Portraiture: BeSophro
June 26 2014

When my fellow Athena member and dear friend Dominique asked me to photograph her and help create an image that would be used on her new website, I didn’t hesitate and said yes straight away. Not only is Dominique an inspiring business woman but she is also a beautiful woman inside and out.

Dominique is a highly experienced and extensively trained Sophrology therapist and owner of BeSophro. As Dominique explains “Sophrology is a method, a practice and a philosophy and unlike many therapies, it focuses on both body and mind. It is a wonderful blend of Eastern and Western philosophies and practices, combining breathing, visualization, gentle movement and relaxation techniques to bring both body and mind into harmony.” I have personally experienced what BeSophro has to offer and would highly recommend it to any one that is looking for help with self development, stress management or even birth preparation.

Taking into consideration what BeSophro represents, how Dominique wanted to portray herself and the style of her website, we decided upon a simple, relaxed yet sophisticated approach and chose Dominique’s home as the location for the shoot and with some subtle hair and make-up by Bethany Swan and some soft natural light, I feel we achieved the perfect combination.

Dominique kindly wrote to thank me after the shoot and said “Dear Photographic Blonde, working with you has been a joy! From organizing the photo shoot to the delivery of the pictures, the process has been a very easy one thanks to your professionalism. You were able to listen and advise on the project and then gave me gentle directions during the photo shoot to put me at ease and achieve what we were hoping for! PB you are very talented and fun to be around. I really enjoyed working with you and will highly recommend your work! Thank you again.”

To have your very own portrait session with me please get in touch for a bespoke quote.

Image retouched by Kathleen Smerdon