International Woman's Day

Rochester Boudoir Photographer

Today is International Woman's Day. While I frequently find these seemingly random holidays to be little more than a newsfeed annoyance, I actually love the idea behind this one: "political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner." (from the wikipedia link, above).

The hopeful examination women's struggles is a big part of the reason I built my boudoir studio. It's not just about celebrating our beauty, femininity, or getting to play dress up for a couple of hours (don't get me wrong, these are also fun and important). I always ask my ladies why they they chose to book a shoot, and I am usually very humbled by their answers. Some women are doing it to reclaim a sexiness they feel they've lost after having a few children. Others are celebrating a divorce, breakup, or exit from a toxic situation. The best is when women have simply chosen to take some time for themselves to feel good. There is so much power in that - choosing to feel good. We've created a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for women to be able to express their femininity, honor the struggles they've overcome, and steel themselves against the struggles to come. Or simply put, to feel good. We get to celebrate Woman's Day every day, and for that I am incredibly thankful.