Body Positive Photography
Whether your desire is to celebrate your beautiful self with boudoir or beauty portraits or share your beauty & gifts with the world through branding photography, I believe that all bodies are beautiful & need to be celebrated! I celebrate your "imperfections" and believe in showing you your best self. Your real self! Quickly dissipating are the days of over photoshopping and hiding ourselves. Women are on the rise and more and more we are being called to show up and share our gifts with the world. It's why I don't believe in heavily photoshopping women or their so called "imperfections" our bodies are incredible and they all have a story to tell.
SEE YOUR SOUL SHINE THRU IN EVERY IMAGE!
[BODY POSITIVE PHOTOGRAPHY]
Where it all began...
Ever since I was a little girl I knew I had a mission. Rooted deep within was this knowing that I was here to help celebrate women. To show them & the world how beautiful they are. You see, I have a gift, I have the ability to see people, really seeing them. I see beyond the exterior, beyond the limiting beliefs, doubts, and fears. I see them for who they truly are & I'm able to reflect that back in an image.
It started when I was a little girl growing up in a small Midwest town. I was around five years old (or so my mom tells me) and I tried taking my dad's deck of "nudie cards" that he got in Vietnam to school with me for show and tell. Luckily my mother busted me before I succeeded and when she caught me I told her...
"I'm just trying to show everyone the pretty ladies!"
Fast forward to college, I did my entire senior show based on a project I called "The Beauty of Women" [shown left]. I photographed over 50 women, ages 18-80 years old using a polaroid transfer process, much like the women each one original, each one unique. My project showcased the beauty within women of all different shapes, sizes, backgrounds, etc. I thought eventually I'd create a book and tell the stories of these women, I haven't yet but celebrating women never left me.
In 2007, I started my photography business & I began celebrating women through boudoir. Photographing them helped me heal and fast forward to present day, I've come full circle and I've combined over a decade of experience photographing women together with my coaching & intuitive skills to continue to show "The Beauty of Women." The format has changed a bit but throughout my entire life I've been on a mission to celebrate and share "The Beauty of Women" with the world. Now I call these sessions "Seeing Beauty Sessions".
WHAT'S In A Shoot?
Passion . Belief . Compassion . Connection . LAUGHTER . UNDERSTANDING . Play . Love . Fun . Beauty . Light-heartedness . EMPATHY . INTUITION . Celebration . Music . A Whole Lotta Heart . Joy + ABOVE ALL Magic!
What If Being Photographed Could Be Fun or Even Healing?
For many people, being photographed can feel very confronting, it can bring up all of our insecurities, and feelings of not enoughness. Often times past experiences of being photographed may not have been stellar, or our own beliefs about ourselves can leave us feeling vulnerable to being seen.
May I invite you to be open to the possibilities of something different & take another look?
As an Intuitive Photographer + Coach I not only guide you through the entire process, from the first call to the final hugs goodbye but I see more, something deeper. I see the beauty that lies on the inside, past the fear, past the insecurities, and past the nervousness.
I see YOU and it's in this seeing that I'm able to bring forth your inner light, your soul if you will... I have a unique ability to bring out the essence of a person & work with you to create a comfortable and safe space for you to be you.
Your only job during a session is to have fun + enjoy the ride, leave it up to me do the rest!
I work with you in a co-create process to bring together the look, feel, & style that feels most like you. Every session is unique because you are unique and I customize the session specifically to who you are, no cookie cutter anything here! Whether you want to do a sexy boudoir session to celebrate yo bad self, a beautiful portrait session, or branding photography, I've got ya covered!
Welcome To a Whole New Experience Being Photographed!
what Types of sessions are available?
Photographs are priceless and can be used for numerous reasons. The types of session experiences I offer are all Body Positive, meaning I believe that every [body] is beautiful and should be celebrated. I don't care if you're 100 lbs or 300 lbs, you deserve to feel beautiful! My main session types are Boudoir, Branding Photography, & Beauty Portraits. The type of session doesn't matter, the experience will be amazing and it really is dependent on what your personal goals are. Book a free session to discuss what type of session might be right for you!
