the what.

Being a boudoir photographer is the greatest joy of my life. It's my passion and my purpose and it's what drives me every day. I get to celebrate women and femmes - show them their firey power that burns in that cute jiggly belly or that dimply butt or those big ol thighs. I'm in the business of empowering, reclaiming, celebrating, and honoring all bodies. ALL BODIES. All of em.

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. 

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the why

I do what I do for a lot of reasons, but the biggest, most important reason is this: when I was a child and young woman, I had absolutely no idea I was ever allowed to love myself. I believed - truly - that I would never find true love, that I would never be ‘hot’, desirable, worthy in any way of love, honorable friendships, and so on. I can’t believe I ever thought that way, because my my my - I was so very wrong.

I do what I do for little girl me. Little girl me who struggled 24/7 with her body image and who let it get in the way of growing and sharing myself with the world. It wasn’t until I was about 19 years old that I really started realizing how much of how I was feeling wasn’t my fault at all. I realize that I was trained, from the moment I was born, to believe that smaller = better, hotter, more worthy of love or passion or respect or honor - and that bigger or fatter = unhealthy, unattractive, undesirable. Growing up, I wanted to shrink myself down to be as small as I could possibly be.

Sound familiar? So many of us go through this, and often times it’s silently - but once we get going on the journey to fully accepting ourselves - body, mind, and soul - something shifts in the Universe and we’re able to see things more clearly, live more authentically and freely, love not only ourselves but the people around us, and learn not to judge others by their appearances. By putting in the work on ourselves, we’re able to let go of fat phobia and the idea that in order to live a beautiful, full life we must constantly be trying to obtain a smaller, more toned, ‘healthier’ body. When we’re able to fully accept, respect, and honor our own body exactly how it is in this very moment, we’re able to do the same for others’ bodies as well.

Boudoir is an experience. It’s a magical one. When you feel that you’re in the right spot to celebrate everything you are, hit me up. We will have an incredible morning full of love and laughter and sexiness and POWER.