10 Ways To Calm Pre-PhotoShoot Jitters

Being on the other side of the camera can feel scary, believe me I know. In fact it took me almost 9 years to allow someone to turn the camera back on me. Yes, I said it 9 years… Photographers are notorious for hiding out behind the camera. So trust me when I say I know what you’re going through and I’ve overcome my fears and insecurities around being photographed and I promise you can overcome your fears around it too. After photographing hundreds if not thousands of women over the years I’ve picked up some tips along the way to help you calm those pre-photo shoot jitters both from observation and through my own experiences.

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How To Prepare For Your Next Boudoir Shoot!

So you’ve done it or you’re thinking of doing it! You’ve decided to be brave and take the plunge! You’re ready to dive into the deep end of the photography swimming pool and have a boudoir session! Now what?! How do I prepare for a boudoir session? What will I wear? What the heck do I do with my hands?! OMG, what have I gotten myself into? No worries Brave Beautiful One! I’m going to ease your mind and calm your fears. This is a question I’ve been asked hundreds of times over the last decade and I’m here to help ease your mind. Please keep in mind that each photographer is different and their processes are different of course so you’ll want to find out from your photographer what they recommend. For my beauties, this is what I tell them…

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How to stop self-sabotaging behavior

I’ve realized that I’ve had this pattern of hiding, playing small, and I’m pretty sure I’ve hit an upper limit problem. We all have ways that this shows up, so I’m not going to beat myself up for it or make myself wrong but I know it’s not serving me when it happens either. It doesn’t serve me and it definitely doesn’t serve the people who I’m meant to serve if I’m rolled up in the fetal position playing Bubba Witch on my phone. lol I’m here to share with you 3 Simple ways to stop self-sabotage now!

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HOW TO GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT THIS YEAR... FOR REAL!

So it's the 1st... Have you made your resolutions? I haven't and I'll tell you why... 💕 
New Years Resolutions set us up to fall right smack on our faces. It never fails... the year comes to an end, we spend time reflecting on the year and jump into high gear swearing we're going to change, fix, accomplish, do, and conquer all of the things we didn't do last year... or the year before that... and the year before that...

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Turning Shame & Judgement Into Self-Acceptance

I have a confession to make… I play Pokemon… there I said it. I’ve been playing since July and I’ve learned so much from this game about shame, judgement, and how I hold myself back from things that bring me pleasure. I’ve been so embarrassed and ashamed to let anyone know that I play, even strangers walking by I will find myself ever so cleverly pulling my phone closer to me so they can’t see the oh so obvious swipes all Poke players make. Let’s just say, it’s pretty obvious. Lol But through the shame and embarrassment I’ve found acceptance and I’ve learned that what we resist or judge in ourselves or others gives us a pretty good clue as to what we truly desire…

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Seeing Beauty Sessions Podcast: Episode 6 with Kat Trimarco Falling In Love with Desire

I’m so excited to share today’s guest with all of you. Not only did I get to photograph this beauty, I got to interview her too! She’s an incredible Sex & Spiritual Life Coach, Author, & Inspirational Speaker and today she’s here to share with us her journey of overcoming addiction and reclaiming her sexual power, and learning to fall in love with her desires along with so much more! This is a juicy one folks, be sure to grab a warm beverage, your favorite cozies, and settle in for today’s episode, you’re not gonna wanna miss it!

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Seeing Beauty Sessions Podcast: Episode 5 The Journey Of Learning To Love Myself

Learning to love my body & accept myself has been an adventure in itself. I went from hating my body to loving it to finally in process of shedding the excess wait I’ve been caring around for almost two decades. Join me today on the podcast as I share the journey of how I transformed my relationship to myself & my body.

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We are meant to feel and love all of our pieces

I’ve spent decades fighting to hold back emotions and I’ve gotten to a place of acceptance when they come up. We are meant to feel, we are meant to emote, and I’m grateful to no longer feel shame or the need to apologize when I get emotional. Being human means we feel, we emote, and all of it is beautiful no matter how messy. Self-love isn’t just loving your body or your “good” pieces, it’s about loving all of your mess.

