The photoshoot with Cristina was life-changing! I felt like the goddess self that I only dream of being — because of Cristina’s presence and photographic gaze. She is beyond supportive — she makes you feel divine and beautiful during the actual shoot — even before you see the amazing photos! After a few difficult years for me, health wise, where I was struggling with some anxiety issues, this photoshoot was better than therapy — it was a healing somatic experience in itself. I felt transformed by the day we had together! I think anyone who goes into a shoot with Cristina should do so with the intention to be fully present, to be free to be led by her into a version of you that you forgot about! And the photos were incredible, I wanted them all!! They connect me to the magic of that day every time I use them. Thank you so much, Cristina, for your vision, your love, your guidance, your gentle support & your beautiful work. You helped me find myself again after years of hiding. 🤍
– Moulsari Jain, Master Creative Facilitator, Social Innovation Artist
The 40over40 Photoshoot Includes
Photoshoot Design Session
Portrait Studio Session
Coaching around how to pose and look good in front of the camera
2-3h relaxed session
10 High Resolution Digital Images
Beautiful Keepsake Folio Box
Professional Makeup & Hair
2-3 Outfits Change
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.
To book this shoot you need a downpayment of 395 Euros.
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, 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. We’ll go through your shots and you can choose which ones you would like to buy. Most people choose between 10-20 shots. The end result will probably be a portrait, as you’ve never seen yourself before. You might be surprised with what we end up with, and you’ll definitely be pleased.
300 Euro Print Credit
Portrait Credit towards your portrait purchase. PORTRAITS are SOLD SEPARATELY and starting at €275. Collections start at €1800.
A COMPLIMENTARY MAGAZINE WITH YOU IN IT
This will be gifted to you at the end of the campaign in 2023. 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 MYSELF
We were told what to do:
How to sit
How to smile
How to cover out bodies
Our body is governed by so many rules, set in place to control us. How we look, how we show up in the world, how we are, it’s all controlled by patriarchy.
I would like to live in a world where women do not have to see their bodies as a reason to hide away.
Where women do not have to cover their bodies and faces for their safety.
A world where we are free to show up in the world the way we want, without the fear of being stigmatised for it
“When you are in an environment where you get accepted for who you are and you feel safe to express your inner self, then you drop your mask and start focusing on your true purpose.” Lisa Renander
I would like to live in a world where every body is seen as beautiful.
You are perfectly fine the way you are
Be your most feminine
What if there’s a way to own your femininity and your gifts that have been given to you in this world
Give your body a voice
And live vicariously through you and your own feelings
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 a 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, spots and blemishes are removed unless stated otherwise.
Who can I bring along at the photoshoot?
If you would like to share the experience with your mum, daughter, sister, friend, partner, you are welcome to invite them into the shoot. Make it a girls day out
Would you like to gift this session to someoneas as a confidence boost? I offer gift vouchers towards the shoot and printed portraits.
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.