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Body Image Campaign: {Tampa Boudoir Photographer}


Boudoir photography is an incredible experience but one that lots of us won’t try because we don’t think we are good enough or thin enough or young enough or the myriad of other things that our self esteem screams at us to stop us from taking the plunge. I want that to change and to allow everyone to see that we are ALL beautiful and the media with their warped notion of what sexy is that has been beaten into our subconscious for years and years, can go take a hike, lol!

As I started to do Boudoir photography I realized very quickly that almost EVERY women who came to see me, didn’t like their body in one way or another but during their session they realized that they WERE fierce and gorgeous and all the things they wanted to be (already actually were) but just needed a little nudge from silly ol’ me, my assistant and the wonderful ladies I have helping me do hair and makeup.

This is what one of the ladies emailed me after the shoot, “I can’t thank you enough for the experience, it was wonderful and very uplifting. I left there with an extra hop in my step and could not stop smiling. I was very nervous at first but within a few minutes you and your team made me feel so comfortable that for that hour, I totally forgot that I was not modeling a size 6 and loved every minute of it! Now that I think about it I say, oh my gosh I wore that?! This was definitely an experience every woman should do and I have not even seen the pics! That tells you how much I enjoyed it! I can’t wait to see the results of your brilliant work!” That right there is exactly why I wanted to do this!

I am honored to be able to show you a few of the images from our Body Image Campaign this past weekend. We had 9 gorgeous women who participated in this all day Boudoir Marathon that we held in a fabulous suite in a local Tampa resort. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my amazing right hand lady, assistant extraordinaire, Holly Sigler of Holly Sigler Photography and also Candace Webb of Candace Webb Photography. Another key to the success of this shoot was my phenomenal MUAH (makeup and hair) artists from Jazzy Jewels. Thank you ladies, ALL of you who participated in this project that is so near and dear to my heart. There are many more images coming from this day that will play an important part in the direction that my boudoir photography is going so stay tuned!


Without further adieu…

Stephanie Abeles Photography {Body Image Campaign sneak peeks 9/15/12}




Let’s show these ladies some love by leaving comments on the blog! They were so brave and many of them were very nervous before their shoot, about baring all for the world but as you can see for yourself, they are all absolutely stunning!!



Kickstarter - […] This is actually quite similar to a project that I had once dreamed I would be able to publish a book about someday. My project is about women and their body image issues. One line of products I offer in my photography business is Boudoir Photography.  I noticed that almost all of the women I photograph are very self-conscious about their body and most have nothing to be ashamed of, in fact quite the opposite. I did a casting call for women to pose for a Body Image campaign and had tons of ladies who wanted to participate. The reasons these women had issues varied from child birthing scars, to rapid weight loss skin elasticity issues and more. The project I complete was a huge success and the women who participated learned so much about themselves through the process, they raved that I should continue on and create a book about it. You can view my Body Image Campaign here. […]

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