My name is Natalie Wells, I'm 32 years old and live in Basingstoke, Hants. I am a self employed Beauty and Holistic Massage Therapist and have been for the past 4 years - Unwind Therapies. Last year I set up another home based health and wellness business working under the umbrella of a global company called Forever Living. I saw that Forever could give me an additional income stream alongside my beauty business which in turn would also give me more time with my Husband. In just one year in the business, I can proudly say that it is already giving me exactly that. I've always been ambitious and love helping people and this is the perfect opportunity which combines both!
And this is how I met the lovely Michelle at You Deserve This Photography as she, like myself, is also a Forever Living Business Owner!
I needed professional headshot photos done for my business literature and social media pages and I had seen and heard lots of amazing things about Michelle and her Husband, Charlie, especially on Facebook and from people I knew. I could see they were proud of their work and were also very tasteful in their imagery so I spoke to Michelle and arranged a Headshots Photoshoot. I loved the experience and especially the final images which I now proudly use for my business! For me, the images represent that I'm professional but don't take myself too seriously and already feel that they have made a huge difference to my businesses.
Following on from this, I decided to book a full makeover shoot. This was just a whole other experience! Amazing, amazing, amazing is all I can say! Michelle and Charlie are just so infectious to be around! They make you feel so special and like a real superstar and their pure excitement in their work is just the icing on the cake! They REALLY do love what they do and you're not just 'another client' to them. They treat you as if you are the first client they have ever had and that, to me, is what sets them apart from the rest of the photographers out there! I was on a natural high for days afterwards and craved having the experience all over again! The final images are just so beyond what I expected and are pictures that I can proudly look back on and say 'damn I was hot'! Ha ha!
I feel it is so important for women to have the full makeover experience. It makes you feel empowered and that actually, you really do deserve some special treatment from time to time. Being a Therapist and dealing primarily with female clients, I hear so often from Mums who get totally lost in motherhood and put themselves last when it comes to their children and husbands or partners. Or women who lose their confidence as they get older and don't feel worthy enough to be 'sexy'. I know not ALL women feel like this but, lets face it, a lot of women do and an experience like this is often the trigger to make them feel 'whole' again and actually realise that they are human too and need to feel like.... well.....them again! This is not to say that men don't deserve it too, because they do! Everyone does!
I highly recommend You Deserve This Photography to everyone! I know I will be using them again in the future and if you're reading this and wondering whether to go for it, do it, because you won't regret it!
Thank you for your kind words Natalie, it's so lovely to hear, how you really felt about the whole experience.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Michelle and Charlie xx