Mini Beloved Session by Cindy Guessford

Posted On: Monday, December 19, 2011

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A few months ago, I volunteered to be a model for a photography workshop which was being held at Cindy Guessford’s studio in NJ.

When I got to the studio, I was surprised by Cindy with a mini portrait session, in addition to hair and makeup!

Here’s Andre (of Andre Richard Salon in Philadelphia) fixing my hair.  It was SO awesome to have someone making sure I looked good during the entire shoot). 

I will share with you all later the images from the workshop, but first I wanted to show you some images from Cindy from our mini beloved session:

What is a beloved session?  A quick description (in my words):  it’s a portrait session where the images are taken while the photo subject is in mid action or thought which are triggered by statements and questions by the photographer.  Because of this, the images are pictures of me not being posed so much, but of what I’m thinking or doing. 

I think here I was being a ham and dancing or something silly.  This is how I am usually when I am not working. :)

I don’t want to give too much away, so the best way to find out more about Beloved is to get a session done yourself!  Everyone I know who shoot beloved sessions or have been a part of a session love it and describe it as an amazing experience.

Here’s a sneak peek of the other photo shoot/workshop I was a part of!

All images courtesy of the super mega star crazy talented Cindy Guessford.  Special thanks to Cindy for surprising me with this session.  It made me feel so beautiful and carefree which is just what I needed after my health scare and a stressful Spring/Summer season.

See more of her Beloved sessions here: http://www.thebelovedexperience.com/

And here is one with my good friend Tanti and her husband. It’s perfection! http://www.thebelovedexperience.com/?p=224