Body positive photographer
I don’t know if you ever wondered this…I have, on several occasions. But I’m sure the big question on your mind is: “When is the right time to wear a big, red cape?”. After months of careful analysis, the unequivocal answer is: ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
Luckily Christa had the same idea, and decided to wear her red cape (along with a stunning embroidered white dress) to the shoot. Tobi was equally dashing in his casual suit and together they were the definition of “FANCY AS FUCK”
We started the shoot in the Jordaan area, and once we had all our typical Amsterdam shots, we headed over to NDSM-werf for some amazing sunset photos. GAH. THAT LIGHT.
I love Christa because she embodies everything I stand for in my photography. She is basically how I want all my clients to be: unashamed of who they are. She advocates for loving your body and shares the high and lows of this journey openly on her Instagram page.
Christa’s dress is from Chotronette, and her cape is from ASOS
Can someone really be a Body-positive Photographer?
Heck the fuck YES. Look, our society has been holding us to impossible standards for as long as we can remember. Women usually bore the brunt of this unrealistic outward ideal (think corsets, diets and body shaming by, sadly, other women).
But lately there’s been a movement to stop (or at least try to curb) the status quo, and actually empower people who are outwardly different to the norm.
“Body positivity is acceptance and appreciation of all human body types. It is a social movement rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image, and be accepting of their own bodies as well as the bodies of others. The movement sets forth the notion that beauty is a construct of society, and poses that this construct should not infringe upon one’s ability to feel confidence or self-worth.”Wikipedia
I am actively incorporating this mantra into my photography. Not only can photos give you an amazing confidence boost, they can also help towards empowering your uniqueness.
Ok, now on to the photos!