Updated: Mar 26, 2020
We did not release an episode last week due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. This week, we are back with a bang! Enjoy the conversation, and know that our thoughts and prayers with each of you and your families during this challenging time.
So many women have no idea of the potential of their own beauty. The way we see ourselves in the mirror falls short of how so many other people see us, and tragically, we often go through life failing to realize the discrepancy. Today, I am chatting with Certified Professional Boudoir Photographer Leah Gunn Emerick. With an eye trained to see the beauty we tend to downplay or overlook, Leah has a knack and passion for showing women how gorgeous they truly are. A minimum of one hundred women come through Leah's photography studio every year, and each one enters underestimating her beauty, and feeling insecure about areas of her body with which she has yet to make peace; those same women depart feeling empowered and wowed by the truth they previously could not see. In this episode, Leah and I dig into the powerful lessons in body image, self-worth and self-acceptance unfolding in her studio. Come on, mama, allow us to show you just how beautiful and worthy you are!
In today's episode, we discuss:
'Natural-to-knockout' transformations, and the perspective-shifting power of Leah's sessions
How to know if you're ready for a boudoir photography experience, and using boudoir as a means to see yourself as a woman outside of motherhood
Why your mirror is fibbing to you, and understanding the gap between what you see in the mirror, and your mental image of beauty
Tips for overcoming discomfort around shopping for clothes as it relates to body image
How our inherent, deep desire to belong, to be seen, and to be accepted is linked to our self-worth and self-acceptance
Paying attention to how your mind, soul and heart are responding as you engage with the media around you, and how to stop comparing yourself
Being honest with yourself about your preferences and triggers
Parting words of love and encouragement from Leah
Leah Gunn Emerick is an award-winning, published photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. A Certified Professional Boudoir Photographer, Leah lived in Los Angeles for awhile before feeling the tug to move back home to the Greater Kansas City Area, where she now runs her business, LGEmerick Photography.
Photography came to her as something that can only be a higher calling: a purpose that she never knew she had or wanted. A life-long artist (previously drawing and painting), Leah learned to transition the understanding of light and color to photography. Now with over half a decade of passion and skill under her belt, she is still always searching and striving to learn more, because she is passionate about her work, and firmly believes that her clients deserve the best!
Here's where you can connect with Leah:
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