Heather is one of the few clients that I’ve actually cried with. I do my best to keep my composure when our clients tell us about their lives – but sometimes I can’t. She told me the story of her deceased husbands addiction to opiate pain medication, an epidemic I’m very familiar with, and I couldn’t hold my emotions back. Luckily, our moment(s) of tears happened before makeup and hair so for her first session so we were ready to rock and channel that emotion when the time came.
As a nurse, people open up about their life because they feel like they can and they should. But as a boudoir photographer, when someone opens up to me I like to think it’s their CHOICE. You don’t have to tell me anything about your life or why you’re sitting in my studio, but if you do it’ll make your experience that much better. Not only will the emotion show in your images but the session will truly be like therapy.
Lets Meet Heather…
I lost myself in a dead marriage. My husband passed away after several years of being addicted to prescription pain medication for an injury. The injury and the opiate pain medication changed who he was and changed our marriage. I allowed myself to believe every hateful and demeaning word said to me for a long time. I came to a crossroad in life and was given the opportunity to start over. Mirrored Images came into my life and has given me a new view of myself. I have put every bit of myself into my family for over 15 years and last year I decided it was time to do something for myself, finally. I couldn’t have picked a better starting point. I love myself first for the first time in 20 years.
I have shared the pictures with family, friends, co-workers, and my new boyfriend. I have had more uplifting comments and support than I ever would have imagined. Most of all I can teach my two daughters exactly what a beautiful woman is, not just what is in magazines. I have cried over my looks but you gave me a light that everyone around me sees now. I tell them of my experience and they are amazed. All of my friends know that my life changed the day I had my photo shoot.
Heather has had TWO shoots with us in the last year, here’s a few shots from each.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you are not alone. There are online resources as well as treatment facilities and outpatient therapies to help.