I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anais Nin
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”
― Steve Maraboli
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I'm living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when you're a woman.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
- John Muir
I created this work in 2014 and fear kept me from sharing. Not only was I afraid it was kind of shit work but I was most definitely afraid of what people might say. Self pity is such a wicked evil.
Working with people that have a deep connection always inspires me but creating intimate couples portraits, well that hits me on an even deeper level. I remember myself really getting lost in this session. Couples boudoir is being witness to a greater connection and telling a couples love story at its most raw.
Intimate couples session
My studio in downtown Edmonton is the perfect backdrop to create beautiful intimate boudoir images. Whether alone or with your partner, the sessions leave my clients feeling empowered and connected to their beauty
Empowered women are fucking hot. Recently at the Cabin sessions I created some wonderful images for some ladies that blew my mind. This is what one of the those ladies shared with me after the session. Thank you A. michel
Hair and Makeup: The incomparable: Tiiu Vuorensola
I am a smart, feminist woman. 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.