Fully alive in the midst of a storm on the Hebrides

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My favourite image from behind the scenes on the Hebridean Islands last week during the landscape photography retreat with Paul Sanders. It says everything about me and all that I love.
I am in my element outdoors and in this moment I felt fully alive, whipped by the wind, hailstones, rain, standing by huge waves rolling in on the edge of a cliff. Conditions so intense that you kind of just let go and enjoy. I have grown from someone who had no confidence to even talk in front of 4 people round a dinner table. Who didn't like looking at myself in pictures and needed to wear make up to leave the house. To who I am today - someone who believes in myself and is accepting of my looks, with all its flaws. My strength is far deeper than the body. I see this day in day out in my other job photographing couples. The most content are those that don't need to look perfect.being fully alive on outer Hebrides workshop

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