So many women have no idea of the potential of their own beauty. The way we see ourselves in the mirror falls short of how so many other people see us, and tragically, we often go through life failing to realize the discrepancy. Today, I am chatting with Certified Professional Boudoir Photographer Leah Gunn Emerick. With an eye trained to see the beauty we tend to downplay or overlook, Leah has a knack and passion for showing women how gorgeous they truly are. A minimum of one hundred women come through Leah's photography studio every year, and each one enters underestimating her beauty, and feeling insecure about areas of her body with which she has yet to make peace; those same women depart feeling empowered and wowed by the truth they previously could not see. In this episode, Leah and I dig into the powerful lessons in body image, self-worth and self-acceptance unfolding in her studio. Come on, mama, allow us to show you just how beautiful and worthy you are!
In today's episode, we discuss:
'Natural-to-knockout' transformations, and the perspective-shifting power of Leah's sessions How to know if you're ready for a boudoir photography experience, and using boudoir as a means to see yourself as a woman outside of motherhood Why your mirror is fibbing to you, and understanding the gap between what you see in the mirror, and your mental image of beauty Tips for overcoming discomfort around shopping for clothes as it relates to body image How our inherent, deep desire to belong, to be seen, and to be accepted is linked to our self-worth and self-acceptance Paying attention to how your mind, soul and heart are responding as you engage with the media around you, and how to stop comparing yourself Being honest with yourself about your preferences and triggers Parting words of love and encouragement from Leah Click through to the show notes