28 Dec Blues is the sexiest dance
I first met Miss C at a blues dance workshop, and in less than a minute I knew that A) I needed to photograph her and B) we needed to be friends.* Not necessarily in that order. However, thanks to some late-in-the-game social skill acquisition I did not say either of these things, sticking to the much less creepy “Nice eyeliner!” (it was vibrant purple). Look, I’m learning!
Of course, when she contacted me about a session and I was able to repeat back every word of our brief conversation I think I totally blew my cover. So.
It’s always funny to me- funny “incredibly hard to believe” not funny “ha ha”- when women like Miss C come in and have no idea how sensual and powerful their bodies can be. She is a dancer who became a geneticist and then became a dancer again, and the way she moves makes it clear that academia did nothing to dampen her exquisite grace.
How do you feel about your body?
I am still learning to accept and love my body. I grew up feeling inadequate and less beautiful that the other girls. Over time, I’m learning to appreciate how I look and be comfortable in my skin.
What do you love about your body?
I love my legs. I’ve danced since I was a kid and I love the way my body feels strong, graceful and expressive when I’m moving.
Before your session, did you have any worries or fears? What were they?
I was worried that I wasn’t conventionally beautiful. I was worried that my glasses would make me look nerdy and take away from looking attractive. I was also concerned that I was being superficial and a narcissist by wanting to get pictures taken of myself.
How did you feel coming out of your session?
I felt confident and beautiful! I couldn’t believe how comfortable and easy the session felt. I was so excited and I couldn’t wait to tell my friends what I had just done!
What was one of the highlights of your session?
I was really nervous at the beginning of the session. Star was amazing and encouraging and soon after we started, I was able to relax. Once that happened, my smile felt genuine and I was able to really enjoy the moments.
How did you feel when you saw your photos?
When I first saw my photos, I was taken aback. Star was able to bring out sides of me that I didn’t think I had. Before this, I wouldn’t have described myself as beautiful, sexy even less so. But after seeing the pictures, she proved me wrong!
What would you tell another woman considering coming to Acts of Beauty for boudoir photography?
Do it! Put away your fears of inadequacy or your notions that you’re not pretty enough. You are beautiful, you are worthy and you deserve to celebrate yourself!
Would you do it again?
Yes. A thousand times yes.*
*Which we totally now are.
*And she has. Spectacularly. But as usual I’m behind on blogging so… stay tuned!