Miss Meagan was the very first woman to boldly embrace my new adventure into intimate portraits as a Vancouver Boudoir Photographer. I’m so grateful she trusted me. Thank you again Meagan!

We went raw for this shoot: no hair, no makeup, just beautiful, natural Meagan, and boy did we have fun! And boudoir, we learned, certainly doesn’t have to be all sexy and serious. Her incredible smile lit up the studio and her images!

What I loved learning from her was something completely unexpected, though incredibly amazing. I’ll let her explain in her words….

“After the shoot itself I felt empowered and somehow taller, more free, in my body. But the best part was seeing the images we made, and how true a representation they are of my inner state and inner self – to see the pictures and know, “yep, that’s me, completely!” was so… liberating, and equalizing.”

“I think we all hide ourselves a great deal in this world, sometimes even from ourselves, and when you do a shoot like this and see, truthfully and accurately, things in yourself that you hadn’t fully embraced, it makes it so much easier to go forward into new phases of life with confidence and a more cohesive sense of self. Magical.”

Magical!! Me, Completely!!…..WOW, right?! You’d better believe I shed some tears after reading this. I’m so grateful to be in this position of being able to bring together my passion for creativity, and love of working with, and boosting women up. It’s incredible to know that in my very first session, together, we succeeded. I can’t wait to see what’s to come.

So yes, M is for the maaaarvelous Miss Meagan, and as she said oh so perfectly:

“Me, Completely!”

I’m humbled and I couldn’t ask for anything more.

Michele Mateus is a Vancouver Boudoir & Portrait Photographer located in Coquitlam, BC.

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