When I stop and think about all the times I could have started and been where I wanted to be already, I feel sick to my stomach by all the missed opportunity. I lay in bed at night thinking, first thing tomorrow I will book that meeting to go over my finances... do a complete meal plan for the next month... Get rid of all the junk from the cupboards...
With recent weight loss of 30lbs, Mrs. W wanted to celebrate her life and her achievements. I won't tell you how old this beauty is, she can tell you herself, but at any age losing 30lbs is an achievement. She and her hubby made a goal, they wanted to be strong and healthy to lift their grand-babies and support their own kids as they grow their families.
She lost her brother with whom she had a very close bond; every year she spends his birthday feeling sad and grieving her loss. She booked her shoot on that day so instead of sadness she would be celebrating the life she has ahead with her husband and the joy that is still awaits her;
Life gets in the way of taking time just for ourselves, no one gets that more than a fellow mom of three. I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Ms. J, a single mom of 3 and a successful professional business owner.
There is something a bit exciting and daring about having your photos taken in your undies. It is, perhaps, a once in a lifetime event, a decadent experience that I wish for every woman. For me there is nothing quite like the experience of getting to witness the revelation of a woman as she arrives at her own beauty and loves what she sees.
...She was stunning and gracious. Her beauty radiated from deep inside her and I was transfixed. Looking into her eyes as I clicked the shutter I could feel how powerful the moment was for both of us. Still to this day I think about our time together; it was life changing, empowering and liberating. It was the birth of a fire in me that has not gone out and I hope never will...
I wanted to capture my body and essence as it exists right now, a sort of farewell package to the last chapter of my life. I wanted an amazing photographer and artist with visions, enthusiasm and flare to help me bring this side out ~ I was lucky enough to find Mel. After my initial consult, I was convinced that the boudoir experience was partly for the man in my life ~ it didn't take me long to realize that it was entirely for me.