Woman come to the studio to shoot boudoir for so many different reasons. The most popular, of course, is it’s meant as a gift for someone else, but I truly believe that it is a gift for yourself! Woman ask me all the time what they would do with the pictures. It’s not really about what you would do with the pictures, but what the images represent to you. It’s a powerful expression of your beauty, confidence and acceptance.
I’ve met her during a different time in her life and now she is on a new journey. She is recently single and after much heartache, she is finding a new path of strength.
I felt this session was symbolic in so many ways. She mentioned to me before her shoot that she wanted to do a theme with feathers and birds. To her it represented her the spreading of her wings and her freedom to fly. As I was editing her photos I thought about the idea of Angels. By definition they are a symbol of goodness and hope. The fact that these wings are black to me represent a sort of fallen Angel.
I love this shoot because it really spoke to me about who she is. She is integrity, power and beauty. She is strong and optimistic and this how I hope all the women who come into my studio feel this type of acceptance.
In her post about this shoot she said, “This photo means more to me than I can explain. I love birds because to me they symbolize freedom, beauty and dedication. When I brought this vision to Tammy she went beyond what I could have imagined to bring that symbolization to life. I’ve been a helpless bird that couldn’t find the strength to open my wings, but I’m ready to fly ❤. Thank you Tammy for making me feel beautiful!”
Hair and Make-up by Ashley Grinnell.