Ahhhhh, the Paris Sessions are finally here! The team and I are heading to Paris on a red eye tonight. I cannot wait to make magic in my favorite city again. If you aren't coming with me this year, let's talk about next year!! DM me if you want to be on the priority list for booking Paris 2020. xo
Hating your body is, like, so 2018 (and 2017, and 2016 and 2015 and...). . I am LOVING the greater shift toward body positivity that is happening right now (oh heeeey @effyourbeautystandards @i_weigh @lizzobeeating @ashleygraham and so many more ). Platforms like Instagram make it more possible than ever to tune into the higher vibe messaging that we want and need and to unfollow the messaging that tears us down. . But despite the positive shift, gross messaging is still abundant. I periodically go through and unfollow accounts to make sure that I am only seeing content that I find uplifting, and I delete any of those you-wish-you-could-be-me “influencers.” Do your mental health a favor and clean up your follow list! #goodvibesonly
I went to a concert last night and the opening act sang a song about how their life would begin when love walked in. And... I wanted to barf. Because haven't we all fallen prey to the line of thinking that life will begin when we find love or get married, lose weight, pay off our debt, graduate... whatever. . Babes, a HUGE thing you can do for yourself and your self-love practice is to cut this thinking out. This is toxic and is keeping you stuck in place. Your life is happening NOW and you can make the most of it or waste it. Your choice. . EVEN IF things are bad right now. I, personally, have a lot of bad shit happening that in the past would have made me SERIOUSLY depressed and stuck. But I have worked really hard to focus on PRESENT-MOMENT goodness, to be IN my body, to be GRATEFUL, and to choose to enjoy what is GOOD. Because something has to be good, even if a lot of things are not. . I am NOT saying to ignore what isn't good or to just think positive or that you can change everything if you just find the right affirmation. Address the bad/hard/negative stuff - you have to - but REMEMBER to pay attention to the good. It is what will get you through. xo
If there is only one thing that I could get you to understand, I would want it to be this: that SELF LOVE is your SUPERPOWER. It's the biggest skill in your life that you can develop that will help you in all things. By self love I mean deep love of your self, I mean imbuing every cell of your body with loving compassion, I mean being gentle with yourself when things go wrong, I mean finding joy in your body, I mean accepting yourself completely as you are right now and giving yourself the tools to work toward where you want to be. It's the basis for EVERYTHING.
In less than 3 weeks, we will be shooting in Paris again! This same goddess, @tressabeheim, is coming back and we will be using the same palatial apartment for our indoor set. There is ONE spot left on September 25th. DM if it is your spot! #paris
The female form, in all of its stages, is such a miracle and a thing of beauty. I absolutely adore shooting with past clients who come back to me for maternity sessions. And now you can even come back again with bébé for a motherhood session! #lovemyjob
Trying to stay as cheerful as this pic with the rainy and hot weather this week. Basically refusing to go outside! 🔥How are you going to keep your cool this weekend? I plan to do lots of relaxing and reading in the a/c and treat myself to ice cream! 😘 @bellabombshel
I told you yesterday to be vulnerable, so today I am going to practice what I preach. This is me! I took these #boudoirselfies a few years ago and they have never seen the light of day because... I dunno. I felt self-conscious about them. But if I let go of my personal bullshit, I think they are super hot and super playful. 🔥🔥🔥Feel free to bring some @fiveguys to your shoot, too! 🤣
It requires vulnerability to be powerful. Standing in your own power is not about bravado but about really knowing who you are and embracing all of your truths.