In this post I want to take a moment to fully introduce you to one of my very favorite personal projects. As you know by now, photography is one of the very biggest parts of my life and I love finding new ways to get creative within it. Last year I started a group called "The Empowerment Squad". My goal for this group was to find women with no previous model experience to ban together and create some amazing are via photography. This is a safe space for the women to express themselves through movement, clothing, and whatever else they feel inspired to unease for the camera. I wanted to provide an opportunity to see what would happen if we escaped our everyday life and slipped into a world of costumes, beautiful scenery and no rules. A true place to express yourself and feel confident and beautiful in your skin.
These sessions are always done in a group because I feel that it is important to feel empowered by the woman around up. I give the Squad a session theme, a little inspiration and a location. They pick their outfit and props so that I know that everyone is comfortable. Then we get together and the magic unfolds into a beautiful scene of women unleashing their inner goddess all while they are being empowered by one another. It's hard to define that energy that erupts during these sessions. I always leave feeling invigorated and inspired. It is truly empowering in so many ways. It has been a wonderful way to watch my photography evolve while building amazing relationships and finding a deeeper love for myself.
I think that it is so very important to find love and beauty in ourselves as well as the people around us. I feel that nobody is ordinary and when given the opportunity to shine, we will shine so bright that we no longer fear the fire, we become the fire!