This article really hit home for me. “I have generalized anxiety disorder, which seeps into every aspect of my life, including my appearance.”, says the writer, Jamie Friedlander. There have been times I’ve been completely obsessed with my appearance and other times where I won’t wear makeup for weeks at a time. It just depends on how I’m feeling about myself overall. What I love about Jamie’s experience is that she did it. That’s it. That was so incredibly brave to face down her anxiety and do the damn session. Anxiety is such an enemy and just waking up and facing it day-to-day is a feat in itself.
I was crying the entire time I was reading Jamie’s words. These tears were two-part for me. I felt Jamie’s fear. I felt her crippling anxiety and obsession. On the other hand, I know what boudoir can do for women and it made me smile, through those tears, knowing that another deserving woman saw herself differently that day. She now has a reminder of how INCREDIBLE she is every time she looks at her photographs. Read More
I’m sharing Erin’s boudoir session, again, because it’s being featured on Bajan Wed and I’m still in love with every photograph.
Erin's boudoir session is still one of my favorites. She came a little unsure of how the session would go. She, like every woman, has insecurities and doubts. This is honestly why I believe that every woman should do a boudoir session at some point in her life (if not multiple times). She showed up with her sister who ended up being her biggest cheerleader. It was such an encouraging and empowering session. It was three women constantly praising Erin and letting her know just how phenomenal she is. It was something that radiated so far beyond her beautiful face and elongated body. Read More
I asked Olivia to share her thoughts about this session and WHY now:
“When Shannon posted about wanting to do an all black and white boudoir session, I immediately knew that’s what I wanted to do for my 30th birthday present to myself. Women hear so much about ‘getting their bodies back’ after having a baby. After having two babies in less than two years, I loathed the saying. This body was the same body that went through cancer, infertility, and two c-sections. This body simultaneously nursed one child, while growing another. This body was with me when I lost my best friend and brother at 19, and was with me on my wedding day and when I saw my boys’ faces for the first time. I knew Shannon the only person I wanted and trusted with this, and I’ll be forever grateful to her for these images.”
Thank you for taking a chance on this session Olivia. Thank you for believing that we could create magic together. Read More
I saw something yesterday that said, “Write your own story”. How can those 4 words evoke so much inside of me? About an hour before reading those words, I discovered something I wrote when I was in the middle of my darkest year (2017). I had lost my dog, my grandfather, my uncle and my grandmother, all within a few months. I then asked my husband for a divorce. I was spiraling, but maintaining (it was only from having support from those around me). What I wrote on the pages of my journal was why it was so important for me to write my own story. Read More
This in-home West Palm Beach boudoir session is full of gorgeous light, piercing blue eyes, geometrical tattoos, and an incredible woman. Some of my blog posts consists of stories and really deep conversations. Sometimes I feel that the photos tell their own story and no words are needed.
So… Read More