Last year I took up the opportunity to be a part of the Very Vintage Day out and sponsored the winner of Miss Picture Perfect with a photo session. I had the privilege of photographing the ever beautiful Miss Corsair Debonair as the winner.
Tell us your story! What made you want to take up the offer for the shoot?
I was lucky enough to win Miss Pinup New Zealand Miss Picture Perfect, with the prize being a shoot with Love Me True. Because I live in the Wairarapa I managed to fit it into the same weekend as competing at Rita Sue Miss Rebel Round Up in Auckland, so it was a busy but fun time. It’s only the second photo shoot I’ve done and I’ve definitely got the bug.
What advice would you offer to other women who are considering having their own session?Take a few different outfits (Jessie can help you pick) and think about coordinating details. I had nude top stockings with a black corset and it really annoyed me that I’d forgotten my black top stockings!
What does it mean to love yourself?
This is best summed up in a quote I saw recently by Alex Zarlengo: “The day you realise that the things that make you different are the things that make you special, is the day you really discover yourself. Celebrate what makes you different. Your weirdness has value. Life is short, be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.”
Quote/Mantra you live by?
“I’m not going to die in a ditch over it.” Translation: Be chill.
How did you feel during the experience?
How did this experience impact you? Have you noticed any changes in yourself, be it your self-confidence or anything else since your session?
It’s made me want to do more vintage lingerie shoots, and possibly even put myself out there as a model.
What was the best part of the experience?
Being amazed by the raw images on the camera screen because Jessie is a magician!
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I’d like to say thanks to Jessie for providing this amazing prize for Miss Picture Perfect. I turn 40 at the end of March but I feel like I’m just getting started.
Last question, would you do it again?