To everyone on social media who helped me decide which dress - THANK YOU. I had no idea everyone would have so many opinions and feedback. You’ll be pleased to find that I ended up choosing the top two most popular dresses from the online poll. (both came from asos.com for those interested)
It’s been a while since I’ve done a personal post, and I’ve had a lot of new followers, so it’s time. Below I’ll share my most recently family photos, and a bit more about ME and my journey to becoming a boudoir photographer. Time to get personal!
For the past 6 years, I’ve been rediscovering myself as a woman since becoming a mom. The transition into motherhood shook me to my core, and forced me into postpartum depression & anxiety - but also woke me up.
I was nearly a decade into a career in project management/production in the marketing and PR industries, and found myself completely unhappy. The work I was doing was stressing me out, but seemed so trivial. I was working with big brands and companies doing cool projects, but my direct work didn’t feel like I was helping anyone.
I’ve only recently come to realize that this was a missing component in the beginning of my career. I suppose I’ve always known that I enjoy doing creative things, but I didn’t realize how much it meant to me to be helping people.
I’m super intrigued by psychology and having a deeper understanding of oneself. I’ve done Myers Briggs, DISC, Enneagram and every other personality indicator test that I can get my hands on. I LOVE digging deep inward and trying to understand who I am, where my strengths are and how I can improve.
When I discovered boudoir photography, it made so many things click for me. It felt natural. I’m a bit of an introverted homebody, so putting on the outgoing bubbly friendly personality that it takes for event photography was very depleting for me. The small group that is involved at an intimate portrait session is much more my speed and let’s ME be myself, and opens the door for the women in front of my camera to do the same.
My ultimate goal is to do work that feels meaningful, while allowing my creativity to have an outlet. It feels amazing to be able to use my skills with a camera, to create portraits of women that can be so empowering.
However, I don’t want to stop there. I want to help a few women transform even MORE aspects of their life. A chance to have multiple complementary photoshoots, and then earn cash money simply by telling others about their own boudoir portrait experience. Way more information about the MMP Brand Ambassador in this post with a link to the application. Come join my tribe!
Special thanks and all the photo credit to the talented Melissa Rey Photography. She nailed our vision for this shoot and I’m so pumped to decorate my home with these photos.