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Dreamy, Fall Boudoir Portraits at the Ramona Grassland Preserve

More than photos.

Boudoir isn't just creating beautiful pictures...It's healing. When I started shooting intimate portraits, it felt important and empowering in ways that I couldn't quite put words to. I was excited to be helping women feel sexy + confident while learning to love what they see in the mirror...but as I've grown in this niche, I've encountered the truth that these sessions have far less to do with body image than it seems.

It would feel neat and tidy to toss this genre into a box, hash-tagging it "body positive" and moving on...but that only scratches the surface. Most women have lived having our bodies labeled and defined by others, being taught that our worth is attached to that label, and yet taking care of it...(heaven-forbid loving it) is vain and selfish. 

How dare we hide our truest selves away from the world, how dare we shove ourselves into ill-fitting boxes hoping to be more palatable. You are enough. As is. Right now.