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Andrea and Chris Maternity Session | Evansville Indiana Maternity Photographer

Andrea and Chris, I was honored to capture these precious images of you. The love shared between you both and your baby boy made every image breathtaking. 

Of course, Andrea's outfits were absolutely to die for! The sheer, white lace nightie was just absolutely stunning on you, showcasing the beautiful femininity of what it means to be a mother. 

I know these images represent a very special time in your life and I'm so glad you chose me to document it. I'm so excited for your growing family and I can't wait for little Grayson to arrive!

Miss L| Evansville, Indiana Photographer

Working with Miss L was such an incredible experience. I know the whole process was something new and out of her comfort zone, but she embraced it fabulously! As soon as we started her session her confidence, strength and self love started to shine. I love how her personality is vibrant in all of the images!

Miss L, you're beautiful inside and out! Thank you so much for allowing me to capture these images and for openly expressing how a Fearlessly Feminine session made you feel! Your "love everyone" mentality is something everyone should aspire to have. It was a pleasure getting to know you and witnessing your tribe shower you with love and support! Nothing makes me happier than seeing a group of best friends building each other up!   

 

I feel excited that these pictures have helped me feel more like a woman.

I feel proud that I went through with the whole process! Totally out of my comfort zone!

I feel vulnerable sharing the pictures, even to my husband. When I first sent the link to him my heart was racing until he finally responded.

I feel angry that I was so nervous about this. I almost didn't go through with it several times. I was just as nervous to see the pictures and there was no reason to be; they came out awesome!

I feel great seeing others' reactions to the photos. I brought two of my best friends to the viewing and they made me feel great about all of them.

I feel confident - Finally! I needed a confidence booster. Becoming a mom changes everything about you, especially your body. I totally needed to see myself in a different way and I'm so glad I did!

I feel most powerful being a mom. I love being a mom and I love watching my daughter grow and learn from the things I am teaching her.

I really admire people who build each other up!

My favorite rule to break is eating ice cream for breakfast with my girl.

My best advice is to love - love everyone and everything! Who has time to be mad and hateful all the time?

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To me, being Fearlessly Feminine means to love being you!

Miss B | Evansville boudoir photography

Miss B was just great to work with!   I love girls willing to get out of their comfort zone!  Miss B did her session as a gift for her man, but i'm so glad she did it for herself too!  Because this girl radiates in front of the camera!  Most of her pictures were reserved for his eyes only, but I'm so happy she decided to share a couple!  I just love this girls baby blues!  

 

This is what Miss B has to say about her session:

"I really enjoyed my fearlessly feminine session and loved the way my photos turned out.  I felt comfortable during the shoot, it was exciting and fun.  The photos showed me how I really look and gave me more confidence .  It's definitely something I'd recommend everyone do at least once in their life!" 

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All about that plank: Workout Wednesday | Fearlessly Fit

Planks are one of the best exercises that you can do for your body. When you hold a plank you are working so many different muscles in your body, this is something that not every exercise can do.

In today's workout I have added a 5 minute plank workout. Trust me, 5 minutes seems like it would be nothing, but your muscles will be burning after this workout.

When you do different variations of planks, you work different muscles. So, in this workout, you will not only be working your core muscles, you will be working your shoulders, arms, obliques and most importantly your booty!

 

Five minutes is the perfect amount of time that you could do this workout everyday. Although, make sure to give your body some rest. Increasing the amount of time you hold your planks will make this workout even tougher.

You could also add in a couple of other exercises, like squats or lunges to make it a full workout. Try adding this to your next workout routine and I bet you'll feel the burn!!

Take Chances | Monday Mantra

It seems these days you notice more people standing by and watching and less people doing. People are scared to take the chance of being embarrassed, or getting hurt. But in order to live life to the fullest we have to get out of our shell and take chances. Everyday. Don't be so focused on what others will think. Live your life for you.

Happy Halloween | Fearlessly Feminine

Happy Halloween Fearlessly Feminine babes!  Have your ever considered incorporating a theme into your Fearlessly Feminine Session?  Maybe your man just really loves a clean house so a french maid outfit would be fun!  I know lots of my fearlessly feminine girls love to bring their boots!  And I really love the fringe outfit below to go with them!  Your Fearlessly Feminine Session should be a really fun representation of you! 

