April 2018 - San Antonio, Texas
I could tell she was nervous the moment I walked in. She booked an in-home boudoir session and although we've met before, I get it, minimal clothing with a camera in front of you.. it's kinda scary. She's also a multi-faceted creative, and I met her the previous summer at a photography workshop. Placing a fellow photographer beyond the camera always excites me. It's important to see things from the other side, (I don't do this often enough).
I walked around her beautiful home while I waited for her to finish getting ready. The light poured in like a dream. Beyonce played in the background and I noticed a small room set up like a studio, with multiple large scale paintings of women's bodies. I was enchanted. She told me she painted them, and in that moment I felt this was right and I grew even more excited for her. She wanted this, she wanted to feel liberated. She's been channeling these feelings through other art forms. Oh but my darling, YOU are ART.
As the session went on I could feel her opening up more and more, and by the end she was wearing nothing but a huge smile across her face and I couldn't help but feel the same. I left her home, glowing. She killed it and I was reminded once again, how much I love what I do. I get to witness a transformation of people's spirit in a mere hour or two. It's pure magic.
She is a wife, a mother, an army veteran, a marathon runner...
She's a badass.
I asked her if I could blog her session and if she would share a bit of her story with me. Here's what she said....
What a beautiful, strong woman, both inside and out. I am so honored she chose me to capture this chapter in her life. I feel so inspired. Ladies, we don't give ourselves enough credit. Remember how powerful you are.