The next thing I hear is Karmen running towards me and yelling “OH MY GAWDDDD!!!! THIS is why I come from New York to work with you!!! YOU are the ONLY one who can get me out of my skin, dancing, being silly and allow me to SHOW UP as I am!! I wouldn’t do this for anyone else … just for YOU Rupa!!”
I just started laughing when she did it and deep down inside, knew that this is what it should always feel like with every client that works with me!
What a gift Karmen was for me! And get this, she just happens to book her own session just a few weeks before I am moving studios in Atlanta. This is a biggie for me because Karmen happens to be the very first Woman Redefined client that trusted me to book a session in this very same studio 5 years ago!
I met her in Uplevel just like I did my friend Janet and these women gave me the courage and push to continue because they saw the magic in me when I didn't see it in myself. Big gratitude and love.
So when Karmen reached out to me back in February and wanted to book another session, I was over the moon excited! She and I had such a blast the first time and I couldn’t wait for another.
And, of course, in ‘Rupa style’, I was also super nervous — could I offer her the same, badass images I delivered the first time? Would this session be as good? And, well, you know that always happens to me before every session but with hers, it felt a little more intense.
My nerves go crazy probably because she used to be art director for a major magazine and now owns her own design/branding business.
I kinda' HAD to deliver! And this was just ME btw, thinking and putting that pressure on. Because it was quite clear that Karmen was already sold, she was in the studio with me!
AND we had SO MUCH FUN (if you can’t tell) and I do believe I delivered! I can’t wait to see these on her new website when it is complete … check out the bold, fab look she’s created at KickassBrand.co.
Clients like Karmen are MY clients! Bold, beautiful fun, full of laughter and looking to show up and SHINE as they create themselves anew! Five years ago, this is the woman who came up to me and said, “I have to tell you something!” and I went into fear mode thinking I did something wrong, of course. And instead, she just says so loudly, “YOU have made me feel like a FUCKING PRINCESS today woman!! Please don’t ever forget that!” And, you know what, I didn’t. What started out as a business where I said I was “just a photographer” has turned into me recognizing my value because I am holding space for women to see their own.
What a gift. I am beyond grateful.
As always, you know I want you in the studio with me! Whether you’ve been a client before or want to become one now, call or message me — and let’s create a beautiful new shine for you so you can truly show up as your authentic you and be seen in your life and business. I believe that every woman will transform when she challenges herself to do this FOR herself!!