Why Self Portraits?: Three common questions
"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself." - Maya Angelou
Q: Isn't it kinda...vain to have self portraits done?
A: Let's just get the big one out of the way first. Don't you need to be super self obsessed to want self portraits? In a word: NO! I used to think this myself. But here's the backwards part of it: I realized I wasn't actually afraid of looking full of myself, I was afraid of looking at myself all together. Forcing (yes forcing!) myself to take self portraits has helped me to see myself independently of my roles as wife and mother. And as I continue on with this project the result has not been vanity but rather self validation.
Q: Is "self portrait" another name for "boudoir"?
A: Self portraits can be whatever you want them to be! The whole point of this type of session to help you feel empowered by photographing you in a way that reminds you of the fiery force of nature that you are. I like to describe it as a midway point between headshots and boudoir. Images that you will cherish for a lifetime and proudly pass down as heirlooms to your children.
Q: But what do I do with the images?
A: Frame them and display them on the wall in your closet, bedroom, master bathroom.....or put one in a frame next to all the photos of your children because you are a person in your family who matters too! Put your images where you can see them every day. Order one of my gorgeous folio boxes and pull out your collection of custom art on the days when you're winning at life, and on the days when you have your third day hair in a bun, the laundry is overflowing, and you feel like you just can't get things right. Self portraits have so much value because they reflect YOU. And you, my friend, are a story worth telling.