Glamorous by Victoria Flower Photography
I’m really pleased to be launching “Glamorous” by Victoria Flower Photography. So, What is this about? Well, if you read my previous post about Glamour and Boudoir Photography, I briefly talk about what a shoot like this does for women. So, I thought about the experience some more and decided I wanted to create something for women. Let me first share with you, how this idea came to fruition.
I have had to fortune of being a gymnast, working in dermatology and working in pediatrics. This all started back in adolescence. As you all well know, gymnastics is a sport for the elegant, powerful, and petite individual. I was powerful, but far from petite or elegant. I was built like a rhinoceros (still am). I was able to move super heavy things very short distances. I was big and bulky — obviously not the typical build of a gymnast or someone of Asian descent. It wasn’t just me. I had a couple of team mates that struggled with bulimia and anorexia in adolescence. They were super strong and beautiful girls, but the pressure of what we view as beautiful in the media was at it’s height and they weighed more than 100 pounds and felt as though they needed to remedy that with drastic measures. Later in my experience as a gymnast, I had to have my body fat checked and I was definitely higher than what was expected by my coach and I was asked to drop weight. So begins my journey of finding comfort in my own skin.
After completing my education I worked for 3 years in dermatology. I primarily worked in the cosmetic side of dermatology working with lasers to treat various imperfections. Here I was exposed to women who constantly picked out their flaws and theses were such amazing women — gorgeous women. It made me kind of sad. I wanted these women to see just how beautiful they were!
After spending some time in dermatology, I found myself working with the pediatric population. I took care of some patients who were battling anorexia. These were extremely bright and beautiful girls who for some other reason could not see that they were beautiful. It made me sad that they would fight this battle probably for a huge portion of their lives. I just wanted to somehow prevent them from experiencing my own lifelong struggle with finding “beauty” whatever that is.
I think the definition of beauty varies a little from person to person. For me, I think that feeling has to come from the inside and this feeling is connected with confidence. I think helping boost confidence helps us boost our own concept of self worth. So, with these experiences and ideas, “Glamorous” was born. I have assembled the best make-up artist in the area as when as a phenomenal hair stylist to provide an individual the ultimate in the pampered and celebrity-like experience. The make-up artist for our Glamour packages is Liz Bagatelos of Liz Bagatelos Make Up Artistry. I’m so fortunate to be working with her, her fees can be up to $200, but we’re fortunate to have her for a sensational packaged deal. We also have the faulous Emily Sinnett of Sassi Salon. She is amazingly talented and loved by her clients and has graciously offered her services for our glamour packages!!
Why should they be the only ones who get doted on? Maybe you know someone who has been recently divorced that needs a little boost in confidence, maybe you just had a baby and you want to be reminded that you’re still fabulous and probably more so now because of your mama glow, or maybe you have a special someone in your life that you want to spice things up with. I think as women, we find ourselves taking care of others and we tend to neglect pampering ourselves! This is a great way to pamper yourself, let someone take care of you for a few hours, and show your inner beauty. Well, whatever the reason that you want to get glammed up and get photos for, I am here to help along with a fabulous group of women. We want to help you walk out into the world a little taller, a little more confident, and with some proof that you are truly glamorous!
To book your session, or for more information, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are already scheduling specially priced sessions in April and May of 2012! Come join the fun and get glamorous!