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We found Tennielles beautiful!
I am a 37 year old full size girl who hates looking at my self in the mirror, I wasn't popular at school most days i was picked on for being larger. I have battled with my weight all my life, I am happily married with 3 beautiful children. I have always wanted to have professional photos taken where they do your hair and make up so when i had my girls weekend away in Geelong Ii decided to give Annie a call I was very nervous doing this because I hate my photo taken I'm always the girl behind the camera. The day came and yes i was still nervous…… Annie welcomed me into her home (beautiful Home) where i met Anastasia who did my hair and make up lovely person she made me feel really relaxed, once my hair and make up was finished and i saw myself I could feel tears building up in my eyes OMG I looked amazing lol i did happen to ask Anastasia if she would come home with me to make me look like that everyday. Now it was time for the photos OMG Annie you are one very talented lady you made me feel like i was apart of your family. I felt very relaxed you made me smile, laugh, laugh some more and very HAPPY words can not express how happy you made me and OMG when i saw my photos yes i cried and cried some more I can't believe that those photos are of Me. These photos will be hung up on the wall near my front door so everyone can see them. when showing my family and friends they all said i looked liked a model and of course that brought a massive smile to my face. so Annie I would like to say THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU you really know how to made a lady very happy…….. Any one that wants professional photos done i highly recommend this lovely lady Annie Murray so don't wait give her a call NOW……..
from your number 1 fan
Michelle - featured in the "finding your beautiful movie !
I had an amazing time with Annie at Annie Murray Studios. On the day of my shoot I went there thinking "this could be interesting but not in a nice way".
When I arrived and pulled up out the front of Annie's Studio it took all my courage to get out of the car and knock on the door, I honestly almost didn't go in, as I sat in the car thinking I'm so fat & unattractive I doubt these photos will look any good or even change my self opinion of the way I look when I look in the mirror on the rarest of occasions all I see is this fat, grotesque thing looking back at me.
So I knocked on the door and was greeted by the Beautiful Annie she was so warm and welcoming and I started to feel at ease a little immediately.
She took me for my before pic and then introduced me to Gorgeous Anastasia who did my hair and makeup all the while i had my sparkly slippers on.
I then entered the studio where Annie guided me through different posses and several clothes changes giving me sneak peaks of pics along the way, which I may add included tears and hugs.
It was a truly fantastic morning of hair, makeup Glitz & Glamor and I'd do it all again.
My photos are amazing and I found my beautiful that day, now looking back at my photos I can now see the beauty I have most days on the days I forget I just take a look at all my amazing pics.
I would recommend a photo shoot with Annie to anyone who feels the same way as I did, I guarantee your self opinion will change once she shows you and you see how BEAUTIFUL you really are.
Thanks so much Annie
Sonya- the 3 day workshop
VIDEO TESTIMONIAL Sonya was a beautiful photographer but couldn't make her business work, she was doing everything "right" just like all others taught her.. Until she met me, we turned her business around immediately after her training at a 3 day workshop late 2015. She is now fully connected with what her clients really want and is making great money from her photography business.
OMG Annie I can't believe it's me!
I was so nervous and scared that I wasn't pretty enough..
I now believe I'm beautiful.
Annie Murray, from Murray Studios, what can I say?!
Annie is a huge inspiration of mine, everything she does for the people she does it for is amazing.
She can take an insecure, diffident, lost individual like myself, and turn them into a confident, positive, strong person, is something not many people can say they have done, and she does this on a daily basis!
The feel of her studio, is warm and welcoming. I braced myself for feeling uncomfortable and shy in a professional photography studio, but I was greeted with a smile and a hug, and I knew it would be ok.
The session, was so vivid and fun! It was hard to pose seriously when all i could do was laugh!
I felt like a superstar on the catwalk!
Since being with Annie, and seeing my photos, I look at myself completely different. Sometimes I may have a day where I think I fat or different, but then, I remember how I felt when I saw my first photo from the shoot, and instantly I remember that I AM BEAUTIFUL.
I would more than highly recommend Annie to take your photos, because she makes you feel special, and beautiful.. And thats something I am glad I got the privilege to experience and take home with me.
