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22 Jul 2016
Pushing yourself - Allure by LH Taylor, Austin beauty and boudoir

Pushing Yourself

sometimes look back at my old work because it’s a good gauge to see how far I’ve come. As many of you know, I never had any formal photography training. Everything I’ve learned has been through trial and error, years of study, and analyzing the work of others. As I peruse my older work, I see lots of “safe” (and boooorrrring) composition: subject placed squarely in the center of the frame, no modifiers, and looking straight into the camera. Pushing yourself out […]

02 Jul 2016
Accept compliments - Allure by LH Taylor, Austin beauty and boudoir

Accept Compliments, You’re Worthy of Them

still remember the day I decided to accept compliments without qualifying them. Surely, you know what I mean by qualifying: “Hey, your hair looks amazing today!” “Oh, thanks. I guess I get lucky once in a while.” It was erroneous thinking; that to be humble one must reject compliments or reply with self-deprecating humor. Or worse, thinking that the compliment wasn’t genuine. I don’t know about most people, but I don’t give insincere compliments. If I don’t think something, I just […]

20 Jun 2016
Behind the scenes with Allure by LH Taylor, boudoir and beauty

Behind the Scenes

absolutely love this behind the scenes capture of my recent shoot with Kay. She’s a kickass personal trainer from Round Rock who schooled me on branched chain amino acids while hitting exactly the poses I asked of her. I was a little worried that I’d have trouble showing a super strong, muscular woman who’s lost 40 lbs in a feminine enough way that she’d be happy with the results. When I see muscles, my mind goes into fitness mode, but this […]

06 Jun 2016

I Like What I See

ou know, this is the first time in my life that I’ve looked in the mirror and liked my body. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never struggled with obesity or the things that society pressures us into feeling ashamed about. I’ve been on the other end of the spectrum: lean. But now, when I look in the mirror, I see my hard-earned achievements from the past 4 years in the gym and I like it. It’s a sad statement to make […]