People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder. -S.Hayek
Boudoir is one of my absolute favorite types of photography to shoot. I haven’t had an opportunity to share it with you on the blog because every shoot I’ve done in the past has been a gift from the subject to her partner. But not this time. Laura chose to have these photos taken for no other reason than to celebrate her independent self. And I think I’m correct in saying that she had a blast doing it!
As I reviewed these images, I was again captivated by Laura’s beauty. Yes, her soft skin and beautiful curves make her profoundly stunning, but I was more intrigued by the light that shines from behind her sparkling hazel eyes. She was totally ‘in it’ while I was photographing her. In order to celebrate her beauty, she cast off any inhibitions, any insecurities, and just let herself go. She is laying herself out bare and totally and completely embracing who she is. What could be more beautiful?
This is something every woman should do at least once in her lifetime. It’s fun, but more importantly it is empowering!