So .. as you all know for many years, I am have been a Published Profesional Photographer. Sadly I had to give it up as my full-time job due to health reasons, c’est la vie.
However, on a positive note, this then leaves me to do all the fun types of photography that I love doing, rather than stuff you find yourself having to do for money. (whilst secretly thinking my goodness this is boring me to tears haha.)
I have written a children’s book ‘Who Are You? The Big Taboo…‘and I decided I would use my talents (as a photographer) and my beautiful daughter to create an advertisement for my book via a photoshoot. Honey-Mae agreed to this as she loves to pose and the thought of receiving lots of new clothes for the shoot clinched the deal.
So we were off, Darren and Kasper had gone off to have a Man Utd Ground Tour, for the day and Connor had gone off to do Clay Pigeon shooting.
So this left the girls to go off to the dog walking woods down the road, with many charged camera batteries and several outfits including some rather fabulous hats!
PLUS … Not forgetting a copy of my fab Children’s Book ( even if I do say so myself)
We grabbed a costa (of course) as I don’t function that early in the morning without coffee and headed over. Honey was excited and so was I, however even though my daughter is beautiful, with her red hair, blue eyes, freckles plus a fab front tooth gap that most modelling agencies die for, the reason for this is because it makes a model very different from the usual looking beautiful person. But that’s my Honey-Mae she is very unique in many ways.
To me she has always been my Honey, I have always thought she was stunning but then I am her Mum I should think that. Many people have told me over the years, “oh my goodness she is so adorable and so beautiful she should be a child model”.
She hadn’t ever really shown much interest apart from modelling for me which was a regular thing. She enjoyed being around my models and watching Crazy Creative Beauty Shoot ideas unfold.
But to be truthful, unless my children want to do something I don’t push it. I am far from the pushy parent. So I thought it’s her choice, it will most likely never happen which is fine with me …
So, to my amazement, the “It will most likely never happen” has in fact happened.
So here are the results from her first ever shoot at 9 years old in 2019, let’s just bear in mind she hasn’t modelled for a long time as I had so much time off due to illness before.
So here are the results, they are just astounding..
From these photos, she has been offered several modelling agencies.
AND SHE WANTS TO DO IT APPARENTLY !!!!! WHAT???? I did not expect it to be honest.
I love that finally, she has found something to do that she enjoys, well, for now, anyway. I think the thought of money was the final deal clinch lol
Funny that my daughter hears the words clothes and money and the deal is done. I have to state she isn’t my daughter at all… MUCH LOL.
So from this, we are now building a portfolio for her, she has a website and things are in motion… https://edurrant1.wixsite.com/honeymaedurrantrance
We have a load more photos on the website and many on the way.
My final thought for this blog – regardless of the issues Honey-Mae has, in this she is a natural which doesn’t often for her bless her. However, I am choosing not to tell the industry that Honey has ASD because I want her to have a far change without being judged before she arrives – which happens, believe me. Honey will achieve what she wants to achieve and I will be by her side when she does it.
Hope you have enjoyed this blog.
Until the next time