Sometimes I find it hard to put into words why I shoot boudoir photography. To me, it is so much more than photos. Its about self-acceptance, body positivity, and art. It is about getting glammed up and laughing your butt off. It’s about the transformation that takes place between the time you walk in my studio and walk back out that door. It is about feeling beautiful, and that is something I believe every woman deserves.
The transformations that take place in our studio is 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. Shaky hands and voices, sweaty hands and faces are the things I see all the time. Once they sit in the chair to get their hair and make up done, the transformation begins. The client slowly starts to Shen 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 the laughter and smiles and confidence start to come out!
By the time we finish the session and go in to the reveal, we’re friends. We’ve just shared and 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! Thy see themselves like they never have before. This is one of the most amazing things about boudoir photography. I get a chance to show them how beautiful they are, how their spouse sees them. When they walk about that door, they’re smiling so big and they 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 to be. 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, I thought I was unworthy of anything other than what the scale said.
I decided enough was enough, I wanted to be ‘normal’. I wanted to look in the mirror and LOVE what was staring back at me. I took the time to really evaluate what social media was saying we had to look like and what the everyday woman looked like. Once I started to understand I could feel my self becoming more confident. I wanted to share this with other women! I wanted to break the cycle of social medial 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 everyday women of all shapes and sizes 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!
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