The Bowman family is FULL of life. They keep me on my toes and I adore them. You have personalities of every degree and they make this little family so perfect. Every year, mom tells me that I’ve got my hands full and that I am brave to deal with her crazy little family. What she doesn’t know is that I adore her family. Their kind of crazy is what makes it so fun every year. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, we will move fast and furious… and create some beautiful images that tell the story of their family in this moment.
This year, due to sickness and holiday schedules… our holiday family shoot got moved to the beginning of the year. She wanted something that celebrated the new decade. Glitter, Sequins and puppies… all of it.
I love her session.. and I love her family.
Here’s to 2020… make it amazing!
Ms. B | Dallas / Fort Worth Boudoir Photography
Ms. B booked her shoot with me after working on some goals she had set for herself. I actually have the privilege of knowing her prior to our shoot. I’ve seen her change physically, mentally and emotionally. However, sometimes you just can’t shake the nerves walking into a boudoir session. We met a few times prior to her scheduled date. We chatted about all the things… what she wanted to wear, what type of images she wanted to create, how she wanted her hair and makeup. She was set and read to go the day she arrived…. and she still was a bundle of nerves. I watched as she sat in the makeup chair and watched how she looked nervous, a little uneasy, and ready to BOLT out of the door at any given moment.
What I didn’t expect to see, was to watch her slowly change her posture. To watch as her eyes sparkled a little more as she looked up. To see her literally sit taller in her chair as she transformed into the woman that I knew was hiding in her was one of the best parts of my day. Want to know the very best part… when I saw her finally relax and fall into a groove with me during her shoot. She settled in and let me take control. It was an incredible shoot and I am so lucky that I got to be the photographer that allows her to see a version of herself that I think she forgot about.
Thank you for taking a leap and booking your session. My hope is that you forever love this experience and take more chances.
Boudoir Photography with Beautiful Evolutions
Boudoir Sessions are almost always booked as a gift for someone else. It’s a good “reason” to do a session and maybe not feel so selfish and frivolous. However, what if one day.. everything was about you? What if, just for one day, you didn’t have to focus on what everyone else in your world needed? A boudoir session with me, Brooke, is a day to find the woman that you may have forgotten about. I will guide you thru each step of the process. We bring in someone to do your hair and makeup. I walk you thru ever single pose and the full experience. You can see some of our other boudoir work here. Girl! I know it’s a scary thing sometimes to step outside of your box. What I want you to remember… because I know you are contemplating it… is that you are worth it. You are worth being pampered and having BEAUTIFUL images and portraits of yourself. They can be as “sexy” as you want them to be. My biggest goal… is that you walk away from your session seeing yourself thru someone elses eyes and that you truly are remarkable.
all my love
Attitude of gratitude
Someone said that it is impossible for your mind to be in a state of anxiety or apprehension if you are practicing gratitude. An attitude of gratitude means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life, on a regular basis, for both the big and small things alike.
I think back on the last year and i see the areas that i struggled, but I also see the areas that i am so thankful for. I may not have hit all of my goals for 2019, but i made great strides in some other areas that caused me to grow: as a business owner, as a wife, as a friend and as a human in general. I am so grateful for those things.
Often times we scroll thru social media and see others that appear to be living their best life, and the truth is, we really don’t know what their story is. We may see someone who is crying out on social media and need to have grace with them. They may not realize there are other ways to find help and refocus their mindset.
I choose everyday to not put negative things on social media. I choose to not dwell in the “downs” of my life. My life is not perfect, it for sure is not all roses and rainbows, I struggle often with depression and feeling as though I am not enough. Comparison is just a yucky road to go down, so when I find myself turning in that direction – I have to stop and remember the things I am most grateful for in my life. I have to redirect my path and get back on the road that is going to help me rise above and move forward.
So with 2019 coming to an end, we will see all the posts and memes about a new year, a new you, etc… but what I really want you to remember is that you are the only one in charge of your mindset. Don’t post negativity. Don’t dwell in the sadness. Ask for help. Set your ego aside, and find the help you need. Do the work. It took you this many years to be at this point in your story – it won’t be an immediate fix. Work to focus on the things that you are grateful for. Don’t surf pinterest for sad quotes – find quotes that make you sit a little taller.
Walk into 2020 with a mindset of gratitude and hold on tight to that. This can be your year… and my hope is that your dreams come true and you find the strength within to do the work to make it happen.
Comment below and tell me what you are grateful for. I would love to know.
All my love
Family Photography will forever be important to me. To document your family, to tell your story, to be able to look back and see and remember those moments…. it really is something everyone should do. However… it is also important to also not take yourself so seriously and just have fun. Your kids are only this age once. Your family is NOT the definition of perfect. So why not do something a little out of the ordinary.
This momma LOVES Halloween. She had been telling me for years that she wanted her family pictures done in a cemetery. She would ask me occasionally if I thought it was too weird. Honestly, no, not weird at all. I think a cemetery is one of the prettiest places every. Spooky… yes maybe a little. But so pretty.
As luck would have it, our Aesthetician, Jessica, next door is a genius at makeup… so, I proposed something special. A family session that was catered to their little family and it was just perfection. This session turned out SO much better than I dreamed it would. She ordered a 30×40 print to hang in their home this fall and I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT!!
We are now booking fall family sessions and only have a handful of dates left for the year
– your session can be a traditional family session… or maybe you have an idea that is unique… let’s chat about it!
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