My journey is very much related to my relationship with my body. For much of my young life, into my early twenties, I struggled with a terrible eating disorder and body dysmorphia. My path to healing sounds easy when typed out, but it has been a long, long road. However, in 2012, a very good friend of mine photographed me for my first boudoir session and I didn’t know it at the time, but it was about to change my life. I didn’t know much about boudoir, but at this time, it was not at what it has evolved into today. Boudoir was less about empowerment and all about the male gaze and sex appeal. So, naturally, I was extremely nervous. I had nothing to be nervous about. My magic was captured that day, in a raw, beautiful and powerful way. The images were beautiful, but the experience was truly what helped me transform the way I looked at myself in real life. Being complimented and supported by another woman was not something I was used to. Seeing myself through someone else’s perspective is so important. That day changed my life forever. I realized then, the power I have with a camera. I have a tool and a skill that can literally change someone’s life. I decided that this was the direction I wanted to take my career.