Heyyy! I’m Stacy. “Mom” to three kids – ages seven, five and three. “Wife” to Tom, and very often, “When will I ever sleep?” to our nights-and-weekends flip house that we’re currently knee deep in dust working on. Believe it or not, this is our second go around at a try of the Chip and Joanna Gaines lifestyle. Tom has also had a successful electrical business since I quit my (full-time! solid! stable!) teaching job many years ago after meeting him and subsequently moving back to PA. What can I say? I like a go-getter.
All that is to say that somehow, photography snuck somewhere in between sanding and school drop offs. It was very part-time because I put very little into it. While I love weddings and babies, thinking about spending my time shooting them just didn’t give as much satisfaction as I wanted.
As I continued with my photography business, I was always drawn back to boudoir. It was definitely intriguing, but more than anything, it just kept popping up in my head. Guys, now is probably a good time to tell you that I tend to overthink things – a lot. Like, for two years a lot. (Learn from me – don’t wait two years for something that speaks so clearly to you). I gave myself every excuse not to go for it.
Finally, I decided to make the jump. I asked a friend if she’d get naked for me (ha ha boudoir photographer joke, ahem) – and as it often goes, the rest is history.
The way she and I both felt after that shoot was nothing short of amazing. I left there feeling so energized and couldn’t wait to do another shoot. (When do you ever leave work and want to do MORE work?) Here’s the crazy thing — the only thing she hoped for was one good shot. Looking back, I laugh at how low her expectations were, but that gave me an opportunity to over deliver. The entire shoot she said she felt like a model and we were both giggling with excitement through the whole thing.
Fast forward to today and every shoot I’ve done has left me with that same energy and has made my clients see themselves in a new light. I really do believe every woman deserves to have that feeling. YOU deserve to have that feeling. I’m not asking you to look like you just stepped off the runway. I’m not asking for you to feel like you’d have no hesitation to strip down in front of a stranger’s camera (we will become fast friends, so really, don’t worry about that.) All I’m asking for is that you listen to that voice in your head, just like I did, and take a leap of faith.
Thank you for visiting my site and if you have any questions, please reach out! I can’t wait to meet you.