SEE YOUR SOUL SHINE THRu IN EVERY IMAGE!
Ever since I was a little girl I knew I had a mission. Somewhere deep inside I've known it was my mission in life to help celebrate women and 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 and I see them for who they truly are, I'm able to reflect that back through the images I capture.
It started when I was a little girl growing up in a small Wisconsin 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". I photographed over 50 women, ages 18-80 years old. 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 and I began photographing women. 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.
For many people, being photographed is about as much fun as going to the dentist, it feels like another chore, another to do. May I invite you to be open to the possibilities of something different and 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, I see the image in my mind and work backwards to create it. 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 to co-create the emotions you want to evoke to call in your dream clients. As well as style a session thats unique to you.
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!
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.
[STORIES OF THE BEAUTY OF WOMEN]
The other part of this experience is completely optional so don't panic if it's not for you... I'm a big believer in the power of story. I believe that it's through our vulnerability and willingness to share our stories that we can help ourselves and others heal.
Thereby helping to heal the world! So as part of this co-collaboration I invite everyone that I photograph to share their stories of transformation and how they've turned pain into purpose. You can view examples on the blog.
If sharing your story is something you feel called to do, just let me know and we'll be sure to bring this piece into your soulful experience. If not that's ok too... No pressure at all. Let's get on a call and see if I'm the photographer for you! xo- laurie marie