A Clothes On/Clothes Off Situation

Have you ever taken a moment to be clear about your business? Look at why certain things feel good and other things suck!? Recognize your unique gifts that you offer the world? Figure out what lights YOU the f*** up?

If you haven’t, I highly encourage you to do it!! You’ll be blown away by what you discover in the process!

These past few weeks have been have been an especially full of self discovery.  I’ve felt again like I was chasing my North Star and had no idea where it was!

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And unbeknownst to me, however, that North Star? Well, it’s been with me, in me, and the most integral part of me the whole time!

And of course, as things go, all of the discovery and unknowing landed into the most beautiful experience in learning that I’ve had in a very long time.

Morning of Discovery:

I had a deep conversation w my coach and she simply said, “I don’t see this as a ‘clothes on/clothes off’ situation. This is not about whether you shoot Badass Entrepreneur or Natural Light Nudes exclusively Rupa, don’t you see? This is about how you are of service to them, how you are able to see their essence. hold that sacred space and allow them to show up and be seen! That’s the true magic you hold!!”

Deep down inside, I said to myself, ‘women do say that you have this “thing”, this magic that you work when you are with them in the studio. Other photographers ask how you do it and you tell them you have no idea (which is the truth!).  And so yea, nothing to do with clothes on or clothes off, it has all to do with this ‘magic sauce’ everyone mentions. Maybe this is it?’

Yeah, this is it. Clothes on or clothes off, it doesn’t matter.

In that moment I reclaimed my true North Star and acknowledged that it is me, it is my ‘magic sauce’ that I’ve been told I have in how I give women permission to feel and see their divine feminine, own it and love themselves more deeply and unapologetically. The camera is just my instrument.

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Afternoon of Discovery:

Later that same day, the most wonderful and ideal client reached out to me and unbeknownst to her, she kickstarted the journey back to wholeness. And all of a sudden, I knew are right where I wanted and needed to be.

We scheduled her call for that evening and funnily enough, I booked this session with her! No randomness about that!! It was as if I was given this amazing client who I could be of service to ... not just creatively but with that magic sauce I had started to finally own again.

Fast forward 4 days later:

I created the photo experience for her. Makeup, laughter and deep conversation. And during her session, she said to me, “Wow, I’ve never felt like this during a photo session before! Thank you for holding space for me and capturing my true essence! I’m so excited!”

And for the first time in a very long time or maybe for the very first time, I truly knew that I had found my North Star.

My compass was not broken, it just had to be recalibrated.

So whether clothes are on or they are off, what I see is the beautiful essence of every woman I have the joy of serving.

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Moving forward:

It’s time to celebrate and honor what we bring to the table as business owners. That ‘magic sauce’ I kept hearing about. Each and every day. Recognizing the ‘I am...’ in ourselves AND owning it

This is the real magic, isn’t it!?

So let me ask you again…

Have you ever taken a moment to be clear about your business? Look at why certain things feel good and other things suck!? Recognize your unique gifts that you offer the world? Figure out what lights YOU the f*** up?

If you haven’t, I highly encourage you to do it!! You’ll be blown away by what you discover in the process!

Message me and tell me what you discover! I wanna’ know!

xoxo

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