FIERCE FRIDAY FEATURE | Louisiana Boudoir and Empowerment Photography

Ms. V

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 I've always struggled with my body. When I was a young girl, I was overweight from age 9 or 10 and remember feeling "different" than the smaller girls. I had an emotional connection to food and used it as my comfort. As I grew older it got worse, until finally I'd had enough and I made healthy life changes and lost 90 pounds at age 22. I felt amazing and sexy, more confident than I ever had as a teenager and young woman. Then real life began, I met a man, fell in love, got pregnant and here I am today back to an overweight body. I felt depressed and sad, ugly and unworthy. Why had my body and mind betrayed me again? By this time I had started shooting boudoir photography, as a photographer I love empowering other people, showing them how beautiful they are in photos. I began to realize my thoughts about my own body, could affect my clients and and self deprecating had to stop. I started really looking at myself in the mirror, listening to my finance's words about how sexy he found me, hearing my son say "you are pretty mama" and I decided I needed to love myself.

I've always struggled with my body. When I was a young girl, I was overweight from age 9 or 10 and remember feeling "different" than the smaller girls. I had an emotional connection to food and used it as my comfort. As I grew older it got worse, until finally I'd had enough and I made healthy life changes and lost 90 pounds at age 22. I felt amazing and sexy, more confident than I ever had as a teenager and young woman. Then real life began, I met a man, fell in love, got pregnant and here I am today back to an overweight body. I felt depressed and sad, ugly and unworthy. Why had my body and mind betrayed me again? By this time I had started shooting boudoir photography, as a photographer I love empowering other people, showing them how beautiful they are in photos. I began to realize my thoughts about my own body, could affect my clients and and self deprecating had to stop. I started really looking at myself in the mirror, listening to my finance's words about how sexy he found me, hearing my son say "you are pretty mama" and I decided I needed to love myself.

 Then real life began, I met a man, fell in love, got pregnant and here I am today back to an overweight body. I felt depressed and sad, ugly and unworthy. Why had my body and mind betrayed me again? By this time I had started shooting boudoir photography, as a photographer I love empowering other people, showing them how beautiful they are in photos. I began to realize my thoughts about my own body, could affect my clients and and self deprecating had to stop. I started really looking at myself in the mirror, listening to my finance's words about how sexy he found me, hearing my son say "you are pretty mama" and I decided I needed to love myself.

Then real life began, I met a man, fell in love, got pregnant and here I am today back to an overweight body. I felt depressed and sad, ugly and unworthy. Why had my body and mind betrayed me again? By this time I had started shooting boudoir photography, as a photographer I love empowering other people, showing them how beautiful they are in photos. I began to realize my thoughts about my own body, could affect my clients and and self deprecating had to stop. I started really looking at myself in the mirror, listening to my finance's words about how sexy he found me, hearing my son say "you are pretty mama" and I decided I needed to love myself.

 Just because I didn't look like a fashion model, or the way society tell you to, doesn't mean I'm not beautiful. I became excited at the prospect of celebrating myself and my body with a boudoir session of my own. I researched and researched and finally decided on using Amy Peacock, and words can't express how happy I am that I did. The days leading up to the session I was so nervous, I felt those creeping thoughts come back, "what if I look like a whale, what if I suck at this and the photos are terrible", etc etc, the list went on. I put that out of my head while I was getting my hair and makeup done and I finally decided I was going to embrace the experience and I think I did just that.

Just because I didn't look like a fashion model, or the way society tell you to, doesn't mean I'm not beautiful. I became excited at the prospect of celebrating myself and my body with a boudoir session of my own. I researched and researched and finally decided on using Amy Peacock, and words can't express how happy I am that I did. The days leading up to the session I was so nervous, I felt those creeping thoughts come back, "what if I look like a whale, what if I suck at this and the photos are terrible", etc etc, the list went on. I put that out of my head while I was getting my hair and makeup done and I finally decided I was going to embrace the experience and I think I did just that.

 Amy makes you feel so comfortable, like two best friends hanging out and having fun. She is a master coacher for posing and facial expressions and I had so much fun at the session, way more than I had anticipated. At the very end, I felt so beautiful, so sexy. I went home and confidently told my husband, "damn babe, you are so lucky to have a woman this hot". I hadn't even seen my images yet! When I finally got to see them, I cried, I laughed, I saw myself in a whole new light. They were gorgeous, I could tell the woman in those photos loved herself and that's really all I ever wanted. Thank you Amy, for giving me this gift. I will treasure it forever.

Amy makes you feel so comfortable, like two best friends hanging out and having fun. She is a master coacher for posing and facial expressions and I had so much fun at the session, way more than I had anticipated. At the very end, I felt so beautiful, so sexy. I went home and confidently told my husband, "damn babe, you are so lucky to have a woman this hot". I hadn't even seen my images yet! When I finally got to see them, I cried, I laughed, I saw myself in a whole new light. They were gorgeous, I could tell the woman in those photos loved herself and that's really all I ever wanted. Thank you Amy, for giving me this gift. I will treasure it forever.

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