the first voice

I haven’t done much with the Bare Beauty Project recently. Life has been so busy between working in the salon, working on photo shoots, my time with the girls and Mathieu, and traveling to see friends and family, that I have sort of pushed it to the back burner.. And honestly, there has also been that little nasty voice who second guesses everything who had told me a few times that what I was doing was just part of a passing trend and that I was putting too much on my plate and that no one actually cared about what I was doing. Yeah, that voice.. what an asshole that voice is. But the flame is still there, it’s still burning. Every once in a while I would hear it, feel it, see it..  I knew it had not been extinguished.

This morning, as I was working on some photos over coffee, I received a text from a very old friend of mine, who also works in the beauty business. She sent me this video with a text saying, “I thought you would love this.. it brought me to tears.” She knows me well, and I sat listening to the words and watching the imagery as tears streamed from my eyes and I was reminded of why I started this project. The universe sent me a message. The flame got turned back up, and so I listened and I wrote this blog post with the intentions of sharing some dates when I plan to FINALLY schedule some Bare Beauty Sessions.

And then, as I was checking my calendar to decide on a couple of days that I would be available over the next month and a half, that voice started up again. It’s summer time, everyone is on vacation. You’re putting too much on your plate again. No one will come.

I didn’t post it.

Then, just about an hour ago, the universe spoke to me again. I  mean, one of my best friends literally called me up and made me listen to a webinar thing about listening to our first voices and the universe when it calls to us, and telling those secondary asshole voices to shut the eff up. The message couldn’t have been more clear.


I am now scheduling two dates for the Bare Beauty Sessions in Quebec and Connecticut. Read more about them here.

I will be shooting 30 minute sessions on Saturday July 26th in Quebec City at Brown’s Basin from 8:30 am – 2 pm.
Je serai au Bassin Brown à Québec le 26 Juillet de 8h30 – 14h pour faire les séances de 30 minutes. 

And on Saturday August 9th in Connecticut (location to be announced).

Sessions are on a donation basis, with the eventual goal to create a compilation of images and stories to help change the way we, and our children view themselves and others through real, raw photography and words.

If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in or learning more about this project, please contact me at or (860)930-8684