Make Something Marvelous | Monday Mantra

Can you look at a heart drawn in the sand on a beach and say "The waves have made this beautiful drawing"? Of course not. Someone took something as simple as their finger and used it to make something beautiful. But without their effort you wouldn't have seen the marvelous beauty of something so simple. Apply that to your life. Look at the things you want and don't just wait for them to happen. Make them happen.

Love YOU: Monday Mantra | Fearlessly Feminine

I feel like learning to love yourself and letting that be enough is one of the hardest things to accomplish.  But once you figure it out its much harder for other people to bring you down.  No one can dim your light when you're not relying on anyone else for it to shine.  Know your heart, invest in yourself and find what makes you happy.  The most important relationship you have is the one with yourself.  

Miss Emily | Fearlessly Feminine Friday

I love a girl that is all about focusing her Fearlessly Feminine session on celebrating herself!  What a beautiful time in your life to document!  I love my 20's and I love other fearlessly feminine babes that know how to embrace theirs!  Emily is a runner and works super hard! I had a great time taking her portraits! 

This is what Emily had to say about her session

"I had the best time getting my pictures taken!  Alisha made me feel so comfortable with myself and she just made me feel absolutely beautiful.  My pictures were amazing!  She is so talented and so professional!" 

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For Love and Lemons | How to Wear it Wednesday

I love these For Love and Lemons bralettes! They're so bold and stylish!  If you're looking to make a statement at your Fearlessly Feminine session these are some great options!  Pair one with some great heels and gold jewelry!  

Wear your beautiful bralette into fall underneath a beautiful backless sweater like this one! Pair it with jeans and black heels for a fabulous evening outfit! 

 This top can be purchase from Single Thread Boutique  here! 

This top can be purchase from Single Thread Boutique here! 

Then get excited to bring you for Love and Lemons bralette on vacation in the spring!  My favorite way to wear my bralette is under a tank top or backless shirt! 

What if you fly | Monday Mantra

Don't ever let fear stop you from doing amazing things.  From where i'm standing i'd rather fail than never try.  Take a risk this week Fearlessly Feminine babes!  Start a business, tell someone you love them, share or begin writing a blog.  Whatever it is just do something that scares you!      Overcome the fear and give yourself a chance to soar.  

Bridal | How to Wear it Wednesday

Some of my favorite Fearlessly Feminine sessions are spent with brides celebrating their upcoming weddings!  My brides love these sessions because not only is a great gift for their groom but it's an amazing experience for them.  In the spirt of that were talking about bridal lingerie!  

 For Bridal I love little lace details! Body suits and rompers are a great way to start the session.  I love all these flirty pieces.  Details are important so make sure that your engagement ring is shining bright!  I also love the midi ring and high waisted trend this year. Either would make a great addition to a 2014 fearlessly feminine session! 

For Bridal I love little lace details! Body suits and rompers are a great way to start the session.  I love all these flirty pieces.  Details are important so make sure that your engagement ring is shining bright!  I also love the midi ring and high waisted trend this year. Either would make a great addition to a 2014 fearlessly feminine session! 

 These fancy white bra and panty sets are amazing and sure to make you feel glamorous!  This is also a great day to break in your wedding shoes.  Many brides buy special heels for their big day!  Bring them along and we'll show them off without the dress hiding your feet!  

These fancy white bra and panty sets are amazing and sure to make you feel glamorous!  This is also a great day to break in your wedding shoes.  Many brides buy special heels for their big day!  Bring them along and we'll show them off without the dress hiding your feet!  

Lady in the Water | Fearlessly Feminine Boudoir

I’ve been in the dark, been damaged

Thought I’d never feel passion again

But haven’t we all

I was searching for perfection then

For a worth or love that was definite

Less vulnerable than it is to validate yourself

A coward to redemption

Now I feel I am bearing witness to a whole gender

Finding no fault in their own skin

I want to walk beside beauty discovering itself

I want to ache with humanness

To feel insignificant

I want to feel only water clinging to me and

Make my peace with all the ripples in it

My reflection as a conduit
One has to nearly drown to gain the boldness to be raw

The most saturated beauty emerges in the wake of

One learning to love themselves fiercely

-Madison



Miss H: Fearlessly Feminine Boudoir

Miss H is a total babe!  I had so much fun with her during her session!  I'm so thankful to Paparazzi: Glamour and Gowns for helping me pull amazing dresses for her.  They have amazing vision based entirely off of a picture of Miss H.   My favorite dresses are easily the gold and the pink!  This woman sparkles from the inside out!  

