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      June 1, 2018

      Body Positive Boudoir Photography with Alicia

      BOUDOIR

      Alicia celebrating her victory over an illness, through a body positive boudoir photography session at the Heart of Texas in Austin. Cheetos and a cupcake capped off the session.

      Body positive boudoir photography was my prime focus back when I operated my studio in Brooklyn. Upon my relaunch in Texas back in 2017, I needed to connect with models who appreciated the importance of this type of work.

      austin model in portrait photoshoot posing in front of the paramount theater on congress avenue with the paramount marquee in the backdrop.
      Alicia, from her End of Morning Feel portrait photoshoot, January 2018.

      Also, I needed to connect with models who’d understand how I‘d use such images to promote wellness and body positivity while recovering.

      When I first met Alicia, she was recovering from a severe illness brought on by challenges she had experienced with her sense of body image.

      She enjoyed my vision and wanted to contribute her time to the cause of health and body positivity. Plus, Alicia was in need of proof of just how far she‘d come and also proof of just how strong she is.

      Here are select shots of that session.

      A few weeks later Alicia had approached me with an idea she’d like to bring to life for when she felt she was ready to face her greatest challenge.

      I loved the goofiness of her idea and knew how empowering it would be to execute.

      To confront and desensitize oneself from the triggers would represent the ultimate thing she‘d need to feel a closure to her journey. She wanted me to document it.

      Months later we were at the Heart of Texas motel in Austin, ready to bring life to her idea.

      But first, she needed to build up to the moment, to face her fears and to fight against herself.

      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.

      Confronting Her Fear

      The first half of our boudoir photo shoot was devoted to that. Here are select images from the first half of our session.

      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.
      Alicia is ready to face her demons and laugh.

      The second half of our session involved Cheetos and a cupcake.

      First the preparation.

      A quick stop at Walmart before the session led to this.

      Alicia and I had spent months planning this out – from idea to execution. I was so happy to see this young woman laugh at what had been, in years past, a significant challenge to her well being; her relationship to food.

      In the months ahead I plan on dedicating a post on this part of our session which I call, The Reward is Cheese.

      We ran out of Cheetos so I improvised in photoshop. Check out selected shots.

      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman resting on a bed of Cheetos and eating a cupcake. Victory!
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman resting on a bed of Cheetos and eating a cupcake. Victory!
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.
      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman resting on a bed of Cheetos and eating a cupcake. Victory!
      Boudoir photography with Alicia Brock at the Heart of Texas in Austin.

      VICTORY!

      Alicia has become a trusted member of my team. In addition to being a model she’s also an amazing makeup artist.

      She has since become someone who I regard as a trusted friend.

      I am so proud of my friend.

       

      From

      Alicia

      He was great, really built a connection and was easy to speak too as well as get amazing shots! Wonderful overall experience always have a fun time working with him because of how creative and driven he is. Would for sure want to work with him again

      Body positive boudoir photography in Austin, Texas with woman building courage to overcome eating disorder demons before second half of shoot with food.

      FEARLESS

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