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These images are from the last of the Self-Love Sessions, a series of fine art boudoir minis, completed over the course of a long weekend, beginning in San Francisco, moving on to Sacramento, and finishing up in adorable historic Folsom. The architecture of the studio space in this 19th century building contributes a European feel, […]

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The way America tells it, a young woman is expected to exude sensuality, until she becomes a mother. Then she is swiftly transitioned into a self-effacing nurturer, waving away any attention with a gesture of deference to her children. The incredible feats celebrities go to in order to “snap back” from their pregnancies (remember when […]

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For many women, the evolution of becoming a mother is intense and complex. I know, for myself, I felt awash in a sea of gratitude for my daughter and simultaneously ashamed of what I perceived as the “physical toll” the pregnancy and childbirth had taken on my body. For the year following her birth, I […]

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Ehem, may I have your attention please? Announcing a unique opportunity in January: Self Love Mini Boudoir! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What more extraordinary gift could you give than a handcrafted, fine art boudoir portrait? I recommend you give a print to the person you love most in the world (and here’s […]

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Did you catch the piece, “Toward a More Radical Selfie” in The Paris Review? Author India Enneng levels a harsh but honest critique of “an era characterized by the self-portrait… an era characterized by relentless anxiety around the self as a product: what it means, who owns it, what it costs, what it’s worth.” She […]

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Birthdays punctuate the monochromatic succession of our days, subdividing the amorphous landscape of our lives into conceptually manageable pieces. To this end, celebrating a birthday serves an important objective. It anchors the memory of that year. We want to remember our lives, to be able to look back at our past and understand it’s narrative […]

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