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Why Boudoir?

This is a question that is both so simple and so difficult to answer. Difficult because it is hard to find the words to appropriately answer this question. Simple because it is so much a part of who I am.

When I started photography in 2015 I wanted NOTHING to do with Boudoir. It just didn't seem to fit into my life at the time and I wasn't interested. In February of 2016, my then sister in law asked me to take some Boudoir pictures of her for her husband for Valentine's Day. I told her I wasn't sure I wanted to do it but caved and did it anyway. Believe me when I tell you... THOSE PICTURES WERE TERRIBLE!!! Bad lighting, bad poses. Just nothing was right. But she loved them and so did he. In the summer of 2016 I had a few more women interested, so I did a few more sessions. My interest was officially piqued and I wanted more. It wasn't until summer of 2017 that I had my own FIRST Boudoir session. It was shot by my then second shooter and current HMUA, Jamiee. I WAS IN AWE. I had just had a baby 7 months prior but I fell in love with myself all over again. Did I really look like that? Was that really me? It was like an out of body experience. From that moment forward, I had my "why?"

I wanted to make women, ALL WOMEN, feel the way I felt looking at those images. I wanted them to feel the pride, self love, confidence and power that I felt then and still feel when I look at those images or any of the other thousands of images I've done or had done over the last 4 years. I want women every to know that every body is a good body. There is no such thing as a bad body or a body that "isn't good enough." We are all goddesses. We all carry that power. Sometimes, all we need is to have someone else show that to us. I hope you will let me show that to you.

In short, my "why?" is YOU! Each and every single one of you. I want you to know self love. I want to be that drunk girl in the bathroom excitedly screaming at you how beautiful you are and to love yourself. I want to tell you that your boobs look AMAZING and that your butt is BOMB.

Just love yourselves dammit! Or I'll do it for you!


XOXO

Chels


P.S. Enjoy a few of those images taken of me over the last 4 years

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