I understand that beauty comes in more than one size despite media pressure otherwise. I am comfortable being in public with no makeup or without getting completely dressed up. Beauty is deeper than my skin. Yet this head knowledge does not always correlate to loving my body just as it is. I have been working on finding the beauty in myself now and not waiting until I have fixed my physical flaws.
This was my headspace when I saw your request for a curvy forty-something woman to join you at your Cabin Sessions to do boudoir shots. I took a deep breath and said yes: this is me.
I didn't even need to see the pictures to know that the experience was everything I had hoped. This was the right thing at the right moment. It was more than a photoshoot because you have a gift beyond photography. You made the experience itself empowering, fun, and uplifting in moments when I could have felt vulnerable or uncomfortable.
Then I got the gallery! You’ve captured a version of me that I knew should exist but couldn’t always see. Now I can visualize myself as a sexy, beautiful woman through these photos—even when I am lounging in sweats and no makeup. It's like finding a secret super power.