I can’t tell you how often I have a woman come to me saying they want to book their boudoir session but want to wait until they get to their “goal weight”.

So this is what made Samantha’s reasoning behind her boudoir session so refreshing. She wanted a session now when she had some extra weight on. She wanted to embrace her body as it is NOW before she went on a journey to lose the weight. How incredible. It made this whole session have that little something extra exciting to photograph.

Photoshop is great, but it shouldn’t be used to cover up a woman’s beauty.

I am quite open about the process that I do with my beauty retouching in photographs. It is to be used as a tool to get rid of things like blemishes, uneven tans, and injuries. It is my goal to make a woman see herself the way that the rest of the world sees her. Her real, true, beautiful self.  We all have texture to our skin. We all have rolls here and there. My goal is to get my women feeling sexy in front of the camera so that we may document her body in the most flattering way. There needs to be a level of trust between myself and my ladies on what to expect with editing. Samantha was still on board to celebrate her body with me.

SO incredibly grateful to have this about her experience with her body empowering amazing boudoir session.

“Heather is hands down a gift from the Gods & Goddesses.

I have always had a lot of self-love and confidence, have always embraced my body in any way it comes. So when the idea of taking Boudoir photos came about I thought “YES! This is going to be… oh… wait… I’ve gained weight… these rolls… oh crap what did I get myself into?!” However, from the moment I showed up, Heather made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Between her and her makeup/hair stylist, Ariel, I instantly felt like one of the girls. After getting my look together, I started to feel the anxiety shed away. Heather coached me into all the right angles, walked me through step by step how I should pose, all while keeping the images looking natural and not posed. I left that day, feeling reassured and my confidence was back up to 100. Once I started seeing the images it was a reminder that the confidence I feel daily, is not smoke and mirrors, it’s real! Her editing is

After getting my look together, I started to feel the anxiety shed away. Heather coached me into all the right angles, walked me through step by step how I should pose, all while keeping the images looking natural and not posed. I left that day, feeling reassured and my confidence was back up to 100. Once I started seeing the images it was a reminder that the confidence I feel daily, is not smoke and mirrors, it’s real! Her editing is

Once I started seeing the images it was a reminder that the confidence I feel daily, is not smoke and mirrors, it’s real! Her editing is a genius. She doesn’t hide the rolls, or do any crazy photoshop tricks to make you skinner, she embraces your body just as you should embrace your own body! These images are something I will always admire and although I am on a path to a smaller version me, these images will be there to remind me that no matter what shape or size I am, I am me, and I love myself regardless!”

For her outfits, I kept it simple. Samantha is a lot like me – I spend most of my time in t-shirts and boots. So she showed up with a few cute panties, a one piece, and some sexy Ariat cowboy boots. That’s all she really needed to capture her playful sexiness in camera.  Make-up was also kept a bit more natural by my babe Ariel to reflect Samantha’s natural makeup style.