Women are secretive, beautiful and powerful creatures and my job is to capture that. Boudoir is so much more than taking seductive pictures. It should unshackle us from all of the negativity that society has made us feel about our bodies and help us realize that we are worth it. We are all that we need.
I've been a photographer for seven years, but originally I was a writer. Art has always been a significant part of my life. I wrote my first novel at the age of thirteen (not that it was very good!) and I always believed I would be an author someday. I still believe I might. Because of this, I feel photography is an extension of my love of story telling. Being able to tell someones story through photographs and purely capture their emotion, there is something so raw about it. At a young age I became obsessed with the ability to connect with sentiment living deep inside someone and a deeper meaning in life. I feel as though photography has brought me closer to that.
I named this venture after the woman who taught me what being a woman is all about. My mother. I know to some people that sounds a little strange, naming something designated to be sexy after their mother. To me, that's not what boudoir is about. It's about empowerment, confidence and love. Self-love, love between you and your partner, and even love of the world. It's a sense of connectivity.
I remember from a very young age that I believed that the human body was more exquisite than anything that I had ever seen. It's the movement of your limbs and the way that your skin glistens. Our bodies tell the story of our lives. Every mark, scar, freckle, line is from a different experience. Whether that's from the children that we brought into the world, or a lesson we learned, or our smile. I've never been the kind of person who hated these little things because there is so so much beauty in each and every little thing that society tells us is imperfect. But fuck that. Because the definition perfect is you. It's my job to help you understand that. And I'll do it, dammit.