The end of every year brings reflection, but this particular year has been such a whirlwind that its hard to remember what life felt like back in December of 2017. I had just moved into my very own studio, I was facing a busy January full of weddings and my busiest calendar to date. And my oh my, was this year a busy one! Pulling my favorite boudoir images for this year was a DAUNTING task ya’ll. My original list was 5x what this post contains because I have been so lucky to work with so many amazing people and for that, I am grateful! And while I will be sharing my favorite wedding and portrait images in the beginning of 2019 (I still have two weddings left this year and I have to include those!!), I am so excited to share my favorite boudoir images of 2018 first!
Before I get to those images though, I wanted to take a minute and tell you a little about how seeing all of these images feels for me. I never set out to be a boudoir photographer but shooting this type of work brings out the best in me. Boudoir is intrinsically personal and to me, every single babe that has allowed me to get to know them and create beautiful images that show their authentic selves is something I am so incredibly grateful for. But I think what moves me to tears though is how diverse this group of babes is! I believe wholeheartedly that sexuality and beauty is found in every single person but often society tried to limit those words to certain folks, so to have been able to create images of so many different folks of different expressions and backgrounds and body sizes and skin colors and sexualities….I feel humbled and honored. You all inspire me so much and I can’t wait to continue the work of creating safe spaces fo you to embrace and be your badass, authentically sexy and stunning selves.
Oh and one more thing! I wanted to also share my FAVORITE boudoir image of the whole year with ya’ll! While I love all of my clients and shoots, this particular image speaks so much to me as a person and an artist and to be able to create it with someone as incredible as our dear friend Tiel, well it means the world to me. This whole shoot is my fav from this year but this image speaks to me most of all because of the strength it takes to find laughter and joy amidst tears and pain and heartbreak. This shot is in between some incredibly powerful images of Tiel crying in the shower and I am just so grateful for this woman’s support and friendship and that she allowed me into a hard space in her life to create this series and that we were both able to find moments of laughter in that. Here is to hoping 2019 is full of these kinds of powerful images and incredible babes!