I have been trying to find the right words to sum up my experience and how you made me feel. I have gone through my messages from when I first seen the photos, I have looked at them over and over and keep coming to the same conclusion...
My photos are amazing, beautiful, fabulous, pretty, grown up!! You are truly a special lady.
Honestly I enjoyed hanging out with you being 'girls'. It felt good to do something for myself and pay some much needed attention to me.
When I look at my photos, I feel beautiful, confident, my self esteem improves, that little negative voice we all have disappears and I truly see myself as a beautiful person. That feeling has stuck with me, even weeks after the photo shoot, it has change the way I see myself for the better.
You made me feel comfortable in my skin and not self conscious one bit it was so easy to relax and just have fun!
I would recommend you to anyone, if you have forgotten how beautiful you are or want to feel good about yourself a photo shoot with Annie will leave you feeling fabulous!!
Beautiful Narelle O'Connor
**Photography with the gorgeous Annie Murray**
I had wanted to give the gift of some glamour portraits to myself as a 40th birthday present, so nearly 2 years later I was finally in a reasonable enough financial situation to do so.
I was incredibly nervous. Not so much about the photos, but about meeting Annie. I didn’t know her personally, had come to find her information through a friend, and all I knew of her seemed intimidating. Her ability and professionalism were obviously extremely high, and her personal photo was gorgeous. Something I definitely did not feel.
Upon arrival, I think it took all of about 30 seconds for me to relax!! Annie was not at all intimidating, so personable and fun! After being shown around the studio I was able to talk about the clothes I had brought (something else I was very unsure about, I was almost expecting a pass/fail grade on their suitability – something I can’t imagine Annie ever doing now that I know her!!)
The true fun came next – relaxing and having my hair and makeup done. Unfortunately Anastasia would not fit in my bag so I couldn’t kidnap her and bring her home to do my hair every morning – that plan will obviously require some more plotting. One thing that stands out in my memory is that after my first photo Annie could pick I wasn’t comfortable with something and asked me what it was. I am so grateful she did, I wouldn’t have been confident enough to speak up, and I much prefer my photos after we changed my hair (the thing that didn’t feel “me”) and I was able to relax.
I suspect that Annie is able to work with anyone and have them enjoy the experience. She is a polished professional who is sweet, generous in nature and down to earth. I think her only moment of concern during my photography session was when Anastasia showed me where the jewellery was kept, I do admit that seeing all that beautiful jewellery in one place did make me a little bit excited!
My husband and two children had some family shots with me as well. Annie was so good at going with the flow with the kids, not trying to force poses that were simply not going to happen! And I can’t thank her enough for one photo in particular that to me, just captures the essence of the relationship between my husband and I – we don’t really have any wedding photos and so that photo is extra precious to me.
In total I went through nerves, anticipation, excitement, fun and then the pleasure of my photos and sharing them with friends (done of course for the sole purpose of receiving compliments!)
I can only recommend Annie if you are looking for photos that are of an extremely high quality, with a photographer who has reams of experience, knowledge and ability. Who will make the photography session a fun, enjoyable, exuberant session. I can also only recommend Anastasia if you want to end up looking gorgeous. If your end goal is not gorgeous, then you will have to ask Annie to employ another HMUA for you.
It is kind of funny on days when I am at home, no makeup, hair pulled back in a ponytail, jeans that my 2 year old has decorated with food, to see the glamour shots of myself. But it is an excellent reminder that when I have the opportunity, the time and the assistance to put on my best external self I scrub up pretty alright too :-)
Rebecca ( Bec )
From the "Finding YOUR beautiful" Film
I have been admiring Annie's photos on her facebook page for a long while. I looked at the beautiful photos of beautiful glamorous women and wondered what it would be like to be that gorgeous although I knew I never could be. I envied their courage and luck and genetics and self care and and and... Basically I envied that they weren't me.
Then Annie put a call out for women to record a short video explaining why they needed her to find their beautiful and before I knew it I was hitting record on 30 seconds of pain, for the first time articulating the grief I felt over the loss of the person I used to be before my soul was engulfed by the black shadow of post natal depression.
