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Introducing Kelly

For this post I’m going to hand it over to Kelly who works with me as a hair stylist & makeup artist on shoots for my clients. After working with Kelly for almost a year creating beautiful portraits for so many of my clients, she finally let me take her photo:)

Guest Blogger: Kelly Clarke-Duffy (Simply Beauty Studio)
 
Kelly - Images by Brad - Hair and Makeup Artist - Simply Beauty Studio

Firstly I would like to thank Brad for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself. I am Kelly from Simply Beauty Studio and I have the pleasure of being one of Images by Brad’s hair and makeup artists.

Images by Brad - makeoverLike many of our clients I juggle life with the help of my incredible, gorgeous husband and son, and my amazing family and circle of friends. My background is in beauty therapy and customer service, and thanks to the love and support of these people, over the years I have been able to continue to grow as a therapist and artist by adding makeup and hair, as well as other beauty services to what I offer my clients. I have a professional and personal home salon in Belmore NSW where I offer waxing, spray tanning, eyelash perming, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, makeup and basic hair styling. I offer mobile makeup and hair services for weddings, special occasions and photographic projects.

Since completing my diploma in 2003 I have been lucky enough to gain experience working for and alongside other reputable and skilled therapists, makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers. Sometimes I have to pinch myself…

Images by Brad - Krystal - Before & After

Before & After of Krystal featuring the work of Kelly

My job allows me to meet amazing people, share in their special occasions, form relationships with clients – all while helping people look great and feel good about themselves. Working alongside Images by Brad is a highlight in my career because, like brides, the subjects are gorgeous, lovely, REAL women, and the results are always images that capture these qualities to perfection.

Macy - Images by Brad - makeoverIf you are looking for a qualified, experienced and friendly beauty therapist or makeup artist please give me a call, I would love to hear from you. To see more of my work and prices take a look at my website www.simplybeauty.com.au

Hopefully I will see you at Brad’s or my studio soon:)

Kelly

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The Healthy Look

Over the past 9 months or so I’ve been on a bit of a journey toward better health mostly through diet changes. Far from being a health freak or a gym junkie, a series of events has triggered me and my family to look at our health more closely. This was not because there was anything in particular that was wrong with us medically, but simply a piqued interest in our general health.

We did some tests to understand food intolerances with some interesting if not surprising results. We gave up or cut back caffeine and I become interested in the effects of sugar on the body, particularly refined sugar. We also did tests that showed we had no naturally occurring  good bacteria in our guts.

What we’ve seen so far is that little shifts in a few things, like cutting back on sugar; taking some supplements and refraining from foods we have an intolerance for has made a big difference. We’re feeling much healthier and our immune systems seem to be much stronger than before.

The 4 week diet

The thing that worries me is that it’s so common now to hear about people dieting to lose weight, to reach some empirical goal like lose 10 kgs in 4 weeks, without consideration as to whether it’s better for them. I guess the assumption is that losing weight must be healthy… Now this is not an article designed to make people feel guilty about doing this, not in the least; it’s more a comment on the social norms of our society. Who could blame anyone for doing this when every magazine you pick up shows you size 0 models next to articles making fun of a celebrity who’s looking a little chubby recently and then hits you with “you too can lose 10 kgs in 4 weeks” with the latest fad diet.

My Philosophy

I’m all for people who have made positive changes to their lifestyle to lose weight and get healthy, of course, but I believe that when you do what’s healthy for your mind and your body – you will shine!

If you take some positive steps towards changing your lifestyle and treating your body better; nourish your mind by focusing on the gratitude you have for everything positive in your life and sharing it with the people you love, your beauty will radiate. People will notice this change and feel more compelled to be around you. And if you did have aspirations of losing some weight, that will most likely happen too, once everything is in balance, you’re feeling good about yourself and you’re treating your body well.

Images by Brad - Portrait of Jelena - feel good, look amazing

Love and respect your body first and the rest will follow…

Healthy Mind + Healthy Body = Looking Fabulous!

Portraits

One of the reasons I do this is because I want to show / remind people that they are beautiful, no matter where they are in their life…

I’m going to be looking for some people that have transformed themselves, by changing their approach to life – promoting an improved self image. If this is you or someone you know, I’d love to know about it and have the opportunity to treat them to a beauty portrait session in my studio, as well as tell their story so they can be an inspiration to others. Please tell me your story or nominate someone who you think is deserving.

Regards,

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New Studio

Images by Brad now has a home at our new studio in Kingsgrove, NSW! To celebrate, I’ve got a little giveaway – so keep reading to find out more…

For me this is a really exciting phase in our portrait business and I can’t wait to get it all setup and ready for shooting. At the moment it looks a bit like an empty box.

Images by Brad - Studio Space - the before shot!

So I’m hoping to show you a makeover of a different kind very soon as we transform this space into a functional little studio and start creating some beautiful portraits.

In order to celebrate the launch of the new studio, I’m going to giveaway a free shoot for someone to be the first person through the new studio.

Images by Brad - Behind the Scenes & finished portrait - Tash

To enter the competition all you have to do is tell me why you’d really love to win a glamour shoot and makeover with Images by Brad (in 25 words or less) – that’s it – simple right?! You’ll have to be available on Thursday, July 18th for the shoot.

Enter the competition

Get creative with your comments, let me know how much you want to win:)I’ll be hand picking the winner based on your entry comments. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Friday 12th July, 2013, so stay tuned to find out who the winner is.

Cheers, Brad.

UPDATE: And the winner is… Bee Fitzgerald! She’ll be joining me on Thursday. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for some of the photos from the shoot!

Marie Antuoni - July 4, 2013 - 8:29 am

I am on a have been on journey transforming my health and my life, losing over 30kg and still counting! I am trying to become the best person I can possibly be and I need a photograph that I can finally be proud of.

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Judy’s Story

Portrait of Judy Salmon - Images by Brad - Inpirational Women Series - 2013

This is the first in a series of stories I’m going to be featuring on my website, showcasing some everyday inspirational female role-models. Judy tells her life story about overcoming her own adversity and her journey of self discovery towards ultimately becoming a healer for many others. She is truly an inspiration and I’m so glad we have been able to pull her story together for the world to see. Enjoy!

Read the full story…

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Something a little darker

On this shoot with Vera, I wanted to go for something with a little more mood and sensuality than I typically would. In this form she bares a little of her soul, showing the world her beauty through her strong character – embracing her femininity – immersed in the space of self.

Images by Brad - Vera in profile - dark sensual underwear portrait

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