Cristina met beyond my expectations, she captured my heritage and created part of my legacy. Part of the acquired collection I hold like a treasure, and part of it, has been a reason to completely rebrand my personal me. Some of those pictures were actually exactly what was needed to complete my personal branding. What you see, is what you get, the glamourous powerful, passionate, me. Thank you, Cristina and wishing you so many more women to re-activate and reconnect.
Sunita Changoe – Tara Mediation
The 40over40 Photoshoot Includes
Photoshoot Design Session
Coaching around how to pose and look good in front of the camera
2-3h relaxed studio session
1 Matted 20×30 cm print & its digital file (valued at €275)
Professional Makeup & Hair
2-3 Outfits Change
Access to my studio wardrobe
This shoot will make you feel beautiful. And not just on the outside. Together we will look for what you find important in your life. What more do you want to see of yourself? We anchor that in a wall art or beautiful folio box. So that you walk outside the door with even more confidence every day. That you don’t let yourself be stopped anymore, because you feel that so much more is possible for you.
I am offering the ’40 Over 40′ campaign package for a special price of €395 (Total value of €650). This includes the following:
PHOTOSHOOT DESIGN SESSION
We start with a conversation where together we’ll start the journey to find out what your shoot will be about. What side of yourself you would like to show, what you would like to wear, and what sort of style we’ll put together for you.
This session is all about you. Hair, make-up, you’re totally pampered and together we go through the outfits you brought and choose which works best. It’s important you feel beautiful in order to feel confident in front of the camera, and this session will definitely make you feel it!
3-4 OUTFIT CHANGES
We help you find the perfect outfits that suit your body type and highlight your best features. You have access to my studio wardrobe, you can change up to four different outfits.
This is where the fun with the camera starts. Forget all you thought you knew about when people take shots of you, let me work my magic and we’ll see what happens. Which side of you will come bursting through? Only time will tell…
FULL RETOUCHING INCLUDED
Magazine style retouching, yes, all your images are retouched, spots and blemishes are removed unless stated otherwise. We take utmost care of your images.
PORTRAIT REVEAL AND ORDER SESSION
The you, you’ll keep forever. Together we’ll go through your shots and you can choose which ones you would like to buy. Most people choose between 10-20 shots. You might be surprised with what we end up with, and you’ll definitely be pleased.
One Portrait 20x30 in print & digital (valued at €275) with the option to buy more if you love them
Select your complimentary portrait for printing and matting, and when you decide to purchase more, I will show you the gorgeous folio boxes, albums, wall art that I offer.
A COMPLIMENTARY MAGAZINE WITH YOU IN IT
This will be gifted to you at the end of the campaign in 2024. It will showcase you and all the amazing women who participated and will include your story.
Why Should You Do This
- To have an empowering and transformational experience
- Create Portraits I’m proud to share
- Share my story with other women and the world
- Redefine what BEAUTY means for the generations of women behind me, my sisters, my daughters, my nieces…
- To gain a new sense of Self-Confidence
- Reclaim an aspect of who I am that I thought was gone forever
- To inspire other women to appreciate themselves
- To learn to love the woman staring back at me in my reflection
- To learn that loving yourself is anything but selfish, but a necessity in order to grow & move forward
- Celebrate ME
My name is Cristina and I am a portrait photographer. I’ve learned through the years that photographing the lives and hearts of women runs so much deeper than just getting your picture taken. It’s an emotional experience, one that exposes vulnerabilities, but all the while empowers and uplifts. It’s an experience I want every women to have. One where she realises her beauty is unmistakable and the role that she plays in this world is both irreplaceable and imperative. My promise to you is that once you step in front of my camera, this will happen. And it’s an experience you won’t forget.
I look forward to seeing you in my studio.
Portraits to make you feel beautiful and confident
How long does it take?
How do I know what to wear?
Prior to the shoot, we will have a zoom consultation, where we discuss outfits, mood boards, look and feel, we help you find the perfect outfits that suit your body type and highlight your best features. You have access to my studio wardrobe, up to four different outfits. When this is not enough, I also work with stylists.
When do I pick up my photos?
15 days after your shoot there will be a face-to-face session at my studio, I call it the “Reveal”, where you get to admire yourself and order your printed and matted photos. How many you buy, it’s up to you.
Do you retouch the images?
Yes, all your images are retouched, and spots and blemishes are removed unless stated otherwise.
Who can I bring along to the photo shoot?
If you would like to share the experience with your mum, daughter, sister, friend, or partner, you are welcome to invite them to the shoot. Make it a girl’s day out
Would you like to gift this session to someone as a confidence boost? I offer gift vouchers towards the shoot and printed portraits.
