A Self Love Journey

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I want to start this off by saying I am a HUGE sign person. I believe everything happens for a reason. (I even believe you landed on my page for a reason.) I pull a positive out of a situation, no matter how negative the situation is, because I believe I am meant to learn something from every experience.

Ever since I gave birth to our last daughter, I just haven’t felt “right”. I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t figure it out. During this time of not feeling myself, I started to lose who I was. And I hate to admit it but I definitely let myself go. I’m not talking about let myself go as in became a slob or anything. I am meaning I stopped worrying about me. I stopped taking care of me mentally.

When I looked in the mirror, all I saw was someone just going through the motions of life. Then it happened. I was diagnosed with Lupus. If you are unaware of what lupus is.

(Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems/ including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.)

What does this mean in short, honest version. I could die. I could die young and I could die a painful death. With modern medicine the chances of that are now slim, BUT if you do any research on lupus…you will find doctors do not really understand lupus. So that in itself is scary.

THAT was my sign. I sat there sick to my stomach (literally) and crying my eyes out while the doctor explained lupus to me and thought “If lupus affects my heart, and gave me a heart attack tomorrow and I died…would I be proud of the impact I made on the world.” The brutally honest answer “No.”

You see I have 3 amazing, beautiful, and extremely intelligent daughters. Although they would be my official lasting mark on this planet left behind. I haven’t had enough time to mold them to make their own impact. I haven’t touched enough people’s lives for that answer to change to “yes”.

So from that day on, I started fixing me. I booked 3! Yes 3, boudoir sessions in less than 1 week. I was nervous, I felt awkward, and I wanted to turn around the WHOLE time driving to my first session. BUT when I faced my fear and went in there, I OWNED that session!

I was on a liberal high for a while after that. I held my head high and was ready to take on life again. I was ready to take on lupus. But I still needed to do something else. You see my FAVORITE quote is “be the change you wish to see in the world”― Mahatma Gandhi.

What change did I want to see in the world? I wanted every women that ever felt like they were “just” a mom, “just” a wife, “just” a friend, “just” a women, to feel the empowerment I felt. That you are not “just”. You are a freaking QUEEN. You ARE enough. And you only get that recognition when YOU demand it. And you can not demand that, when you don’t feel empowered.

And I know what you are thinking. “Why would I need to strip down to feel empowered?” Girl, you don’t. You can be in jeans and a t-shirt and freaking own your session. But let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with stripping down nude for your session, if that is what empowers you. And baby this is a journey, these photos will be a constant reminder of WHO you are.

We all lose sight of who we are sometime or another. And we all need reminded of the queens we are. That is what empowerment sessions are about!

I could go on and on about why I you should come to me for your boudoir session. Or why I think you would absolutely kill it. But this has to be your decision. This has to be YOUR leap of faith. This afterall is YOUR self love journey.

When you are ready fill out the contact form below. I will be more than happy to set up your pre-session consultation so we can get to know each other better and talk about your empowerment session!