Sometimes, I find it hard to explain why I shoot boudoir photography. To me, it is so much more than photos. It’s about self-acceptance, body positivity, and art. It is about getting glammed up and laughing your butt off. It’s about the transformation between the time you walk into my studio and back out that door. It is about feeling beautiful, which I believe every woman deserves.

The Transformation

The transformations in our studio are the best part of the whole experience for us. When a woman arrives in my studio, most of the time, she’s nervous, sometimes even visibly nervous. I see shaky hands and voices and sweaty hands and faces all the time. Once they sit in the chair to get their hair and makeup done, the transformation begins. The client slowly starts to shed those signs and feelings of nervousness and anxiousness.

Then the shoot would start. The first set is to get you all warmed up. When I show the client the back of the camera after the first set, I usually hear, “OH MY GOD, that’s me? NO WAY, that’s me!” As we go into the next set, laughter, smiles, and confidence start to come out!

By the time we finish the session and go into the reveal, we’re friends. We’ve just shared an experience that they will NEVER forget. We’ve laughed and shared stories about our lives.

Once I show them their pictures on the TV, their jaws drop! They see themselves like they never have before. This is one of the most amazing things about boudoir photography. I get to show them how beautiful they are and how their spouse sees them. When they walk through that door, they smile big and can’t wait to tell all their friends about what they just did.

A Little Piece of My Story

I have struggled with my weight, or what I thought was a struggle, most of my life.  I was always the larger one in my household, at school, and what felt like everywhere I went.  I remember being 13 and just being so confused as to why my body looked the way it did.  As I got older, I let my weight hold me back from being who I wanted.  It robbed me of security in relationships and stole my happiness, as well as my ability to see the true me.  I let it define my worth.  Because of that, I let so many good years slip by that I thought I was unworthy of anything other than what the scale said.

I decided enough was enough, I wanted to be ‘normal’.  I tried to look in the mirror and LOVE what was staring back at me. I took the time to evaluate what social media said we had to look like and what the everyday woman looked like. Once I started to understand, I could feel myself becoming more confident. I wanted to share this with other women! I tried to break the cycle of social media standards! So, this is where my boudoir journey began. I have poured countless hours into creating a transformative experience for the women who walk into my studio! I’m proud to say I work with women of all shapes and sizes every day to create images they are proud of!

Yep, That’s ME!

Here I am in all my glory, Living my best life! It’s time for you to start living your best life!

Interested in booking your boudoir experience with me?