About Ginny - the girl behind the camera and brains behind Gorgeous You Photography & Coaching
Whether it’s boudoir photography to make you feel empowered and body confident or some personal branding portraits to increase visibility in your business; a lifestyle portrait shoot in your favourite hangout or a confidence-boosting portrait shoot to celebrate a life journey you’ve been on; I encourage and nurture my clients to ensure you feel totally relaxed and achieve not just a picture you are proud of, but an improved mindset of seeing yourself for the better.
I’m Ginny Marsh – a certified body confidence & wellbeing coach and award-winning portrait photographer based in the UK. I’m all about feeling good and accepting (and loving) ourselves on a deeper level than just our appearance.
This is because I was once like most of my clients – hating having my photo taken (I’d usually pull a silly face due to embarrassment) and hating how I looked in photos, criticising the tiniest of details in my appearance. I’m living proof that you can overcome being camera shy, and not only be confident at having your photo taken, but actually love seeing yourself in photos (yes, seriously!).
For over 12 years I’ve been helping my clients step out of their everyday life, take time just for them, and rediscover aspects of themselves they haven’t seen in ages – if ever.
Boosting body confidence and empowering women.…
My goal is to not only provide you with stunning images where you look and feel your best, but to kickstart a personal journey of authentic confidence and self-worth.
In 2017 I reached burnout. I was working 7 days a week, shooting weddings as well as building the portrait side of my business, and my body forced me to stop. It was the wake-up call I needed to change the way I saw myself and my business for the better. I learned how to put myself and my health first, and learned to love myself (which wasn’t easy, but I got there!). Then in 2020, I trained as a Body Confidence and Wellbeing Coach with the IBCC (Institute for Body Confidence Coaching).
I now help women feel good and love who they are so that they can confidently show up in their business and relationships, and live more joyfully.
As women, we don’t often get the opportunity to feel like the centre of attention; in fact, we often shy away from it (especially if you’re an introvert, like me!). Now is the time to feel empowered, realise how important it is to treat yourself and invest in ‘you.’ Because when you’re your best self, others around you will also reap the rewards.
“Gratitude can transform any situation. It alters your vibration, moving you from negative energy, to positive”
– Oprah Winfrey
In my quest to study energy and feel good, I also trained as a Reiki practitioner (level 2 & Angelic Reiki) and as a Cacao Ceremony Facilitator, teaching people about the magical effects of this superfood plant medicine (Cacao is essentially raw chocolate with amazing health benefits and healing properties). I love helping people to connect with their heart energy and develop their spiritual practice.
In my spare time, I love to practice yoga and meditation, sing in the Rock Choir, and on a weekend you’ll usually find me out in my kayak, swimming or walking in nature.
I also love hosting and going to retreats and festivals!
I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and have a photography studio in Farnham, Surrey, which I travel back to regularly. I travel nationally for shoots – so wherever you’re based, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Let’s work together to create the most beautiful photos you’ve ever seen of yourself and a new, confident and empowered version of you.
Meet the Team...
Our Professional Hair & Makeup artists…
I have a lovely team of talented hair and makeup artists, who have done my makeup and/or nails for various occasions, and who I’ve worked with on so many shoots and weddings. They are all so helpful and an integral part of my photoshoots, staying throughout to make sure you’re looking your best at all times.
They all use the best high-end products for a flawless, weightless, and long-lasting finish. They provide a very natural finish to our clients so they don’t feel like they’ve got tonnes of makeup on. You can find their websites below:
Jo – Sparkling Ginger – Wardrobe Stylist
Jo is our wardrobe and colour expert. She will tell you what colours suit your skin tone and what clothes flatter your figure.
Jo’s mission is to make every woman feel and look amazing regardless of shape or size; to feel confident in whatever you wear and leave a little sparkle where ever you go.
“Wearing the right colours for your photo shoot is so important – it can be the difference between looking great and looking amazing in your photos. We show you which colours make you glow, which colours to avoid and we will find the colours that will make you look utterly amazing!”