The naked truth

November 26, 2014

Is that I like to take sexy photos of myself just as much as I like to take them of other people. Why not right?!

As a photographer on a mission to reinvent Boudoir Photography with an Editorial Bespoke approach, I have given myself permission to put myself out there. There will be plenty of people that won’t agree with me, my mother, my old boyfriends, and then there is always the haters, but I just can’t live my life caring about what other people think. I take beautiful, sexy photos of women and I love what I do!  Sure, You can call me an exhibitionist, but this is what I do for a living, so I should be able to do it myself.

So often, as women, we’ve told to hide what we’ve been given. If we show off our bodies then we’re called sluts, or even more frequently, people say that we’re “asking for it.” I say, excuse me? What is it about our culture that is so down on the female body? I don’t think we should hide it, I think we should flaunt it, I think it should be a celebration. Yes, there is a line you can cross where is gets to be uncouth, I am not denying that, but I don’t think I’m crossing that line here, not even close. Our bodies are art and as long as I have a this strong, beautiful body, I am going to treasure it.

Seeing yourself looking amazing, whether in clothes or not, is a huge confidence builder. Body image experts even recommend that more women spend time looking at themselves naked, because this helps us appreciate all of our flaws and see all of our great points. We see the whole picture and go wow, I’m actually pretty incredible. And that newfound sense of self-love will carry over to the rest of our lives. It all starts with loving ourselves first!

When I take sexy photographs of myself, it’s an exercise in self-love and self-confidence. When I photograph my clients, my goal is to show them just how extraordinary they are, and so, this is something I do for myself too. As women, we’re all in this together, and we need to be positive, and we need to be empowered, and we need to do it in the way that resonates with each of us. For me, that’s photography, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

So, I ask you to join me, take sexy photos of yourself (or book a Boudoir session with me), and learn to love yourself even more. By loving yourself as you really are, with all your glorious imperfections and magical assets, you can go out and conquer the world.

Let’s go out and be unstoppable. What are we waiting for?

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