We Chat Positive Body Image with Chelsey Luren Portraits, Tease Lingerie, Suicide Girl & Model Jaden Sware-Stevenson
Posted on June 08 2016
Tease: Tell us a little about yourself and your boudoir company!
I have created a business that specializes in helping women to feel confident and beautiful. As the Owner and Principal Photographer of Chelsey Luren Portraits, we are able to do this through our boudoir and glamour portrait sessions.
Tease: Boudoir is a very personal and intimate experience for women, how do you encourage them to feel comfortable?
Tease: You see a lot of lingerie, what are some of your favorite pieces and brands?Chelsey:
Tease: We often speak of encouraging women to feel comfortable with their body image, do you feel a boudoir shoots encourages positive body image?
Absolutely! I personally struggled with an eating disorder and poor body image for over a decade. To celebrate my recovery I had done a shoot of my own (this was also my intro to boudoir photography). It completely changed my life. From my photoshoot, a career was born and a new woman emerged after I saw my portraits. It was the first time in my life that I not only felt attractive, but truly beautiful from the inside out. It changed the entire direction of my life and helped me feel confident in a way I didn’t know was possible.
Tease: What advice can you give first time ladies that are interested having a boudoir photo- shoot?
Tease: Do you have a creative process before shoots? And what is your dream photo-shoot look like?
One of the biggest inspirations I find comes from the connections and conversations I have with my clients. I love having conversation about things people are passionate about. I want to know what makes you tick. What makes you get out of bed in the morning. Where is your heart. I don’t care about the weather. Small talk is for suckers. Getting real is inspiring. I make sure that I can spend the hour that my clients are in hair and makeup before their shoot to hear about their hopes, dreams, fears, wants. Give me vulnerability, and I give you creativity. That is my creative process and how I am able to present my clients with my best work. A creative shoot that I have been dreaming of doing for years looks like this: Sheer white lace dress, with olive green lingerie underneath. Photographed in the forest, surrounded by beautiful, natural light. Completed with a smokey eye and BIG brushed out curls. Be still my heart, the image in my mind of this shoot blows me away.
Tease: Any other thoughts you want to share with our readers before we say goodbye?Chelsey:
Secondly, thank you for having interviewed me. I love the work that you do, I am so honoured to be a part of your world!
******************Thanks Chelsey for being so open and discussing so honestly. Chelsey is a positive light in the boudoir photography world. Standing by her motto " Your gorgeous, let me help you feel it". She strives to create images that will boost your confidence and that you will love forever. How can you not want that!?
Here are some images we shot with Jaden Sware-Stevenson a Suicide Girl and Model. We met Jaden for the first time a few months ago and love her down to earth personality and love for modelling. She's a local Vancouverite and we seem to keep running into her ! ( No complaints )
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