I met Laura while shooting for a media outlet in Worcester. I would attend events (remember when those were a thing?) and photograph the happenings and the people. I was photographed a really great event called Queer AF put on by Love Your Labels. My images caught the eye of the brilliant folks who run the show and that is how I met Laura. I knew of Laura for quite some time before we actually met. She does a lot of inspiring outreach and volunteer work throughout the community. If you're paying attention then it's hard to miss her. When she dreams up an idea she works ridiculously hard to make it happen. Not only is she a kind human she's a very talented artist.
Gina and Kristie pampered Laura in the spa before her session. They knew some of the same people and could relate to one another. After her time in the spa Laura commented about how she really enjoyed her time with the stylists...that it was so effortless to be comfortable and she felt like they could be friends. I loved that. It's super important to me that my clients love their experience and that means that the stylists I use need to be the bees knees. That they are.
We headed over to the studio and Laura's playlist started. I was not familiar with the music, but it was dance-worthy and Laura and Sarah were really enjoying it. Laura had a variety of wardrobe pieces and each had a different vibe...from soft and pretty to dark and dangerous. She was able to pull off each look without a hitch.
What were you most nervous about heading into your session?
Making sure my outfits AND my body were camera ready. Getting the right angles, being cold, haha.
How did your session compare to how you thought it would be?
It was much more relaxed and smooth than I imagined. Erica and her assist were super professional and made me feel very comfortable the entire time. For some reason I imagined there would be a bed as a prop LOL
What was your favorite part of your experience?
Listening to my playlist, feeling sexy. I think during quarantine we get used to sweatpants, zoom meetings, and confined areas. Part of my extrovert life is getting dressed up and going out, this was a nice experience that felt similar, and reminded me to be proud of and appreciate myself.
How do you feel now that you've experienced the session?
I want to do another one! :)
What was your absolute most favorite photo from your session and how does it make you feel?
My favorite photo is probably the butt shot. I have always been told from the time I was young that I'm too thin, I don't have curves, I don't look feminine, that I need to eat a cheeseburger and gain weight. That shot makes me feel curvy and sexy and beautiful!
Laura's Playlist included:
How You Like That - BLACKPINK
Like That - Doja Cat
Cyber Sex - Doja Cat
Lady (Hear Me Tonight) - Modjo
positions - Ariana Grande
Best Part (feat. H.E.R.) - Daniel Caesar
Levitating (feat. DaBaby) - Dua Lipa
Baby I - Ariana Grande
Level Up (Remix) [feat. Missy Elliott] - Ciara
Buss It - Erica Banks
WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) - Cardi B