Your journey starts now
I say those three words a lot. In fact, I have them tattooed on my body, in case I need a reminder. It’s become my mantra. It’s what I tell every single woman who walks through my studio doors.
But it’s not something I’ve always believed.
Growing up as a total tomboy and not naturally an athlete, I always felt like I had to work to look beautiful. From middle school, where I developed earlier than my peers... to college, where I gained much more than the freshman 15… to weighing in at over 250 pounds at my heaviest, depressed and feeling lost—health and happiness seemed like a fleeting, unobtainable thing. Beauty felt entirely out of reach. I certainly did not feel like enough.
You are enough.
Fast forward to today: I’ve lost over 100 pounds, birthed two children, and become an avid CrossFitter. I'm healthier and stronger than I've ever been… and still, I'm still not that which the world “says” is beautiful.
I still battle depression.
I’m covered in stretch marks and scars.
I've got some extra love on my hips I'll probably never be rid of...
But can I tell you something?
It was never about losing the weight, or attaining some other worldly standard of beauty.
Learning to love myself deeply came not from a physical transformation, but a heart one. I had to stop believing the lie that I had to look or act a certain way to be considered beautiful. I am beautiful not because of a number on a scale, but because I was made in the image of the Creator. I am not enough when the world says I am. I am enough NOW, because my worth is inherent.
THIS is the transformative experience of intimate portraiture. My beauties get to see the absolute BEST sides of themselves, and I’m not just talking about strategic posing. They get to see the truth about themselves: that they radiate confidence and strength. They get to look deeply into their own eyes and see courage, beauty and love. They get to let go of the lie that they are not enough, because their photos tell the truth: they have always been enough.
My beauties leave their sessions with more than just an appreciation for their bodies. They leave feeling accepted, empowered, and more confident than when they arrived. They leave with the TRUTH about themselves etched into their hearts: they are enough.