk about that....we go into that after the workshop. We talk about it in our little Facebook group...that I send emails every week afterwards encouraging them to find their voice
And that moment they find their voice is beautiful to see. Read More
New Photographers Workshop Date..... Read More
I could tell you about why this little piece of home is called Red Shoe...
I could tell you about the moment I knew I was in love with female portraiture...
I could tell you of the beauty and wonder I see in each and every woman I photograph......
I could tell you the moment I found joy in #tellingtheirstories
I could tell you that this Red Shoe girl is more fearless than she will ever know.
But what I want the most?
Is to hear you….just you.
I want to feature more voices on my blog…I want to be the platform for your voice. You can talk about anything you wish, in your own words, you can have your name printed or be anonymous.
Inspired by you my beautiful Red Shoe Girls, inspired by you telling it all and accepting yourself for who you are right now, I am now accepting written submissions for #TellingTheirStories at Red Shoe
Sarah xx Read More
Inspired by you my beautiful Red Shoe Girls, inspired by you telling it all and accepting yourself for who you are right now, I am now accepting written submissions for #TellingTheirStories at Red Shoe Read More
At the beginning of the year, inspired by all of the beautiful women I photograph, who pour their stories along-side the images captured...I wanted to create three editorial photo shoots...and this is my 1st simply called "the Beach shoot" Read More
"To those of you like me who never feel thin enough, pretty enough, confident enough then Red Shoe is a must. It gives you such a long lasting boost once you see the images that the talented Sarah produces. You think could that actually be little ol me!!!! Read More
When you feel blessed to have met and photographed a woman so strong, that meeting her has had such an impact you will carry the experience in your soul for always... .wait until you read her story, wait until you see her images... Read More