Sarah-Jane ThreiplandCopywriter / Freelancer
Cristina is confident behind the camera, and somehow sees a side that usually stays hidden. We had a lot of fun getting my confident, slight glamour-kitten out of hiding and playing with her poses. The hair and make-up were definitely fun too!
Allison Hamilton-RohePersonal Stylist / Daily Outfit
After I went through the shoot, I felt I had learned so much about myself and fashion, I didn't even feel the need to see the photos! The experience itself had had an amazing result. But, I'm not gonna lie -- the reveal was incredible. I couldn't believe the images Cristina had created. Here is, as Oprah says, my best self -- beautiful, strong, fabulous, sexy, stylish and confident.This is who I am -- in my imagination. But there I am -- in a photograph. I am so happy I said yes to this shoot. Turns out? It was a favor to myself. Sometimes, it takes courage to step into your own power. Thanks to Cristina, all I need to do is look at this image to know I already have!
Cristina RotariuCurator / Amsterdam Fringe Festival
I’m usually a bit shy, especially in photos, so it was a surprise to me to see this sassy, fashionable person staring out of the shots Cristina took. I’d definitely recommend the experience – everyone should get the chance to shine in front of the camera, and she really works with you to make you feel comfortable.
Blanca VergaraInspirational speaker and Coach / Women Work Wonders
I love the fact that it was an experience. It was not just getting amazing photos. It was a whole journey, from looking for clothes, having the make up on, the hair done.... the conversations, the coffee... This sense of journey, of transformation, of experience is terrific. It's possibly more important than the photos themselves. The photo shoot made me feel beautiful, powerful, renewed, empowered. When I saw the photos for the first time I thought: "I love myself", it was like falling in love with myself again. It changed the way I see myself. Re-connecting with my Big Self, Big Blanca, powerful, sexy, unstoppable. Amazing! "
Amelia Lopez HuixCEO & Founder / MOH.INTERNATIONAL
I am a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother. I AM A WOMAN. And here I AM, at my 40’s, feeling more FEMALE than ever. Among many other things, my body has swum for many years, my body has given birth 4 times, and has feed all my children. Yes my body has created 4 children. My mind has not only designed systems, founded my own company, but has dreamt of my life and WHO I wanted to be, as a woman, as a wife and as a MOTHER. This picture comes as a result of an extraordinary work made by Cristina Stoian Photographer , many other pictures were taken, and I have chosen this one cause it shows me the incredible power of being female. This picture shows me WHO I always dreamt to be, THE WOMAN WHO HAS CREATED HERSELF AND HER WORLD. Cristina Stoian, the experience you have given to me has gone far beyond any expectation I had. I am profoundly touched. Your work has given me a precious gift, that of seeing me and enjoying who I am, and I have learnt something really beautiful with you, I have learnt to not forget the reason why I wake up every morning, to give the best of me to my daughters, my husband and to all mothers. Thank you, Amelia
Sunita ChangoeBusiness owner / Tara Mediation / The Social Connector
Cristina met beyond my expectations, she captured my heritage and created part of my legacy. Part of the acquired collection I hold like a treasure is private and part of it has been reason to completely rebrand my personal me. Some of those pictures were actually exactly what was needed to complete my personal branding. What you see, is what you get, the glamourous powerful passionate me. Thank you Cristina and wishing you so many more women to re-activate and re-connect.
Suelle HartsThe Designer / Brasa Canela Exclusive Jewellery
A portrait is an eternal moment. A moment framed in time. It is art; - and A portrait is an eternal moment. A moment framed in time. It is art; - and the photographer - is a moment's painter. Someone who can feel the magic of the moment and catch it in a fraction of time. Cristina Stoian is an artist. A passionate photographer who has introduced me to the real beauty of a framed moment. The real art seen behind her lenses. Myself framed in time.
Olia SvargaStudent, Makeup artists / Olia Svarga Makeup Artist
During my experience with Cristina, I was a bit shy in the beginning and felt quite insecure, but she created a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere so that I could just be myself without any artificial postures and facial expressions. She admired my face, my behaviour and I totally relaxed and acted like a real model. Throughout our photo shoot I revealed my inner beauty and forgot about all the diffidence and fears about my appearance and I guess the main thing is that after our creative experiment I understood that the more you accept your appearance and remove all stereotypes imposed by society, media, especially fashion, the more harmonic you feel with your outer and inner spaces.
Snezana Zivcevska-StalpersTechnology and Innovation at IBM | UN Women / Technology and Innovation at IBM | UN Women
"Cristina stopped the time for a moment for me and made me feeling so proud of myself. By capturing my smile, my grace, and my beauty, she made a great heritage for me, my kids, their kids. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”