Ladies!!! If you're questioning wether or not this experience is for you, let me tell you, I've been where you are.....
I asked a client to share her experience with me in writing so that I could post it on our blog and I seriously cried when I read it!
This is MY WHY! This is why I do what I do!
Read below to understand.......
Grace and I met on Facebook in July of 2017. We instantly connected over a shared love of photography and a desire to empower other women. She invited me to join her VIP group and I instantly fell in love with her work. While I admired the other women on her page for their courage to step in front of her lens, I couldn't imagine allowing myself to be that vulnerable. I continued to watch from the sidelines until a year later. By this point, I had finally exhausted all of my reasons why I shouldn't, and I booked a session for the following November. I thought worst case scenario, if I hate the images, no one ever has to see them besides Grace and I.
The time in between quickly fell away. The week before my session had arrived and Grace reached out to share her excitement for my upcoming shoot. That's when I really started to panic. I must have read and re-read her prep-guide 50 times and still asked a million questions. The thoughts in my head ran wild, "Do I have the right style of shoes? Are they the right color? Should I go buy new ones incase these don't work? What about my lingerie? Will it be flattering for my body type? Should I take T-shirts instead? Oh my gosh, I need a new bra, but what style? Lace or no lace? Black, nude, or colored? What was I thinking! I am NOT prepared for this!" Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck. In the end I packed every piece of lingerie that I owned, a leather jacket, three pairs of heels, two different bras, five different styles of underwear in various colors, and a couple of PJ sets that were a "safe" option incase I chickened out. The morning of my session I awoke with knots in my stomach. Hands shaking, I drove to the studio, then sat in my car for what seemed like forever trying to get up the courage to go inside. I don't remember what I told myself, but somehow I finally managed to get out of the car and walk through the door. What I found on the other side was so much more than I had expected!
Inside it was all smiles, excitement, and so much positivity. The women who greeted me were kind and caring and worked to help me calm my nerves as they styled and pampered me in preparation for my shoot. While Grace and her team encouraged me to try new things, they never pushed me beyond what I was comfortable with. Even though I had no clue what I was going to look like when they had finished, it was calming to know that my opinion mattered. I can still remember the feeling of pure joy and awe the first time I saw myself in the mirror. The woman standing before me exude strength, grace and beauty. I remember thinking "Wow! I look like the women on her page! If I can look like them, I can totally be brave like them." Before long I had shed my fears and embraced a whole new side of myself and I've never looked back.
I gifted my album to my husband on our wedding day. He told me that as much as he loves the pictures, he loves more the confidence that the experience has brought me. The woman I am today, is not the same as the woman who met Grace on Facebook in 2017. Although I may not always feel like her, I am the woman in those pictures. On days when that doubt sets in, I have a physical reminder that I am strong, graceful, and beautiful. I am so grateful for this experience and the change it has brought out in me.
A session with Grace is so much more than a photo shoot. It's an experience. It's chance to take off the blind fold we put on and to see ourselves for who we truly are. That ladies, is something everyone should experience. So if you're questioning if this is for you, the answer is yes, absolutely! Do not let fear or self-doubt hold you back. THIS IS TOTALLY FOR YOU!
Here are the images I chose for my 12X12 album...
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