Rewind to 2011, I had been shooting weddings professionally for a couple of years, when one of my brides asked if I did “sexy lingerie photos”. I said I did not, but if she was willing, I would do a little research and do a session for her.
During her session, I felt invigorated. I loved watching this woman’s confidence grow with every click of the shutter. I knew then and there that I wanted to help more women see their individual beauty.
Sometimes I find it hard to put into words why I shoot boudoir photography. To me, it is so much more than photos. It’s about self-acceptance, body positivity, and art. It’s about getting glammed up and laughing, and stepping out of your comfort zone. It’s about the transformation that takes place between the time you walk into my studio and leave. It’s about feeling beautiful, and that is something I believe every person deserves.
The transformation that takes place in my studio is the best part of the whole experience. When a client arrives in my studio, most of the time she’s nervous, sometimes even visibly nervous. 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 anxiety.
Then the session starts. The first pose is to get you all warmed up. When I show the client the back of the camera after the first pose, I usually hear “OH MY GOD, that’s me? NO WAY that’s me!”. As we go into the next pose and then the next, the laughter and smiles 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 will be remembered. We’ve laughed and shared stories about our lives
Once I show them their pictures, their jaws drop. They see themselves like they never have before. This is one of the amazing thing about boudoir photography. I get a chance to show them how I see them, how their significant other sees them. When they leave me, they are smiling so big and they can’t wait to tell all their friends about what they just did.
For me, boudoir photography is a celebration of your body and who you truly are. I take pride in being able to help show women how to celebrate their bodies, their battles and their victories they’ve been through.
Let me show you your sparkle. Let me help remind you how to love and be proud yourself.
July 20, 2020
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