Posts tagged Vancouver Photoshoot
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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Why Self Connection Matters and How To Do It | Body Image Coach + Vancouver Boudoir Photographer

How would your life be different if you felt deeply connected to yourself?

Speaking from personal experience, I lived my life for decades in a state of total disconnect and self loathing. I was at war with myself, hating my body. I so desperately wanted to crawl out of my skin, and trade lives with anybody else in an attempt to get away from who I was.

The truth was that

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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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Vancouver Boudoir Photographer - Madi's Client Testimonial + Rave Review

When I began my career as a boudoir photographer and body image coach, the entire driving force was something WAY bigger than me.

To give some context: I experienced an eating disorder for 12 years before ever seeking help to recover and heal my relationship with myself. When I finally dedicated myself to my recovery and dove in with both feet,  it completely transformed my life...

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My Responsibility to You from 2018 Onward

With it being the first week of the year, it only feels right to start off with full transparency, and honesty with all of you incredible dames.

A few weeks ago, I was in the swing of things:

- I was creating. 
- I was in the flow.
- I was thriving.

...Things were GOOD.

Fast forward to today, and things feel distinctly different. My heart and head feel messy, fearful and uncertain. It's uncomfortable.

You see, as 2017 faded away I made the commitment to myself that as a multi-faceted woman I am (Read: Body image coach, Vancouver boudoir photographer expert, entrepreneur, wife, sister, artist, fill in the blank with your favourite adjective), I am no longer going to...

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Power Talk | Nicole Vicente of Tease Lux Lingerie

Power Talks is a series I've been passionate about on this blog for a long while now. It's where we interview local business owners, those who help to women to empower themselves, and those who just downright rock.

In today's edition of Power Talks we are interviewing Nicole Vicente of Tease Luxury Lingerie!

I have had the privilege of working alongside her on a number of occasions, and I can assure you, she is even more lovely than the luxury lingerie she sells. Here's a firsthand look at our interview together:

Chelsey: So first and foremost, tell me about...

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How to Navigate Building Confidence | Ruby Roxx Guest Blogger

My name is Ruby Roxx.  I am a plus size model, body positive activist, writer and blogger.  I often am asked “how are you so confident” and the answer is…years of hard work.  Body confidence is not something that comes over night.  It takes a lot of hard work, and It means something different to everyone.  For me...

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If You Struggle With Body Image, This is For You

I've been giving a lot of thought to the message I want to put out there to all of my readers on the Chelsey Luren Portraits blog.

"What would my readers like to hear? What do they really care about? What can I give to them?"

It then occurred to me that I had not even properly defined who it was that I wanted to connect with through my blog or through...

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Mothers, Exist in Photographs

One day, your children will go to look for photographs of you, what will they find?

I recently sat down and came to the realization that I myself had NO portraits of my mother. Sure, there was the odd photo of her here and there over the past 30 years or so. But no portrait that was a true reflection of who she is.

This was distressing, not simply...

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