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Marketing gimmicks for the most part simply annoy me, and I try to avoid them. I’d rather have you emailing me, calling me, shouting from the rooftops, because you love my work: not a two for one special.

But in deciding to add ‘boudoir’ photography to my repertoire, I realized that particular word really annoys me. Actually not the word itself, but the connotations now associated with it ….

So my apologies for the slight marketing gimmick, but keep on the lookout – the website will have a category popping up called “Fantasy Photography”. Something tingly, bubbly, intoxicating, and a little naughty. That is the kind of feeling I want women (people) to have from doing something fun like this. A bit of haute couture and some silk sheets. A lot of fantasy… medieval sorceress, Egyptian princess, Vogue model, or sultry temptress.

Trust me I will have fun doing this, too. We will get as silly, as creative, or as sultry as you want. Your choice, your intoxicating session. It’s a fantasy session, so whatever your fantasy happens to be, whether high fashion model, or temptress.

Or just you as the sensual wonderful person you are.  –C.M.

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A conversation today with someone who was offended by something I had put on the blog reminded me that I am quite liberal when it comes to views on life. I was toning it down a bit for this blog because I didn’t want to offend any clients, but I realized today that when you hire the photographer you hire the person. And my attitude to life is ‘live and let live’ so I do not try to push my beliefs on others and always appreciate not having others try to convert me. One of the things I am very liberal about is sexuality. But I also apparently have a much broader view of it than many – or most.

Sexuality is life. Being sexual and sensual is being alive. Having desires is being alive.

Sexuality is spirituality.

I was delighted when I ran across the Abraham material and began finding things like this:

Sexual Energy and Spiritual Energy are identical Energy. When you are tuned in, tapped in, turned on–that’s the “turned on”. When Source Energy flows through you, it flows through you. You cannot separate one from the other.

Excerpted from the workshop in Chicago, IL on Saturday, September 23rd, 2000

So many of you spend your lifetimes arguing about what is an appropriate goal. We’re not kidding when we say you cannot get it wrong. There are no actions that are deemed inappropriate as such. Sometimes people say, “Well Abraham, you scare us, because as you talk about absolute freedom, we are afraid that you might give people permission to do bad things to other people.” Whether we give them permission or not, everybody’s gonna do what they’re gonna do, and you can’t get enough laws into place to keep that from happening. But we promise you, no one would ever do anything bad to any other at the same time they were connected to Source Energy. You never connect to Source Energy and lash out against anyone else.

The Sexual Drive Is A Spiritual Desire
But the truth of it is: Well-being is the order of the day. And the rampant sexuality that is the basis of your physical universe is a very good thing. It is the survival of your species. It is the ongoing of the species. It’s what keeps providing the environment of contrast that keeps taking thought beyond that which it has been before.

It is difficult for us to understand how you ever got so crossways of this natural inherent sexual desire that is born within you. It is a spiritual desire that comes forth.

You can legislate it, you can orchestrate it, you can make all kinds of rules and laws about it, and the desire will still triumph. And all your population will do is find greater and greater ways to be deceptive — as they are satisfying this one very inherent desire that is within them.

And so, we’re not great encouragers, you are discovering, of repressing any desire. Your desires are very natural. We are encouraging you to find ways to find vibrational alignment with the desire. So we would be talking in terms of Well-being. We would be talking in terms of a Guidance System that is alive and well.

You cannot feel a desire and be in vibrational harmony with it and at the same time be doing yourself in. But, sometimes, what happens, the teenagers, or anyone, for that matter, who doesn’t know about Energy flow, they don’t know about emotions, they don’t know what their emotions are telling them, they’re out there holding themselves in vibrational harmony with things that don’t feel good. So they’re pinching off their Life Force until they can hardly breathe. And then they’re taking drugs and doing all kinds of things so that they can numb themselves out so that they cannot feel the discomfort of being disconnected from their Source Energy. And in that place of disconnection, in that place of separation from their Guidance System, of course all kinds of things are going to happen… that they do not want but that they are in vibrational harmony with.

…There is great love here for you. Now. We are complete.

Excerpted from the workshop in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, February 19th, 2000

The hypocrisy around the subject of sexuality is huge. Early on, there were others who were a lot more interested in you satisfying what made them feel good than in satisfying what made you feel good. There were so many things that you felt inclined to go this way, that you were forced to go that way, that at an early age, you made a conscious decision that if it felt good, it was wrong. And if it felt wrong, it was probably right.

Excerpted from the workshop in San Rafael, CA

Take it or leave it, I hope it gave you something interesting to contemplate. –C.M.

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This is a “refresh” ….
A few years ago I attempted to do some boudoir photography out here in sleepy little Eastern CT. (Being the enlightened soul that he is, Adam refers to this as my porno and taking pictures of naked people). Turns out that while many women loved the idea of having a woman take pix of them in sexier poses, everyone was camera shy.

Well, I ‘get’ camera shy. I hate having my pic taken as anyone who knows me at all will tell you. But I decided to refresh this idea, because there is just something so sexy and empowering about doing this. You feel giggly and tingly and bubbly all at the same time. And just plain good about yourself when you see the results.

How do I know? Because I own a tripod and I know how to use it.

This pic is of me a few years ago. You are wondering if I went further…. Of course. But you don’t get to see them. My boudoir pics are for my boudoir. And the same can be true for you.

For those of you not so shy, I would love to use pix on the site and blog with your permission, but anyone who wants them to stay private – they will.

So indulge in a little fantasy play. It will make you feel really (really) good. And it might make someone in your life feel really good when they see them, too…!

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Send naked people to buy my tees.
See below….

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I just ran across Spreadshirt the other day and now have been playing with putting some of the photos onto organic tees. Yes, only the organic ones. Sorry – they do cost a bit more, but your skin will thank you and so will the rest of us.


Women's Organic Cotton Fitted Tee - Eco-Friendly Tees Light & Shadow

Spreadshirt Market Place Product

Light & Shadow

I have put mine under the username OUTtoSEE – after my website. And am even putting the OUTtoSEE on the upper back of many of them.

I will probably open a “shop” soon. Let you know how it goes….   –C.M.

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Sorry for the brief silence, Adam is so busy he hasn’t been getting anything up  (Ooops – posted) so I am going to post this pic and link you to the others.

Christina-5

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