"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
Ideas' become things….
Thoughts' become a tangible reality…
You just have to believe ….
“Through the looking glass” 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
To the girl that used to dye her hair any colour she wanted,
who listened to music for hours on end and dreamed of a life of travel,
who’s eyes were greedy to see anything new,
who’s every sense within her wanted to taste, touch…..feel…my god feel Read More
after already doing a red shoe shoot I craved a feeling that I didn't find anywhere else - no where else did I come out feeling so damn good about myself - you can't get this feeling anywhere else, no spa can offer the exhilaration you get doing this. Read More
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. Read More
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
"The girls I'd seen in the Red Shoe pictures looked beautiful and full of confidence and I was, well..... just me. Nothing special. I certainly didn't think I could look like those girls in the pictures......" Read More
And to you ladies who lack confidence, who aren't the perfect size, who have a disability, feel old, feel frumpy… … fuck it, you only live once, and once in your life you really do have to be a Red Shoe Girl, go on I dare you…
Karen xxxxx" Read More
"My day as a red shoe girl was meant to show me who I am again. Over the last 5years I have struggled with my health, which impacted my weight, my life and my mental health. I was no longer me. I honestly didn't think I would get any decent photos but after following red shoe for a year, I decided I wanted to go and gain my confidence back" Read More
I am so excited to share Samantha images and story with you...I am so proud of you Sam, so proud of how far you have gone this past year.....here is to your next chapter ♥
ps....those eyes!!!!! ♥ Read More