Retro Boudoir ~ Victoria BC Photography

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who come alive."

There's some people you meet in life and you are just drawn to their energy. This lovely lady and I actually went to high-school together - and I have been blessed enough to watch her grow, blossom, and become the incredible woman that she is today. She has such a unique and amazing energy, and brings light to any room she enters. I had the itch to do a really quick and more creatively fuelled shoot - and this babe was game to pop over to my studio for a super quick collab! We had such a fun time creating these images <3 

 

She Transformed ~ Victoria Outdoor Boudoir Photography

I'm not going to write a lot about this session, because this incredible woman wrote me such a breath-taking testimonial and wrote more eloquently than I ever could. I will preface this post briefly by saying that I am a better person for having to have met this wonderful woman. She is strong, loving, inspiring, and unapologetic. Thank you for the incredible opportunity to create empowering art with you. <3 

 

 
The past two years have been transformative, empowering and heart breaking all at once. I left a toxic marriage, confronted years of trauma and started on a healing journey that has changed my life. I wanted this shoot to represent the new me. The empowered me. The me that is left behind after stripping away all the years of trauma and abuse. I am a phoenix rising from the ashes and I wanted this shoot to show that I am not ashamed of any part of me. Not anymore.

I am recommending it to everyone I know. If you want to celebrate your beauty. If you want to celebrate your age. If you want to celebrate your strength. If you want to just say...look at me world! I'm fucking fantastic and proud of it! As women we are somehow taught to keep our beauty underwraps. Don't be too pretty, don't be too big, don't be too out there. Don't intimidate others. 

Well....I'm 42 years old and I'm saying ENOUGH. Here I am! I'm strong, empowered and gorgeous all at the same time. Everyone should have the opportunity to feel this way.

 

This was one of the most affirming, empowering experiences I've ever had. Molly offered me an opportunity to collaborate with her to show a side of me I have been nurturing in private for the past little while.

 

This session made the new me public. Molly understood what I was trying to do intuitively and effortlessly encouraged me to share myself in a way I am rarely comfortable with. Because of her, I now see myself in a completely revolutionized way. The transformed me is now indelibly etched and printed through the lens of her camera. Seeing myself this way has truly changed how I love myself.