Mandy Lee Photography is a professional portrait photography studio based in Carrara on the Gold Coast, and we are on a mission!

We want all women and teen girls to feel confident and empowered.  We want you all to value your self-worth and know you are so much more than you realise.

Does your daughter or yourself struggle with self-doubt? Do you worry that your daughter’s self-image issues will affect her long-term, like yours have?

Sadly, from experience, I can tell you they will! I know because I have lived with self-doubt my entire life and I want to do all I can to help our teens not have to go through what I have gone through.

I want to help women like myself, who have been living with a lack of confidence and low self-esteem since their child hood, feel better about themselves and learn to value their own self-worth.


I want to show teen girls they don’t need to change who they are just to be like other girls. They are more than good enough just being themselves, the way they are right now.

Imagine going from watching your teenage daughter struggle with self doubt to watching her shine with self acceptance! I want to be the person to help boost her confidence and make her feel happy with the person she is today.

I only wish that I had been given that opportunity when I was young. My life would have been so different if I had been able to boost my confidence and self-esteem when I was a teenage girl..

Unfortunately for me I was not one of the popular girls. I always felt like I wasn’t good enough.

Terribly self critical I saw myself as too fat, not pretty enough and I couldn’t see anything positive about the girl I was and for that reason I have struggled with criticism and low self-esteem as far back as I can remember.

I compared everything about myself to other girls and came to the conclusion that I just wasn’t good enough. Sadly, I grew up having no confidence at all.

I am working through my own self-image issues whilst helping other women do the same for themselves.

Looking back on my teenage years I can still vividly remember those feelings and it can bring tears to my eyes all these years later.

Perhaps as you read my story, it may remind you a little of your own childhood. All that uncertainty and self-doubt.

It may also reflect what your daughter is experiencing…right now.

We can’t go back and change our past but we can change our future and the future of our teenage daughters.  We can show our precious girls they are indeed beautiful, and just as good as any of the girls they are comparing themselves to.

My goal with every woman and teen girl I photograph is for her to walk out of my studio feeling empowered and confident.

I want her to have photographs of herself as a constant reminder that she is strong and confident and can overcome anything that life throws her way.

I want her to live her life and chase after her dreams without a lack of confidence stopping her from reaching her dreams and goals.

I want her to know that she is more than enough just the way she is right now!

I want her to be excited about life and learn to love and accept who she is so she has the courage to live her life the way she wants to live it.

Imagine your daughter living her life with self acceptance and confidence!  Imagine the two of you doing it together, encouraging each other so you can both have a better future…. valuing yourself and knowing your self-worth.