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International Women Of the year 2024

How a photographer kept shooting after losing sight in one eye. That photographer is me and here is my story


The journey of a woman is one filled with challenges, triumphs, and perseverance. It is a journey that requires strength, determination, and resilience. As I reflect on my personal journey, facing the uncertainty of losing my sight in my right eye, and two surgeries later I am reminded of the incredible power that women possess.


I was able to organise most of my photography schedule, except for New Borns. Pictured above the first image on the left is a remarkable woman always ready to jump in and help, friend, mentor, and fellow photographer Tasmin from Lightbox Studios who helped me execute two New Born shoots when I wasn't supposed to be vertical. Tasmin strikes a pose while we shoot and test light.



Pictured above are some images taken on the day. Tasmin took up the bulk of the work by focusing on the family and portrait work while I concentrated on the NewBorn staging and photography.


 



Despite all of the uncertainty somewhere between my first surgery and second surgery I was voted 3rd as one of Brisbane's top Boudoir photographers by Photoshoot Australia.


You can check out what they think about my skills at https://www.photosession.com.au/photography/boudoir/qld/brisbane/


or you can check out the badge of honor on my boudoir page at https://www.adonicart.com.au/boudoir




 

This award gave me the boost to move forward with more tenacity. Landing me a commercial job. Could I do it with just the vision in my left eye? Yes, I could, with careful practice and ensuring the settings on my camera I did, landing my 3rd 5-star review on Google for January 2024.






 

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements, strength, and unity of women around the world. It is a day to honor the incredible women who have supported, uplifted, and inspired us. It is a day to recognize the tireless work, the sacrifices, and the unwavering determination of women in all walks of life.


Amid my struggles, I was surrounded by an amazing group of women who supported me and stood by my side through it all. From my optometrist who guided me to the right path for treatment, to my fellow photographer who helped me execute photo shoots during a time of uncertainty, to my family, friends, and community who provided unwavering support and love, I am forever grateful for the incredible women in my life.


As I navigate my recovery and continue to rebuild my vision, I am reminded of the strength and resilience that women possess. We can overcome the most challenging of obstacles, supporting one another, and creating a community that uplifts and empowers.


An powerhouse of women that help and support one another
Meet my Albany Creek community A powerhouse of women that helped us in a time of need. Pictured from left to right Krystal, Bec, Brenda(me), Jo, and Karlee

On this International Women’s Day, I stand in awe of the women who have shaped me, supported me, and inspired me. I celebrate the strength, the courage, and the unwavering spirit of all women around the world. Here’s to the everyday heroes, the hardworking mothers, the fierce leaders, and the compassionate friends and ever-present females in our family. Here’s to the women who continue to push boundaries, break barriers, and create change.


Here are the women I call friends who support me and I am there for them as much as they are for me. These women are my really loud ha, ha's, the ones that we can ugly cry with. We accept each other for who we are. Being surrounded by fiercely strong women means we give each other the platform for our strengths to shine. From left to right Lou, Naomi, Brenda (me), Leisa, and childhood friend Patricia, my Ecuadorian roots friend.


Pictured below, Aga a friend who moved from Sydney, Brenda (me) and Sofia with her new baby Maya. Already showing Latina strength.

Behind the scenes, the images that were taken with me (Brenda) in the yellow skirt were a comedy of errors, at least for me anyway. With my first shoot which included my beautiful community ladies, a cockatoo pooped on my skirt and then I went on to the next shoot with a pooped skirt and I’m pretty sure another bird pooped on my arm but my fiancé wiped it quickly away, and said it was a raindrop. I can’t see properly so I took his word for it. It looked suspicious though. Then on the third shoot, a bird swooped my head and the baby pooped on me.

 

A big thank you to my dearest and nearest, the ones who wished I was closer and I to them. Thank you for filling me in on every pirate joke known to exist.


I am so grateful for the strong women in my life and would like to take this opportunity to thank them all.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us honor the incredible women in our lives, in our communities, and around the world. Let us stand together in solidarity, in unity, and in celebration of the remarkable strength and resilience of women everywhere. Here’s to the women who continue to inspire, empower, and uplift us all.


On International Women's Day 2024, Adonic Art celebrates all women.


Happy International Women’s Day! Keep shining bright.

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