This is what Miss H had to say about her Fearlessly Feminine experience: 

"My husband has always talked about me doing a boudoir session and once I found out Alisha had started taking them I knew I had to book with her!  I had such an amazing experience with her during the session.  I was about to do my shoot with a friend, so that definitely helped my nerves.  But Alisha and her team definitely set my mind at ease.  They made me look absolutely stunning and Alisha made me feel that way throughout the whole process. I remember going to choose photos and feeling nervous, hoping at least a few pictures turned out and when I sat down my mind was blown! I looked like such a babe, I had a hard time choosing!  I would recommend everyone having Alisha take your beauty and boudoir photos.  I promise you won't regret it and your husband will love them!" 

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Baby Steps: Workout Wednesday | Fearlessly Feminine Boudoir

Sometimes getting to the gym and getting a workout in seems like a daunting task. We all have busy lives and are trying to prepare for the next big thing. Being a gym rat isn't always necessary to get in shape. My biggest philosophy with health and wellness is that little steps make biggest impacts. SO instead of trying to make yourself get to the gym multiple times a week for hours on end, try some of my little tips. 

First off, TAKE THE STAIRS! Taking the stairs isn't going to change your life, but it will burn 5x the amount of calories that taking the elevator does. Again, like I mentioned before, small steps, make big changes.

Secondly, try adding a 10 minute workout to your daily routine. Mix about 3-4 different simple moves together to get a nice little workout to get your rear in gear (get it?). Simple moves can consist of squats, crunches, jumping jacks, wall push ups, or planks. Anything that gets you moving without using too much equipment. Adding in this 10 minute workout 3-4 times a week will help you burn extra calories all week long. Losing weight is a basic science of calories in versus calories out.

Just remember food should be consumed in moderation (especially the bad stuff). By adding in small changes in your life you will burn more and more calories which helps add in losing weight! If you have the time get out there and get your workouts in, but time should never be an excuse to help you get more fit. Remember your body is your own, and if you don't take care of it, where will you live?!

Sarah

Monday Mantra: Wishbone vs. Backbone

Create a life you want.  Take a risk.  Dare to dream a little bigger.  Stop wishing and start making your beautiful dreams a reality. 

This quote always makes me feel fierce and driven.  Which is a great way to kick off the week!  Live fearless and fabulous ladies! 

Miss E | Fearlessly Feminine Evansville Boudoir Photography

Miss E is someone very special to me!  She's beautiful inside and out.  I had the privilege of photographing her and her fiance's engagement session and I'm so excited to photograph their wedding in 2015!  I love when brides decide to celebrate this time in their life with beauty and boudoir portraits.     

But enough about what I love, this is what Miss E had to say about her beauty and boudoir experience:

"When I first got to my session I was super nervous but Alisha made me feel really comfortable and her hair and makeup team made me look beautiful!  By the end of the day the nerves were totally gone and I was incredibly happy with my pictures.  I love the experience and i recommend that if you get a chance to take pictures with Alisha, you do!" 

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Take time to do what makes your soul happy | Fearlessly Feminine Evansville Boudoir

To me summer time means being so busy!  Its prime wedding season,  which means working every saturday, which I love!  But it doesn't leave a lot of time for relaxing.  The weeks are filled with really fun sessions and the weekends are all about the weddings, but on Thursdays I make time to relax for an hour and do something I love.   It's my very favorite workout because it not only makes my body healthier and stronger it makes my soul happy too.  To me being fearlessly fit means taking care of yourself body and soul!  Find ways to love and take care of yourselves ladies, you deserve it! 

Introducing Sara Jasper: Fearlessly Fit

Hi, My name is Sarah and I’m working exclusively with Alisha to help her clients get  their bodacious bodies into prime photography form. I’ve been in the health and wellness industry for 5 years, helping clients with fitness, lifestyles changes, and diet. I have a degree in Exercise Science and a Masters in Health Promotion.  Outside of my passion for helping people feel great about themselves I also love cheesecake, red wine, french bulldogs (or puppies in general), the state of Ohio (go bucks!), and a great pair of shoes.

