Photography has been an outlet for me to express my feelings but its also been a tool for me to get to know people, to sit down and chat with them to find out who they are, where they come from, what they like, what makes them comfortable or uncomfortable, what they look forward to or run away from. Before I lifted my camera to start working with Gina I knew I just had to talk to her and get to know her before I could move on to do my photography session. So we did just that, we sat, we talked and in the process we both discovered we both loved hiking and working out. One of the reasons I love hiking is because I just love the outdoors but also, its a coping activity with depression which is a common condition among alot of people. After talking about how depression affects people and ways to cope I asked Gina what she expected out of her session and I know my hope with people is simple that they feel comfortable during the shoot so I can give them beautiful images especially the type of images we were going to be shooting, boudoir or lingerie photography like some may call it. Boudoir photography is bedroom photography, something I have been doing with work for years. Why do I love to do these sessions for women one simple reason, I want every women to feel comfortable and accepting of their bodies as they are in the present moment. When you love and accept yourself you are able to give yourself so much more back, there is no fear, insecurity, holding back but acceptance and gratitude with what you have only makes it for you to able to enjoy what you have at that moment and why would'nt you anyway? We are often our own worst critic or enemy when it would be so amazing if we could be our best friend in acceptance of ourselves. Like I had mentioned to Gina it took many years for me to feel comfortable with myself and body and today I have nothing but love of where I am, wrinkles, with extra weight, greys and all. Its just who I am and really who is to say what the perfect body image is anyways? So why do we put ourselves in a box that keeps us holding on to insecurities, fears and issues? My hope is that if women are in that box they set themselves free with a photo session and emotionally and spiritually allow themselves to love every inch of themselves without reservations. Then you can spread your love and light.