Why I do what I do

I love photography and have enjoyed the last several years capturing memories of families, babies, couples, seniors, and everything else under the sun.  The first time I saw boudoir photos was when I was at work at the hospital and on of my friends had some made as a gift for her husband-to-be, made into a book, and given to him the night before the wedding.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to eventually do that kind of work.  Since that moment, probably about seven years ago, I have studied this type of photography.  I have actually been shooting them for almost a year now, I have learned (and continue to) so much about posing women and making them look their best.  I have a hero in this field, her name is Jennifer Rozenbaum and she is the most phenomenal photographer.  She teaches classes on a website called Created Live, those classes have been the best investment in my business so far (other than my camera and lenses).

i have people ask me all the time, can you photoshop this out and that out…the answer is NO!!  We as women need to embrace our bodies, and realize that the “ideal” of women in this day and age is not correct.  We are beautiful just as we are!  I have issues with my body, every woman does, but there needs to come a time when we love ourselves and our bodies.  We are “created wonderfully”, look at what our bodies are designed to do…we are emotional creatures, we love with all of ourselves, we are nurturing, our bodies can carry babies, go through labor to bring them into the world, produce milk to feed them, stay up for hours while exhausted. We can work jobs outside the home and take care of our families as well.  We cook, clean, worry, love, stress, fuss, laugh, and usually (almost every woman I know) put our needs and wants on the back burner so that our family comes first.

All that being said, we deserve to take care of ourselves, if we don’t, who will?  We also deserve to do things for ourselves occasionally to make us feel good about ourselves.  Not only deserve it, but I firmly believe we NEED to do that. I know after I get my hair done, or get a mani/pedi, or even shoot a session, I feel better.  It’s just nice to have time to do something I enjoy doing.

This is what a boudoir session is in my opinion. Sure, most people say they want to do it for their man, but it ends up being more for them in the end.  Plus, it’s fun 🙂

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