We made it, babes! The new year is officially here, and I’m so excited to see what 2022 has in store for me!! But you know what I’m not doing? Making resolutions. No, I’m probably not going to go to the gym more than I did last year. I’m also probably not going to eat more salads. Instead of focusing on promises that we may or may not keep to ourselves, let’s have a new year’s resolution focusing on radical self-love.
Radical self-love is looking beyond the insecurities and seeing what you are truly made of. Your inner goddess is a strong, capable, breathtaking force of nature, and has accomplished some incredible things. But it’s easy to forget that. The pressures we feel as women to look right, to act a certain way, to give so much without saving for ourselves… it’s a lot. And it can shift our view of ourselves to be completely negative and disconnected from our inner power. As a woman, I’ve probably always known that, but it really hit the hardest back when I was doing regular portrait work.
It absolutely broke my heart to see women tear themselves down, before the session and during the session. Criticizing their appearance or commenting on whatever insecurities they perceived they had absolutely ruined me. I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to something beyond photography and use my photography talent for the greater self-love good.
That’s what makes Boudoir by Ria a different kind of studio. Our process focuses on self-love and acceptance and helps you to tap into your vulnerability. And when your inner goddess is untethered, you get to see yourself as I see you now. A triple-take-worthy beauty and complete badass queen. My clients leave the studio with a fundamentally different view of themselves and keepsakes to enjoy, especially in those moments when the self-love journey seems difficult.
So this year, instead of coming up with ways to make ourselves “better”, let’s celebrate all you have done. You have had SO many wins in 2021, and before this year gets away from us, I just want to say I’m proud of all you’ve accomplished. The hidden wars, the obvious struggles, and your growth. All of it.
Let’s move forward into 2022 with self-love. If you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram for good vibes and to help celebrate the self-love journies of some incredible women.