The Empowerment of Self Love
Through my years as a photographer, a large portion of my work has been in boudoir. I wouldn’t have it any other way. What is better than documenting living, breathing bodies of art? It is a privilege to be trusted with ones most precious of belongings- themselves. It didn't take long for me to realize, however, that not everyone saw the great beauty in themselves as I saw in each of them. That is when the understanding hit me, that a boudoir session is so much more than just pictures.
Every person that comes to me is looking to feel the most beautiful that they can in their skin- but that usually involves a request to alter or change little tiny bits of themselves. My immediate response to all of them is always the same- "You are already one of the most beautiful people that I have ever seen".
It always gets a smile, and almost always gets a response similar to; "I bet you say that to all of your clients!". Typically followed with a small laugh- always something that brings life to the session. Then I am honest with them. "Yes. I DO tell all of my clients that they are one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen; because they all are."
This consistent interaction is what sparked my Every BODY Is Beautiful (EBIB) project. The idea behind the project is simple, but so valuable. EBIB is a celebration of YOU, and is meant to provide all participants with the understanding that those perfect versions of themselves do not come from me, but rather, are brought to me. Every single part of you is flawless, unique art. Every skin fold, boney hip, scar, beauty mark, every stretch mark should be cherished and honored like the one of a kind brushstroke it represents. That is what an EBIB session is. Surrounded by your favorite music, with your favorite snacks; with the perfect setting staged just for you, based on your personality; each session is catered completely to each individual participant, while creating art together by simply embracing ones pure beauty.
Each 'Every BODY Is Beautiful' session provides the honor of being able to see one of the most beautiful humans I have ever seen, walk back into the world empowered with self love. Each time, I am left wondering- what much else is there, better than that?