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L’espoir de ma vie is a blog written by a duo national (French and English) freelance journalist and blogger named Jo. This blog gives you a glimpse of her lifestyle and passion for fashion and styling.

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Why working with a photographer will help boost your confidence

Last year I had the pleasure of working with Matt McCormick on a street style themed photo shoot in Leeds. After discovering one another on Instagram we deciced to work together in the summer to get some shots by The Docks. I thought it would be a great idea to get some shots at North Star along with the waterfront to help exposed some great spots in Leeds to explore.

 However, during the photo shoot, it made me realise how working with a photographer can help build your self-confidence. Odd to say at first but trust me when I say this, but the right photographer will capture the real you. One that you might not have seen before when you’ve taken pictures of yourself especially when you’re a blogger.

After taking over 300 photos with Matt,  I fun photograph can be and how someone so skilled at photography captured me. The shots showed natural facial expressions such as laughter and smiling which he took when I wasn't nervous in front of the camera lens. These were the images that I wanted as that represents an accurate representation of me. One that I’ve wanted to share for so long on LDMV and my social media platforms like Instagram.

I know it's not in everyone's budget to work with professional photographer, but the blogger community has allowed so many people to collaborate with one another on so many great projects.  I've come across some fantastic images online which send a powerful message about body confidence, diversity or self-growth. These men and women have exposed themselves to the world to help make a change, and I hope one day I can help make a difference too.


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