"I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits" Anais Nin
Mindy came to me with an open heart this time. She has done a session before but this time was different. She was confident. She was bold. And she knew more about who she was.
These sessions are tipping points.
We learn to connect to something that is
so beautiful and raw inside of ourselves
that we have always minimized.
We are taught that taming our fire is our only choice.
We are taught that if we walk fully in our magic...we are "too much".
We are taught that in order to "feel good"
we have to do a certain amount of self sacrificing before we earn it.
Again.. a lie.
You were always worth it. You were always magic.
You were always fire.
You just have to choose it.
XO- Jana V
There are a lot of times that I get ladies messaging me about the details of a session.
Most of the time it's about what to wear, what's included, where they are located,etc.
I thought it may be a good idea to put the details all in one place...
1. Where are you located?
I am located in St. Augustine Florida. It is right outside of Jacksonville. Located about 5 minutes from the beach we have everything from studio space to the intercoastal waterways to the beach. Take your pick!!!
2. Can I bring a friend?
I think these sessions are pretty intimate and most ladies prefer to do this on their own. But sometimes a client wants to bring a friend because they are nervous. That is totally ok, just let me know ahead of time. No problem!
3. Will my session be on the internet?
You have a choice! First of all, the private Blush ladies only FB group is PRIVATE. Noone outside the group can see those! Either way- you decide. You decide if you want to sign a model release. Sometimes client sign model releases for just "incognito shots" or just details and no identifying images. Most of the time, at the reveal, ladies sign a full release because they know i am respectful and will only choose images they love!
4. What do I wear?
When you book a session with blush we will help you to pick the perfect looks for your session. We usually do 3 looks. 2 outfits and one "white sheet" look. I will send a prep guide with details on where to shop, look, etc. But I also have a client closet that you will have access to!! It is filled with some amazing pieces, mens shirts, sweaters..and shoes!
5. Do you edit the images?
I do! I want women to see their true beauty and love themselves for who they are. Because of that I try not to do too much heavy editing. I will clean up a blemish or breakout and soften skin. But I won't change how you look drastically! I want this session to be about the woman that lives inside you!
6. How will I know how to pose?
Don't worry about that at all! I pose you from fingertips to toes! I actually will have you move over and get right in there with you. I promise you- we will do this together!!!! We will both be sore by the end of it.
7. What if I am not in "the best shape"? What if I am uncomfortable with my body?
We all are. That is part of the point of these sessions. We need to learn to embrace our bodies. I want you to come away from this experience feeling empowered ...no matter what your body looks like. I want to celebrate how FLAWSOME you are! Trust me...posing and wardrobe are everything!
8. I am super nervous..Is that normal?
COMPLETELY!!! it would be weird if you weren't! I promise you we will walk thru this together! We will laugh and maybe cry as we walk towards a woman that may be unsure of herself. We will take her hand and pull her up! We will climb the mountain together!
I hope that helps answer some of your question! Let me know if I can help answer any other questions you have....Love- Jana V.