Never lose your cell phone photos again! In this article, I will share my top 2 favorite apps to make sure that your photos are never lost again!
I am a boudoir photographer, senior portrait and business branding. I discovered this project by Thomas Nguyen, and decided to put my own spin on it. I love helping women and girls love their bodies, accept themselves, and build their confidence. I have done several projects in the past around women empowerment and human trafficking.
Why: I know that there is a huge problem with bullying and self harm and even worse... I know this because most of the women I help have been victim of it too. It's a problem that we need to talk about. We need voices to step forward and be the voice for those who aren't brave enough to speak up.
According to Youth Ambassadors for kids: 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. Cyberbullying statistics are rapidly approaching similar numbers, with 43% experiencing cyberbullying. ... 1 in 5 students admit to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying." Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied.
According to the Jason Foundation: Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2016 CDC WISQARS)
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2016 CDC WISQARS)
More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 3,470 attempts by young people grades 9-12. If these percentages are additionally applied to grades 7 & 8, the numbers would be higher.
Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs
According to Teen Help.com - it’s estimated that one in every 200 girls between 13 and 19 years old, or one-half of one percent, cut themselves regularly. Those who cut comprise about 70 percent of teen girls who self injure.
According to wcnc.com a Study shows that: 94% of teenage girls have been body shamed
One study found 94 percent of all teenage girls, and 64 percent of teenage boys have been shamed for the way their body looks.
I am NOT OKAY with these statistics. It's time to TAKE A STAND.
WHAT AM I DOING?
I am interviewing and photographing teens that are interested in telling their story. I will be putting together a film for public screening + A Community Forum coming soon *May or July 2018, depending.
How you can help:
- Financial Donations
- Connect me with community partners
- Help connect me with teens who would like to share their stories. The application can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/ProjectBeautyKitsap
let's celebrate BODIES!
Thin, Curvy, Tall, Short, Pregnant, Dark, Light,
ALL BODIES will be CELEBRATED!
Remember the "Hilda a Month Club"? Well Tracey and I had so much fun creating these Hilda inspired images. There a couple that are not a replica...
The fun thing about this shoot is that Tracey was also pregnant, and so we documented her pregnancy throughout this experience. We made this into a calendar and she gave to her hubby for Christmas!
Of course he loved it
I love when my clients want to share their experiences, in their own words. Here is an opportunity to learn what it's like for my clients! Thanks Carrie for sharing!
the word "IF" keeps us from ever feeling ENOUGH. This is a creative photo and video project called "Beautiful IF".
Soooo many excuses, so little time! Women LOVE to make excuses to avoid doing the thing they REALLY REALLY want to do for themselves. Here are the Top 5 BULLSHIT excuses that I hear on a regular basis.
*Warning: Adult Language*
Are you ready to stop hating yourself?
Ready to change the relationship you have with your body? Are you ready to be happy and finally achieve the wellness you’ve always wanted?
Guest Blogger Emmie Perez shares her story with us!
Let's talk about the word FAT!!! Are you struggling with being Fat, having Fat, being called Fat, or stressing out about becoming FAT? Let's have an honest discussion about it. I hope you will learn by the end that the word FAT, is not a dirty word or something to fear.
Why do we have such a hard time loving the reflection we see in the mirror?
Pink's acceptance speech about acceptance has my heart all gooey and lovey.
Celina shares her experience after winning a photo shoot!
Ashleigh has a story to tell, and I hope that her story will inspire you to do your OWN boudoir shoot! To tell your inner mean girl to SIT DOWN and SHUT UP! :)
As a Body Image Boot Camp graduate, Chantee, was ready. READY to finally "SEE' herself the way that the world sees her.
Sound familiar? Very familiar words used to describe the PRE-SESSION feelings.
At her consultation, Chantee decided that she wanted to show off her sport side, her sexy side, her super sexy side and her casual side.
Check out her images here!
Sweater and Leg Warmers
Hubby's Blazer + Hat
You and your body... you are not BFF's. It's hard to see her everyday in the mirror. You refuse to look at her naked. You just aren't in love with her. You feel embarrassed, ashamed, disgusted, you won't even let your body wear a swimsuit, afraid to 'inflict' other people with your body.
All that can change. Enroll in my Perfectly Imperfect Body Image Boot Camp today! Starts June 5th!
Enter to win the Mother Load of all Mother's Day Gifts!
Take the pledge and send a message to the mainstream media that YOU LOVE YOUR BODY just the way it is and you don't need their magic pills or surgeries to be beautiful!
"I am rebelling against the beauty standards of this world. I will love my body because I know that just because she is beautiful, does not mean I am not. "
Being vulnerable... it's a scary thing. It's a necessary thing. Learn more about Amber's shoot and how we provided her a safe place to let go and get real.
What do I wear to my boudoir shoot?