International Women's Day
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In honor of International Women's Day I reached out to the amazing women who have allowed me to photograph their boudoir sessions each year. I know how much courage it can take to be so vulnerable in front of the camera, especially in a world that can make you feel not good enough for even the slightest flaws. I also know how empowering it is once you've done it and realized just how truly beautiful you are.
Each of these women were brave enough to give me their "Why" for doing their boudoir session and then chose their favorite images from their session (with complete permission to share).
Here are their stories...
“I first booked my boudoir session for my husband but when I walked out of my session I knew instantly that I had actually done it for myself. I have forgotten about me and who I am lately. It gave me great confidence back and with that confidence it gave me strength. You walk in (with no kids-extra bonus) a are pampered then empowered, it was definitely not what I had expected, it was amazing. I would highly recommend booking a boudoir session with Michelle for any woman- mom, wife, or grandma that doesn’t look at herself as “sexy” anymore. You definitely won’t regret it”
If you ever forget what you look like in your husband's eyes, these pictures will show you exactly what he sees! You are beautiful this is a great reminder of that!
“After I had my son it was hard for me to find my confidence but during this session I have never felt more beautiful! By far the most empowering thing I’ve done for myself”
"You look how you look. Be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb." -- Jennifer Lawrence
"Nothing can dim the light that shines from within."
- Maya Angelou
"You are powerful, beautiful, brilliant and brave. Don’t let anyone tell you differently."
"I have struggled with self confidence and hating my body forever, but after this experience I've learned that I am beautiful and I can love myself. Just the way I am."
"After talking with all of these amazing women, I felt compelled to share a bit of my most recent session with Elanem Studio. Capturing my third (and final) pregnancy was something I truly needed to do for myself. I absolutely love being pregnant and this session was exactly what I needed to remember how strong, beautiful and wonderful it is to be a woman."