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"Raw" natural beauty!

Untouched beauty - Here at Christian Felices Photography we take pride in creating unique fashion portraits. 

While the world of PhotoShop is ever controversial, it doesn't have to be this way, and my "raw" series of images aims to prove just that... No makeup or PhotoShop was used in these images.

Why start shooting like this? Well, the simple answer is to show that it can be done and that the likes of PhotoShop and editing software are not essential to making a beautiful image. It comes to a couple of key points:

  1. Confidence

  2. What are the images for?

  3. What are you trying to portray

The images we see in advertising, and what is driving many aspirations are tools, selling products and an ideology. Do they promote a realism? No. Are they intended to? No.

It's an escape, a vision beyond that of our own reality. We see constant articles about models not representing the "average woman", isn't that the point? Why aspire to be average?

Sure, being a supermodel is beyond the limits for most, just as being a Hollywood actor is, or a premiere league footballer... Should we ban professional athletes too?

Understanding, and coming to terms with the fact that we are all different, and each of us beautiful in our own way is the key. That, is what "Raw" is all about!

Georgia & Holly by window light

Georgia & Holly by window light

Natural light makes for a softer and warmer feel to images which draws you in and captivates.

Emotive portrait of Holly

Emotive portrait of Holly

Unity, confidence & togetherness is the sign of true beauty

Unity, confidence & togetherness is the sign of true beauty

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The strength of shooting natural, and the difficulty for photographers comes in forming a strong connection and capturing emotion

The strength of shooting natural, and the difficulty for photographers comes in forming a strong connection and capturing emotion

Connection is key!

Connection is key!

With a wisp of wind..

With a wisp of wind..

This image is the only one to have a hint of dodge & burn in PhotoShop. But only about five minutes worth...

This image is the only one to have a hint of dodge & burn in PhotoShop. But only about five minutes worth...

A big huge thank you to all the girls who took part in my first sitting, it was a brilliant fun day. Here's to the next!

Christian Felices Photography

Cardiff, South Wales based photographer specialising in: Boudoir | Portrait | Headshot | Glamour | Fashion | Beauty.

Cardiff, South Wales
Phone: 07939 203160 Hours: Mon-Sun 9:00am – 6:00pm