Posts tagged Boudoir Photography in Vancouver
The 3 Things Perfectionism Kills - by Chelsey Luren

The need to be perfect used to permeate every possible aspect of my life. Within my family, school, friends, religion, job, and every possible interaction I had in the world - it all had to be immaculate.

I so clearly remember convincing myself that I was having high standards, and that I wanted to only give my best. I used to wear my perfectionism boldly, and proud.

But here’s the reality…

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How to Intuitively Eat - by Chelsey Luren

I have had so many women reach out to me, asking about intuitive eating. Wondering what diets I follow, the cookbooks I use, and how to know what to do in terms of nutrition.

So many women - especially those who’ve operated from a place dysfunction, or even disordered relationship with food - have only ever known guilt + shame about what they’re eating, counting calories, and the constant desperate search for the next miracle diet…

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Why Self Care Isn't About Feeling Good All The Time - by Chelsey Luren

Self care doesn’t always mean bubble baths or walks on the beach. Self care is doing the things you don’t necessarily want to do, because they’re actually good for you.

How do I know that this is the truth?

For 9 months of 2014-2015 I carried a big secret…

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The Key To Loving Yourself, Having Body Confidence, and Finally Eating Like a Normal Person - by Chelsey Luren

Want to know what the key to unlocking your entire self love journey is?

The biggest factor in being able to live in alignment with our best, most vibrant selves (the version of you that doesn’t struggle with a lack of confidence, hating her body, is constantly searching for the next diet, who’s life is ruled by what she’s eating, worrying about what others think of her all the time, or wishes she could simply love herself), is…

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How to Feel Confident Without Going on a Diet - by Chelsey Luren

Confidence, self love, and body positivity are incredible tools.

Telling women they are good enough, worthy of what they desire, and that they are allowed to love themselves as they are is 100% fact. I am a huge advocate of this, and stand firmly behind this message.

The entire movement of body positivity is one that was invaluable to me when I was first beginning my recovery from anorexia over 8 years ago.

But here’s the thing that’s not really being talked about in it…

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The Free Tigress Tribe is For Women Who... | Vancouver Boudoir Photographer Body Image Coach

Did you know that for the past 2 years I have had a private Facebook community for women to come together to celebrate their self love journeys, body positivity, and their own personal growth?

The Tigress Tribe is for women who:

✓ Are not satisfied with the status quo in their level of personal development, self love journey, and relationship with themselves.

✓ Want to have a better, more healthy, more loving relationship with themselves and their bodies.

✓ Are willing to lean into their fears in order to heal their body image + their self relationship.

✓ Want more than the cards they have been dealt and they are ready to create their reality regardless of where they now stand.

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the fear before her boudoir session + how she felt afterwards | Sarah testimonial - Vancouver Boudoir Photography

I'm excited to bring this post to you today. This is a guest post from the incomparable soul Sarah Yenko.

When Sarah came to me for her Vancouver boudoir photoshoot, she was nervous beyond belief. However as the course of the shoot went by, she slowly but surely came out of her shell and absolutely knocked it out of the park. I'll let her take it away from here and share with you how she felt throughout her boudoir session and what the experience was like for her. 

"My biggest fear before hiring Chelsey didn't have anything to do with her. She came so highly recommended by many amazing women.

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Why Healing the Relationship With Ourselves is a Privilege | Vancouver Boudoir Photographer + Body Image Coach

Healing our body image issues and the relationship we have with ourselves is not work, but a privilege.

This realm of personal development - where we heal the relationship with ourselves, mend our body image woes and shift from low self esteem into radiant confidence - there are a lot of time, effort, energy, and resources are involved.  

To dive in and shift our lives takes a willingness to be uncomfortable, to face truths we may have ignored, to stand in places of our shame in order to heal.

More often than not, this is…

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Why I Became a Boudoir Photographer and Body Image Coach | Vancouver, Canada

For so long I have shied away from sharing the truth of my soul and the path I have walked. I have muted the calling to be more, do more, give more to the world. I have tried to hide away, to disown, to ignore, and deny parts of myself. 

I love the work I do as a boudoir photographer and body image coach - it sets my soul ablaze.

But the fear in being seen while in my truth is one that runs deep. “What will people say? What if they hate me? What if I offend someone? What if nobody gets it and I’m alone in this world?” The thoughts sting and make me want to retreat into myself and hide away from the light.

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Vancouver Boudoir Photoshoot with Carly Stone - Testimonial Review

While 9 out of 10 of the women that I work with in my Vancouver boudoir sessions are the everyday woman (ie. Having never been photographed professionally before - let alone doing something so intimate as a boudoir photoshoot). Every now and again though, I work with women who are accustomed to being in the spotlight. 

One such woman I recently had the opportunity to photograph is Carly Stone.

Carly is a model and body positivity activist with a heart of gold. Her heart + energy are contagious and they radiate outwards through the camera lens. 

Here's what Carly had to say about her boudoir session with me and a few of our favourite of the gorgeous, and intimate boudoir images I captured of her during our shoot:

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Client Testimonial and Video Review Miss P. | Vancouver Boudoir Photography

When Parneet came to my studio for her boudoir session, she was one of the most shy, and meek women I've ever worked with. Being able to see her come out of her shell and step into her power through her boudoir photo shoot was a total honour. 

But don't take my word for it, here's what she had to say about her Vancouver boudoir photo shoot with me in her testimonial video and written word.

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