"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why." -William Barclay
CONFIDENCE . PRIDE . BEAUTY . LOVE .
As this new year begins, I find myself reflecting on "my why". A new year means new beginnings, a fresh start. What is my purpose and my goals for this year and why do they matter to me and to my clients? I have made a resolution for my photography this year and I'm really excited and passionate about it... and here's why...
YOU'RE ALREADY BEAUTIFUL, LET ME HELP YOU SEE IT!
My resolution for this year is to make people feel beautiful, inside and out! Whether that be the dancer auditioning for that huge dance company, the yogi wanting to help spread peace, or the mom wanting to do something for herself...all these people are beautiful, and I want to help them see it! I love the feeling I get when I show my clients their raw images directly on the camera and their eyes light up and a huge smile grows across their face. I see the confidence and self-love come back into their eyes and it makes my heart soar. What's even better is showing them how little "editing" they need. I strive to take photographs of my clients that showcase their natural, true beauty and hope to make them see how perfect they really are by promoting a positive body image by "un-editing" these photos.
"TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF IS THE FIRST SECRET TO HAPPINESS" -ROBERT MORLEY
Too often in our society are we bombarded with negative body image, images of how you "should" look, and what the "perfect" body, or hairstyle, or outfit is. Being a dancer I know all too well about the dangers of these issues. As a dancer you are looking at yourself in a mirror A LOT, and it's easy to get certain body dis-morphia with this kind of career. I too, continue to struggle with my body image and it's hard some days to love what I see. But I'm on this journey with you all and I'm determined to crack those mirrors that are morphing us into thinking we aren't good enough.
"AND I SAID TO MY BODY SOFTLY, 'I WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND.' IT TOOK A LONG BREATH AND REPLIED, 'I HAVE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE FOR THIS.'" -NAYYIRAH WAHEED
I hope to meet and inspire old and new friends this year on their journey to loving themselves. It would be my honor and privilege to capture the unique, stunning, gorgeous, BEAUTIFUL you! So take that step, that jump, that LEAP and do something to make you happy! My eyes, arms, and heart are open and waiting to meet you all behind the lens and to show you your true potential and unwavering beauty.