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My approach to boudoir is a bit different from the traditional… I don’t focus on trying to make you look a certain way or putting you in poses that aren’t you. I ease my clients into the process with music and treat you like a friend I’m hanging out with. I focus on seeing you and finding what works, having fun, and having a real human conversation. I want to give room for whatever needs to be expressed- sensuality, sincerity, playfulness, ease, delight, and self-love.
We live in a world that has constantly hurled impossible standards of beauty, emotionality, and strength. I have so much compassion for all humans who struggle with feeling at home in their skin. I believe boudoir sessions are such a great way to take back the narrative over our bodies. When we decide to love ourselves and celebrate our bodies even for just one hour, we shake up the way we see ourselves, how others see us, and how others see themselves. This work matters to me because I really believe in radical self compassion and embracing ourselves right where we are. We owe it to ourselves to show up and embrace our bodies and our beings, full-heartedly. When we do- we radiate confidence, empowerment, and true beauty – and it is absolutely magical.
As I seek to expand the ways I photograph and word these sessions, I’ve come up with the term Embodied. We are only in these bodies for such a short little life, and in the years of our humanity we carry so much. Our culture instructs women to be a list of unachievable goals and I’ve spent so much time deconstructing this bullshit for myself. It’s so cyclical that my healing brings me to this place- to hold space for compassion, joy, presence. I want what’s real. I want to meet you, really see you. And I want to reflect that back to you in warm, beautiful imagery. I want to hold this container for you to be embodied, empowered, enlightened. I care about you feeling beautiful, but more than that – I care about you feeling awakened to all the magic that you are.