Naked

Artistic Nudes Photography-2“I always say: To be well dressed, you must be well naked.” –Oscar de la Renta

There is something that comes over a woman when she choses nudes as one of her outfits in her session. There is a confidence that accompanies the taking off all of the clothing you use in so many ways to cover so much more than even just your body.

It’s as if each of them shed their skin along with their clothing and they revel in the freedom of it. That, to me, is the epitome of sexy.Artistic Nudes Photography-3Artistic Nudes Photography-1Artistic Nudes Photography-4Artistic Nudes Photography-5

It’s Not About Him

Love Yo Self-1And it never was. I get it though. You saw the photos from someone else’s shoot and you daydreamed for so long about it, you knew you had to make it happen. But then the constant arguing in your own head just wouldn’t let up.

“It’s so expensive. I can’t spend money like that on myself! It’s so indulgent. Why would I think in a million years I deserve such a selfish day? What would I even do with photos of myself?”

And then you come up with a reason that justifies all of your concerns: you’ll do it for him.

But is it really for him? Or is it just an excuse to get yourself into my studio? And here’s the thing: if you think it’s for him, you will base it all on him, completely discounting anything for you. However, if you think it’s for you, then the entire day becomes about your own experience and how you wish to memorialize the day and how you desire to see yourself in photographs. You have to remember, this day isn’t just a day come and gone; this is a day that lives far longer than you do because every time you look at the photos that were created on this day, you are instantly transported back to that very day. Do you want that day to be about his reaction? Desire? Wish list of clothing and poses?

Maybe you do, and that’s totally ok and even sweet and very generous on your part. Just remember: this is your day, your decision, your dream and your body. All of those things completely belong to you and only you.

You’re worth it all on your own, girl. No justification needed.

Creating Belly Art

DSC-500-2Yep. It’s art. Don’t you think?? What could be more artful than an implied nude of a beautiful woman celebrating what her body can do?

Such a beautiful and important thing to commemorate. Don’t let anyone fool you: just because every 2nd person can do it, and it’s gets done hundreds of times everyday doesn’t mean it isn’t the most incredible, amazing, crazy thing in the whole wide world. Maternity Boudoir-4Maternity Boudoir-8Maternity Boudoir-2Maternity Boudoir-11Makeover by AtHome Beauty.

Facebook Livecast: “Afternoon Cocktails with E” Episode 6!

Elizabeth Craig LiveCast-3Join me and this gorgeous woman, talented stylist, blogger and social media influencer, Kelsey Breisinger, as we dig deep with how being a millennial in the public eye affects your own body and self perception. We’ll be talking about Kelsey’s own struggles as a young woman making her way in this body-obsessed world we live in right now, how she does and keeps herself sane, healthy and loving life.

If you struggle with your  own body and self image, this livecast is for YOU! Join us today on Facebook as we discuss!Elizabeth Craig LiveCast-1Elizabeth Craig LiveCast-4Elizabeth Craig LiveCast-2Makeover by AtHome Beauty.