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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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 3: Learning To Love Myself Through Illness by Shaena Ragna

In this episode I talk candidly with a long time support, friend, and amazing human Shaena Ragna. Shaena share’s her story of how she transformed her relationship with herself & her body over the years. How self-care has played such an important roll and how she’s learned how to truly care for herself after illness. She also shares her take on motherhood, beauty, and much more!

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS 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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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 1: My Story

In This Episode I Share How Seeing Beauty Sessions™ Came To Be, My Personal Journey Of How I Got To Where I Am Today, & How I’ve Turned Challenges Into My Purpose. The Story Of How I Turned Sexual Trauma Into A Way Of Helping Other Women Celebrate Themselves & Learn To Love Themselves.

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Catching Up with Jennifer Lloyd

I’m so excited to share someone special with you today on the blog. She’s been a mentor to me over the years and a friend. It’s Jennifer Lloyd and I got a chance to catch up with her during our last session together. We’ve been watching each others journey’s unfold and through the ups and downs we make it a point to connect when we can. It’s been a while since we had last worked together so we were overdo. Jennifer has transformed greatly since the last time I saw her and so we had to document it! She looks lighter and brighter than I’ve ever seen her before!

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A Letter To My Body

I wrote a letter to my body, it’s been a long time coming and well deserved. I spent almost two decades hating her and putting her down. It wasn’t until I decided it was time to make myself a priority and heal from trauma that I began to heal my relationship with her. This letter was long overdue and I owed her an apology.

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SHAENA RAGNA PHOTOGRAPHY

I’m honored to share miss Shaena Ragna Photography’s personal branding session that we co-created. Shaena has been in my life since early 2006 & it’s been an honor and pleasure to witness her growth. She was my second shooter for over 5 years and now this baby bird’s is flying the nest & running her own wedding & lifestyle business. I’m so excited & oh-so-proud.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS: MIDWEST TOUR BEGINS

What started as a senior project has developed into a reimagined mission to show men & women and the world just how beautiful they are. Almost 12 years after this project began, I'm back in the city where it all started & I'm kicking off a Midwest tour sharing stories & photography of men & women to promote the power of transformation and healing.

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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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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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