Let me tell you about the most recent self-portrait photography project. I wanted it to be something challenging to me, but that would express exactly who I wanted to be as a photographer. So I came up with the Lucky Me Magazine. My greatest weakness is portrait photography and I’m not super confident in taking pictures of myself either.

I drew a lot of my inspiration for Lucky Me Magazine from two photographers I follow on Instagram. Marina Willams and Natalia Seth. I know I’ve linked Marina before because I love her self-portraits and posing and moody tones, so I incorporated a lot of that in the final Lucky Me Magazine. I also love Natalia Seth’s unique and creative use of Photoshop. I hope the self-portraits in Lucky Me Magazine reflect some of their work and how it inspires me as a photographer myself.

Self Portraits

Not only did I want to show off my photography skills, but I also wanted to share a message. Everyone deserves to feel confident in themselves and understand their worth. That’s something I learned throughout this photography project. Here are some of my favorite images from my shoots.

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works self-portrait for Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

 

Lucky Me Magazine

In the magazine itself, I share my own personal story of gaining confidence in myself and my body. The whole idea with the title is that we’re all lucky to be our unique selves and it’s healthy to find ways to share gratitude for yourself. Here’s the cover, a brochure design to market myself to future employers and a flat lay featuring both.

MJ Creative works Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

 

Lucky Me Magazine and Brochure Mockup

Here is what my brochure for employers and Lucky Me Magazine will look like. Inside the brochure, I share the process of creating Lucky Me Magazine as an MJ Creative Works business. In my magazine, I share quotes and my story with gaining confidence in my own skin.

If you like what I’ve shared so far about this project, reach out for a copy of my magazine or brochure. Contact me for more information and scheduling a photoshoot.

MJ Creative works Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

MJ Creative works Lucky Me Magazine by Merritt Jones

 

To see Lucky Me Magazine more in-depth check out these three blog posts: