Women's Empowerment Blog

Your guide to self love & boudoir

Gabriela Cruz Photography's Yahozka Godfrey talks about why she's a boudoir photographer.

The reasons I’m happy I chose to be a boudoir photographer

Sometimes I find it hard to put into words why I chose to be a boudoir photographer. To me, it’s so much more than photos. It’s about self-acceptance, body positivity, and art. It is about getting glammed up and laughing your butt off. It’s about the transformation that takes place between the time you walk in my studio and walk back out that door. It is about feeling beautiful and THAT is something I believe

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5 Reasons you think you can’t do a boudoir shoot and why you’re wrong

“Why do I keep thinking about a boudoir shoot but not following through?” Sound familiar? A lot of women we talk to WANT to do a boudoir shoot but, for some reason, hold themselves back. And let me tell you, I’ve been there! I literally do boudoir shoots for other people for a living but when it comes to doing my own I always drag my feet. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Maybe you have some false beliefs about

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Top 12 most frequently asked questions about boudoir photography

When women call me for a boudoir consultation they ask all kinds of questions. While a boudoir session can be a life changing experience it can also be nerve-wracking. So, I wanted to compile a list of my 12 boudoir frequently asked questions to help you prepare for a session with us. Some may help calm your nerves and others will help you navigate the process. And, of course, if you have more questions you

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6 key ways empowered women can better care for their mental health and how to spot the warning signs that you need a break | mental health | women's mental health | empowered women

6 ways for empowered women to care for their mental health

YOU are an EMPOWERED woman. You are STRONG, BEAUTIFUL – inside and out – and simply put AMAZING. But even as an amazing woman, you still need to care for your mental health to keep your amazing status in peak form. Let’s talk about how women (yes even empowered women) can better care for their mental health. In one of our more profound posts, we want to address your mental health with six ways you

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Want to do a couple boudoir session but having a hard time getting him to want to participate? Check out our top 6 FUN ways to get him on board. | couples boudoir | boudoir shoot | boudoir tips | intimate photoshoot

Couples Boudoir Edmonton – 6 Fun Ways to Get Him On Board

So, you’ve been wanting to do a couples boudoir photoshoot in (or around) Edmonton for a while now, but you don’t know how to convince your partner to join along. You’ve hinted at it a few times, but still, he’s not biting. You want to know: How do I get my husband / boyfriend / male counterpart to agree to do a boudoir shoot? As experts in couple’s boudoir photography, we’ve worked with a lot

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Welcome to the blog

Hi! Im Yahozka, owner and one of the photographers at Gabriela Cruz Boudoir & Photography! Here you will find posts on how to make the most of your boudoir session with us and tips and guidance on how you can live your best life as an empowered woman!

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