What is self love? | Clarksville, TN Boudoir Studio

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What IS self

love?

And why is it so damn important?

Self-love is one of those mystical things in life that is completely within your control but at the same time still feels so influenced by the outside world. If I’m honest with myself, I am not even sure if I knew what self-love truly meant for most of my life. Social media is buzzing with #selflove all the time, but at its core, what IS it?

Self-love isn’t all bubble baths and champagne, either. Some days self love looks like a Netflix binge and queso. Other days, it’s giving yourself a pedicure and treating yourself to that trip to Starbucks you have wanted. No matter what it looks like, it changes you from the inside out.

Something magical happens when you prioritize your own happiness. You begin to see yourself again… the REAL you. When we get trapped in a mindset of, “I’m not good enough,” we quite literally alter the way we see our own reflection. We look at ourselves in the mirror, and our minds say, “Not good enough. Too many stretch marks! Look at those love handles!”

Babe, let me tell you something, you ARE good enough, you are BEAUTIFUL, you are POWERFUL, and you are unstoppable. Those thoughts you have when you look at your reflection, those are LIES you have heard from yourself and others for years that you have convinced yourself are the truth. Love yourself enough to do the work to overcome these struggles. To be honest, it takes WORK, but you are WORTH IT. The true art of self-love is recognizing your feelings, needs, and thoughts and being able to adjust and treat yourself accordingly.

Self-love is recognizing when you need a break and taking it. It means respecting your body by taking good care of it. Self-love is wearing the clothes that make YOU feel good, not what society says is “in” right now. It is no longer asking other people for permission to do the things that make your soul shine. Self-love is accepting your body for what it is and LOVING that body, rather than tearing it apart every time you look in the mirror. It is standing up for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.

All of this and more is what self-love is about, and when you have it in your life EVERYTHING will change for the better. Right now, you might be fired up about this and ready to go light some candles, harness that positive energy, and love yourself, but just remember to keep those vibes going every day! Self-love is an inside job, and no one can do the work but you. I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but just know that all those areas you have struggled in… the ones you are thinking about right now and saying, “But if I take care of me, that will suffer…” those areas will improve DRAMATICALLY when you just breathe and love yourself through it. When you take care of YOU and love you for who you are, it pours into every aspect of your life. Family, friends, and work will become more joyful, because your mindset is right and you know exactly who you are and what you are about.

When you are true to YOU, all the puzzle pieces start to come together. Do the work, even when it’s hard, and watch the beautiful puzzle that is you take shape. You are going to LOVE the person you see standing before you!

Miss S | Clarksville, TN Boudoir Studio

Miss S booked her boudoir session last year and had to cancel. But she knew she did not want to miss out on this experience and rescheduled this year! She knew EXACTLY what she wanted and set up a Boudie Bank (our amazing pre-session payment plan) so when it came time to view her images all she had to do was choose which image she wanted for each product. EASY!

Boudoir is an amazing experience that most people have never had before. We want to take the questions and intimidation out of the idea of a session and make it run as fun and as smoothly as we can for you. The Boudie Bank is just one more way we offer a catered experience that is EASY to afford. If you have any questions at all please reach out! We would love to set up a phone consult with you!

Hannah | Clarksville, TN Boudoir Studio

Hannah came into our Clarksville, TN boudoir studio for her second shoot recently, and she brought so much amazing energy with her to the studio that day. Her first shoot took place in our former Nashville, TN studio, and like most first-time clients, she was a bit nervous that day. However, like all clients, she left that day feeling like she could conquer the world. That feeling is why I’m so passionate about boudoir. The transformation from nervous to complete self-love, confidence, and feeling invincible is the BEST, and every woman deserves that.

Maybe you have wanted to shoot for a while, but you just haven’t found a good “reason” yet, and trust me, Hannah felt the same way. She had been wanting to shoot for a while but couldn’t find a good reason, until it was time to give her husband a wedding present… this was PERFECT! After one shoot, your entire mindset changes, and you realize that this was for YOU all along! The next opportunity for a shoot came this year, and it was a no-brainer for her. We had a BLAST shooting Hannah in our fabulous new chair!

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When you leave the studio, we want you to be on FIRE with self-confidence! After her first shoot, Hannah told us that she felt phenomenal and would recommend this to ANYONE, and to be honest, that’s the BEST compliment that we can get. When you feel so amazing that you can’t wait to tell others about your experience… that is PRICELESS. The icing on the cake is when you feel so fabulous that you even show off your photos to your friends, and Hannah purchased our heirloom quality albums for BOTH shoots. Albums are the perfect way to remind yourself that you are a total badass and show off your badassery to whoever you’d like, too! Feeling down? Just bust out your albums and remind yourself that you are AMAZING!

When you leave the studio, we want you to be on FIRE with self-confidence! After her first shoot, Hannah told us that she felt phenomenal and would recommend this to ANYONE, and to be honest, that’s the BEST compliment that we can get. When you feel so amazing that you can’t wait to tell others about your experience… that is PRICELESS. The icing on the cake is when you feel so fabulous that you even show off your photos to your friends, and Hannah purchased our heirloom quality albums for BOTH shoots. Albums are the perfect way to remind yourself that you are a total badass and show off your badassery to whoever you’d like, too! Feeling down? Just bust out your albums and remind yourself that you are AMAZING!

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Clarksville, TN Boudoir Studio

We have recently moved our boudoir studio from Nashville to Clarksville, Tennessee! The last two months have been spent setting up and falling in love with our new 800sq foot space. Though she is not completely finished yet we are LOVING the versatility and creativity that has come with our new location.

Our new studio is decorated with a mid-century modern/bohemian vibe and dedicated 100% to boudoir photography. Every corner has been carefully planned to maximize the use of our space and give your photos a unique look that can be customized to your style vision.

Not picutered yet is our dressing room and client closet, full of hand picked lingerie and wardrobe options to take the guess work out of “What do I wear!”. Also our office/viewing room where you will view your images the SAME DAY as your shoot! Two of our most important rooms! (However they are not camera ready YET!) Check back soon to view even more photos of our completed studio!