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Seeing Beauty Sessions Podcast: Episode 4 Healing Sisterhood Wounds with The Ladies of FemPowered Tribe

Today’s guests are here to talk about healing sisterhood wounds which many of us have experienced throughout our lifetime. Jillian & Alanna have come together through their personal journey’s to create the FemPowered Collective. A community of women coming together to be witnessed, healed, & celebrated. Join us today for their powerful stories of how their two journey’s led to one powerful mission.

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Demetra Nyx Sex & Relationship Coach Extraordinaire

Meet Demetra Nyx, a saucy and powerful goddess here to help men have mind blowing sex and be better lovers to their partners. She’s creating healthy & happy men so men can have amazing relationships in and outside of the bedroom. This beauty is an inspiration to so man and she’s just getting started!

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Seeing Beauty Sessions Podcast: Episode 3 The Journey Of Learning To Listen To My Heart & Intuition

I’m so excited to share today’s guest with all of you. She’s an incredible Sex & Spiritual Life Coach, Author, & Inspirational Speaker and today she’s here to share with us her journey of overcoming addiction and reclaiming her sexual power along with so much more! This is a juicy one folks, be sure to grab a warm beverage, your favorite cozies, and settle in for today’s episode, you’re not gonna wanna miss it!

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12 Steps To Move Through A Dark Night of The Soul Episode

I had an experience with what I’ve heard others refer to as the “dark night of the soul”. The moment when it feels that all is hopeless. When you can’t see the point in going on, when you feel as though nothing matters and who are you really helping anyways. Never before had I experienced such a dark time and let me tell you, it was scary. Especially since I’ve never experienced feelings of depression or sadness before. I learned a lot from that experience as well as different techniques to help move through it.

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How To Be Productive with Your Working Time

The pomodoro technique is changing the way I do work. I’ve struggled with creating balance between masculine hustle & being in feminine flow. I’ve done the work until you die method and I just can not do it that way anymore but I’ve also realized that I need some systems & structure in place or I end up not accomplishing anything but a high score on bubble witch, neither approach works for me. lol That’s why I’ve recently started playing with the pomodoro technique, it’s a process of working in short focused bursts and it has changed my level of productivity. I can get things done without the guilt & without pushing myself to hard. I highly recommend you try it if you struggle with productivity.

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Seeing Beauty Sessions Podcast Episode 2: Coming Home with Laura Lynn

Today’s guest is a dear friend of mine, I met her in an airport in Singapore back in 2015 & since then she’s been a real life earth angel to me and a safe space for me to land while I’ve been on this crazy amazing journey of following my heart & intuition. Today she’s sharing her story of turning heartache into her heart-felt mission. This women has more love, warmth, and soul than anyone I know, I’m honored to have her as my first guest on the podcast.

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TODAY IS THE LAUNCH OF MY SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS PODCAST & I'M SO FREAK'N EXCITED!

Seeing Beauty Sessions is a podcast of inspiring stories of women transforming pain into purpose. Today we launched the first of a bi-weekly episode alongside the kick off of our “Year of Freedom Tour”! Antonio & I will be traveling the globe while sharing our adventures & I’ll be helping entrepreneurs & influencers create content that connects through visual story-telling in their brands through photography.

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I Got A Glimpse In The Mirror Today...

There was a time not that long ago that I never thought I’d shed the extra weight I’ve carried due to sexual trauma but that time has come. I’m just 10lbs away from being out of the 200lb club and I’m feeling amazing! Not because of the number, but because I’m taking back my power and shedding the weight so I can live a long and healthy life, a lighter life. This transformation has been a very personal and intimate journey for me and as a result of the healing I’ve done it’s all coming together. I’m reclaiming my self as whole and revealing more of myself each and every step of the way.

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