A photographic journey to radical self love.
RAW (adjective): Stripped | Exposed | Unrefined
Who are you underneath the mask you present to the world?
I bet you're secretly a rule breaker who doesn't fit the mold. I bet there’s something brewing inside you that's dying to be seen.
But because society has overlooked these parts of you, or deemed them “too much” or "not enough," you've tucked them safely away where they can't be judged any longer.
But they're tugging at your heart, begging to be witnessed, loved, and accepted.
It’s time to reclaim these parts of your soul. To become whole again. To know your power and worth like you did long before society came in and dimmed your light.
RAW is a photo project that exposes the beauty hidden in the cracks of your soul, the parts that have been cut off for far too long.
Can you remember a time when you knew exactly who you were and what you wanted, and voiced your opinions and feelings without a filter? Before you were called “bossy” or “too much”?
Or perhaps when you let your body be free, no need to suck in or cover up, before you were told that was inappropriate and you should hide your belly?
A time before you constantly looked in the mirror to criticize yourself for all the ways you didn’t fit the mold like you were supposed to?
“My RAW shoot felt like 6 months of therapy in 4 hours. It was healing, painful, and amazing all at the same time.”
Reclaim Your Beauty. Reclaim Your Power.
It’s time for ALL of you to be seen and heard.
It’s time for that little girl to get a voice at the table that’s been long reserved for only “good girls” who play by the rules and don’t rock the boat.
RAW is a place to be FREE. To let go of the ridiculous ideas society has used to chain you down, and to bring forth the dusty hidden parts of your soul. It’s a place to be witnessed for who you really are, not for the mask that’s been molded over the years.
Let’s create works of art from your shadows and your light. So you can inhabit your wholeness once again. For the world needs women like you in your uninhibited power, to stand in your purpose and bring forth your gifts so we can all heal.
“My whole life, I’ve been told there is an aesthetic I’m supposed to have as a ballet dancer. But I’ve come to realize that those boundaries are meant to be broken. Acceptance is really about being present, and loving your body in the present moment.”
How a RAW Photoshoot Works.
No makeup, no hairstyling, no photoshop. Just you.
We’ll explore the parts of you that you've hidden for so long. I'll create a safe space for you to express all that's been left unfelt and unsaid. You'll be witnessed in your truth, and we'll create art from your RAW essence.
Then you’ll get to reject all the beliefs placed upon you, all the shame you’ve carried. Let it all go in a powerful physical release of anger.
And finally, you get to settle in to loving exactly who you are in this moment, and find a feeling of calm and serenity as you reclaim your power.
What to Expect
We'll meet before your shoot to clarify your intention while I offer guidance and support for you to drop into the tender parts that are craving to be seen and healed. I'll take you through guided meditations, journal prompts, and exercises before your shoot. This allows you to connect deeply with yourself, cultivate tools and resources to manage shame, and prepare for the experience of a lifetime.
During the Shoot
I'm here to witness all the parts that have been hiding, to tell you it's ok, and to help you accept them. We begin the photoshoot with a meditation to drop in, then we'll embark on a healing journey where we explore each of the three stages together. By being witnessed in your wholeness, you allow shame to be transformed into art in front of the camera.
One of the most powerful parts of the experience, seeing your photos, allows you to witness your true beauty and love every part of yourself in a way you never have before. Once you can see your shame as a thing outside of you, it loses it's power over you. After looking through your photos, we will design custom art for your home so that the photos serve as a constant reminder that you are a work of art.
“I was shook. I expected to feel confronted by the photos but they were so artful, for the first time I couldn’t pick myself apart. It isn’t about bumps or lumps, it was just beautiful art.”
Frequently asked questions
Who is RAW for?
These sessions are for you if:
And, especially, if it feels a little edgy for you to do this! The feelings we most avoid are the most potent portals to real transformation.