Being confident in all of who are seems easy enough, right? Until we wake up and hop onto social media and scroll through our feed, comparing ourselves to every body else! It is engrained in us to only show the highlight reel. It's not to say to we shouldn't show off all the good parts of life or the tiny little accomplishments throughout the day! But those tiny little victories are only PARTS of who we are. PARTS of our life. By embracing the ALL is when we are truly being set free.
By embracing the ALL is when we are truly being set free.
We stop striving for perfection, which is f'n exhausting by the way! It is unachievable! We stop beating ourselves up for our mistakes. You know what we start doing instead?
We start learning from them!
We start to accept them,
and grow into stronger more confident human beings.
And during this journey we find self-acceptance and authenticity. Through that authenticity is when we start to attract others with our humanness. We start to build a tribe. A tribe that doesn't give a shit about perfection or the highlight reel. They care about YOU.
That is exactly what being outdoors does for you. It forces you to clear away all the shit that doesn't matter and makes room for self-acceptance. And being outdoors for a boudoir shoot captures this. It is a chance to memorialize
a huge victory is your life, to remember the clarity of breathing in fresh air and embracing ALL of you.
This gorgeous woman right here just oozes of self-confidence. She KNOWS she is fabulous! She KNOWS what she has to offer. She knows who she is right now and who she wants to become. This outdoor boudoir shoot is a tool in her journey of embracing all of who she is.
Ready to confidently embrace ALL of you? Let's Chat!
OMG! First I am just going to state what everyone is thinking - LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL GODDESS HAIR!
Okay! Okay! Now that I have gotten that out of my system, let's talk about finding balance in this crazy life! Abby is an old co-worker of mine and fellow photographer. She does beautiful senior portraits by the way! She is also in school full time, has a badass social life, and overall running around like a crazy person! When your day starts every morning around 4:30 am it is really easy to start feeling dragged down and beaten all to hell!
Solution? Taking some time for yourself, stepping outside, and literally letting that gorgeous hair down and JUST BREATHING! Finding work/life balance when the whole world is telling you that #hustle and #onthatdailygrind is a great thing, it is REALLY REALLY F'n hard! When you aren't constantly working then you can start feeling unproductive, not useful, and overall not so great. Plus who the heck takes the time to take care of themselves when waking up at 4:30 am every morning! NOT ME!
Abby needed a break. She needed some time to herself. An outdoor boudoir beauty experience was just that! Plus, whoever can do their own makeup and look that freakin beautiful is UH-MAZING! It is proven that stepping into greenery starts to re-wire the brain to function better. It literally starts to balance you out. Abby left her session with more clarity, ready to focus, and of course feeling beautiful and grateful for the break from all the hustle.
read about her experience below:
"Laura is an incredibly gifted and talented photographer. I had my session over the summer and it was such a great experience! She made me feel confident and comfortable during the photo session-- I was nervous at first because it was my first time doing something like this. We finished and I got some amazing photographs.. couldn't be more happy! Treating yourself to something like this will definitely make you feel more empowered and comfortable and make you realize how beautiful you are!"
Take a break from the hustle and book an outdoor boudoir photography session!
SEIZE THE SUMMER 2016 BOUDOIR MINIS!
Have you been wanting to do an INSPIRE boudoir shoot, but still haven't committed? Ready to take a break from all the hustle of life and get back to the basics of nature? Explore your own beauty in the elements!
So, why sign up for boudoir and feminine portrait minis?
Other than the fact that I am badass to hang out with, boudoir minis are the perfect way to TRY out something you may never have experienced before! The session is outdoors - an exclusive theme. Boudoir is a tool to bring focus and clarity back into your busy life. It is an experience of self-discovery and inspiration. Mini sessions are the perfect opportunity to explore your own femininity and strength through nature!
Seize the Summer Boudoir Event is ONE day only, August 7, 2016 - here are the details:
Exclusive Mini Inspire Luxe Products are also available for purchase at a 10% discount when purchased before/on session:
Mini session events are only offered on a few specific dates per year for those looking for more budget-friendly and/or looking to TRY out something they may have never experienced before!
SPACES ARE LIMITED so if you would like to take advantage of this special occasion, don't hesitate to book your appointment TODAY!
HOW TO SECURE YOUR BOUDOIR MINI EXPERIENCE:
Fill out the form below and submit. I will you email you a link to pay your $200 retainer fee that will be applied to your session balance, as well as the available time slots for August 7, 2016. There will be NO CANCELLATION REFUNDS for any reason made, but if you must cancel notify me no later than July 24, 2016. The retainer paid will be applied to a regular Inspire Boudoir session booked within the next six months.
A confirmation email will be sent once the non-refundable retainer is made and the remaining balance will be due at the time of your shoot. Following your session an in-person photo reveal will be scheduled within 1-2 weeks. During the photo reveal I will present YOUR VERY BEST 5 IMAGES. This will also be the time to choose your Inspire Luxe products and order.
DON'T FORGET TO ENTER OUR BOUDOIR MINI GIVEAWAY!!
Just click that little black tab at the top right corner of your screen to sign up!
I also will be hosting weekly giveaway contests on Instagram starting Monday, June 13 - Monday, July 4
INSPIRING WOMEN TO INSPIRE THEMSELVES
I have photographed Brittney often and every single time we have worked together, I get to know her on a more deeper level. This particular shoot I believe was the catalyst to our relationship now, talks about self-awareness and the importance of self-love. But that isn't just what amazes me about Brittney. What amazes me is her passion and kindness. Her determination to spread awareness of the invisible disease, endometriosis.
Brittney has been living with endometriosis and with no cure in the horizon, yet she still pushes on and is a huge advocate for the cause! Endometriosis is a painful disease in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman's uterus grows outside the uterus and sometimes begins to spread all over the pelvic region. It creates debilitating pain. Over the past year she has grown her social media following, been published, and is now a host for an up and coming media production here in Austin, Texas! She uses her platform as a model to spread love to her fellow endo-sisters and awareness to those who haven't heard of this disease.
When every single day not only takes physical strength but mental it is really easy to not feel beautiful. It is really easy to not even feel useful to the world when you can't leave the couch! This is when investing in yourself is the most important. To invest in an experience that will re-ignite that fire inside and inspire you to keep moving forward. To remind you that you are a gift to the world! To remind you that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Brittney has become an inspiration to the rest of the world and spreads her beautifully broken message. Her journey as a woman living with endometriosis leads to her greatness. It leads her to inspire other women that THEY ARE ENOUGH! She speaks it. She believes it. She lives it.
Her boudoir shoot did just that for her! It re-ignited that fire to keep her going. It re-ignited her message to the rest of the world. Not only that, but she had an album made for her husband as a thank you for all the times he took care of her and still continues to do so!
Make sure to take the time to watch her video at the bottom of the post about her experience! She talks about her session and the album she received in the first 5 minutes of the video! After that she is of course spreading her message!
Ready for your own boudoir session!? Let's Chat then!