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Welcome to the Rooted Souls Maternity experience! I am absolutely thrilled and honored that you have chosen me to be a part of this intimate and transformative time in your life. Thank you from the depths of my heart for entrusting me with this invaluable task of helping you reconnect with yourself, your loved ones, and prepare yourself for the upcoming journey you are embarking on to help usher another beautiful little soul earth side.
Here at Rooted Souls, we believe that boudoir and empowerment photography is a powerful journey of self-discovery and self-celebration. Our mission is to create a safe, empowering, and nurturing space where your inner beauty and strength can shine through, resulting in photographs that capture your unique essence and tell your personal story.
I am genuinely excited to embark on this journey with you, to witness your growth, and to capture the moments that reflect your authentic self and the newfound connections with your inner power and confidence.
Throughout our time together, my utmost priority is to provide a comfortable and liberating experience. I want you to feel embraced, encouraged, and celebrated as we create images that speak to the core of your being. We will journey beyond the surface and delve into the depths of your heart, allowing your true self to blossom naturally.
From planning the session to the intimate moments of capturing your empowerment, I encourage you to fully embrace the process, let go of any doubts, and allow yourself to be unapologetically present. Trust that the true magic happens when you embrace vulnerability, and allow the most authentic parts of YOU to radiate.
Welcome to Rooted Souls, where your self-love story becomes a stunning work of art, and every photograph carries the power to inspire hearts and touch souls. Let's embark on this empowering journey together, guiding you back to yourself and capturing the essence of your empowerment and self-love.
READ THROUGH WELCOME GUIDE
SELECT YOUR LOCATION (4-6 WEEKS PRIOR)
FILL OUT SESSION QUESTIONNAIRE (4-6 WEEKS PRIOR)
SELECT YOUR OUTFITS (3 WEEKS PRIOR)
CONNECT VIA ZOOM (2 WEEKS PRIOR)
FINALIZE DETAILS (1 WEEK PRIOR)
RELAX AND PREPARE (DAY OF)
GALLERY DELIVERY (UP TO 2 WEEKS AFTER)
Choosing the perfect location for your Boudoir experience is a key element in capturing the essence of your journey towards connection and self-love. We encourage you to select a setting that aligns with the core of these sessions, whether it's a natural outdoor space or a serene studio. Here are some thoughtful tips to guide you in choosing the ideal location:
EMBRACE YOUR AUTHENTICITY
Consider locations that resonate with your personal story and empower your sense of self. It could be a place where you feel most confident and at ease, where you've had breakthrough moments, or where you've overcome challenges. Embracing your authentic self in a location that holds personal significance will infuse your photographs with depth and meaning.
NATURE'S NURTURING EMBRACE
Explore outdoor locations that celebrate the beauty of nature. Whether it's a tranquil forest, a blooming meadow, or a secluded beach, being surrounded by nature's majesty can evoke a sense of serenity and empowerment. Nature's backdrop can symbolize growth, transformation, and the boundless possibilities of self-love. It also allows us the chance to divinely connect in ways that help us feel held and supported through our healing and transformation journeys.
Alternatively, opt for the comfort and privacy of a serene studio setting. The studio can offer a safe space to delve into your inner strength and beauty, free from external distractions. The simplicity and focus of a studio environment can accentuate your personal empowerment and self-connection.
Think about the places that nurture your soul and the activities that inspire you. It could be the coziness of your own home, a space that reflects your individuality, or aspects that support your journey. These familiar things can foster a sense of comfort, allowing you to embrace your vulnerability and empowerment.
Ultimately, the most important aspect of choosing a location is that it resonates with your essence and reflects your journey towards self-love and connection. We are here to support you in brainstorming and selecting a location that embodies the spirit of your boudoir and empowerment session, capturing the powerful essence of your transformation. Let's create an experience that celebrates your journey back to yourself and captures the beauty of your empowerment story.
Your style and outfit choices play a significant role in capturing the authentic essence during your session. Here are some carefully crafted tips to help you select clothing that beautifully represents your empowering journey, ensures comfort during your session, and celebrates your unique self:
EXPRESS YOUR EMPOWERED SELF
Choose outfits that reflect your individuality and make you feel confident and empowered. Consider incorporating elements that highlight your interests, hobbies, or cultural background. Embrace clothing that speaks to your inner strength and self-love journey. If you have booked with me as a gift for your partner, it's always fun to put thought into the parts of you that they are the most drawn to. This allows a lot of creative play day of.
