I first met Stephanie at a local gathering of women entrepreneurs. Wine and conversation were flowing, there was laughter and lightness in the air of this beautiful Fremont home-converted-into-office. There were about ten women present and we were all sharing pieces of who we are with each other, connecting amidst joys of success and cries of frustration, as it happens with most business owners.
I found out that Stephanie is a uniquely talented jeweler and owner of Stephanie Benson Designs. She was born in New York but have lived for the majority of her life in New Mexico where her mother, an accomplished jeweler and artist herself, taught her the intricacies of the art and the business. Influenced by the rich culture of New Mexico, her pieces drew power from the world she was surrounded by.
Stephanie recently moved her family and business to Seattle and happened to be at that meeting that I attended. I instantly loved chatting with her. She had a gravitas about her that kept me feeling calm and grounded; her friendliness and warmth enveloped me like a blanket.
Later, as we would both take the same workshop and get to know each other better, I would also see the excited and playful elements of her personality come out – I loved them just as much.
It was a joy to photograph her for her boudoir session. Like many women Stephanie initially experienced a bit of nervousness but soon really found her beautiful connection to herself and her body and was able to tremendously enjoy the experience.
Stephanie says, “Yuliya is amazing! She is so fun to work with and makes your experience so easy. She really places you in fun, creative places and works her magic behind the lens of the camera. The finished product was so much more than I thought it would be, beautiful and rich. She also tells you what she’s doing and what kind of look she’s going for and also lets you give input and express any ideas. I highly recommend this for anyone who struggles with body image and self esteem issues. My son saw the photos and he said “wow Mom!!! You look beautiful”. This may be the best compliment I could receive! Thank you Yuliya for a wonderful product and experience.”
Ready to connect with your body and celebrate your sexy? Send me an email to talk about a boudoir session just for you.