Elisa understands what it’s like to juggle life as a busy mom with a full-time job and a loving husband. She knows how hard it can be to prioritize yourself when there are so many other people who need your attention! When Elisa started her health and wellness journey, she never in a million years thought that she would end up doing a boudoir photoshoot.
Having always been very modest and always being the person hiding behind the camera, a boudoir photoshoot seemed out of the question! Elisa was wrapped up in being a loving wife, mother, business owner and living for everyone else. Finally, something came over her—and after almost two years of dedication, consistency, hard work, and focusing on her mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being—she was feeling amazing and so much more like herself. She wanted to celebrate the successes of all of her efforts: to do something that would honor the woman that she had become; to capture this special moment in time—her 40th year of life feeling the best that she has ever felt!
“Being a mom was my priority, but somewhere along the way, I forgot that I was more than just a mom….I was a woman. I had lost myself in the crazy world of motherhood.”
Elisa loves Le Boudoir Studio
In her words: I was so nervous! I have always been so self-conscious of my body and the way it looks. But Miranda made me feel like a goddess who could do no wrong. She was so supportive and encouraging, and her sweet and easy-going personality made being photographed wearing almost nothing seem natural! When you first walk into Le Boudoir Studio, it feels like you’re walking into some kind of secret society for women who can lean on each other when they need it most. It’s a place where women support each other, demonstrate integrity and loyalty…all traits that are important to one’s character. And when women support each other? Incredible things happen!
For Elisa, the road to prioritizing self care was a long one. Like most moms, she put her kids, husband, home, first and herself last. She knows all too well the mom guilt that is always lurking whenever we want to do something for ourselves causing us to believe that self-care is selfish and that we need to care only for our family. “It has taken a while, but I have finally learned that taking care of myself isn’t self-indulgence, it is self-preservation. It doesn’t mean “me first” it means “me too”.
“We must all remember that praising another woman for her success doesn’t lessen our own success”
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Elisa is the owner of Flourish: Fitness and Fashion Studio, a place where women can bloom into their best selves. “When I created Flourish: Fitness & Fashion Studio, I knew I wanted it to become a business eventually, but really it just started as a way to help women by being a source of inspiration and giving women the information they need to flourish into the best versions of themselves.”
Flourish is dedicated to empowering, inspiring, and motivating women by being a source of support and encouragement. Elisa hopes that all women will find the importance of prioritizing self-care in their lives; focusing on their mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being. She wants them to look in the mirror and see a confident, beautiful, sexy, strong person looking back at them—a person worthy of all the love, care, and happiness they so freely give to others! It is no wonder she loves working with Le Boudoir Studio!
We asked Elisa about the “why” behind Flourish and her answer was just beautiful. “I think it is important to have someone in your corner, cheering you on, supporting you, motivating you, and inspiring you! You need that someone letting you know that you can do it, stating that you are important, telling you how amazing you are, reminding you to give yourself grace, reassuring you that who you are is enough, promising you that perfection isn’t attainable nor necessary (or healthy), and most importantly….making sure you know that you are loved!”
Be Inspired by Elisa
You know what’s so great about Elisa? She’s a real life example of what it means to celebrate and love yourself.
She believes that women need to know that they’re worthy of all the love, care, and happiness they so freely give to others. She believes wholeheartedly that “Complimenting another woman’s appearance or beauty doesn’t make us any less beautiful. What it does do; it helps build a strong circle of women who can lean on each other, trust that we have each other’s back. When women support each other, incredible things happen! I think that Le Boudoir Studio reflects these same values and I really love that about them!” If you’re looking for someone to cheer you on through your journey of health and wellness, Elisa is here to help. She’s a champion for women and here to inspire, encourage, and support women in their journey of self-care.
“Who doesn’t want to look back years from now when they are old and gray and see beautiful photos of themselves in their youth rocking a hot sexy body, full of pride?!”
We love women. All women.
We love them because they’re beautiful. We love them because they’re strong. We love them because they are their own kind of beautiful, and their own kind of strong, and it’s not for us to define what those things mean. We just know that when we see a woman like this, we feel inspired—and maybe even slightly less lonely in the world. That’s the mission behind Le Boudoir Studio: to create a space where women can feel comfortable being themselves and celebrating everything that makes them unique—and yes, that includes their bodies and how they look in clothes or out of clothes!
“All the women at Le Boudoir Studio; Miranda, Jodi, and Tanya, made me feel like I was just amongst friends. They make you feel so comfortable, that you almost forget that you are wearing next to nothing! I also love that they share the same mission of empowering women and wanting them to celebrate themselves and their bodies at every age, stage, size.”