A Life Altering Experience

Sometimes someone comes into your life that you feel connected with. No ryhme or reason, you just do. I had the luxury of meeting this woman, Ms. W, virtually a year ago. She was someone I bonded with and enjoyed very much. Someone who.i watched her walk through many private experiences that she was vulnerable about. Someone I cheered on. I saw how much she needed to believe in herself and knew she'd get there. I also thought she was stunningly beautiful and hoped like he k one day I'd get the good fortune of capturing her. I waited for that day to come, and it did!

Since the first day I had the pleasure of “meetong” this woman in my FB group I have watched her become more confident, more sure of herself, happier. I know that she has low day, days where she needs to pick herself up and give that inner critic a pro talk. But gosh Ms. w is string and a fighter and one of the kindest souls. And she's going to soar high and unstoppable. I know it.

So proud of you love

Xo

Shannon Smith

“Like all wildflowers

You must allow yourself to grow

In all the places people thought you never would.”




Ms. W in her own words

What was your #1 motivator in having a boudoir session with me?: To transform the image I have of myself

In 3 words or less, how would you describe your session with me?: Life altering

I have been so inspired by all of the beautiful images that Shannon shares, and by the moving experiences shared by her clients. I waited patiently to book my session with Shannon and then waited until my large back piece tattoo was complete before I finally stepped into her studio. Shannon's studio is both warm and welcoming as well as empowering and liberating. Being as I spend most of the week dressed like a boy and covered in saw dust I was eager to see my feminine self. Often I would look in the mirror late at night and the negative talk would kick in, really I needed to give myself a break - "clearly Whitney it has been a long day and you really are just TIRED". Now when I look in the mirror I envision myself as I was in my boudoir, dolled up, fierce and confident...I also like to add a cape. 
Spending my day with Shannon was liberating, challenging and fun! We laughed so much and I feel like I have made a life long friend. To say that my session transformed me would be an understatement, I felt mostly confident in my body before but now I feel confident in myself - beauty exploding from the inside! Shannon was able to capture a moment in my life that I will always be able to look back on and treasure forever. Something I can use to remind myself of when I have had one of those long days - goodbye bathroom mirror, hello photobook! Though you will still see me stomping around in trees, dressed like a boy covered in tree glitter, inside I know that I am a fierce, confident and capable woman ready to set the world on fire. What could be more beautiful than loving yourself and treating yourself with the love that you so freely give to others. There is no question that I will have future sessions with Shannon, hands down one of the best gifts I have ever given myself.

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