Soul Session with Roxy

Roxy Shih is one beautiful and empowered dish! Roxy is a film producer and director in Los Angeles and I had the pleasure of photographing her at her historic Wilshire apartment. I spent some time with her and her cute little dog Ya Ya. I loved playing with the props/decor she had lying around the house. Like her lighted tree, guitar, cigarettes, and paintings.

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Self Love & Sisterhood In Person Workshop

Brooke Bateman of The Refinery Esthetics Bar & Wellness Center & Laurie Marie, Intuitive Coach & Photographer will be guiding 14 amazing women on a journey of learning how to love themselves and others as well as create life-lasting bonds in sisterhood. In this Live 1 Day In-Person event we’ll be diving into what it means to really support other women, as well as feeling, supported yourself.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 13: Scarred & Beautiful with Piper Garner

Recently I interviewed Allison Garner, we met in a coffee shop and she told me her story and shared a bit about her daughters story and that Piper would be a great fit for the podcast. I’ll admit at first I was a bit hesitant having such a young girl on the show however after meeting with Piper and hearing the work she’s doing to heal at such a young age I found it to be an important story to share. At the young age of 12 Piper found herself going through severe depression, losing friendships, and she began to cut herself as a way to attempt to feel “something”. On this Episode of Seeing Beauty Sessions Piper shares her story of years of self-harm, getting help, healing, and finding purpose in her young life. This is an episode every young person and parent needs to hear. Some of the things she revealed to me I had no idea teens of today are faced with, it’s an eye opening real raw moment with Piper and I’m so grateful she was willing to share her experience with all of us.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 12: Learning To Cope with Allison Garner

Allison Garner is sharing it all on the podcast today. Allison grew up in a home where she was often left alone and grew up with an alcoholic mother and narcissistic father so food became her friend and emotional eating became the way she learned to cope as she grew up. In her twenties she picked up drinking as a way to deal until one day she found herself in her thirties and barfing in the family mini van at a Packer Game. After that she knew it was time to take control of her life and find new ways to cope. Find out how Allison turned it all around and how she’s using her life experiences to help others in a powerful & transformative way!

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 11: Overcoming Anorexia With Tia Rain

Tia Rain is my guest today on Seeing Beauty Sessions and she’s sharing her journey to overcoming anorexia that she struggled with in college, how she hit a radically low 80 lbs on her already slender frame, and how living a life of health & happiness is her mission in everything she does.

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BEYOND BOUDOIR WITH ZOUA

I had the pleasure of photographing Zoua last week. It’s the coolest thing. This beautiful being has been following me since she was in 7th grade and her school class came and talked to me at my studio. She remembered me and has been following along ever since and now she’s all grown up. She jumped at the chance to do a beyond boudoir introductory session with me and I’m just so honored to get to photograph her beauty.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 10: Fighting Breast Cancer & Winning with Anne Sims

I got the pleasure of photographing Anne over seven years ago. She was a vibrant beaming power house of a woman and I remember creating a little black book for her to give to her boyfriend at the time. Little did either of us know that book would become something so much more meaningful.

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Seeing Beauty Sessions Podcast: Episode 9 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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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 8: Beating Breast Cancer & Changing Laws with Gail Zeamer

I get the pleasure of sharing this powerhouse of a woman’s story with you today on Seeing Beauty Sessions. In this episode Gail shares her journey of fighting cancer, learning to love her body after a double mastectomy, and how she’s changing laws and bringing awareness around breast destiny. The work she’s doing to save other women’s lives after her own fight is incredible.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 7: The Journey of Learning To Listen To My Heart

Following your heart is a courageous act. It requires you to go against the grain, to pave your own way, to ignore what society, your friends, and family may want you to do. I spent most of my life being a people pleaser, always trying to be the good girl, not make any waves, to keep everyone happy and living that way depleted me. I was keeping others warm while setting myself on fire until I decided it was time to make myself a priority and listen to my own hearts calling. This is the journey of me learning to listen to my own heart.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 6: Heather Schroeder Healing Abuse Through Art

Many of us have heard of Art Therapy as a way to heal but today’s guest has elevated it to a whole other level. She’s taken a painful childhood of alcohol, abuse, and violence & has created a powerful way to transform her pain into healing for herself and others!

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My Interview with Voyage LA Magazine

I recently got asked to be part of Voyage LA magazine thanks to yesterday’s Seeing Beauty Sessions guest Kat Trimarco. I’m so grateful to have been selected to share my story and be featured. It’s funny to think just a few short years ago I was terrified to share my story and now I’m sharing it publicly with no hesitation… that’s what healing can do. When we heal our hurts and trauma it no longer owns us. The energetic charge it once had is gone and we’re left with a story that can inspire and empower.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 5: Self-Approved with Kat Trimarco

Kat Trimarco is an incredible bright light in the world today. She’s here sharing her story of self-acceptance, sex, and spirituality with us on Seeing Beauty Sessions podcast today. I’m so excited to have her here with us today. Kat & I met several years ago at the Enter The Heart Retreat with Mastin Kipp back in Bali. We spent 11 days together and I remember Kat was the first person I said out loud to that “I think I’m going to have to leave my husband but I know I’m gonna be ok.” It was a moment I’ll never forget and I’ll never forget how she made me feel that day. I felt safe to share and be open with her and today she’s doing the same with me.

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Getting Glitter-fied with The Ladies from To Die For DIY

Before the holiday weekend began I got the chance to hang out with the oh-so-fabulous ladies of To Die for DIY! These two longtime friends have teamed up with Kurt Stein’s School of Music to host some summer workshops to create some incredible DIY projects to get the creative juices flowing and I got the opportunity to shoot the personal branding photos for it! I’m pretty sure we used a pound of gold glitter for this shoot and we’ll all be picking glitter out of places we never thought glitter could go.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 4 : Beauty Has No Expiration Date with Jennifer Geissler

I got the chance to sit down with Jennifer today where she shared her story of healing and learning to love herself. Sometimes great change happens after going through painful situations and for Jennifer it was the collapse of her marriage that catapulted her into claiming her power and independence & learning to love herself.

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