Tag Archives: Mother/Daughter Portraits

How wearing makeup can affect your self esteem

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Yesterday morning, while drinking my coffee and scrolling Facebook I came across a post by a local radio station. It was a message they were posting from one of their followers, talking about how her 8 year old came home from school and asked if she could wear makeup because a classmate did. The mother said  “The makeup may improve my daughter’s low self-esteem. It may also attract unwanted attention from pervs. Is 8 years-old too young for makeup?”

I read through some of the comments and overwhelmingly everyone had negative comments about makeup in general. Continue reading »

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Kayla’s Glamorous Maternity Session


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I have had the pleasure of photographing Kayla three times now and each time gets better than the one before it. Kayla is a gorgeous Mama to a beautiful little girl and is expecting another little girl in October! Continue reading »

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Katie’s Spokesmodel Test Shoot

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“I saw an advertisement for a Spokesmodel Contest posted on Facebook for Jessica Michael Photography. I was sitting in bed at the time and jokingly turned to my husband and said ‘I should enter this – haha!’ He told me that I should because maybe then, I would be able to see how beautiful I really was. I rolled my eyes and entered the contest, with no expectations of hearing anything back. When Jess contacted me for my finalist photo shoot, I was soooo happy to have even made it as far as I did! At my shoot, I was nervous as hell, not knowing what to expect, but it was so easy! Amelia did my hair and make-up, so my skin was flawless, and Jess showed me how to pose for each photo. It was so reassuring to have Jess there to make sure I looked my absolute best. When my photos came back….. I looked at them and couldn’t believe my eyes! There was a curvy, beautiful, and confident young woman staring back at me. I have never seen myself as anything other than a wife, a mother, a boss, a volunteer, etc…. It was the first time in my life that I felt good about my looks. That particular day changed me. I became more confident because I knew that I was more than just A, B, or C. I was a beautiful woman. At that point, winning the contest was just icing on the cake for me, because in my heart, I had already won.”

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Jamie’s Stunning Self Esteem Boosting Photoshoot

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Let me introduce you to Jamie. Jamie and I immediately hit it off the first time we spoke on the phone. She is a lovely woman, a mother that did a wonderful boudoir session for herself and we became fast friends. When we met we talked about everything from ex-husbands to difficult children, and even though she broke her toe just before our appointment she was still able to rock the session as you can see. Continue reading »

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My first boudoir shoot

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(FYI: The following post is NSFW…. if you are related to me, you may want to not read further… or at least make sure you don’t scroll past the 2nd set of images below)

I wish I could remember where I first learned about boudoir photography… I’d like to thank whoever introduced me to it because becoming a boudoir photographer has changed my life and has allowed me to help other women to change their own lives.

The first boudoir shoot that I ever photographed was my own. It was a very amateur setup… I had only just decided two months prior that I wanted to make photography my career so I was still learning and only had very basic equipment and knowledge in how to use it. Continue reading »

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Finding Yourself

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I met my first husband when I was 16 years old. He started out sweet and caring, and it wasn’t long before I was pregnant. By our first anniversary I was miserable. All we did was fight and he had begun the process of isolating me from everyone I knew and who cared about me. That was the beginning of nearly 7 years of Hell.

By the age of 21 I was completely brainwashed, nearly suicidal and feeling hopeless.  I was lost and it was all I could do to get through each day without letting his words and actions destroy me completely. I started drinking heavily to escape my misery.

I finally got scared enough to leave in August of 2006 with 2 kids and one on the way and moved in with my estranged father…. We hadn’t spoken in nearly a year, because of my husband, yet he opened his home to me and my children. I managed to go back to school and got my GED, I got my own place for me and the kids, and I started to be able to see that I had value.

One day while I was out shopping, I decided to look at the workout videos and on a whim purchased Volume 1 of the Carmen Electra Aerobic Striptease collection. Continue reading »

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