What does it mean to be fearlessly fit? It means not feeling guilty about that last bite of succulent cheesecake, or that handful of chips. It means being fearless in your own body. It is not a long grueling workout seven days a week, or a crash diet. Being fearlessly fit is a lifestyle change that you can make to get you feeling and looking AMAZING. Too many times we hear clients that want to do photo shoots, but are just waiting to “lose just 10 more pounds”, or “just tone up a little more”. Well guess what ladies, I’m here to help! Making small changes in your day-to-day lifestyle are GUARANTEED to make you feel great, lose weight, and tone up!  Time after time my clients have gotten to where they have not only lost weight and toned up, but KEPT IT OFF!  Today is the day to make a change with your lifestyle to becoming a healthier individual. Whether you want to tone up right before an upcoming session, or you want to book a session 3,6, or 9 months from now, I am here to help!  

My program doesn't involve a gym membership, or hundreds of dollars at the grocery store to change your diet.  I am going to show you how to become a fearlessly fit female by changing just small things you already do day to day. I hope you are ready to take this journey with us! 
Sarah Jasper

Loving me in Lingerie | Fearlessly Feminine Evansville Beauty and Boudoir

I'm so excited to introduce a new friend of mine, Shayla!  She's a talented actress with so much drive.  I really enjoyed working with her and was so glad when she wanted to write a post about her experience.  I'm so thankful for positive, fearless ladies in my life!  I'm happy Shayla wanted to share some of her images, she looks AMAZING!  This is her story. 

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If someone would have told me a couple weeks ago that I’d be staring at a professional photo of myself in lingerie and saying “Damn, I look good,” I would have laughed. 

But that’s just what I did a few hours ago.

Okay, let me back this train up a second and tell you a little bit more about me.

I’m a 27 year-old actress who has been in the theater world for over two decades now. This has led to me becoming a simultaneously confident and insecure woman.  As females, we put constant pressure on ourselves to live up to this Hollywood standard of beauty and I am no exception. Man, it gets hard in that head of mine sometimes! 

I’m the girl with the bigger arms. I’m sure that’s what people think. Bigger arms and a flabby stomach. I could stand to lose some weight. My legs are pretty good, but I could still tone up my butt.”

And on and on the movie plays in my mind.

So, when Alisha and I talked about doing a boudoir shoot, I was a little nervous, to say the least. I have this picture in my mind of who I am and I was afraid that’s who I would see in the pictures. 

But I decided to go for it. Alisha’s an incredibly talented photographer, I already knew that. Surely, I thought, she could get something out of me.

Little did I know, what she would “get out of me” has been there all along.

After a really refreshing boudoir session (read: drinking mimosas, lots of silliness and leaving feeling pretty darn fearless after spending a morning in my skivvies), I felt a little bit more excited about how these photos might turn out. 

Alisha had me over to her apartment downtown for my photo preview. It’s worth the session just to get to check this place out! There’s something about her apartment that makes you feel high fashion just by standing in it. She handed me a glass of wine (who could say no under these circumstances?), turned on “Blurred Lines,” and directed me to look toward her 70 inch screen where my shots would be debuted.  

The first picture floored me. Ummm…that’s ME! The second picture- BOOM. Another great one. As she continued to show me what she’d captured, it really started to hit me. I AM sexy. I AM gorgeous. And hot damn, I’m fabulous.

I started to realize that the woman I picture in my head isn’t reality. Alisha has the talent of finding what is special and unique about each of us. Her craft is sexy, yes, but also soft, subtle, and feminine. I ended up having a hard time picking which ones I liked the most because she gave me so many options to choose from! She has an eye for finding shots that you’ll love. 

All and all, I wouldn’t trade this experience. Yes, maybe my boyfriend will like these photos (who are we kidding—he’ll LOVE them), but when it’s all said and done, I’m so glad I did them for myself.

I am fearlessly feminine and so much more. Thanks to Alisha Sims for helping me see that. I think every woman deserves a chance to feel gorgeous as hell and there’s no way Alisha won’t deliver that. 

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