Sometimes you have to dig deep. Challenge yourself, push yourself and hope for the net. Creatively I’m always looking to do this. It feels scary and right before I try something new I always try to convince myself out of it. Then my gut takes over. That place inside of me that tells me to jump and the net will appear. It’s only after the net catches me (indeed it always does) that I realize how important it was to let go. Those butterflies in my belly and questions in my head are erased when I look back at what I learned, what I accomplished and how I need to do it again (and again and again).
The other day I worked with this lovely muse. We relied on each other to push ourselves and explore themes of sensuality and womanhood. We drank wine, listened to music, talked of love, marriage and life. Essentially we both played roles, I, the photographer and director (I made her play games of peek-a-boo!) and she, the model and muse. We both had moments of feeling silly, but our comfort grew with each giggle, belly laugh and desire to explore a new aspects of ourselves. I want to thank my dear model and muse for letting me capture such vulnerability and strength. Her ability to come on board for this little adventure and give of herself (body and mind) was greatly appreciated.
I loathe to call this a ‘boudoir session’ because for me, it was so much more than that. I think it would more apt to call it a “creative self-exploration session”. This was a first for me, so I might need to keep working on the title;)