New year, New changes, New stories {Ocala Boudoir Photographer}

I’m excited for the new year that’s rapidly approaching.  I’m never one to make up my mind for long, I continue to grow on my journey, both professionally and personally.  Since the move to Ocala I’ve met a ton of wonderful, kind hearted and just 100% real people. The kind you only find in small towns. The ones who want to help you succeed even if it doesn’t benefit them at all.  They’ve helped me to grow here in this new town. And Im grateful and forever thankful to them for it.  The ladies who have trusted the new kid in town instead of tried & true professionals in the area make my heart happy and scares me.  In a good way though. I’m still the new kid, I’m still unknown, I still have to prove myself in this one horse town. {Ok.. theres like.. more horses than people in this town, but you get what Im sayin}

At the end of the day, I’m still me. Just an older, wiser version. One who understands what it’s like to be on the other side of my lens, one who understands what it’s like to have children, get married, loose weight, gain weight, and have a million other reason’s to celebrate my life. I recently had a one on one coaching session with a professional business coach. She and I talked for just over an hour and she opened my eyes to what I do in a way I never imagined. I know that I take photo’s of women in their undies. What I was forgetting, the puzzle piece I was missing  was WHY I was photographing them. Most of my client’s book me as a gift to their spouse or significant other, usually for Valentines day, Anniversary’s, wedding gifts or birthday’s. I’ve had ladies who just broke up with their boyfriends who were doing it for themselves, I had a client who was SIX weeks.. yes SIX weeks postpartum.. Man was I in awe of her. I never would have been caught dead in-front of a camera after a baby! I’ve also had client’s who have wanted to celebrate their pregnant bodies. As women we forget about ourselves, we dont celebrate those little things that to others may not be a big deal but to us are. Loosing those stubborn last 10lbs, getting a promotion or fantastic raise, our own birthdays, getting married {Ok this is a big deal but another fantastic reason to celebrate OURselves vs doing it for him}, getting back into our favorite jeans after having the baby. Each of us has a unique path, a story all our own. We’ll cross paths’, we may even take the same one for awhile, but we’ll view it differently, react to life’s curve balls in different ways. Hopefully not forgetting that we have ourselves and our girlfriends, family, and husbands {or wives} there to support us every step of the way.

No matter what happened in 2013, 2014 is our way of getting a do-over, of starting fresh, of being that person we want to be. Accepting what makes us unique, what makes us special and celebrating it. Every day.

I want to show you the beauty the world see’s in you. Remind you that you are worth loving. That all those little flaws we find with ourselves aren’t worth the worry.

Love yourself

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