There is a movement that began in central Florida. It's called The Flower Project and it was founded by one of my favorite photographers, Lauren Laveria. 

Slowly, photographers across the country have picked up on the movement and have started their own projects in their areas. 

I love what she's done so much that I've decided to bring a piece of that movement here, to Pensacola and shoot as many of these sessions as I can this summer. Why? Well because. Women as a group are silenced and we’re raised to believe that our stories are dirty laundry and should be kept a secret. But why should it be that way? If you’ve ever vented to someone or had a good cry about something that’s gone wrong, then you know the power in release and sharing your story already.

It’s a project focused on creating art, self love and acceptance, empowering women by photographing them at their most vulnerable, showing them how beautiful they are, and openly sharing their deepest, most life defining stories + how they grew and lessons they want to share with other women who may be going through the same.

The photos are taken in the nude out in nature. Yup! Outside and nude. Somewhere private, but out in the open. It’s a freeing experience!

This weekend, I photographed my first flower project lady. Thank you for being brave and being the first, Danika! I wanted to share her story separately so that will be coming soon! 

Bouquet: Leelee's Blooms in Pensacola

Special thanks to Leelee's Blooms in Pensacola for providing a this beautiful and wild bouquet!

Special thanks to Leelee's Blooms in Pensacola for providing a this beautiful and wild bouquet!