The Pacific Northwest is my home, but one day I plan to live in a home on wheels. Thats right, I am planning on buying a van and traveling the country and taking all the outdoor boudoir photos I can. I want to explore the different terrains all over the U.S. and take incredible photos of humans in all the beautiful earth. Fuck Yes.
I myself am someone who has never really been comfortable with their own body. I grew up since middle school always thinking I was fat and for the most part I was always the ‘bigger’ one in my friend groups. For many many years I would shame my body and always bring it down for not being the way I wanted it to be and what I thought other wanted it to be. <— Silly. When I started photographing boudoir slowly but surely my own view of myself and my body started changing. I started to use different words to describe my stomach, and double chin and thighs. I would say, just more of me to love. Or, this body helps me climb mountains and my legs are strong and powerful and can take me anywhere I want to go. Little by little and day by day I started to praise more and punish less. I stopped judging myself for eating what I chose to eat at times. When I looked at myself in the mirror I chose to see love and strength and not weakness and hate. Through photographing other people I realized that no one is perfect and no body is perfect but this body is my own and it’s the only one I got so I am going to love it while I can. If I can tell others how beautiful and perfect they are, I should be able to say that to myself as well.
When I am photographing any single human or couple stripped down and bearing it all is when I myself, feel the most beautiful. If I can make anyone see, feel and know their self-worth and show love and admiration towards their body, then I know I have done my job right. It’s about the photos but it’s much more than that. I want you to see yourself as someone who is perfect just as they are. No size, disability, old or young age, skin condition, fear or doubt need to keep you from doing boudoir. It’s time to love your body and love yourself now. I’ll do it if you do it, okay?