La Femme Boudoir is going LIVE with Implied Magazine
So, just the thought of being on video makes my hands sweat. You know how when you pause a movie or the stream lags and it gets caught on that ONE still shot that makes whoever pictured look so friggin awkward and horrible? Like, mid-sneeze, lookin’ like a puppy dog sticking it’s head out the window of a moving car, cheeks flapping away. Those are the fun things I imagine will happen to me when I consider being on video. And LIVE video -- forget it! I know I should do more of it, I just can’t figure out how to get more comfortable with showing my face in action.
Apparently my thirst for a challenge is just as strong as my fear of being on video, though, because when Implied Magazine showed up in my inbox asking me to be on their Livestream podcast, the answer was: HECK YA. Didn’t even have to think about it. HECK YES, I’m in. So we had a chat, I answered some questions, and all of a sudden it’s Feb 23rd and the livestream is TONIGHT.
Challenge Accepted. Let's talk!
I love what I do because of so much more than just the photography aspect of it. Yes, I love taking pretty pictures and making my clients feel good when they see how beautiful they look. But I also love that I get to help my clients grow, and I get to give them this opportunity to do something that scares them, but also helps them to feel more alive. Growth comes from doing things that make you feel uncomfortable, and I think we can all agree that it’s definitely not easy to get naked in front of someone else’s camera and feel confident while doing it. I made it a point to get myself a taste of that this past year, being photographed by other photographers instead of doing my own self portraits. I wanted to experience it all for myself, and to know what my clients feel right before and during their shoots with me. Scary, but well worth the nerves, and I’m so happy I did it. I’m pretty sure I’ve caught the boudoir “bug”, as I like to call it, and I can’t wait for my next opportunity to be photographed.
Tonight, Implied Magazine is providing me with yet another chance for growth, and after a week of sheer fright, I'm feeling more excited than anything. I’m releasing myself from the nerves that come with getting on a live video, and I’m super pumped to talk about what I love to do most: Make people feel better than a million bucks. I’m looking forward to letting our viewers behind the scenes, to tell them more about what it’s like to experience a photo shoot like this, and to CRUSH the stigma surrounding nudity as a form of art. Boudoir and nude photography are such beautiful modes of self expression, and helping to de-mystify it all is something I'm 100% here for. Hosts Tony Martinez and Jamie Gainer interview glamour photographers and models from all over the world to hear their stories and showcase their creative work, and to say that I feel honored to be a part of this show is an understatement.
And since you all have expressed time and time again that I should post more video and do more live, well, now’s your chance to see some more of me and all my quirks.
Tune in for the Livestream tonight @ 10pm EST
Get your comfiest PJs on, grab your version of a nightcap, and tune in for the fun!
We’re LIVE tonight at 10pm EST on YouTube and Facebook.
(You’ll even be able to submit questions to be answered during the show!)
Here are the links:
Other Ways to Catch the LFBoudoir and Implied Magazine chatfest
Is 10pm past your bed time?
... Just kidding. It's past mine too.
You can listen in later anywhere you'd listen to your other podcasts. I will link to the show later this week for easy clickin.