13 hours ago
I still remember the very first time I excitedly stopped a session and showed a client a back-of-the-camera image I had just shot, and her eyes filled with tears. * "No way! That's not me! That *cannot* be me! Except, it was. We squealed, she dried her eyes, Daren fixed her eyeliner...and my heart was so full, I thought it would burst right open. *
So many of my sessions and image reveals are filled with women in absolute disbelief -- scouring the images and checking it twice to make SURE it was REALLY them. It can be almost startling to discover that you are FAR more stunning, powerful, and beautiful than you ever gave yourself credit for. *
These photographs are so much more than you rolling around in your skivvies, feeling exposed and vulnerable. They aren't the version of you that you see in your bathroom mirror, in that lovely fluorescent light, where you are really able to examine every inch of yourself from exactly ONE angle. *
These portraits are of YOU living your best life, they are you on your best day -- where you have a team of hype girls who are cheering you on, lifting you up, and helping you to celebrate the woman you are. *
What keeps you from this experience, is that you just aren't convinced this could be you. But I cross my heart, it can be. *
How will you ever KNOW, unless you just go for it????