SO WHAT'S BOUDOIR?

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Jiggly belly? Not so perky boobs? A wrinkle or two?

Too short? Too tall? Too fat? Too…not enough? Is that you?

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing all the things you are not? Wishing if you could only be a little more of that then you would definitely love yourself more? Are you the girl that puts others first? The one that keeps on giving? To your family, to your friends, to your pet gold fish, but somehow, just can’t make herself a priority?

I feel you girl! I was exactly like you. I remember one day, after I had my second kiddo, I was busy feeding kids, changing diapers and binge watching Yummy Mummies, Real Housewives or some similar mindless show I can no longer recall. I stopped for a moment and looked at myself in the mirror and just broke down crying! Stretched skin on my flubby belly, extra kilos, messy hair, hiding under baggy clothes and chipped nail polish to complete the look. How can my husband possibly love me? How can anybody love me? I hated myself. I was everything society told me I shouldn’t be if I ever were to be deemed loveable. That’s when I hit rock bottom and all of a sudden it all clicked.

The only person standing in my way was…well ME! I was so focused on who I was not, that I wasn’t allowing the full potential of who I am to come through. And hell, I deserved better! My kids, my husband and everyone I loved deserved better than the bitter, whiney, self hating version of me I was presenting. I realized I was as beautiful, sexy and confident as I was allowing myself to be. So I gave myself the permission to be all those things. I made the decision to re-connect with the sexy Goddess that I knew lived inside (very deep inside at that moment).

 

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I threw myself a boudoir session. Yep, that’s right!

I snatched a whole day just for myself. The mama was out the door and the inner Goddess was unleashed! I allowed myself to get pampered and dolled up, got my hair and makeup done, ohh and definitely nails to. WOW that felt good, I forgot how a little self care goes a long way! Then I put on that sexy lingerie set hidden deep in my closet and those high heels I bought promising myself to wear but still had the tag on a year later and it was time for Light, Camera, Action.

Mind blowing! I felt a part of me I completely forgot about come alive, a part I hid so far it had no chance of coming out under other circumstances. A part I was secretly scared will never be found again. I felt alive, sexy, desirable. I felt like I still had it if you know what I mean (wink wink). Most of all, I felt like I was me again. It was exhilarating. As a bonus, I had gorgeous, spicy, portraits of myself in case I needed a reminder. I also made a surprise album for my husband. Needless to say, kids were very exited for their sleepover at grandma’s that night. And when I showed the album to my girlfriends, they immediately wanted a session as well. Obviously! I mean who wouldn’t want to look like a sexy vixen?

 

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I threw myself a boudoir session. Yep, that’s right!

I snatched a whole day just for myself. The mama was out the door and the inner Goddess was unleashed! I allowed myself to get pampered and dolled up, got my hair and makeup done, ohh and definitely nails to. WOW that felt good, I forgot how a little self care goes a long way! Then I put on that sexy lingerie set hidden deep in my closet and those high heels I bought promising myself to wear but still had the tag on a year later and it was time for Light, Camera, Action.

Mind blowing! I felt a part of me I completely forgot about come alive, a part I hid so far it had no chance of coming out under other circumstances. A part I was secretly scared will never be found again. I felt alive, sexy, desirable. I felt like I still had it if you know what I mean (wink wink). Most of all, I felt like I was me again. It was exhilarating. As a bonus, I had gorgeous, spicy, portraits of myself in case I needed a reminder. I also made a surprise album for my husband. Needless to say, kids were very exited for their sleepover at grandma’s that night. And when I showed the album to my girlfriends, they immediately wanted a session as well. Obviously! I mean who wouldn’t want to look like a sexy vixen?

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Now before you say anything, I know I know, you are not photogenic,

it feels pretty intimidating to get that vulnerable in front of someone else, you don’t know what to do in front of the camera, and now that you think of it, you’ve never really been in front of the camera except for those school graduation pics. I totally feel you, but don’t worry! That’s where I come in.

My biggest super power, besides obviously being a kickass photographer (but I’ll let my work speak for itself), is my ability to create and hold a safe, judgement free space for you to connect and explore your own femininity. I know that the secret to exquisite portraits is you feeling comfortable and at ease, so I will do everything I can to make sure you feel safe. I will take the time to prepare the session with you in advance, to help you with your wardrobe, to discuss your comfort zones and to decide what level of spiciness you want to achieve in your portraits. I will guide you through and through during the session; helping you to position yourself in a way that accentuates all those beautiful shapes you own. I got your back girl. We will absolutely nail those portraits!

If you are still hesitant though, guess what! If for some mysterious reason, you end up not liking any of your portraits, I will not charge you anything. Yep, you literally have NOTHING to lose. That’s how sure I am that your pictures will come out stunning!

I believe that every woman is a Goddess, regardless of her shape, age, form or whatever other limitation society imposes on us. That every woman deserves to be seen, to be celebrated, to have her unique story told, including you. Are you ready to give yourself the permission?