Breast Cancer Boudoir Shoot
This blog is going to be a little different. I want to share a story with you about this client. I have her permission to share and she hopes that it will encourage someone else. If you have ever struggled with breast cancer or similar, please take a moment to read.
I was contacted by a man who told me that he and his wife wanted to book a boudoir shoot for their best friend. They were coming to town to visit her before she underwent surgery. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and was due to have a mastectomy.
A few days after he contacted me, I was able to talk with my client on the phone. She shared her story with me and told me how blessed she felt to have these best friends set up a shoot. The nerves were there but, she told me that she wanted to celebrate “the girls” before her surgery. Obviously, I was on board and wanted to make this an experience that she would never forget.
On the day of the boudoir shoot, I met them at a hotel in Zion National Park. The room was simple, had great lighting and music was blasting while the girls giggled in the bathroom. The good vibes were high! I finally got to meet my client and she was strikingly beautiful. I was more taken back by how she carried herself and her outlook.
She wasn’t mad about her diagnosis, while I’m sure she was at some point. But, she had been doing internal work to find peace with her situation. Strength and grace poured out of her.
The boudoir shoot went perfectly, we laughed, danced, and shared a few tears.
I’m honored that I got to be part of her healing journey. She loved the photos and is planning on doing another shoot once she has healed up. Also, I’m happy to report that the surgery went well and she had her besties by her side.
I share this story because I want to encourage others. If you have had breast cancer, implant removal, or tissue disorder, please consider doing a shoot. Take the time to embrace the change and your body.
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