What Are Wellness Portraits?

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This is a more holistic approach to portraits, one that really centres the sitter’s experience and needs. It’s important to create the right space for this to be successful.

I was inspired to offer Wellness Portraits after the incredibly positive experiences I and others had during my ‘As Others See Us’ project. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.

Wellness is the active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. This could mean many things to many people, it’s very personal, multi-faceted and it’s an ongoing process of change and growth.

These portrait sessions are for anyone who is actively pursuing wellness and wants to document a part of that journey. Whether it be an awakening, a change, an achievement, a snapshot of what you are working towards or simply celebrating how you feel at a particular time, the process is patient, positive, supportive and collaborative.

It takes time. I like to understand your goals and your process and we will work together to create an experience and images that are an active and beneficial part of your wellness journey.

We’ll work at a pace that suits you. We’ll chat about why this is important to you, discuss how you imagine the images, what they represent and then make plans towards creating them.

Although wellness is often something we pursue as we get older, I feel it’s incredibly important to encourage our younger generations to embrace wellness too. These portraits are for all people and all ages.

To understand more about this collaborative process, to ask questions and for pricing, please get in touch by emailing me at kristie@kristiedegaris.com