This is me. I'm Cheyenne. I'm your boudoir photographer. I'm a 26 year-old woman who has been through hell and back with her body image. I'm on the journey to self-love and, while I've come a very, very, very long way, I am still truckin' along right next to you.
I have a bad ass poodle named Penny (who may or may not be present at your photo shoot). I love cheesesteaks. I love fries. I love pizza. I love my mom. I love my belly rolls. I love my legs. I love my eyes. I love getting women in front of my lens and showing them how important it is to love your body - which will lead you to loving your mind and soul as well. It's all connected. I live for what I do and it's my mission to show you and every other woman in the world that it's OKAY to love yourself - mind, body, and soul - all of you. It's OKAY to celebrate you. I got you, babe. Let's freaking do this.
I’m not a mother, but I am a daughter, and I know first hand how very, very, very important it is to show your children, your siblings, cousins, partners, friends, and most importantly - YOURSELF - that YOU KNOW YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL. Body image issues is a vicious cycle passed down from parents to children over and over and over again, not to mention the detrimental impact that the media has on women of all ages. We are constantly being bombarded with imagery that makes us question our own beauty and our own worth, comparing ourselves to other women - wishing and working to make our bodies look a certain way thinking that it will make us happier.
No. That's not how happines works. Mind, body, and soul are all connected and making sure we take care of and love ALL of ourselves is the most important thing in our lives if we want to be happy.
I’m pretty confident in saying that most of us, as women, have experienced some kind of body image issue, whether we think we’re too fat, too skinny, too flat chested, or too busty, we hate our thighs, or our stretchmarks, our bony knees, or maybe we gained almost 30 pounds in our first semester at college (guilty) and maybe we still haven’t lost that 30 pounds (also guilty). We’re humans. We have flaws. There is nothing wrong with that. BUT – we need to learn to love things about ourselves. We need to let those things shine. Yes, we’ll still have days of feeling badly about ourselves, but if you learn to really love yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin, your life will be changed – and I absolutely believe that I was put on this earth to help you realize that it’s okay to have thunder thighs (I have them and I love them), it’s okay to have a muffin top (I have one of those, too), it’s okay if your boobs are so big that they get in your way (ahem, yup, also an issue I proudly have).
I'm here not only as your photographer who can't wait to capture your true beauty, but also as a woman who has struggled with body image issues her entire life. I am on this journey with you. I am right by your side.
This is a very big deal. Loving yourself is a big deal.