Well Hello Beautiful!
Its the start of a new month and I am beyond excited for everything I have planned already for May. Last month I put out a model call asking for women of all shapes and sizes to apply and tell me WHY you want to do a boudoir shoot. I was floored by the response. I had over 50 women apply. There were so many that were so honest and open with why they needed this, it was very empowering and humbling at the same time. Some of the stories about what these women have been through brought me to tears, and knowing they trust me and know I can some how play a part in providing something they are lacking, even just for a day, meant the world to me. While I wish I could have accepted you all, I had to narrow it down. It wasn’t easy at all because every woman that applied was so beautiful and had such an awesome story to tell. I hope to have the chance to work with every one of you at some point!
I purposely chose to schedule most of them in the month of May. May is a very special month to me. Of course we have the obvious Mother’s Day coming up, but May is also the month that my Mother’s birthday falls in. I will let you in as to why that is significant and how it correlates to this model call.
My mother has lived a life battling insecurities, depression, being overweight, anxiety, and health issues. She was also adopted, so her birthday is more a time of sorrow and questioning the unknown than it is of a celebration and joy to her. Which also makes Mother’s Day really hard for her as well. Our family would try really hard to make her happy and keep her spirits up, but the depression and anxiety caused by her situation wasn’t just something you could turn off. I know we bring her joy though. It’s one of those things sometimes you just have to believe is there even when you can’t see it.
So what does this have to do with my business? Everything. I became very passionate about trying to show others their beauty at a very young age because I had to do it for my mother all the time. I still do it for her and she still doesn’t believe me, but I am determined and won’t give up. All of the women I chose said they needed this. They said they are lacking confidence or that they just wanted to see themselves different for a day. They are moms that have given their all and have close to nothing left to give themselves. They want to ignite something within. There are some that have also overcome obstacles and want to celebrate it. These are the women that the world needs to see and celebrate. They are women that in their minds, feel so small, but to their loved ones they are everything.
I am doing this in honor or my mother, and every other mother out there that has felt this way. Ladies, I am so excited to have fun, conquer some fears, and show everyone how beautiful and powerful you are!