I was first introduced to Firefly about 15 years ago. I had recently split with my boyfriend and was looking to do something that would help me to feel good about myself. I needed some “me time” and I had low self-esteem.
I looked at their website and saw lovely photographs of people of all ages looking very happy and very beautiful. I phoned the studio and spoke to a friendly receptionist who answered any questions I had and booked me in for a make-over session. I was nervous and did wonder if I could go through with it but each time I thought about cancelling I just went onto their website or social media and saw those smiling, happy people and I wanted some of what they had.
On the day I was thinking all sorts. I knew there would be the obvious, a photographer, myself and well that was about it.
I was greeted by staff who were friendly and down to earth. It was explained to me what would happen during the session. Nothing was rushed and every part of the experience felt like it had to be right before we moved on to the next.
Firstly I was taken to make-up where I met a lovely woman who had more supplies than I’d ever seen. We discussed what type of look and colours I wanted and I was turned into “glamourous” me. There was just the right amount of make-up used for what I like, I was so happy.
Next I went to get changed into my first outfit. I was asked to bring two or three for different looks. I wore jeans and a bustier for one look, an unusual casual top and jeans for the second and for the third I wore a floor length cocktail dress.
Photographs were taken with various backgrounds, lighting, and positions. The photographer made me feel very comfortable throughout as we chatted, laughed and got to know each other.
At the end of the photo shoot I was shown to the viewing room. We looked through all the photos and (still laughing) picked out the best ones. I was so pleased with the whole experience I bought all of them!
Since that day I have returned to Firefly more times than I can remember. I have taken my husband, children, mother in law, sister and even my dog!
I have photographs around my home and have given some as gifts.
If anyone is unsure about visiting Firefly all I can say is just go for it. You won’t regret it!