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Pretty, Powerful & Pink: Boudoir for Breast Cancer

Sometimes we can be caught off guard by the news we don’t want to hear: news that changes our lives, and the lives of those around us, forever.

October happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we need to recognize all the brave women who fight this terrible disease. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, so it’s important we empower ourselves, just as much as we do for each other.

Many of us know someone who has had breast cancer or is still facing it. Friends, family, and maybe even ourselves.

I’m going to share reasons why a boudoir shoot should be something to consider for yourself. Whether you’re someone currently facing breast cancer, a survivor, or you have something to say, you deserve to capture who you are for whatever reason it may be.

Love Your Body & Battle Scars

Breast cancer is not easy to overcome, and the scars we bear after are sometimes seen as burdens we feel the need to hide.
But they’re absolutely not.

They’re a symbol of what you fought and overcame, or might be currently fighting. You are a hero by definition, and should never feel anything less than beautiful and powerful as you are.

You will look more than stunning dressed in whatever your heart desires. We will plan out your session so that it is everything you want it to be. From outfits to poses, to makeup, every detail will match your expectations, and could even surpass them.

Your boudoir session is all about you, and you’ll experience the pampering and attention you deserve. You are the sole focus of the entire shoot, and you’ll leave feeling empowered and ready to take on the world. You are a fighter and a pretty one at that.

A great example of a powerful woman who turned to boudoir to express and love herself is Jen Rozenbaum… she’s simply amazing and I couldn’t be happier to have someone like her as a mentor. She’s a boudoir photographer based out of New York, and runs a very successful business called Shamelessly Feminine. Jen recognizes the importance of loving yourself and your body, and she helps women find this within themselves. She travels often to tell women her story, and empowers women all over the world.

Kara Marie, an incredibly talented photographer based out of Austin, TX, was able to capture this stunning  photo of  Jen that completely embodies the confidence and sensuality of her personality. 

For me, having a boudoir shoot was an exercise in acceptance. Learning to love a body that you feel betrayed you is a very difficult journey. On top of that, my body is so different now after all the surgeries and treatments. Dressing up and showing my body love I hope is the start of a new chapter for me in healing.” – Jen 


You should never feel anything less than gorgeous in your own skin, and if you have any doubts about that, book your boudoir session today so that I can show you just how perfect you really are.

Celebrate Your Story

No one is quite like you. You are certifiably unique, and so is your life story.

We can forget how incredible we are in our day to day lives. We become so busy and consumed by others that we tend to neglect ourselves most of the time. It can even feel selfish to us to consider treating ourselves when there are so many obligations we’re convinced we need to take care of first.

But if not now, then WHEN? Why should you have to wait to feel as beautiful and immaculate as you look?

Embrace your femininity and all the wonders of being a woman. You might think that treating yourself to a boudoir shoot is something you should wait on, but you are absolutely worth spoiling today.

You and your body have experienced things that should be celebrated and remembered – the good and the bad. You have come so far, and have so much more to enjoy.

Celebrate who you are, and what you’ve done. Whether you’re a survivor or a woman warrior currently fighting, your story is important and needs to be told.

Make sure you tell it on your terms, and in style. Wherever you are in your journey, it’s important to save these moments and keep them close so that you can look at them whenever you need a reminder of just how amazing you are.


I would love to help you share that story and capture your essence and personality in every image and pose during your boudoir session. You can bring anything and anyone you’d like.

If you’d like to include your significant other who has gone through it all with you, you are more than welcome to share this intimate moment with them. A couples boudoir shoot is different for every couple, and if you’d like to see if this might be something for you and your special someone, feel free to read more about it in my blog “7 Reasons To Book A Couples Boudoir Shoot”.

Boudoir is more than just a photoshoot. It’s your moment to express everything you and your body want and NEED to say, but without words.

No one has experienced your journey because your hardships and triumphs are unique to you. You’ve done incredible things and have overcome great feats, and you deserve to feel beautiful and lovely in the body you went through it all with.

The road to healing is long, and never guaranteed to be easy, but you’ll come out the other end stronger and more powerful than ever before. It’s time to book your boudoir session and celebrate your beauty and power TODAY because someone as incredible as you shouldn’t have to wait on hold.

Know You’re Incredible

Things happen and sometimes life can take the most unexpected turns, and they aren’t always so great.

It can honestly feel like the end of the world at times, and it can be tough to see the good around us. Bad things happen, and the only thing we can control is what we decide to do next. 

Life might knock us down, but shouldn’t be allowed to keep us from getting back up. Empower yourself and embrace whatever lies ahead. You’re beautiful, strong, and more than capable of overcoming whatever life throws your way. Let a boudoir session stand as a testament to just how strong of a woman you are.

You should never feel any less of a woman and nothing should ever keep you from pushing forward and working toward accomplishing your purpose, whether or not you’ve discovered what it is yet.


I cannot wait to help you tell your story while we capture just how stunning you look. This is an important moment in your life, and it’ll translate beautifully in every photo.

Empowered women are a force to be reckoned with, and I’m all for it. Call me today, and let’s book your boudoir session because you absolutely deserve it, beautiful! Talk to you soon!

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