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Sola Sessions

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Transformative photoshoots to honor life's transitions

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Have you earned this?

When it comes to something fun, glamorous, and not totally necessary like a luxe photoshoot session for yourself, it can feel hard to justify it. I mean, you've got bills, you could be donating, your friends and family want gifts, and you have NO problem spending money on all that! But when it comes to yourself? Guilt and shame get in the driver's seat, but remember this:

Celebration is a good and necessary thing.

 

Whether it's a birthday, leaving a toxic relationship, or just wanting to see yourself differently, honoring this moment is a good thing. So tell the fear that's holding you back to HUSH. It's time for you to believe your moments are worth celebrating. 

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Overcome Your Awkward

There are three things that should NEVER stop you from doing anything joyful, including a photoshoot:

  • Your weight

  • Your outfit

  • Your fear of looking silly

These are everyone's (I mean literally everyone) favorite reasons for passing up on a photoshoot. Of course me and my team will handle styling and posing, but there's one thing we need from you: 

 

TRUST.

 

I photograph women of all different bodies and backgrounds, and every one of them is nothing short of stunning on and off camera. That can be you too, all you have to do is trust me, and more importantly, trust yourself. 

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Meet the Photographer

Chloe Bovia

Hello Gorgeous, and welcome to Bovia & Co. I won't hold you long, I just want to tell you that you're worthy. My photography is rooted in my own journey to confidence and a sense of worth. After having my baby (a wildly active 2 year old Sesame Street superfan), I struggled with feeling unseen and undesirable. I felt like my new body was a burden, and I refused to take any meaningful pictures of myself for nearly a year. And I wholly regret it. I do photography now because I want every woman to know that she is worth remembering at every stage. Every pound, every failure, every achievement, every everything is worth remembering.

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"It was such an affirming experience for me as a bigger woman."

Marshay

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