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Domestic Violence Awareness Shoot

A while back after my first shoot with Beffy Gilmore she asked me about doing a collaboration with her a anti domestic violence shoot.  how could i say no to that

we worked alongside  the super talented make up artist Rachel Coolbeans, we started with beffy wearing minimal make up and Rachel layered the cuts and bruises after each shot

For myself it one of the hardest shoots I have done, watching Beffy go from the happy person that she is to  channeling so much emotion  and watching the transformation in front of me, 

Beffy said after the shoot...

"These two incredible people helped my idea, have gave me endless support and have respected everything I have told them. Andy and Rachel - both of you are amazing people x

This was inspired to me by Ameelya Bridgwater & Alex Bleasby, thank you ladies x

Domestic Violence is an issue I am particularly passionate and knowledgeable about. Due to this I wanted to create a campaign based on Domestic Violence.

If you're wondering 'what is the point in this?' Then your answer is this... Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, at any time and in any place. I am a model, I work 3 jobs, I'm a girl, a woman, a college student, a lover, a girlfriend, a best friend, a daughter, a sister, a cousin. I hate few and I love many. That is me NOW, not then... I have a bad past, I have a terrifying history, but I have a bright future.

There is a way out of any bad situation, it just depends how long it takes for you to get there.

Only now am I truly happy, confident, motivated and strong. Everyone I have around me is there for a reason - they love me, and I love them.

I want this campaign to show that even though I was opening up old scars, I am not afraid anymore - it can happen to anyone, MALE or FEMALE, young and old, a friend or a stranger, a family member or a neighbour... Always look out for one another, and always look for the signs of Domestic Abuse."

#StopDomesticAbuse

Below are the images from the shoot, and i added a shot of Beffy from a previous look we did

please share the link and help support

STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

few websites to check out

http://www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-violence-events.asp?section=000100010017

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/?gclid=CMzet8uCosgCFeJl2wodSq0P8Q


http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/domestic-violence.html