Vulnerability + Self-Love | Anneli

January 17, 2018


The Details

Can we talk about self love for a second.  If you haven’t read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, you absolutely need to.  If I’m being honest, I’m not a reader.  Never have been, probably never will be.  But this book is incredibly written & absolutely changed my perspective on self value & vulnerability.  One of my favorite quotes states, “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating courage, compassion, & connection …”  This concept that vulnerability allows us to live a wholehearted life blows my mind on the daily. 

I’ve always been very critical of myself & nitpicked the things I wished I could change.  Constantly comparing myself to others & never feeling like I was enough.  As Brene explains, “We love seeing raw truth & openness in other people but we’re afraid to let them see it in us.  We’re afraid that our truth isn’t enough – that what we have to offer isn’t enough without the bells & whistles, without editing, & impressing.”  I don’t know when as women we began to allow all of the lies that society tells us to creep in & infiltrate our own value, but we need to courageously defend our worth.  The longer we keep hiding our true selves, the more disconnected we will all become.  I truly believe that vulnerability is the key to deeper relationships & more meaningful connections.

Anytime I offer boudoir sessions, it is always assumed that the images are most valued by the recipient … the boyfriend, the fiance, the spouse.  However I have found boudoir sessions to provide invaluable confidence & worth for the subject.  As women we need to embrace our beauty, our differences, our bodies, our personalities.  We need to stop striving to all be & look the same, & instead embrace the freedom of vulnerability.

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About Tiffany

From the delicate details, to the fleeting moments, to the candid expressions, my number one priority as your wedding photographer is to create imagery that takes you right back to how you felt in that exact moment.

Through intentional composition, I strive to zero in on the moments you likely didn’t even notice. Memories are so much more than details … they’re feelings. With every click of my shutter, I want to bring your vision to life while allowing you to be deeply present.