As women, we're told that our value is held in our physical appearance, yet we're also taught from an early age to be ashamed of our bodies. It's shitty and confusing and it reinforces the double standards we are all aware of in our patriarchal society. A big reason why I love boudoir so much is because it helps you let go of any shame and expectations you may be holding surrounding physical appearance. It allows you to be fully yourself and embrace you sexuality, whatever that looks like to you. It allows you to be who you really are, and experiment with who you want to be without judgment, because you are in a safe space.
I'm not interested in just taking pretty pictures, because I can do that with a cell phone. I want to make art and tell your story. Whether it's finding yourself and exploring your sexuality after a divorce; accepting your new body after having kids and celebrating all the wonderful things it has done for you; letting out your inner seductress when you've felt like nothing more than a soccer mom in yoga pants for years. It pushes you outside of your comfort zone just enough to help you push past those fears and expectations and allows you to let go and bring forward the woman you truly are, free of shame.
If you've ever been told that you're too aggressive or too shy, too squishy or too thin, too tall or too short, fuck 'em.
If you've ever been told you should smile more, you should grow your hair out; you should get a tan, fuck 'em.
If you've ever been called a slut or a prude, or maybe both, FUCK. THEM.