Throughout her journey of creativity and self-discovery, our kind and artistic client Michelle found herself deeply immersed in a transformative boudoir session, which was characterized by a unique and personal vision. She came to celebrate her profound connection to flowers. With a large, beautiful bouquet from her own farm, we delved into the depths of her sensual side. This session evolved into a story of artistry and personal expression. As I captured the essence of Michelle’s spirit, it seamlessly intertwined with the delicate beauty of nature, creating a harmonious blend of human emotion and natural elegance.
Michelle’s vision extended beyond the present and into a vision of her future. These images serve as a touchstone of her core identity, encompassing her roles as both a woman and, one day, a mother. The desire for photographs reflecting strength and elegance manifested in frames that artfully highlighted her eyes, muscles, and tattoos—a visual testament to the multifaceted essence of a woman confidently embracing her current chapter.
For Michelle, flowers are more than just blooms; they are symbols of resilience and growth, reflective of her own profound journey. Each petal from her farm became a poetic companion, thereafter a daily reminder of strength, elegance, and the transformative chapters of her life. In the undeniably enchanting presence of these beauties, Michelle found solace, inspiration, and a profound connection to herself and the earth.
“Emily!!!! I gotta say again, I’m on cloud 9 with these photos and this experience. Truly. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting since it all. Particularly reflecting on my journey with flowers and the purpose they bring me. The photo with me naked curled around the flowers is so moving for me. And will be such a good reminder for me for the rest of my life. I even wrote some thoughts that go along with the photo that I mentioned that I’m gonna share with you because I want to invite you into the story you’ve created and the story that you emphasized in your work.
So thankful to have crossed paths with you and so honored we got to do this together.”– Michelle
Just when I couldn’t figure out where God was calling me,
at a time where I felt lost,
I gently tucked flower seeds into the dark and soft soil
only to discover a deep sense of purpose
so many lessons from what was about to come.
These seeds have taught me
joy and belonging and also that
beautiful things require a time of darkness and unknown and dare I say anger
A time of patience and waiting
A time of hardship and struggle
A time of rain that will try to bring you down and topple over your fragile branches
Tweets and chirps
and rumors that your blooms
won’t produce a profit
whispers among the wind that your fruits won’t measure up or produce a worthy bloom worth of your time and efforts.
these seeds grow into something that can bear the weight of the storm
the gnawing from the pests.
The sun returns
and the stem rises up tall towards the sun again, tuning out the distant whispers in the wind and tuning into the beauty of the birds songs instead.
There’s nothing to prove dear bloom.
These seeds bring life
and folks who help tend your soil and your soul.
And those who don’t.
These seeds die and wither
And are then reborn all over again.
Only to start the whole thing all over.
I CLING to these seeds and I hold them as close to my soul as I can. Together we grow and we struggle. We bloom and we wither. We unite together in the storm and the sun. All together we embrace the reciprocity of one another. And they humble me and strip me to my core, where I fall to my knees and praise my God for the gift of these seeds.
In the authenticity and poetic expression of Michelle’s flower boudoir journey, we witness a symphony of self-celebration — a timeless ode to the empowered woman she is today and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. If this resonates with your soul, if you yearn for a journey that intertwines your story with artistry and authenticity, then I invite you to invest in your own transformative session. Together, let’s capture the essence of your unique narrative. Contact me through my website, and we’ll craft a visual masterpiece that reflects the raw beauty and strength that resides within you.
November 16, 2023
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