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As the holiday season draws to a close, I am seriously overwhelmed with the e-mails, messages, & text messages coming in from clients who gave their special someone boudoir images for Christmas. It makes my heart SO HAPPY to hear things like:
“He says he’s even noticed a difference in me since I did them….but didn’t know I did them…”
“She was so happy doing it for us. They are very beautiful and I’ll display them proudly.”
“His jaw dropped-thank you thank you again!”
Awww- I love it!! But- as happy as those men are… that’s not the main reason why I do what I do. (Guys, you know I love you, but your happiness is only a byproduct. You’re welcome.)
Do you know what the BEST part of my job is? Watching the women that I work with change-gaining confidence, being empowered. Seeing a woman come in, nervous, baring not only her skin but also her insecurities, her soul, her passion for her mate, and watching her transform before my eyes. Everyone is nervous their first time. There are a lot of laughs- but there is also vulnerability. It takes a lot of bravery to come in for a session with me, especially for intimate portraiture. To watch a woman come into her own, to really take hold of her feminine side and grow more powerful is an incredible experience. It brings tears to my eyes, and gives my spirit wings.
I truly believe that if a woman can really see herself as beautiful that it will change her life; and in return, she will change the lives of everyone around her. She will love more fearlessly, look the world straight in the face, and conquer any challenge with the grace and tenderness that only a woman can.
As the thanks are coming in, I wanted to say in return that it is a great privilege to work with these women. Ladies, every day, you inspire me and challenge me to be better. Thank YOU for being so brave, for fearlessly putting yourself out there and trusting me with these sacred moments in your life. It is truly an honour to work for you, and to help you realize just how beautiful you truly are. Each and every one of you has touched my heart, and I can’t wait to work with you again.
May your 2014 be blessed- and thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Now that all the presents are opened- finally, FINALLY!!!- I can share with you some of the incredible images from my last marathon session at St. Eugene. Ladies- you are gorgeous inside AND out- not only in the after photo, but in the before. Thank you for allowing me to share these images. You are BEAUTIFUL!
Special thanks to my incredible team for this shoot- Kayla Brunner & Morgan Gingerich, my makeup artists, Jill Heer & Aaron MacDonald from Studio 134 Hair Design, and the gorgeous St. Eugene Mission for hosting us and allowing us to use their beautiful venue. You all make me look goooooooood… and it is a real honour to associate myself with such dedicated professionals.
If you are interested in booking a space in my upcoming January 11, 2014 Valentines Sessions, you can do that by clicking Stephanie Moore Valentine’s Sessions at St. Eugene. Valentine’s Day can’t come soon enough! I am so excited for these sessions- we will be using the fabulous Chief Isadore Suite at St. Eugene, and it is amazing.
This last client- I just want to take a quick second to say something about her. She is gorgeous- and perhaps one of the bravest women I have ever had the honour to meet. At 78, she is more radiant than a lot of 20-somethings I work with, and the most mature woman I have worked with to date. She wanted a very special Christmas present for her husband and although she had never done anything of this sort before, she fearlessly booked a session with me. She was my first client of the day on a day where I photographed nine beautiful women, creating an age range of 20-78!! She has beaten cancer twice- loved the same man for many years- has beautiful children and grandchildren- and has and incredible life story full of adventures that I hope will continue for many good years yet. I was so inspired by her that I asked her permission to share with you one of her elegant photographs, and to my great joy she said YES! Isn’t she gorgeous?
Hope you all have a happy New Year!!♥