Cassidy - Body Positivity

Cass was one of my first clients after I decided to only focus on boudoir photography. I liked her instantly because she chose not to wear makeup, because she doesn’t wear it in her daily life. She has always seemed to me, to be very openly confident about her body. This was our third shoot, and just as we started shooting she mentioned that she’s more comfortable with her body now than ever before. I asked her to describe her experience with me, and to talk about how she taught herself to get to the point of body positivity. It’s something that A TON of women, myself included, can related to.  I 100% relate to her when she describes being “the [insert your word here] one”. So I think there’s a lot to learn from Cass sharing her thoughts. Thank you Cassidy for being so open.

“Shooting with you is so amazing! I enjoy every second of the laughs, the inspired silence, the chill music, and great conversations. Now that I’ve done a couple shoots with you, I don’t even notice the camera. I love how casual and comfortable you make it feel! All in all, I genuinely love the entire experience and I think its safe to say I’m addicted to doing boudoir shoots!

This time, unlike my other solo shoot, I was more confident about myself and knew what to expect… and of course the pictures still amazed me. I looked at every single one and was thrilled. They just simply made me smile. It makes me happy that I’m at a point where I can just feel good about the way I look and not feel guilty for loving myself.

I’m sure like many others, I’ve been on a roller coaster with my confidence. A couple years back, deep within myself, I wasn’t as body-positive to myself as I projected to others. I saw beauty in so many other women that were self-conscious, I could sympathize with them, but always made sure to remind them how gorgeous they were. Personally, I felt compliments were wasted on me, it’s not that I was worried about my weight or how I specifically looked, I was just labelled as the funny one, the reliable one, or the tall one. One day I hit a turning point when I was directly criticized about my looks, and it actually made me sad. Shortly after that I remembered something I had been saying to others. “Who cares what other people think? Are you happy being you? If not, do what you need to do to make yourself happy!” Slowly my confidence has been building, and has only increased since that moment. Now I still have moments where I don’t always love how I look, but I always try to push the negative thoughts aside and remember that anything from scars to freckles, and laugh lines to tan lines, you need to love yourself and just be proud of the story your body tells.”

Call For Entries

I am looking to work with several women for an upcoming personal project. It is not boudoir related, but more documentary. The project will consist of several portraits of the subjects in their home for the duration of one year. My only requirements are that you are over the age of 20 and live in or around Vernon. If you’re interested in working with me on the project, or to find out more information please apply here.

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