JENNIE - EMBRACE YOUR OWN DEFINITION OF BEAUTY - AMANDA KRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY

How would I describe Jennie? Well… her hair says it all. She is wild, crazy, and fiercely passionate about living life to the fullest, drinking good coffee, and being a proud momma. I have had the honor and privilege of working with Jennie for the past two and a half years and I know this to be true about her. We joke that we are wonder twins - ACTIVATE POWER! - but it’s the truth, we are quite alike.

When Jennie and I discussed her photo shoot the one thing I told her that I wouldn’t do is photoshop her vitiligo. If you are unfamiliar with vitiligo, it’s a disease that causes your skin to lose its color and pigmentation. And here’s why she and I agreed against any editing of the “spots” - these spots might be part of her story, but she sure as hell won’t let vitiligo define her. Talk about embracing one's own definition of beauty!

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As wild and crazy as I know this powerhouse to be, when it came to the morning of her photo shoot, she was a ball of nerves. I could sense these feelings as soon as her Jeep rolled into the parking lot - see twin intuition! Thirty minutes later paired with a good playlist her nerves passed and we began creating incredible portraits.

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Why I am so passionate about boudoir/glamour/embrace your own definition of beauty photo shoots is because you might think the photo shoot is a “gift” for someone else - it’s actually the greatest gift you can give yourself. It’s a celebration of WHO YOU ARE, WHO YOU HAVE BECOME, AND WHO YOU ARE CONTINUING TO EVOLVE INTO.

So ladies…let’s throw the idea of this being a “gift” for someone else out the window and do it for yourself. Why… because you deserve to see and celebrate yourself.