It was meant to be a photoshoot to encourage a little self-pride, but when photographer Dallas Lawrence saw the end result he knew he had something special.
Glen Innes' Charlotte Archibald now graces the pages of 'Dreamy Magazine', an American publication aimed at showcasing the talents of photographers, models and other creatives "who create dreamy images".
Months and months of preparation, with Mrs Archibald handcrafting a very specific headdress and organising 'the' dress, culminated mere weeks ago at the Inverell location - at the ungodly hour of 4am.
They struck gold, with Mr Lawrence saying as soon as he - and his sister and 'assistant' Linda - saw two photos in particular, he told them straight away they should be published.
"I told them what I wanted to do, and they said 'yeah OK'. And then I got the confirmation they'd been accepted, and here they are," he told the Examiner proudly.
"It's just so rewarding to see how far she's come."
Before her first shoot, Charlotte said she was wracked with nerves, but the excitement and practice soon overpowered any thoughts of 'this isn't me'.
Finding out the news while watching a since-forgotten show on Netflix, she was "really shocked". Her friends were also shocked to find out she had even done a shoot.
"I'm so not a photo person," Charlotte laughed, "I do feel like I'm someone else when I do shoots."
She said the experience has helped combat any body image issues, because going through the process first hand, she knows that many of the images plastered all over social media aren't a realistic portrayal of 'real' life.
"If anyone ese can feel good about themselves through something that I've done, then I'd think that's great," Charlotte stated.
"I'm just really proud of them both: the quietest photographer and the quietest girl, from Glen Innes, making it on an international stage," Mrs Archibald doted.
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