There is a blossoming that I notice happen, when someone sees them self through someone else’s eyes. There is a power that shines through when we allow ourselves to connect with our bodies and pour kindness into the parts of us that we usually hide away. I believe that every stage of our self-love journey is important and deserves to be documented and thanked for it’s part in the process. Even the seasons where we have a harder time finding the beauty we possess. To that end, empowerment sessions are for YOU. Don't let your size, gender, sexual orientation, race, age, body hair, or level of ability stop you from enjoying this experience.
I always strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to express yourself however feels right for you. Whether that be indoors or outdoors in the Fraser Valley area. Boudoir Empowerment sessions are no longer limited to the stereotype of lingerie and heels in a bedroom posing with your butt up in the air (though we do love a good booty pic), instead we are redefining these sessions, to be more focused on the soft side of you. We focus on the pieces of you that you struggle to accept, so that you may find beauty in them and the breaking down of mental blocks and insecurities to find new love for your body.
"Taeya is a talented photographer with a vision of supporting women on their journey to feel empowered through the art of self expression."
My name is Taeya! I'm an Inclusive Empowerment Boudoir Photographer in the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver Area, and I practice what I preach! Representation and diversity are important in boudoir. I used to look at popular boudoir photographer's pages and believe that I could never do that, because every person on their page was a thin white woman in lingerie that hugged all the right places. I couldn’t find bodies that looked like mine. When I started, I knew that it would be important for me to step into that space myself, and share my own self-love journey through photography. It feels paramount for me to represent others who look like me. To tell others, that we can be photographed and that we SHOULD be photographed, this way.
The first thing I like to talk about before booking is the vision. This means, what you want out of your session, what type of location you have in mind, and what your comfort levels are. Is this session for you alone? Do you want to include your partner(s)? Do you want to experience this with a close friend?
This is where I officially reserve your date for you! After all your questions have been answered and your package has been chosen, I send a contract and invoice for your review. You sign and send the retainer (25% of the total investment) and we're ready to go! Payment plan options are available.
Every contract includes a model release which allows me to share the images we create on my website and social media HOWEVER, your comfort and privacy are my first focus. Once your gallery is delivered, you may decide which images you feel comfortable with me sharing. I will never post anything online that you don't want out there!
These sessions are incredibly intimate so it can be hard for some people to just go for it. Sometimes it takes a little nudge from someone who's already done it, to show that it has deep meaning and is truly empowering. At the end of your session, I will record a mini interview where I ask you questions about your experience, to help ease the nerves of those on the edge.
I am a huge advocate for expressing your self love through intimate and empowering imagery. The society we have grown into, is one full of judgment and self doubt. These days it is hard to decipher the rules of modesty and sexuality. Women are shamed for being prudes when they hide their bodies, and sluts when they express or highlight their figures. Women are held to too many double standards to keep track of. And through all of the pressure we are put under, it is difficult to find value in ourselves; to find beauty and confidence. Men on the other hand are often shamed if they are too emotional or if they present themselves in what others classify as “feminine” ways. Men are “meant” to be this or that, and can’t fall anywhere in between because that isn’t very “manly”.
The reality is, we ALL deserve to look at our bodies, and instead of seeing something taboo, over sexualized, coveted, or shameful - see beauty, worth and power. All bodies are boudoir bodies. Let's celebrate yours!
Packages from $500-$775 +PST/GST
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