COMFORT AND CONFIDENCE
Opt for clothing that allows you to move freely and confidently. Comfort is key during your session, as it will help you feel relaxed and at ease, allowing your true essence to shine through. Avoid restrictive clothing or footwear that may hinder your movement or distract from your inner power. If you choose something more fitting, make sure that you are comfortable with the way that it hugs all your beautiful curves.
COORDINATE AND COMPLEMENT
Instead of matching outfits entirely, aim for coordination and complementary colors with your partner, if it's a couples session. For individual sessions, choose a color palette that resonates with your style and the session's location. Soft and neutral tones, rich jewel colors, earthy hues, or delicate pastels often work beautifully.
Accessories can add personality and visual interest, enhancing the power of your self-expression. Select meaningful items like hats, scarves, or jewelry that symbolize your journey. Strike a balance with accessories and avoid overpowering your genuine essence. We do have a small client closet that includes jewelry, hats, skirts, dresses, and some lingerie. If you are interested in borrowing from that, definitely let us know!
GROOMING AND HAIR CARE
The style you choose for your hair, should be something makes you feel confident and aligns with your overall look. Typically, natural, relaxed hairstyles that beautifully complement your empowered spirit are best. Avoid drastic hairstyle changes the week of the session to ensure you feel true to yourself.
VERSATILITY WITH MULTIPLE OUTFITS
If your session permits outfit changes, consider bringing a more casual and playful look and a more formal and intimate one. Embrace the opportunity to play with unconventional items as well. Fabrics, meaningful props, florals. We discuss your vision prior to, so that everything can be set up and ready to go.
Remember, the most important aspect of your outfit choices is to feel comfortable and connected to your authentic self. These carefully crafted tips are meant to assist you in making choices that reflect your essence.
Here are some additional helpful tips to help you prepare for our time together. These tips will help add to a more relaxing, thought out session.
OUTFIT TRIAL RUN
Try on your chosen outfits a few days before the session to ensure they fit well and make you feel confident. This gives you time to make any necessary adjustments or find alternatives if needed.
LAY OUT CLOTHES THE NIGHT BEFORE
Save time and reduce stress on the day of your session by laying out your clothes, accessories, and any other items you plan to bring. This way, you can start the day feeling organized and prepared.
GROOMING AND PERSONAL CARE
Take care of any grooming needs in the days leading up to your session. Trim or shape your eyebrows. Floss and brush your teeth before your session to ensure a fresh and confident smile. If you choose to wear nail polish, ensure it is in good condition without any chips. Consider a neutral or natural tone that complements your outfits. Sometimes super bright colors can be distracting and take away from other aspects of your beautiful self you will want highlighted.
MAKE RELAXATION A PRIORITY
Prioritize self-care and relaxation before your session. Engage in activities that help you unwind, such as taking a warm bath, practicing yoga or meditation, or enjoying a soothing cup of tea. Get a good night's sleep the night before to wake up feeling refreshed and energized.
ARRIVE EARLY AND HYDRATE
Aim to arrive a few minutes early to your session to allow yourself time to settle in and get comfortable. Stay hydrated throughout the day to ensure you feel your best during the session. Bring a water bottle with you, especially if the session takes place outdoors.
EMBRACE THE EMPOWERING EXPERIENCE
Let go of any preconceived notions and expectations about our time together. Trust in the process and allow yourself to embrace the unexpected beauty that unfolds. This session is a transformative journey of self-love and connection, so release any pressure and simply be open to the empowering experience.
BE PRESENT IN THE MOMENT
During this time, immerse yourself in the power of the present moment. Set aside distractions and fully embrace the opportunity to connect deeply with yourself and your inner strength. Leave behind the stresses of the day and allow yourself to be fully present, savoring every moment of this empowering experience.
DEEPEN YOUR INNER CONNECTION
Use this intimate session as an opportunity to strengthen your inner connection and self-empowerment. Engage in meaningful conversations, share laughter, and express your self-love and confidence. The more you embrace your authentic self and interact genuinely, the more the captured moments will reflect your empowered essence.
TRUST OUR GUIDANCE
Have confidence in our expertise, knowing that we are here to guide and support you throughout the session. We will create a safe and nurturing space for you to fully embrace your self-love journey and capture moments of genuine empowerment, joy, and connection.
EMBRACE NATURAL BEAUTY
Release any worries about minor details or perceived imperfections. True beauty lies in the genuine and unscripted moments of self-acceptance and empowerment. Embrace the natural spontaneity and let your inner beauty and self-love shine through.