HOW IT ALL WORKS?
[ from the first call to final hugs goodbye ]
Step 1: SWIPE RIGHT OR LEFT...are we a match?LOL
Book a call or apply to see if were a good fit. Well spend around 30-40 minutes on our call and see if were a good fit. In any relationship it's important to make sure your right for each other so this first opportunity will help us both determine if were a match made in heaven or if someone else may be a better match. So let's get on a call & see if I'm the photographer for you! We'll discuss your needs & desires, I walk you through the process of how I work and what to expect and if it feels good for both of us we'll book your session!
step 2: Book Your Session
Once you're session is booked and the deposit is made then we'll discuss outfits, clothing, location, and all of the other juicy details that go into a shoot. I help you style the session from top to bottom as well as discuss hair & makeup options and answer any other questions or concerns that might come up. You'll be able to choose your experience, let's connect & get giddy over all the delicousness!
STEP 3: HAVE THE MOST INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE!
The details have been discussed, everything is set, now it's time for the big day! Your ONLY job on this day is to have FUN! That's it! No really, now it's time to have fun, relax, and let me take care of you. Today is about celebrating, pampering, & loving you!
EXPERT HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS
[ GET PRETTY, POLISHED, & PAMPERED ]
Expert Hair + Makeup
I work with some of the most talented and top artists in the industry. Every artist I work with has the same beliefs and values when it comes to enhancing your natural beauty, not covering it up. We work together to co-create a look thats all of you! We celebrate what your momma gave you! You're meant to be seen, not be covered up! If you choose to have hair + makeup, I assure you these women are just as dedicated to celebrating your natural beauty as I am.
Wanna be part of the team? Send an email to email@example.com
[express your unique style]
Photography Unique + Stylized To You!
You and your style are unique. Part of the experience I walk you through is discovering what your personal style is and bring it all together to create images that reflect your personality & style. I take you through a process where I discover your personal style, develop a Pinterest board of inspiration to help inspire you when selecting outfits.
Then on the day of I bring my background & years of styling to the party to help you refine your look. It's like having your own personal stylist & photographer in one! We'll co-create to design a look and feel that's totally unique to you!
FOR THE BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY PEEPS...
Images evoke emotions and you allowing yourself to be seen is one of the biggest factors in your dream clients getting to Know, Like, + Trust you. Their first interactions with you typically are happening through your website and social media so the feelings that come through your photography plays an important role in calling in your soulmate clients!
I can help! Together I work with you to get clear on what you'd like your soulmate clients to feel when they first lay eyes on you as well as creating a look and style that's unique to you! I help you create the look & feel, decide on wardrobe, stylize the images we create and decide on locations. It's a co-creation process to create a look and feel that's totally unique to you!
I'm a big believer that there is no such thing as competition if you're being authentically you. You are the only you, so no one else can be you. I believe that as entrepreneurs we're like birds putting our call out to other birds like us. Those soulmate clients are going to be drawn to you as long as you're being you! I can show you how with over 10 years of styling experience + working with hundreds of women I can help bring out your most authentic self!
THIS IS FOR YOU IF...
- You are ready to share your gifts and let your soulmate clients see you!
- You're ready to call in your soul mate with incredible images that truly reflect who you are!
- You want to take your business branding & social media to the next level!
- You're ready to feel confident, empowered, & sexy
- You're ready to invest in yourself & radiate in your beauty
- You're ready to experience something different in a photography session
- You don't beleive your photogetic
- You've never had a good photographic experience
- You've never felt like yourself in images
- Want to celebrate the shit our of yourself!
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF...
- You hate laughter & fun
- You take yourself & life far too seriously
- You're mean or controlling
- You don't think your worth celebrating
- Perfection is your middle name
- You don't think you look good unless you've been photoshopped like crazy
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