Recently I did a photo shoot with Billie Mitchell for my Sweet 16. I heard about her from some of my friends who were senior models, and I knew my mom had wanted some pictures made so I told her about it and showed her all of Billie's social media sites. We called her and set up an appointment and I was so excited to do it! I picked out outfits and props (with help from Billie) and the day of the shoot I was so nervous and excited, I just couldn't stop smiling! At the beginning, I was tense and didn't know what to do, but Billie cracked jokes and goofed around with m, which really helped me loosen up! Soon I was striking poses and acting like a real model! Through the whole day she and I clicked, and she made me feel so good about myself and my "natural abilities". I had had really low self-esteem for a long time. I just didn't find myself beautiful or worthy. But when Billie showed me all the pictures she took, she kept telling me how pretty I was and how I had such a nice smile and she complemented me on all these different qualities. I really felt like a model!! My self-confidence sky rocketed, and now I'm not afraid to put myself out there. I know that no one is perfect, but that I am beautiful and I will let myself shine! Billie really changed my life by helping me see myself as someone worth looking at! Billie is such an amazing photographer. I had the time of my life shooting with her and it will definitely be something I share with everyone. Shooting with her was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Her pictures aren't just shots of you, they are moments captured and memories to cherish. Thank you Billie, for everything you do for me and other guys and girls like me.
North Henderson High School