Thankful to have my work commissioned for EOS Magazine
My daughter Téla was 16 in this image. I took it at home in my living room using natural light from a window and, a reflector. I know it’s not her favourite image of herself, but, I love how beautiful her skin and hair is, and this black and white really showcases her natural beauty.
Often with black models, there has been a tendency in the photography arena to over process black and whites of darker-skinned models to make the skin look quite metallic. Whilst I understand this can be a sought after and very specific look, it’s not to my taste. So, I didn’t do anything other than skin retouching and a few other fairly basic adjustments to this, which is exactly how I like it.
I’m Samantha. I’m a London and International Lifestyle, Portrait and Commercial Photographer.
I create authentic meaningful family portraits that resonate with your soul. I also help conscious brands better connect with their tribe through honest storytelling and impactful imagery.
Mindful Mama of 2, leaning into conscious living. Lover of plants and light. I also share mindful notes, stories of wonder and soul lessons I’ve learnt along the way.