WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO CELEBRATE BEING FAB OVER 40?
I think it is important to celebrate each stage of life, especially as we age and there is no one better to help a woman feel fabulous in front of a camera than Michele.
WHAT DID YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE?
It felt risky, yet safe. Exhilarating. Vulnerable.
When I saw the pictures, I thought “That’s me? Really? Wow.”
HOW HAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BODY CHANGED
I have days where I feel vibrant and other days were I feel depleted. I think allowing the feelings and the thoughts to come and go is a big step towards radical self acceptance. I have really let go of of my perfectionist tendencies. I find more beauty in things that are imperfect and unique.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED TO APPRECIATE MORE AS YOU HAVE AGED?
I have learned to appreciate my body’s rhythms and curves. I have also learned to let go of the need for everyone to approve of me all of the time.
I appreciate my imperfections and my messy life.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU LIKE TO OFFER OTHER WOMEN?
Remember that you are a work of art. Think of yourself as poetry in motion. Don’t be afraid to take up space in the room..
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO OR FAVORITE QUOTE?
Talent is skill plus confidence. Both can be cultivated over time.
I Look Forward To Having
You In My Vancouver Boudoir
And Portrait Studio!
Michele Mateus is an award winning Vancouver Boudoir and Women’s Portrait Photographer. Serving Coquitlam, Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Langley, Abbotsford, Squamish, Burnaby, Surrey, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster and the Great Vancouver area.