I was so pleased to be able to take this amazing and sometimes confronting journey with the woman I admire the most, my beautiful mother. I have always known she is beautiful but she has never seen it and I hoped that if nothing else came from this then at least mum would understand just how wonderful she is on the outside as well as the inside.
We made the trip with a sense of excited trepidation and took a deep breath when we pulled up outside Murray Studios looking at each other with a 'what are we doing' look. A walk up the path. knock on the door and a warm welcome and that feeling was gone.
From that moment on we were in a warm friendly loving environment where all the ladies supported, inspired and pampered us until I felt like I actually deserved it. Anastasia made me feel at ease while she worked her magic on my face and hair and when I saw her hard work I was amazed to see that my face could look like that. I felt like a tv star!
Then Annie and her magic camera got to work. With kindness, humour and just a little dash of bossiness (lol) Annie began to create photos that blew my mind. She pushed away the shadows and showed me that I was still there and I was beautiful.
I now look at those photos whenever the blackness threatens to come back. It reminds me that someone saw through my pain and saw my beautiful, it shows me the person I am when I let my heart sing.
I highly recommend Annie at Murray Studios for professionalism, talent and quality but mostly for her beautiful spirit that lifts others up and lets them soar.
That is priceless.
Monica. From the film.
In about October last year I saw a add on Murray Studio site looking for curvy women, I had seen the wonderful work Annie was doing and I really don't know why but I thought, wonder what she could do for me, would I ever look that good, so some how I managed to make this very short video asking to be considered as a candidate for her " Find your beautiful" this was really a big step out of my comfort zone, while it was down loading to her I changed my mind and wanted to stop it from being sent, having second thoughts about it all and a fear came over me, what happens if by some miracle chance I get picked, this cannot be good, by this time it had already down loaded, no turning back, now more than ever, very nervous. Thinking what have I done? Then I received a reply back to say I was chosen. Now I was really in a state of panic and nerves, you see I hadn't told a sole, not even my husband.
So the big day arrives I'm out side Annie's Studio, after several deep breaths I knocked on the door, to late to turn around now I thought, Annie met me at the door, as I entered her studio something magical happened, I wasn't afraid anymore, I felt drawn in to a very warm and comfort zone.
The wonderful Anastasia sat me down and started to do my make up and hair, I started to get very exited seeing this transformation right before my eyes, it was unbelievable.
Next came the photo shoot with the beautiful Annie, words cannot describe this magical feeling. I was feeling special, I was even smiling and laughing, this is not me I don't do this, I hate my photo being taken so why was I feeling so special and enjoying this. By the end of the session I was on cloud nine I didn't feel like a 61 year old at all, I felt young , special and beautiful.
The beautiful Annie with her amazing team did the impossible they made me feel so special, so beautiful, nothing will ever take that feeling away from me.
So to say would I recommend Murray Studio, YES ! YES ! YES ! everyone both male and female, Mums, Dads, brothers, and sisters, do a whole families shoot, everyone should take the opportunity to experience this magical, wonderful and amazing experience, I can assure you, you will be so amazed that you will want to go back again and again.
THANK YOU Beautiful Annie, Anastasia and the rest of the team for a memory that will stay with me for ever x x
Written Testimony on my training with Murray Studios.
I have been working as a Photographer since June 2014 and had decided ‘Glamour Photography’ was the area my photography should head and contacted Annie Murray of Murray Studios after seeing her work via Facebook.
On the 11th of December 2014 I booked in to do some one on one training with Annie.
I can truly say that that week of training has changed my life in so many ways.
She has gifted me with the tools (practical, business and mental) to take my business to the next level and beyond.
I learnt so much about posing, customer service, business aspects and also delivering a high standard of product to my client.
Although I had the passion to drive my business I did not have the know how, I now feel that I can actually take my business to where I want it to go.
Annie made me feel capable and her passion for what she does is infectious. I am excited to implement the changes I have learnt to my business and watch it grow.
I can already see a HUGE improvement in my work.
I honestly felt my passion to see women love themselves grow during the week, and saw the importance of photography in a new light.
I can highly recommend Annie as a Trainer, teacher and business mentor.
I have already covered the cost of training within the first month home.
(Art Photography by Melainne Kelly)